• Henry Sung

WeScale Challenge & Taiwan Business Day 2021: Save the Date (2021-11-09/10)

In November 2021, Tiger Accelerator and Taiwan Globalization Network are partnering with Crossroads to include 1)WeScale Challenge 2021 and 2) Taiwan Business Day 2021 into the Crossroads event agenda.

WeScale Challenge 2021

“Are you an ambitious (startup) company in the Netherlands, aiming for international expansion? Or are you an ambitious company in Taiwan, aiming for international expansion in Europe? Pitch your company and the innovative products or services you’re offering your clients. Show how beneficial your innovations are for society and how you would use Taiwan / the Netherlands in your plan to expand internationally.”

The WeScale Challenge is an initiative aiming to promote and encourage international business expansion for young startups between Taiwan & the Netherlands. Each year, the winning startups are awarded with business resources to kickstart their business expansion plan.

In 2021, the awards offered are: Win 1-of-4 Taiwan Explorer Award, a 1 (Silver) or 2-week (Gold) Explorer Business Tour in Taiwan, including airline tickets.

In 2021, the WeScale Challenge will take place on the 9th of November, as a part of the Crossroads umbrella event.

More information about WeScale Challenge 2021 will be announced shortly. Follow this page to stay updated.

Past Winners

In 2020, the WeScale Challenge Dutch winners were: Red Kubes (1st place) and Dialogue Trainer (2nd place). The Taiwanese winners were: MedFluid (1st place), TargeTrust Biotech (co-2nd place) and Manysmart Therapeutics (co-2nd place).

In 2019, the WeScale Challenge Gold Award winners were CoreLifeAnalytics & Devise. The Silver Award winners were TicTag & Madaster.

In 2018, the Taiwan Explorer Award winners were Screenpoint Medical & Aeon Astron.

In 2017, the Taiwan Explorer Award winners were Dex Oil & COCO Automotive.

Taiwan Business Day 2021

Taiwan Business Day (TBD) is an annual event organized by Taiwan Globalization Network (TGN) & its partners since 2012, aiming to connect businesses opportunities and entrepreneurial ecosystems between Taiwan and the Netherlands. The event includes presentations from relevant business leaders, as well as opportunities for stakeholders from both geographies to showcase their portfolio and network with potential partners.

The Taiwanese and Dutch economies have many similarities, as they are both open economies with a large export focus. SME’s play the main role in both countries, both in the service industry as in production and as suppliers of large corporations. General differences are that Taiwanese companies have traditionally focused on outsourced production and Dutch companies on design, trade, and services.

In recent years both countries have moved to top regional rankings on innovation and start-up climate, showing that both economies are going through rapid renewal processes. Following this trend, Taiwan Business Day offers opportunities for young companies and scale-ups from both countries – to match/mix and succeed.

In 2021, Taiwan Business Day will take place on the 10th of November, as a part of the Crossroads umbrella event.

More information about TBD21 will be announced shortly. Follow this page to stay updated.

Photo from Taiwan Business Day 2020
Photo: Taiwan Business Day 2020

Crossroads 2021

Crossroads 2021 is an umbrella-event organized by Startup Utrecht from 8 – 11 November, during which startups, scaleups, investors, corporates, and various stakeholders in the European startup ecosystem come together to network and engage with each other.

Taiwan Business Day 2021 and WeScale Challenge 2021 will be organized as a part of Crossroads 2021.

In 2020, Crossroads included 28 events and attracted 450 unique visitors. To learn more about Crossroads, follow the latest updates on the official website.