A piece of the Silicon Valley in Taipei

About halfway through his two-month stay in Taipei, Internet entrepreneur Stefano Roncari decided to start up his new venture here after being based in Beijing for the past decade. In addition to the city’s livability, Roncari found that there wasn’t just an abundance of quality engineers and machine learning specialists in Taiwan, but unlike Beijing, where most people want to be part of a huge company, he says a high percentage of them are passionate about startups. “It’s a smaller market, and people [in Taiwan] are used to solving their own problems and making an impact,” he says. “They want to be working in a small team.” Roncari arrived in Taipei in January as one of eight startups selected by MOX, a Silicon Valley-style mobile-only accelerator, for its first batch…


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