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SPARK Accel is a personalized 4-week virtual accelerator that will work with Taiwanese American startups on growing their ideas. Selected teams will:

  • Join a community of Taiwanese American founders and investors

  • Learn through fireside chats, panels, and 1:1 mentor office hours

  • Build lasting relationships within this tight-knit network

  • Perfect their pitch for the virtual pitch competition

  • Win up to $20,000 in cash


SPARK Accel is open to individuals, teams, and companies that fulfill the following criteria:

  • At least one member of the founding team is Taiwanese American or of Taiwanese descent

  • Based in the U.S. with signs of traction (e.g., users, sales, product, partnerships)

  • Early stage company that has not received institutional investor funding


March 13, 2023

Deadline to apply for the Spring 2023 Cohort

April 17, 2023

Program begins

May 12, 2023

Program ends

June 1, 2023 - June 7, 2023

Virtual Pitch Competition


SPARK Accel is an initiative under the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL). TACL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of Taiwanese Americans. Its nationwide network of professionals, Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP), is the largest network of young Taiwanese Americans in the country. Find out more at

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