French Vice Minister in charge of digital economy Ms Axelle Lemaire announced during her visit to Montréal with Premier Valls, that 10 more region or cities have been labeled "French Tech Hub". Together with 11 new "French Tech Hubs" around the world, "French Tech Taiwan” will reinforce the 22 existing hubs acting as French entrepreneurship ecosystems.
"La French Tech" is one of the main support mechanisms and tools used by France to promote the development of emerging technologies. It is based on the concept of linking public and private, domestic and overseas stakeholders, to create a comprehensive network. It is not a new organization established by the French Government, but rather a service centered on corporate leadership, creating cross-border programs for start-ups rapid growth and international visibility. The reason for this is that today start-ups are looking for rapid global growth, which relies on having enough customers, users, investors and partners internationally. From this perspective, "French Tech Hubs" international network is best suited to provide assistance and resources to French entrepreneurs. However, there are certain conditions to get the label « French Tech hub» and join the family, like a strong accelerator, investor, incubator ecosystem and personal involvement.
This achievement is the result of a long work in Taiwan of French private enterprises, French institutions and the efforts of many individuals! Namely the few French entrepreneurs who applied for the project, including representatives of French SMEs in Taiwan, French start-up companies and even French multinationals. French Tech Taiwan is supported by the French institutions in Taiwan, such as the French Office in Taipei, Business France and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Taiwan. "French Tech Taiwan" entrepreneurial ecosystem also count numerous Taiwan local institutions and private business partners (incubators, accelerator, investors…), all allied together in a new entrepreneurial ecosystem to create a unique platform to serve both French and Taiwanese start-up companies.
The goal of "French Tech Taiwan" is to significantly increase the number of start-up acceleration programs and incubation programs fostering new initiatives towards the development of France and Taiwan new technologies, to promote the attractiveness of France to Taiwanese startups.