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Institute of Information Systems and Applications
[Apr-18] How to Start a Business in Taiwan

Seminar of Institute of Information Systems and Applications

Speaker :

Elias Ek
Enspyre, CEO & Co-founder

Topic :

How to Start a Business in Taiwan

Date :

13:30-15:00 Wednesday 18-Apr-2018

Place :

台達館R105Delta Building R105

Host :



Starting a new business is always hard. Doing it in a foreign country is at least DOUBLE hard. Elias Ek will share his experience from 19 years of entrepreneurship in Taiwan. He has started and invested in many businesses and he has also written the book How to Start a Business in Taiwan which has helped thousands of foreigners start companies in Taiwan.

He will talk about key rules and laws all entrepreneurs need to know, special challenges foreigners might face and where to find the resources needed.

Questions from the audience are very much welcome!


Elias Ek is the co-founder and President of business services company Enspyre ( which provides Phone Answering and B2B Telemarketing services in Taiwan. He is also a director of the French Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan.

Mr. Ek is from Sweden but moved to the US in 1994. Since then he has also lived in Japan and is since 2000 living in Taiwan.

Before starting Enspyre, Mr. Ek served as Director of International Marketing for Tablet PC maker PaceBlade, marketing for Taiwanese B2B marketplace, and Marketing Manager for TRICOR.

Mr. Ek received a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV Broadcasting, both from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. He has also studied at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden and at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.

Since 2016 he is the Chairman for The PACK Sanctuary, an animal rescue organization caring for nearly 500 animals in northern Taiwan.

In 2013 he published the book How to Start a Business in Taiwan ( to help foreign entrepreneurs and SMEs in Taiwan.

All faculties and students are welcome to join.

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