Last Friday was a big day for the third class of startups from the Taiwan’s top incubator – appWorks. Every 6 months, when they graduate from appWorks, they demo their startup projects. I graduated from the second class in June this year, it was an interesting and useful experience and I’ll write about this later. (God I’m owing more posts now)
This time, appWorks made the Demo Day even bigger than the last time. They invited over 100 VCs, 200 successful entrepreneurs, 470 tech people, and several media press, along with a live streaming broadcast using UStream(check out the recorded videos).
The Co-Founder/Host of appWorks Jamie(@jamieclin) was the opening speaker, talked about the trend of startups, the teams they incubated (including Bounty Hunter! We’re on the picture) and encourage people to build their startups.
Then it’s the Demo time. I listed some of the startup here.
www.coolpics.com.tw (in Chinese)
It’s a visualization of finance data. Useful if you care about the stock market in Taiwan.
www.ihealth.com.tw (in Chinese)
Deliver the medicine to your door. Convenient if you have registered and have a certified slow prescription.
www.webagame.com (in Chinese)
Game categories. Everyone should be able to find the game they like easily.
Event-based picture sharing app (iPhone). You don’t need to signup, you can use your facebook or other account to share pictures from specific events. It’s free on App Store so you can try now.
pkin.cc (in Chinese)
Light-weight review platform. Pick two things and make them fight, users can vote the things they like and see who wins.
www.inntaiwan.com (in Chinese)
Taiwan hostel online booking system. with database and review system for hotel, motel, b&b-type lodgings.
www.patisco.com (in Chinese)
a Commercial Transaction Platform, B2B. Useful if you want to do trading business in/with Taiwan.
www.youmeb.com (in Chinese)
http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/id466401027?mt=8 (in Chinese)
Online dating system. Interesting thing is they have a technic that can recognize your face and analyse who’s face is a match to you. Can be fun.
findangels.co (in Chinese)
Helps startup/entrepreneurs to find an angel.
Basically I didn’t put my review to those startups, coz I haven’t got time to really play all the them. Some of the startups are already earning money and on the way to make a big profit, some of them are still really young. Many of them dosen’t even have a business model. But it doesn’t matter, if the product really solves problems, you don’t need to worry about the business model because it will come really soon.
If you want to know the Twitter updates people made during the Demo Day, check here:
http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23awdd3 (mostly in English)