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新北市新店區、威盛電子總部 VIA Technologies Inc., Xindian, New Taipei City

Friday Opening Keynote:

Date/Location: Sep. 14, 19.10-19.45pm – Headquarter of VIA Technologies 威盛電子總部, 531 Zhongzheng Rd, Xindian, New Taipei City 新北市新店區中正路531號1樓

Opening Remarks (Friday, 7pm) by:  經濟部中小企業處葉處長雲龍 – Mr. Yun-Lung Yeh, Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Administration

Topic: “How can Investors, startups and corporations work together to build an ecosystem for SW-HW startups in Taiwan”.


WuFu Chen, Chairman of ID SoftCapital (ACER)

Richard Brown – Head of Marketing, VIA Technologies

Laurent Renard – CEO of Taiwan-Spain based NFC startup TORO.


Volker Heistermann, Yushan Ventures


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 Startup Weekend Taiwan Hardware 創業週末硬軟通吃」將會激起台灣硬、軟體、和雲端服務之間不一樣的火花!

在三天的Startup Weekend裡,任何人都歡迎上台pitch自己的創業點子,再經過投票選出最棒的點子後便開始組隊,展開為期54個小時的瘋狂創業。隊伍會在短短的時間內建立出營運和獲利模式、設計產品、寫程式、以及分析潛在市場。活動的最高潮,將會由每個隊伍在有著豐富經驗的成功創業家前發表成果,接受批評指教中展開。

 Startup Weekend Taiwan Hardware 創業週末硬軟通吃」決定進一步把這個點子發揚光大,挑戰所有參賽者,創造出一個屬於後PC時代開創性的產品,與已和軟體、手機應用程式、和雲端服務等整合的主機板相結合。其潛在的目標市場包含了醫療、環境、教育、娛樂和智能家庭控制等。




Sep 14
  • Registration Starts/報到
  • Dinner & Networking/晚餐和交流時間
  • Welcome & Speakers/開場致詞
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas/投票時間,選出最棒的創業點子
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas/組隊與討論
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend./正式組隊完成,列出每位隊員的專長,並明確的知道這週末的挑戰會運用到什麼資源和才能。


Sep 15
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee/用早餐
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend/組好的隊伍開始規劃準備週末的工作空間
  • Lunch/午餐時間
  • Call for needs & skills/隊伍提出需求和需要的才能
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!/導師提供各組指導與協助
  • Dinner/晚餐時間
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help/團隊報告進度,告知需求
  • Finished for the day. /今天到此告一段落,還想努力的隊伍,明天再繼續加油!


Sep 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee/早餐
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)/團隊尋求協助(別害羞,導師都是有問必答!)
  • Lunch/午餐時間
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS/導師抵達現場,Q&A時間
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations/考驗實力的時候了,開始準備最後發表
  • Dinner/晚餐時間
  • Judging & awards/評審時間以及宣布得獎團隊
  • Wrapup/活動圓滿結束
  • Go home!/回家囉!
Platinum Sponsors

WuFu Chen

Chairman, iD SoftCapital

Wu-Fu Chen, managing member and co-founder of Acorn Campus, Genesis Campus, & iD SoftCapital, is a renowned networking and serial entrepreneur. Mr. Chen has founded numerous high tech companies including Cascade Communications . In 1994 he steered Cascade through its IPO, which created over $10 billion in capitalization. After the acquisition of Arris Networks, he was a VP at Cisco Systems where he led their integrated voice, data, and video access product development.

Mr. Chen has served as chairman and CEO of leading edge start-ups such as Shasta Networks (acquired by Nortel), Ardent Communications (acquired by Cisco Systems), and Arris Networks (acquired by Ascend Communications) . He has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and chosen one of the top ten entrepreneurs of 2000 by Red Herring. Light Reading once called Wu-Fu Chen the "most influential person" in optical networking. Mr. Chen is now actively involved in the development of portfolio companies and plays an important role in attracting deals as well as top talent to Acorn Campus and its portfolio companies.

Mr. Chen received an MSEE from the University of Florida and a BSEE from National Taiwan University . From 1976 to 1977 he was in the computer science doctoral program at UC Berkeley.

Laurent Renard


Laurent Renard is CEO of Toro Ltd. TORO Ltd. has developed and continues developing a NFC Mobile Wallet platform, both for non-secure and secure applications: akami suite™.

