Foreign Startups’ advice to Taiwan’s Entrepreneurs: Embrace Failure

  “Taiwan has plenty of R&D talent, and its startup environment is healthy, so we decided to stay in Taiwan.” James O’Claire, COO of Bubbleye, came to Taiwan last year to attend an 8-week program by MOX, a mobile-only accelerator. During the intensive mobile development program held in the space of Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS), Read More …

Spanish Architect: Taiwanese’s Desire for Change Provides Me with Great Opportunities

  Spanish architect Lain Satrustegui has an impressive academic background: Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), Higher Technical School of Architecture of San Sebastian (ETSASS), and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK). What brought the licensed and experienced architect to Taiwan? “At first, I was attracted by the art Read More …

Beyonders: Living Beyond Boundaries

We all live defined by artificial boundaries: boundaries created by gender, social class, religion, culture, and country, etc. At Beyonder Times we strive to look beyond these constraints and to show people our commonality, rather than our differences. Globalization is inevitable. We believe that Taiwan, even as an island country, cannot stay out of this Read More …

“20 for Future”: Charity & Strategic CSR

Columnist: David Willson David’s Beyonder Story I recently met with the group of students that I will be mentoring this year as they move through the Young Entrepreneurs of the Future program, an ambitious and inspiring program run by the Epoch Foundation, teaching entrepreneurship to university students in Taiwan. These students are drawn from universities Read More …

SAVE THE DATE: 12 APR 1961, the First Human in Space…

Columnist: Sanza Bulaya Sanza’s Beyonder Story Columnist: Stéphane Ferrero Stéphane’s Beyonder Story   April 12th, 1961 – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. He traveled aboard the Soviet spacecraft Vostok I to an altitude of 187 miles above the earth and completed a single orbit in a flight lasting 108 minutes. Read More …

“Taiwan By Design,” Australian Curator Presents the Best of Taiwanese Design to the World

  “Taiwanese designers have a big challenge ahead of them. As most manufacturing has recently relocated offshore, industrial design has needed to move away from traditional low-cost production…. Perhaps success is to be found in design hybridity: a peculiarly Taiwanese remix of high-tech and hand-made, high-class and mass-produced, old and new.” In the very first Read More …

Mars Catalyst: Strategic CSR Best Practice

Columnist: David Willson David’s Beyonder Story As Taiwan effectively shut down over the Chinese New Year, I spent more time working with overseas clients, who were not affected by the holiday period. That focused period working again in a more international environment got me reflecting on what true best-practice looks like in strategic corporate social Read More …