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We strive to nurture a strong startup ecosystem for our community. We do this by connecting, celebrating, collaborating and convening with various stakeholders in the international ecosystem.



Our team of mentors come from diverse backgrounds in order to ensure that we can provide insights at every stage of the startup process. From founders to academics, CEO’s to regulators we have curated a team of mentors that can help our startups navigate the tricky landscape.

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David Uffer

Medical device products, and clinical diagnostic field 

Business Development M&A

BA from Clark University, 

M.A. and MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ.  

Senior Partner, Alira Health 

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Dennis McWilliams 

Venture Partner, Sante Venture

Commercialization of Medical Technology

Stanford BioDesign Fellowship Program

Co-Course Director the B.E.S.T innovation course IHU Institute

BS in Aerospace Engineering

MS Engineering Management 


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Avi Yaron 

Visionary Entrepreneur 

Executive Chairman & TED Speaker 

Medical/ Neuro technology arenas

Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University 

MS in Business Management from Boston Univerisity 

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Rani Shifron 

GM, Healthier Globe 

MedTech and Digital Health  

Israel Director, IP² LaunchPad (Taiwan-Israel Program)

Director, Ecocarrier, Inc.  

BSEE Electrical Engineering Biomedical 

MBA University of Bradford

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Andrew Chou, MD

Surgeon, SingHealth 

Orthopedic Surgeon Senior Resident

MD Duke-NUS Medical School

Biochemical Engineering at Stanford University  

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Jennifer Chen, MD

Research, Needham & Company

Biotech Equity Research Associate 

Physician Surgeon Scientist 

Pharma Business Development 

School of Medicine Stanford University 

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Kumi Sakurai

Former Marketing Manager, Abbott Medical Japan

MS Chemical Engineering at Waseda University  

CEO, Premo Partners 

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Brian Po-Hui Chen 

Executive Director, DCI 

Investment Professional  

Equity Trading 

MS and Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

National Taiwan University  

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Allen Lin

Associate VP, Foxconn

Biochemical and Biomedical Research

Digital Health

MSc Biomedical Science at Chang Gung University 

MBA National Chengchi University   

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Senior Medical Director  

MBA at the University of British Columbia 

Wilson Hu, MD

Physician, Kang-Ning

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Jarret Su 

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutics 

Ph.D. School of Law, National Chao Tung Unversity, Taiwan 

M.D School of Medicine National Yang-Ming Yang University, Taiwan 

Head of Health & Science, KPMG Taiwan 

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Mark Yeh

Business Development and Management Consulting 

Executive MBA, Kellogg HKUST 

International Research Fellow, Hitotsubashi University 

CEO, Better Partners 

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Jowy Tani, MD

CEO, TMU Biomedical Accelerator  

Stanford Biodesign Global Faculty Fellow 

Berkely-Taiwan Biomedical Scholar 

Ph.D.  Neural Regenerative Medicine, Taipei Medical University  

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Thomas Huang 

Business Development and Project Inmeplentation 

Former Sales Director, Oracle


Partner, THT Ventures   

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Ben Chen

Chairman, Daren Medical   


Investments and Insurance

MBA Ohio State University 

Economics, National Taiwan University 

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Samuel Chou

Entrepreneur and Startup Builder

Chairman, BE Biotech   

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David Chow

Managing Partner, CTC Capital

Investment & Venture Capital


Law, Harvard Law School

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Tokio Matsuzaki

Director, Narita Ortophedic Clinic

AI & Robotics for Orthopedics 

Ph.D Orthopedic Surgery, Kobe University 

Doctor of Medicine, Kobe University 

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Yosuke Hara 

Japan Biodesign Assistant Faculty 

Doctor of Medicine, Otolaryngology, Tohoku University. 

CEO, Lifetodei

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Jin HayaKawa

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Former resident Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University

MD University of Tokyo 

Biomedical Informatics 

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Hasnaa Fatehi

RA/QA Director at QARALOGIC 

Founder of QARALOGIC Consulting

Regulatory, Quality Assurence, Strategy, Commercialization



Our partners are from well-known hospitals/CROs, corporate strategic allies, venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and market access platforms that have proven track records of supporting global enterprises to close sales and tested their assumptions on what the market really needs.


Show Chwan Healthcare

Show Chwan is a healthcare system with a total of 8 hospitals in its network. They have over 3500 hospital beds. 


IRCAD Taiwan

IRCAD is the largest and most advanced medical training center in Asia, bringing the best education to Asian surgeons.


Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) is a collegiate academic institution with an extensive history in Taiwan. 


Taiwan Tech Arena

Taiwan Tech Arena champions entrepreneurship and innovation with the goal of building a vibrant international startup ecosystem in Taiwan.


Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University Hospital has 800 hospital beds. The improve health through innovation, teaching & research.


TMU Taipei Cancer Center

Taipei Cancer Center is part of TMU. Creating a world-class integrated cancer center for cancer patients. 


Stanford Biodesign

Stanford Biodesign brings the world’s most promising minds into their circle to investigate, inspire, and innovate a healthier world for all.


Taiwan Startup Stadium

Strengthening the startup ecosystem by building strong bonds among member startups, and collaborating with local and International partners.


Taipei Wan Fang Hospital

Taipei Wan Fang Hospital is a world-class facility under the management of the Taipei Medical University. 


TMU Shuang Ho Hospital

Shuang Ho Hospital is the 3rd hospital in the TMU network. The first green building certified hospital in New Taipei City. 



MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.

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Startup Grind Fukuoka

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect 3.5M entrepreneurs in 600 cities around 125 countries. We are Startup Grind Fukuoka.

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