Before co-founding TORO, Laurent has been working in the Smart Card industry in Asia-Pacific for 3 years at FIME (Orange Business Services). Before that, he was working for innovation consultancy firm NODE in Spain and France.

Laurent holds degrees from Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP), and from the Business School of the University of Strasburg (IECS), France.

Yun-Lung Yeh

Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Administration

M. A. Political economy,Essex University,UK
Public administration,National Chenchi University
B. A. Public administration,National Taiwan University
2002~present Deputy Director general,SMEA
Director of commission,Small Business Innovation Research
Program (SBIR)
Director of Board,Electronics Testing Center,Taiwan (ETC)
1999~2002 Director of Board,Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry Technology and Development center
1995~2001 Director,Division of Business Guidance,SMEA
Director,United Service Center (Central Taiwan), MOEA
1987~1994 Senior Secretary,MOEA
1983~1986 Section Chief,Secretariat,MOEA

Gold Sponsors

Ellis Wang

PSO, Google

PSO, Google
March 2011 – Present (1 year 4 months)

Director of Product Marketing Dept , Notebook BG, ASUS
June 2006 – February 2011 (4 years 9 months)

Director of Product Developments Importek, Inventec Group
August 2005 – May 2006 (10 months)

CEO, Vida Communications Inc, FIC Groups.
October 2001 – June 2005 (3 years 9 months)

CTO, Chain Sea Information Integrated Inc.
January 2000 – September 2001 (1 year 9 months)

Asia Field Application Manager, Intel
October 1997 – December 1999 (2 years 3 months)

Engineer, ITRI
June 1996 – October 1997 (1 year 5 months)

A Second Lieutenant, Military Services, Army Infantry
July 1994 – May 1996 (1 year 11 months)


陶韻智,Sting Tao

待過IBM,NHN與HTC,完整經歷電腦,網路與行動應用的的變革。 創業,關注數位趨勢、網路技術與攀岩。

09年創辦Inside網路趨勢共筆部落格,現為Inside公司董事長,也是熱情豆行動樂活科技股份有限公司總經理,自11年起做行動結合雲端,軟硬整合的健康樂活應用。 2012年應青創總會邀約,任創業點子星光大道創業顧問,提供網路與App創業者諮詢的管道。

Ryan Seng

Assistant Manger, UMC Capital   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Assistant Manager
UMC Capital

郭大經Ryan Kuo



郭大經(Ryan Kao) joined China Development Industrial Bank in 2011. He was the co-founder of MosArt Semiconductor Co., Ltd., and have 18 years of experiences as a entrepreneur.

鄭緯筌Vista Cheng



Silver Sponsors

Richard Brown

VP of Marketing, VIA Technologies   |   LinkedIn

Richard Brown has over twenty years’ experience of working in Taiwan’s burgeoning hi-tech industry at companies including First International Computer, LEO Systems, Inc and VIA Technologies, Inc, where he is VP of International Marketing.

During this time, he has also developed a passionate belief in the power of technology to transform people’s lives and has played an active role in a variety of initiatives aimed at enabling affordable computing in emerging markets, including VIA pc-1 and OLPC.

A regular speaker at industry events, Richard most recently presented at TED@Shanghai and TEDx Shanghai. He also blogs at

Nick Vasiljevic

Managing Director, Pilotfish Holding B.V.   |   LinkedIn

15 years experiences working for public and private (including pre-IPO) companies in Switzerland, USA and Taiwan.

Nick is an often requested jury and panel member, most recently for the Taiwan International Design Competition and the Taipei Design Award. In October 2012 he will be a panellist at the World Design Congress in Taipei

In 2011 Nick was awarded the Gold Peak award for entrepreneurial leadership of a Small Medium Business by the Outstanding Enterprise Manager Association of the Republic of China.

He is also the new director of the InvesTaiwan Club board, a semi-governmental organisation whose mission is to increase domestic and foreign investments in Taiwan.

Philip Chan

Country Manager, Taiwan MediaMind   |   LinkedIn

Philip Anthony Chan - 陳光明

3rd generation European Overseas-Chinese - born in Manchester, England moved to Antwerp, Belgium at the age of four and graduated with a Bachelors degree in International Relations at Brigham Young University in Utah, USA. Native English speaker, with fluencies in Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Mandarin & some Cantonese.

