When you participate in TA’s program, money is not all you get. You also gain opportunities to catch the express train to ultimate success.
At TA, startups receive the following resources:
TA partners are leading experts from various fields and regions with comprehensive experience and achievements in areas including entrepreneurship, industry, markets, accounting, law, branding, media, marketing, financing, and market listing and public issuance of shares. Most partners are entrepreneurs themselves, and more than half have abundant experience in capital markets, having assisted thousands of companies in more than dozen countries with their financing, IPO, or business/investor relations. We have seen countless cases and know who is more likely to succeed. When a startup is selected by TA, we believe in the definite potential to join the club of listed companies or to become a major acquisition in the future. Because of this, TA partners will spare no effort and utilize all available resources to help the founders achieve their goals.
There are more than 300 mentors available at TA, including successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, CFOs, and IROs. Together they provide the highest level of dual-track business and financial counseling. An important reason why startups often fail to raise sufficient funds is that they do not produce financial models, or do so with vague assumptions or unreasonable inputs, and so cannot effectively communicate with investors the likelihood for sustainable execution. Because of this, industry experts and CFOs/IROs serve as co-mentors; the former assist the startup in creating innovative products and business models that are competitive and scalable, while the latter help them do financial models and estimates so they can learn to use the language of capital markets to communicate with investors.
Duration: 2 months
Location: InnoSeed, New Taipei City
Courses: Contents include business model canvas, product-market fit, marketing, branding, finance, legal, capital markets, pitch deck, media relations, and personal image. All courses are conducted by TA partners and industry experts. There are many pitfalls on the road to success, and we ourselves have paid a lot for what have too often been extremely painful lessons. In addition to the so-called basic entrepreneurial skills, we focus more on sharing the experience of failure, saving founders from some of their own costly mistakes.
Office hours: Detailed discussions of the appointments for TA partner time will take place during meetings with the teams, as well as providing feedback and recommendations. Depending on the topic, partners may invite mentors and related experts to participate.
Weekly dinners: Successful entrepreneurs, corporate managers, venture capitalists will be invited to share their experiences over dinner every Wednesday (TA Dinner), creating great networking opportunities between founders and the guests.
Due Day: Due Day takes place on the last day of TA Camp. Founders present their pitch deck and product in brief to selected group of corporate managers, CFOs, IROs and analysts, then answer their questions as a simulated investor pitch.
During the above activities, the CEO and core members must participate, and it is recommended that all founders live in the Greater Taipei area during the TA Camp. If a team comes from outside the city or abroad, we can assist in finding appropriate accommodations and provide pertinent advice.
Seed capital: Plan A – USD30,000 for 10% stake; Plan B – USD18,000 for 6% stake. Startups select their own plan.
Demo Day: Taiwan, U.S. and Singapore Demo Day are held within two weeks of the end of TA Camp, founders provide briefs and demos to angel investors, VCs, and corporate investors, both domestic and abroad. After the Demo Day, we match interested investors with the startups and arrange follow-up meetings, allowing them to finish the angel round financing in the shortest possible time.
Government grants: From central to local governments, there is a wide range of startup support resources, such as the National Development Fund, SBIR, and youth entrepreneurship loans. We can help founders prepare their information, applications, and relevant training.
Fund-raising plan: Relying on our wealth of global experience, we help startups in all stages of development obtain the necessary funds and a reasonable valuation. From the angel round straight through Series A, B, C, and so on all the way to their IPO, we provide a complete plan to continually create shareholder value.
Through TA's management team, mentors, and its global partner network, we link together the Americas, Europe, Asia and other markets around the world. This provides startups with access to essential resources relating to market intelligence, product testing and even sales channels.
The TA alumni network forms a powerful “Entrepreneurship + Industry” ecological chain that is full of vitality. We hold regular and irregular alumni gatherings that allow founders to continue to interact and encourage one another. These gatherings also invite representatives from the business and investment community to attend. In addition to promoting industrial exchanges, this paves the way for the next round of fundraising and builds contacts, as well as contribute to cross-industry cooperation. Your first order might be from other alumni.
While we do not require founders to work in the TA Camp premises, if a startup requires this we can assist in applying for Innoseed’s co-working space. However, the availability is not guaranteed.
We are able to provide consultations and discounts on matters related to the registration of domestic and foreign companies, accounting, trademarks, legal advice, etc.. The relevant professional fees are the responsibility of the startups.