07 Dec '12, 2am

Is #Taiwan's #government doing the right thing for local #startups?

Is #Taiwan's #government doing the right thing for local #startups?

“I don’t think the problem is that the Taiwan government isn’t trying. In fact, the Taiwanese government provides grants to something like 150-200 (not sure of the exact number) university-affiliated incubators but many of them are sitting empty. There are also many grants, e.g. rent subsidies & salary subsidies, however none of these programs are really fostering successful entrepreneurs. I am a free-market person, so in an ideal world, the government probably shouldn’t get too involved in the private sector. However, that’s not a real option, so given that the government will want to do something, then I think the best course of action is for the government to think like a free enterprise. The biggest problem I see in Taiwan is that the government schemes are run exactly like a government; all these programs developed by the government are developed by bureaucrats and/or...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/12/07/what-should-taiwans-government-d...

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