Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020


Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 is a partnership between MassChallenge Israel, Taiwan Startup Terrace and Taiwan’s Digital Transformation Association to identify, nurture, accelerate and support international, technology-driven startups both in Taiwan and abroad. The project is funded by Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan.

It is one of Taiwan’s truly international startup events. Our Steering Committee includes members from Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States, meaning our program adheres to international standards and protocols. Our mentors and coaches have extensive international, real-world working experience and connections. The official language of the program is English.

Our teams will have the opportunity to work directly with corporate partners, solving real world challenges. This is the first program in Taiwan in which corporates offer “reverse pitches” — calling on the entrepreneurial energy of startups to help them innovate new solutions to pressing problems and persistent bottlenecks.

Global Hack 2020 focuses on four major technology domains:

– MedTech / HealthTech
– AI / 5G / IoT / Cloud Computing
– Fintech
– Cybersecurity

Winning teams from Taiwan will have the opportunity to travel abroad for further development and training, as well as residency opportunities in leading incubators, including MassChallenge Israel, located in Jerusalem, and New Lab, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Winning teams from abroad are offered free co-working space at Startup Terrace in Taiwan, in addition to all the opportunities that being part of Taiwan’s vibrant startup ecosystem provide.


Funding Agent

Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 is funded by the Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan.


Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 is organized by the Startup Terrace, MassChallenge Israel, and the Digital Transformation Association.


Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 is made possible by the invaluable contributions and participation by our many valued partners.

Steering Committee

JR Chen

Chairman, DTA

Dr. Shawn Liou

Secretary-General, DTA

Dr. Samantha Huang

Principal Investigator, DTA

Yonit Serkin

Managing Director, MassChallenge Israel

Emily Grunewald

Director, Development and Partnerships, MassChallenge Israel

Mike LaRhette

Founder, Open Water Innovation

Steve Gardner

Co-founder & CEO, PrecisionLife

Matthew Lee

Independent Board Member, NAFCO

Benjamin Jen

Founder & Managing Partner, GRC Fund

Richard Tang

General Manager, APAC Telecom Business Unit

Charlene Hu

CEO, GlintMed Innovation

Ken Wu

CEO, Global Research & Industry Alliance, NCTU

Elic Lam

Co-founder & Executive Director, the Forlam Group

Dr. Ching-Hao Mao

Vice President, Cyber Security Technology Institute (CSTI)

Ethan Tu

Founder, Taiwan AI Labs