The second annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is about to kick off. The final teams have been chosen and the final date is set. This year five teams have made it through to the finals.
Dragons’ Chambers is a version of the popular business pitching show Dragons’ Den (Shark Tank in the U.S.) for foreign entrepreneurs currently in Taiwan. This is a once a year competition where foreign entrepreneurs pitch an idea or current business to a panel of judges and potential investors. The teams are looking for investment to start or grow their businesses.
As the organizers say in the preliminary rounds “There are going to be many people in the audience that can give you the money you need…”, so these teams better get in ship shape for pitch day. The finalists this year are My Room Abroad, Eatsmart, KP Kitchen, Woodpecker Learning, and MemePR. The judges for this year will be; Elias Ek, Ensprye co-founder and CEO; Revital Shpangental Golan, Anemone Ventures founder and CEO; David Bostwick, Director of Trade and Investment at CTOT; and Kelvin Sun, Vice President WI Harper Group. (Meet the Dragons)
This year the preliminary round pitches saw a few student teams from Dominican International School pitch their ideas. Of the three teams that pitched one was a hopeful, but ultimately none of the made it through.
Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan will be held on Saturday November 18th, 2017 at Taipei Expo Dome, near Yuanshan station. The competition will be part of the Meet Taipei event and will take place on the Orange Stage from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This Year the competition will be free to the public and seats will be first come first serve, so get there early for a good spot.