SPARK by Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) is a virtual mini accelerator dedicated to supporting and advancing Taiwanese American entrepreneurs and the businesses that they lead. Over the course of three weeks in the summer, selected companies will have the opportunity to network with other selected entrepreneurs, learn how to build businesses through exclusive educational programming, and receive dedicated 1:1 coaching from successful Taiwanese American entrepreneurs and business leaders.
In addition, finalists will have the opportunity to win up to $15,000 cash at the end of the program through a virtual pitch competition.
Program and Key Dates
While the accelerator will take place over 3 weeks in July and August, the selection process will begin in early June. Check out some notable key dates below:
May 31, 2021 - Application deadline
July 10, 2021 - Finalists are selected after application evaluation and interviews
July 17, 2021 - August 7, 2021 - 3-week virtual accelerator program
August 7, 2021 - August 14, 2021 - Virtual pitch competition
What is the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL)?
TACL was founded on January 14, 1985 in Los Angeles, California to serve as the first and preeminent voice for the increasing community of Americans of Taiwanese descent or origin and Taiwanese immigrants. At that point, with 20 years of immigration history, the Taiwanese American community was growing, and the founders of TACL saw a need to create an organization focused on improving the lives of Taiwanese Americans in America, creating a voice for the community, and creating infrastructure in place for the future of Taiwanese Americans. The mission of TACL is to enhance the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans in the US. TACL provides programming for youth and adults, and also serves as a lobbying entity to fight for the rights of Taiwanese Americans.
Read more about TACL at http://www.tacl.org