A long term resident in Taiwan since 1997, after moving here from Hong Kong and became a digital professional proficient in internet advertising/communication tools, with a solid background in Sales & Marketing Management for various International FMCG companies (San Miguel Beer, Heineken, Kimberly-Clark, Macallan Whiskey …)

Started & set up MediaMind Taiwan office (previously Eyeblaster) 7 years ago as Country Manager, managing internet display advertising & online strategies with brand companies & media agencies, together with Taiwan internet portal sites.

Passionate about photography & anything to do with internet :)


Co-founder, Arduino. TW


Jim Liu

Co-founder, Lucent Sky   |   LinkedIn

Jim Liu is a co-founder and chief geek of Lucent Sky, a software company that designs application security and performance software.

陳正君(Janet Chen)

Chief Architect, Accton Technology

Janet has been with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center , Philips
Research Lab, East Asia, and Arcadyan, a joint-venture between Philips
and Accton prior her current position. She has involved in the areas
from IC and system architecture, to multimedia networking. Janet is
now also the chairman of wayStorm Technology, a mobile advertising
platform provider.

Calvin Yeh

CTO, Patisco   |   LinkedIn

Calvin leads the technical team at, a B2B communication tool for small and medium sized enterprises. Calvin is knowledgeable in most programming languages, but specializes in Java.

Jeffrey Hsu

Entrepreneur   |   LinkedIn

• Founder, Maker's East (Product Studio)
• Head of Strategy / Corp. Dev., Cienet Technologies (Embedded Software)
• CEO, Maibo Media / Kuho (RenRen JV)
• Founder, Vettro (Enterprise Software)
• Detailed bio:

Joseph Huang

Principal, DCM

Prior to joining DCM, Joseph Huang was with UMC Capital for seven years where he led their China investment. He focused on making investments in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector.

Joseph served as a semiconductor research analyst at Yuanta Securities, the leading Taiwan-based equity brokerage firm. At Yuanta, Joseph published research reports on TSMC, UMC, Vanguard and the Taiwan analog IC sector.

Prior to Yuanta Securities, Joseph was with United Investments and Pacific Ventures based in San Jose, California, collectively for five years. With investment focus on semiconductor design and optical communication projects, he worked on Luminous Networks, LynuxWorks, Pine Photonics (acquired by Hitachi Opnext), Corrent Corporation and Pictos (acquired by ESS Technology).

Previously, he was a corporate banker at Citibank, Taiwan, where he covered technology sector clients including Acer Group, Asustek, D-Link and Accton.

Alex Lau

CTO, Symbio

Mr. Lau is currently CTO of Symbio. He has been one of the leading Linux and open source developers in Asia and has worked on system level Linux and Android related projects with OEM/ODM for more then 8 years. He has been responsible for SUSE Linux Desktop and Server OEM, Intel and Moblin/MeeGo/Tizen project since the very beginning. With great relationship with Linux Foundation, Linaro and multiple opensource communities like Android-x86 and 0xLab in Asia. He was also the leader of Beijing Linux User Group and core member of ShangHai Linux User Group, Taipei COSCUP and Chinese Linux Standard Committee.

Prof. Hsien-Hui Tang

Associate Professor, Dep. of Industrial and Commercial Design, NTUST

Hsien-Hui Tang hold bachelor and Master degrees in Industrial Design and got his Ph.D. at the Key Center of Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney. He has been promoting User-Oriented Multidisciplinary Innovative Design in Taiwan for decade by running different kinds of workshops and courses in Industry and Academic. Current projects includes flexible AMOLED design with AUO, Smart Living Terminals Design with ITRI, APP design for kids with autism and hearing impaired persons with various ICT companies.
More information could be found at

Bruno Koegler

Founder, Koegler Electronics Taiwan Co., Ltd.   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Bruno Koegler holds a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering from the Strasbourg Institute of Technology (previously ENSAIS, now INSA) in East France near Germany.
After a few years in product engineering, Bruno accepted managing responsibilities in technology oriented business development. In this position, he developed innovative solutions for automotive electronics modules. Thanks to these solutions, the market share of his company in their primary customer group, a top 5 car maker, grew from 5 to 50 % in about 7 years.
In the same industrial automotive group, he spent 3 years to build up a new product division in a French-Japanese joint-venture, with worldwide suppliers and customers. His next career step was as VP of Sales, Marketing and Engineering with a first-tier German automotive supplier (1,500 employees).
Following that, he was given general management responsibilities (including sourcing, operations and sales) for an European subsidiary of a first-tier North American car components supplier.

