Entrepreneurship: Opening a business in Taiwan
We are teaming up with Ecovis Taiwan, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, All Hands, Enspyre, and Wraptie to bring you the insights into opening a business in Taiwan.
- Elias Ek - Co-founder, Enspyre
- Henry Liao - Partner, Ecovis
- Mark Blackburn - Director of Sales & Marketing, WRAPTIE
About Elias - Enspyre
Elias Ek is the co-founder of Enspyre () and an investor in several other SMEs. Mr. Ek is from Sweden but moved to the US in 1994, studied in Japan 1996 and since 2000 lives in Taiwan. In 2005 Enspyre organized the first ever seminar for foreign entrepreneurs. Ek has also been invited by the government to give feedback on legal issues regarding foreign residents. This led to him writing the book How to start a business in Taiwan () to help foreign entrepreneurs easier understand the legal issues they will encounter. He is also the co-organizer of the annual pitch event Dragons’ Chamber to give foreign entrepreneurs a platform. Elias Ek is a board member of the French Chamber of Commerce.
Ecovis is a leading global consulting firm with its origins in Continental Europe. It is ranked in the top 20 accounting network in the world by the International Accounting Bulletin. It has almost 8,500 professionals operating in nearly 80 countries. Ecovis Taiwan has been in the field of auditing, accounting, tax and consulting for more than 20 years, we have gained a wide range of experiences from serving thousands of clients including both locally setup and foreign invested entities across a broad range of industries.
WRAPTIE is the vision of Mark Blackburn and Paul McNeill. Founded in 2017 with the goal to bring sustainable and innovative products to market. The company has its engineering, design and development centre in Melbourne, Australia. In Taiwan all of the Sales, Marketing and Operations functions are carried out. WRAPTIE has very quickly become a leading manufacturer of outdoor equipment working closely within the constraints of the Circular Economy, a methodology that aims to reduce the generation of waste in all its forms.