To encourage entrepreneurs and startups to innovate, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on June 7 during Computex 2018 hosted InnoVEX 2018 Roundtable, a seminar gathering executives and professionals from IT startups, enterprises, upstream manufacturers, international buyers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and accelerators to exchange thoughts and ideas.
TAITRA president and CEO and the roundtable host Walter Yeh, in his opening speech, expressed his gratitude toward the participants of the roundtable and the support for InnoVEX 2018 from their organizations, enterprises or venture capitals including Amazon Launchpad, Business France, Garage+, Colopl Next, European Business Innovation Center of Murcia (CEEIM), JAFCO Asia, Digitimes, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC), Telefonica, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and more.
Yeh noted that the first day of InnoVEX 2018 was a success with visitors and exhibitors both reporting satisfactory experiences during their tours. Computex 2018 attracted 1,600 companies from 30 countries worldwide and there are also 388 participating startups from 21 countries at InnoVEX 2018 with a total of 13 country pavilions at the show, up from three in the previous year. InnoVEX has already become an important platform for startups, venture capitals, accelerators and buyers and have attracted increasing numbers of venture capitals with the total of visiting venture capitals reaching 200 this year.
by: Joseph Tsai