His last venture, started iin Taipei Hsichih, even without any chinese language skills wink, is dedicated to the Design, Manufacturing and Branding of e. g. high end 17" Tablet PC or PC-TV and All in One LCD PC TV (15"~26")
Contact: email: 4koegler (at)

Dr. Bowen Chu

CTO of Cameo

1995 交通大學 資訊科學系 推薦甄試入學 [榜首]

1997 交通大學 資訊科學系 專題設計 - 網路多人遊戲 [全系第一名]

1997 交通大學 資訊科學系 人工智慧 - 黑白棋程式設計 比賽 [第一名]

1998 交通大學 資訊管理研究所入學 [榜首]

1999 交通大學 資訊管理研究所 學年成績 [全系第一名]

2000 擔任 CAMEO Info-Tech Inc. CTO 技術長

2003~2006 領導研發: GPRS加速引擎軟體, 採用單位: 江蘇移動, 方正電腦, 中時電子報, 黑龍江移動, 泛亞電信, 和信電訊, 陝西移動, 新疆移動, PCHome, HiNet, 吉林移動, 廣東移動, 上海電信, 四川移動, 雲南移動...

2004~2005 專利申請: 台灣,日本,大陸,手機Mobile網路相關專利共 11 個

2005~2007 領導研發: Push Mail軟體, 採用單位: 中華電信, 聯發科, 日月光, 友達光電, 永慶房屋, 統一企業, 桃園縣政府, 矽統, 凌揚, 旺宏, 長榮航太, 裕隆汽車, 中華航空, 康軒文教, 資誠會計師事務所, 聯電, G4S, 巨大機械, 東貝光電, 長春石化, 精鷹貿易, 遠東金士頓, 柏恩亞太, 科通, 泰豐輪胎, 統寶光電, 勝華科技, 景強資訊, 福祿遠東, 豐群水產, 競泰...

2008 領導研發: 手機多媒體訊息平台,將最新 Blog 圖文並茂 MMS 方式推送到手機,人數突破 40 萬!

2009 領導設計: 社群創意發想平台

2010 博士論文: 交通大學 資訊管理研究所 博士 畢業 (論文: 物件導向設計整合語意網 Semantic Web 架構)

2011 領導設計: iPad 觸動繪本 / 觸動電影 軟體核心引擎

2011 書籍著作: Google Apps: 專為企業打造的雲端全能方案

2012 領導創立: 台灣 App 開發聯盟

Jason Chen

Embedded Software PM, VIA Technologies

Software PM of VIA Embedded. Have project/product experience about infotainment (digital signage, smart building, DTV…) and transportation (navigation, TPMS, CAN-Bus… )

KK Tsai

Chipset Product Manager, VIA Technologies

Product manager of of VIA chipset product , familiar x86 CPU chipset system architecture

Andy Huang

Senior Hardware Engineer, VIA Technologies

X86 computer system develop and research.
POS, embedded system develop experience (Support Toshiba TEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Wistron…)

TC Liu

Senior Hardware Engineer, VIA Technologies

RISC or X86 Computer hardware engineers research, design and develop

Terrance Shih

VIA Labs Product Manager, VIA Technologies

Terrance is the product manager of the USB 3.0 hub product family at VIA Labs and is also involved with future-product planning, technology enablement, and business development. Terrance has a broad interdisciplinary background that includes working as an IT professional and experience in direct and internet sales, robotics competitions, and product marketing. On his free time, Terrance enjoys tinkering, cycling, rock climbing, photography, and listening to audiobooks. Terrance graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 and holds a degree in Cognitive Science and a certificate in Project Management.

Jiin Lai

R&D VP, VIA Technologies

- BS of Electrical Engineering in Nation Taiwan University.

MS of Computer Engineering in University of Texas, Austin

- 20+ years’ experience in PC and IC design industry

- 1987~1989: LSI Logic, Developed EDA Place & Route System

-1989~1992: Symphony Lab, developed PC chipsets.

- 1992~Now: VIA technologies founding engineer, IC design engineer, first-line manager, R&D Vice President, CTO

- Engaging in VIA Technology Taipei & Beijing R&D team built up

Media Sponsors
Volker Heistermann
Richard Brown
James Hill

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