Taiwan 2020

Get a chance to Win your FREE acceleration ticket to France !
Apply by October 30th

YEI program is an acceleration program from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and French Office in Taipei, in association with Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology designed to help foreign deeptech startups to develop their project in France and grow their business in Europe.

It provides a one free immersion week in France that will allow laureates to benefit of an extensive customized business network and connections with the best resources in France in their fields. This program has been running since 2017.

For YEI 2020, the laureates will take part to the 6th edition of Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge, a worldwide renowned science & technology startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies!

The Programme

6 innovative deeptech startups will be sponsored for a trip to France for one person from March 9 to March 13, 2020 to follow an immersive customized programme:
March 9th : Discover the French Innovation ecosystems
March 10th – 11th : Immersion in Paris or in another city in France
March 12th – 13th : Hello Tomorrow Global Summit
The covered expenses include:
  • One roundtrip ticket (up to 1000€) to Paris from Taiwan
  • Hotel costs for one person including breakfast: 5 nights in Paris and another French region
  • If required by the program, transportation between Paris and the other French region for one person
Interested? French office in Taipei and MOST will give a presentation of the program on October 15th in TTA 


Criteria of eligibility:                            

Less than 30 employees

Less than 2M USD turn over in 2018

Your project is in its early-stage of development (seed-phase or series A)

Technology fields : Artificial Intelligence based startup in any industry 

Technological startups, which would benefit from partnering with French companies / research organisations

Motivated entrepreneur willing to spend one week in France (cofounder or CEO / Taiwanese or French only)

Taiwan based company (HQ)

Previous YEi laureates are not elligible


Timeline 2019 :

October 1st: Applications open

November 7th: Special Application deadline

November 10th: Pre-selection by the online jury

November 15th: Jury Final Pitch contest for the pre-selected startups

November 16th : Award Ceremony at “Meet la French Tech Event” at Meet taipei

Young Entreprise Inititative-Taiwan 2020
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