Founded in 2009, AppWorks is a startup community built by founders, for founders. We are committed to fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs in Greater Southeast Asia (TW+SEA) and helping them facilitate the region’s transition into the digital era. Just as mobile completely transformed the status quo, we believe nascent technologies such as AI and blockchain will eventually redefine the global paradigm. As such, whether it’s mentorship, investment, or talent, AppWorks has established a one-stop shop for ambitious founders willing to bet against the consensus and drive a change they see in the world.
The Accelerator team at AppWorks has produced a podcast series about early stage founders and their perspective on what its like to build a startup in the fastest-growing region for startups, Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan). In this episode, we talk to Andrew Jiang of Soda Labs, a Hardware-as-a-Service venture builder, about his journey from Silicon Valley to Taiwan, and what it takes to build a software-hardware hybrid startup.