To advance guidance for youth startups, the Youth Affairs Bureau of the Taoyuan City Government and Lunghwa University of Science and Technology expanded the second “Student Startup Competition of Taoyuan Youth Entrepreneurship.” Among the many talented students from various schools, Lunghwa students secured a total of six awards, including one silver medal, one bronze medal, and four commendations, capturing more than half of the awards and emerging as the predominant competition winners. Their performance was exceptionally outstanding.
The “Student Startup Competition of Taoyuan Youth Entrepreneurship” aims to provide young students with a platform to learn, showcase their creativity, and apply their knowledge. It seeks to foster students’ innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging them to transform their ideas into practical actions. The curriculum development and startup competitions have enabled students to unleash their practical creativity, discover unlimited potential, broaden their horizons, and identify more promising and innovative teams.
In the second edition of the competition, there were two rounds of anonymous evaluation, including the preliminary and final selection. The competition recognized winning teams with one gold medal, one silver medal, four bronze medals, and five commendations. Lunghwa students achieved outstanding results, securing one silver medal, one bronze medal, and four commendations, showcasing their excellent innovation, research, and development capabilities.
Ms. Jia-ling Hou, the Director of the Youth Affairs Bureau of the Taoyuan City Government, stated that the bureau is actively promoting the “Startup Alliance on Taoyuan Campus.” Through the “one school, one specialty” model, the Youth Affairs Bureau supports various innovative startup competitions organized by allied schools. The goal is to enhance youth startup capacity through collaboration between the government and educational institutions, aligning with Taoyuan Mayor Shan-zheng Zhang’s five youth-friendly policies. This initiative aims to establish an early presence on campuses and increase youth startup and employment opportunities in Taoyuan City.
Moreover, the Youth Affairs Bureau has established diverse youth entrepreneurship hubs, providing a wide range of courses tailored to the needs of startups at different stages and in multiple industries. The hub offers guidance in obtaining various resources and assists young entrepreneurs in achieving success in their ventures.
President Tzu-Hsiang Ko of Lunghwa University of Science and Technology emphasized that the university has extensive experience in cultivating student innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to actively offering entrepreneurship courses, the university’s Innovation and Incubation Centers collaborate with the Ministry of Education and local governments to connect various entrepreneurship resources. Over 30 successful entrepreneurs have been guided in the past, and the annual startup competitions have seen enthusiastic participation from students across different schools. Consequently, Taoyuan has successfully positioned itself as a central hub for youth entrepreneurship in Taiwan, achieving remarkable milestones in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Taoyuan region.
President Ko highlighted that in collaboration with the Taoyuan City Government, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology aims to extend invitations to young teams with innovative capabilities from various colleges and universities nationwide. This endeavor is expected to further enhance entrepreneurial momentum in Taoyuan and establish connections with related youth entrepreneurial bases in the region. In the future, they plan to continue promoting and assisting in integrating entrepreneurship resources, committed to creating youth entrepreneurship bases in both Taoyuan and New Taipei. Their dedication is focused on making every effort to increase opportunities for youth entrepreneurship and employment.
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