Source: NATEA

The synergy between Taiwan and the United States has always underpinned global technological progress, driven by their respective talents in innovation. In an age shaped by the pandemic, supply chain reshuffling and an ongoing industrial revolution, this synergy only grows in global significance. Especially as AI development is only possible with a deeper integration between hardware and software – a theme that contineously drives the high-tech cooperation between the US and Taiwan. 

This year, held online for the first time, the US Taiwan Startup Forum 2021 (UTSF 2021) will showcase exactly what Taiwanese and US high-tech industries can achieve together. The organisers of the event are NATEA and Taiwan Tech Arena.

UTSF 2021 brings together 16 promising startups from the US and Taiwan, and spans across 8 themes – AI, Semiconductor, Blockchain, IoT, HealthTech, Sustainability, AR/VR, E-commerce. Together, they will present to venture capital investors and hundreds of attendees. Among the attending startups are NADI, a 3D architecture solution provider that enables smart city, Avalanche Computing, a tool provider that makes AI development only clicks away, and MAKAR, a platform that create AR/VR without coding.

The participating VC investors include Frank Lee, the Senior Investment Director of Applied Materials, Josh Su, a senior manager of SK Hynix’s venture investment branch, and Tobias Bauer, the Principal of Blockchain Founders Fund.

The online event will take place between September 9 – 10, 5:00 – 7:00 PM PDT. 

Click here for registration.


The North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) was founded by a group of engineers and scientists on March 2, 1991 in Silicon Valley, California USA. Since then, NATEA has grown into thirteen (13) Regional Chapters and eight (8) Regional Liaisons throughout the U.S. and Canada with more than 2,600 members and 26 corporate sponsors.

The NATEA’s major aim is to promote science and technology research, development and their applications, and to provide management and leadership training opportunities for overseas Taiwanese in U.S. and Canada, and their community at large.