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Elias Ek

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

Learn all about Taiwan’s growing startup community and all of the resources available for budding entrepreneurs in this episode of the Talking Taiwan podcast. If you want to know how to start a business in Taiwan, there’s a book written about it, and not surprisingly, it’s called How to Start a Business in Taiwan. The author of that book, Elias Ek, the CEO and co-founder of Enspyre spoke with me about all of these topics, and more, including the annual Dragons’ Chamber pitch contest, which will be taking place on November 18th of this year. This episode is a must-listen, specifically for non-Taiwanese nationals or anyone who’s ever thought about, is about to embark on, or currently in the midst of starting a business in Taiwan.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode

  • What the Dragons’ Chamber is
  • How the Dragons’ Chamber pitch event works
  • What the Dragons’ Chamber does and who is it for
  • Recommended resources for budding entrepreneurs or people with startup ideas in Taiwan
  • How having more foreign business and business owners in Taiwan could be beneficial
  • Startup Weekend in Taiwan
  • Why Startup Weekend is a good testing ground for people with business ideas
  • Common problems faced by foreigners who try to start businesses in Taiwan
  • Where to find Elias’ book, How To Start A Business in Taiwan


Related Links:

Dragons’ Chamber: https://dragonschambertaiwan.com/

Enspyre: http://www.enspyre.com

Dragon’s Den https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragons’_Den

Startup Digest: https://www.startupdigest.com/digests

Startup Digest Taipei https://www.startupdigest.com/digests/taipei

Startup Digest Southern Taiwan https://www.startupdigest.com/digests/southern-taiwan

French Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan: http://www.ccift.org.tw/

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan: https://www.canchamtw.com/

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canadianchamberofcommerceintaiwan/

Meet Taipei: http://eng.meettaipei.tw/

Where to find Elias’ book, How to Start a Business in Taiwan: http://startabusinessintaiwan.tw/

How to Start a Business in Taiwan on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zhsNq0

How to Start a Business in Taiwan in ebook format on Leanpub: https://leanpub.com/startabusinessintaiwan

How to Start a Business in Taiwan: An Interview with Elias Ek: learnchinesebusiness.com/2014/10/16/how-to-start-a-business-in-taiwan-an-interview-with-elias-ek

Elias Ek’s Linked-in link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliasek