Batch 1 👉 ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator

Join Our Dynamic and Innovative Ecosystem

Sports Tech Founders!
Are you looking to conquer the Asia-Pacific market?

Look no further! Join the ASPN Sports Tech community, your ultimate gateway to success.

This vibrant Sports Tech program unites startups from 11 dynamic Asia-Pacific Economies, offering you a turbocharged path to entrepreneurship.

With cutting-edge accelerating programs, a wealth of diverse networking opportunities, and the backing of ASPN (APEC Sports Policy Network), you’ll effortlessly seize the Asia-Pacific market.

Don’t miss out – supercharge your business journey with us!

ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator






The ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator, a 6-month program, is proud to be Asia’s pioneering sports technology innovation accelerator. With 104 startups from 22 countries in our ecosystem, we’ve successfully accelerated an international network for cross-industry collaboration.

Supported by the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education Taiwan, and executed by IAPS ( Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, NYCU), our mission now extends to establishing and expanding the sports innovation ecosystem across the Asia-Pacific region. Collaborating with government departments of ASPN ( APEC Sports Policy Network ) member economies, we aim to seamlessly connect sports technology resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region, unite sports technology accelerators, and craft a robust Sports Technology Asia Hub.

The program will be conducted in a HYBRID format – International startups will have a 100% Virtual program and local Taiwanese startups will be invited to several physical events.

*International startups that will be able to travel to Taiwan will also be optionally invited to attend the physical events.

Join the ASPN Sports Tech Ecosystem

Join over 104 startups that have paved their way to success in our ecosystem.

Once your startup completes the program, you stay close to the IAPS and ASPN community and will forever be able to tap into our industry resources and global network.

Connect With Like-Minded Founders & Entrepreneurs

Each cycle brings with it a unique batch of global and local startups, forming a tight bond between the founders and establishing new connections and supports systems to push your company to the next level.

Program Timeline

Submit your application.

What will you need? Basic contact information, pitch deck (PDF), logo.
This will give us an initial evaluation of your startups status.

Be sure to get an early seat.
The application’s deadline is December 29, 2023

The Orientation is scheduled to take place in collaboration with the 2023 Taiwan Sport Industry Expo on December 27th at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

The application deadline is extended until 11:00 on January 10th (GMT+8)




The beginning of your journey to success! Through the pitch competition judges will evaluate different directions, such as market potential, business model, target audience, product status, etc. Ultimately judges will select 8-12 startups into ASPN Sports Tech Accelerator program.
The mentors will analyze the startups’ structure and condition, providing suggestions and setting up individual milestones for the program.
Startups will participate in a workshop conducted by international-level instructors. Startups can enhance pitching skills and adjust/improve the pitch-deck content and design.
Specific match-made meetings for the startups to discuss with the highest-level university professors from sports academia in Taiwan, seeking opportunities for industry-academia cooperation.
The mentors will review the milestone progress of startups in this duration. Additionally, the mentors will keep coaching on the startups’ development. Time to look back and see how far we’ve come to take the necessary steps moving forward!
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Workshop
  • Business Negotiation Workshop
  • Financial Management Workshop
  • 1-on-1 Mentorship
  • Asia-Pacific partners webinars
We will invite well-resourced mentors, as well as representatives from various sports associations, for rapid one-on-one sessions. Through this activity, startups can quickly connect with various resources, facilitating the development of further collaboration opportunities in a short timeframe.

After receiving mentorship in value addition, operational strategy, and presentation enhancement, we invited expert mentors from diverse backgrounds to perform a thorough assessment and refinement for startups.

The startups will show their achievements after going through the program. Judges, Mentors and Investors will evaluate the startups on different directions, such as market potential, business model, target audience, product status, etc. Outstanding teams will receive awards from Sports Administration, IAPS and our Partners!


Hank Huang

Founding Director Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy

Michael Lin

CEO Director Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy

Hermann Huang

Deputy Director of IoT and Platform Service Div Taiwan Mobile

Marco villela

Footwear Innovation Designer Decathlon

Kong-Ting Yeh

President Taiwan Society for Sport and Entertainment Law

Rubaneswaran S T

CEO Beyond4

Paddy Tan

Co-Founder BlackStorm Consulting

Amir Raveh

Founder HYPE Sports Innovation

Alfred Yao


Bruce Bateman

Director LITEON Technologies

Chih-Wei Yi

Professor of Computer Science NYCU

Darren Chua

Director The Ideal Venture Studio

David Wu

Partner Acorn Pacific Ventures

Elwin Chang

Director World Masters Games

Harvey Ma

Founder Aedge Ventures


Director GMBA NYCU

Kai-Li Wang

Professor NTSU

Le Thi Hoang Yen

Vice Chairwomen VietNam Sports Administration

Max Huang

Founder ACG Capital

Philippe Tzou

Trade & Investment Commissioner Belgian Office in Taipei - Wallonia Export-Investment Agency

Quentin You

President Atelligent Global Consulting Corp

Toshihiro Kishihara

Founder Startup GoGo

Volker Heistermann

Managing Director MOSAIC Venture Lab

Yip Ren Kai

Managing Director Reddentes Sports&Redd+E Pte Ltd

Yvonne Chen

Founder Ceres Capital

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