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Where to Network in January – Meetups, Conferences, and More

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Each month All Hands will share a post of events from around Taiwan. These events will span networking, professional learning, community gatherings, hiring, seminars, happy hours, and more. This will be a living list and is by no means comprehensive. If you know of a great event that should be included, please send us a message to let us know.

*Unless noted, most of these events are in English, but we have not attended all of these series before. You should look into the event if you have any language concerns.

1/3 – Toastmasters of Kaohsiung Regular Meeting – Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. (Free?)

1/5 – Imagining Radical Futures for Taiwan w/ New Bloom – How can we understand the last year’s political developments from a left perspective? Lev Nachman, Wen Liu, and Brian Hioe provide perspectives on the 2020 Election. (Free)

1/8 – Tricky Talks January – Kassy Cho, Social & Audience Development Editor for QuickTake by Bloomberg, is in town visiting from Bloomberg Media’s London office. She’ll be sharing her take on social media trends, how to create unique content and tell stories that go viral, as well as tips on building and sustaining a global community of followers. Prior to Bloomberg, Kassy was Audience Development Editor at BuzzFeed News in London, where she helped grow the BuzzFeed World news brand. (TBD)

1/8 – Entrepreneur Experiences with Wei-Cheng – Wei-Cheng Hsieh founded a coffee shop before he became the COO of CakeResume, a top talent-pool platform in Taiwan. This will be an exciting discussion about how he navigated his way through multiple industries to become part of an industry-changing website. (Free for Hive members; $200 for non-members)

1/8 – Android Code Club – This casual Android coding group meets weekly. Feel free to bring your projects, seek advice or just come to talk shop.*This event is likely to be multi-lingual. (Free)

1/10 – Hacking House Taipei Season II Démo Day – After three months of hard work and perseverance, the Taipei Season II batch (25 students from 12 countries) will pitch in front of a grand jury composed of representatives of corporations, investors, academia, and potential clients to prove that their Most Viable Products and business plan have what it takes to move onto the next level: pilot projects & proof of concept, seed fundraising, softlanding in Taiwan and actually launch a real business. (Free? )

1/12 – Successful application, planning, and life abroad – A returning student will share her experiences about studying in New York for a year. Expect to meet others who have or are preparing to study abroad. ($300 for Rotary members and guests; $400 walk-in)

1/13 – Lightning Talks: My Passion Project – SoGal Taiwan presents this intimate story circle where every guest will have 3 minutes to talk about a project or topic they are passionate about. (Free with registration)

1/15 – How to Get Subsidies for Your Startup – Planning on launching your own startup and looking for funding? Taipei City Government is looking for new investment projects that have innovation, potential, or character. Come and learn how your startup can cash in. (Free for Hive members; $400 for non-members)

1/15 – Anchor Roundtable: Women in Venture – Would you believe that women still make up less than 10% of the venture capital private equity world? Join us if you are the minority who are passionate about venture investing (both institutional & angel investors welcome). Guest speaker Susan Wu is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and start-up adviser. Her early investments include Twitter, Canva, Reddit, and more. She was also named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company. (Must RSVP – Fee is the cost of a drink or meal at the venue)

1/17 – AIT Digital Dialogues – Promoting Closer People-to-People Ties – A discussion of the results of the current AIT Digital Dialogue – click here to contribute. This event will be in mixed English and Chinese. (Free)

1/17 – HYPE SPIN Accelerator Taiwan Demo Day: Batch 3 – With startups from 8 different countries, we will showcase 6 domestic startups and 7 international startups, demonstrating the latest trends, hardware, software and tools from across the region and globe. HYPE SPIN Accelerator Taiwan is the first and biggest sports innovation ecosystem in Asia, and with support from the Sports Administration of the Ministry of Education, our vision is to build Asia’s biggest sports innovation ecosystem. (Free)

1/21 – Compensation for U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad – This presentation will provide an overview of the tax issues facing U.S. taxpayers living abroad who receive equity compensation. The presenters will focus on options for taxpayers to consider as they receive and sell equity throughout the lifecycle of a company, from startup to IPO. Topics will include: U.S. taxpayer status, vesting considerations (including section 83(b) elections and related tax-minimization strategies at time of grant), as well as options to minimize tax at the time of sale, such as qualified small business stock/rollover transactions, qualified opportunity zones investments, and expatriation. (AmCham member $1,400; non-member $2,000)

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