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Mayor in Conversation with Startups from 16 Countries

On June 11, Mayor Ko Wen-je sat down with 25 startup teams from 16 countries who stood out among the 112 teams competing in the 2018 Global Startup Talents @Taipei program.
 
During his address, Ko noted that Taipei – a business-friendly city with huge business potentials and investment opportunities – has a lot to offer as a supportive partner to startups. He said Taiwan is an important location for companies looking to expand into Asia. The island excels in industrial design and manufacturing in the supply chain, Ko added, citing examples including Foxconn, TSMC, ASUS, and Acer.
 
The mayor commented that the winning teams span a wide range of industry fields and will engage in exchanges and collaborations with local companies. He pledged that the city government will continue assisting international teams to operate in Taipei and to expand to other parts of the world.
 
The presentation session followed the mayor’s address, which began with the 360Stories Team from the US sharing the application of AR/VR database to tourism.
 
Other highlights include AID: Tech from Ireland showcasing the use of Blockchain technology to improve transaction transparency and traceability. In another session, the Dutch team Bloo Vision showcased specialized binoculars that are designed to help children ages three to eight to get rid of lazy eyes. 

Mayor in Conversation with Startups from 16 Countries