Techstars Startup Weekend Online Taipei - Education/Next Generation
13 - 15 November 2020
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-training. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

If you've ever been to a Techstars Startup Weekend, you know it's one of the most thrilling 54 hours you can imagine. You experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you work, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors and sponsors — all who are ready to help you refine your idea.

A Techstars Startup Weekend Online takes the best of our in-person experience and amplifies it with the scope and reach of the best digital tools available.
Learn, Network, Startup
Event Organisers
John Dave Del Rosario
I have 7 years of strong and diverse experience in project management, incubator development, and community development specializing in startups, education, and entrepreneurship. I'm a finisher keen on working on a well-diversified company that fosters innovation and practices nation-building and youth empowerment. My passion at work involves countryside community development, technology business incubation development and youth empowerment.
Shahbaaz Ali Siamwala
I teach and help businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their e-commerce stores,

Founder of Leap, a startup that assists brands in navigating South East Asia's online marketplaces.

Passionate about community sharing, lean startups, and productivity hacks!

Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Kelenda Allen-James
I am a technology leader who brings affordable mission based technology to non-profits. I believe in a growth mindset. I believe all people are able to learn technologies that can improve their life and community. As a technology leader, it is rewarding working with schools and non-profits to design and bring their technology strategic plans to execution. Being a Google Certified Trainer has been a joy because I get to see the growth mindset in action.
Rafi Chen
A marketing manager working in e-learning field. Experienced in environmental education, aquarium and publishing industries.
Raphael Nolden
Raphael studied history and medical physics and co-developed a patent in medical technology before becoming a lecturer in mathematical modelling. He is CEO and Founder of Jaipuna, the creators of, an AI based private tutoring system for maths. He is passionate about the future of education and ensuring that this is evenly distributed around the world.

He is actively involved in the development of the startup ecosystem and helped to establish the Canterbury Angel Investors and mentors at Startup Weekends around the world. He received a Global Leadership Award at the World Education Congress in 2017 and Amy was placed 3rd for Best Startup at the EduTech Asia Awards 2019.
Steven Chien
Steven Chien is the founder of COLLABx, group Challenges for founders. Previously cofounder of a $40k movie streaming service for billionaires and started the growth and UX teams at DivX.
Ching-Yi (Dora) Huang
Ching-Yi is a consultant who is specialized in customer relationship management and marketing. She has been in charge of several large enterprise digital transformation projects in this role.

In her previous experience, she managed multiple marketing projects at international companies and Taipei City government. Those projects included website optimization, CRM marketing, PR promotion, and international conference etc.

She was also an entrepreneur. After graduating from university, she ran a B2C ecommerce business and created an own brand.

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for non-profit organisations to help young people to improve their professional skills and career development.

Cher Mo
I'm a Product Manager working in an Asian Edtech startup, Snapask.
Steph Yang
Steph Yang is a content manager at sofasoda. sofasoda is an online learning platform with the mission to create the best competency-based digital learning experiences to prepare learners today for the world of tomorrow.

Steph is an education enthusiast and content expert. Before working for sofasoda, she developed the curriculum of the non-profit organization, Learning in Science.

Owen Lu (呂信誠)
Owen Lu

Spent half of his life in Taiwan and half of his life in Canada. When he moved to Canada he realized the big differences between Taiwanese and Canadian education, he realized that languages are a tool for communication and not only to pass exams. He worked extensively with children and young adults from many different nationalities as a social worker in different NGO's. In 2019, he moved back to Taiwan and founded TUTEEMI with the goal to help Taiwan become more international and give Taiwanese a different perspective and an international mindset.
Jack Lin
General Counsel and Compliance Officer at DeepMap, Inc., a software company focusing on providing HD map solutions for autonomous driving.
Brian Weng
Brian Weng was born in Taiwan. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from National Taiwan University in Electrical Engineering in 2004. He moved to California, USA and completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering and minor in Applied Computational Mathematics at Caltech in 2011. He received Charles Wilts prize from Caltech which awarded the best PhD thesis in the electrical engineering department yearly.

He joined Facebook as a research scientist in 2011, working on user growth features such as People You May Know and Notifications using Machine Learning. Over the years, at Facebook he has worked on Search, Recommendation Engine, International Growth, and Ads. He spent most of his time at Facebook Menlo Park headquarter, except in 2014 he was in Tokyo leading Facebook Japan's growth effort.

In 2019 he joined Stripe APAC, and relocated to Singapore to lead APAC engineering teams across Singapore, Tokyo and Bangalore.
Tech Tools
Here are the tech tools you will need during this online event!
Event Schedule
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th
Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at
GoDaddy Registry
GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy Registry domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from:

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to
Local Sponsors and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Taipei Education team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.

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