Taiwan Elevator Pitch Competition is Taiwan Accelerator’s most iconic startup event organized in Taipei 101, the country’s tallest building. Startups only have 60 seconds, from ground floor to 100th floor, to pitch their businesses and win over the hearts of judges.
Only 1 winner is selected for each of the 6 categories, all with hundreds of competitors. Join us and meet with these winners and learn what new ideas and technologies they are bringing from the high-tech island.
16:30-17:30 Startup Winners Pitch (6 Startups)
17:30-18:00 Networking Reception
Address: 5201 Great American Parkway, STE 208, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Conference Room: TeraByte
MEET THE STARTUPS
BeamAndGo (Fintech Winner) is a payment and digital marketplace that empowers migrant workers by giving them control over how their remittances are spent back home preventing hard-earned cash being misused for alcohol, gambling and drugs.
Carvis (AI/Big Data Winner) helps drivers find the best personalized and most affordable insurance digitally. As a virtual assistant, Carvis first helps drivers find the best product, book and pay for services. Carvis works with insurers through open banking APIs and integrates gaming factors to drive social engagement, and encourage safer and greener driving.
JGB Smart Property (Smartcity Winner) provides cloud-based rental property management SaaS platform with real-time performance analytics. We enable the ecommerce transactions between property managers, owners and tenants, creating an ecosystem which links service providers and ecommerce that surrounds the needs of the community in leasing property market.
MeansGood (Sustainability Winner) is an agricultural tech company that specializes in smart, cost-effective total solutions. MeansGood provides revolutionary solutions for the indoor cannabis industry. With proprietary technologies, MeansGood reduces traditional energy consumption by 50% and increase net yield of THC/CBD by 10%
Paw For Good (Edtech Winner) trains stray dogs into therapy dogs and design animal interaction education courses for the people who are suffering in emotional disturbance.
Sense Innovation (Healthtech Winner) provides eye-tracking assistive technology to the severely disabled. Its platform has successfully created a brand-new channel for rehabilitation, communication and learning for patients and caregivers, paving the way for a more inclusive and connected society.
RECAP OF 2019 TAIWAN ELEVATOR PITCH
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