On January 7th, 2015, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) amended regulations for foreign professionals working in Taiwan. If you are a foreign profession with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and plan to work in a qualified startup company in Taiwan, you no longer need working experiences to apply for the job. A qualified startup company must fulfill one of the criteria below as part of the National Development Council’s HeadStart Taiwan project:
Have received NT$2 million or more in venture capital,
Have registered on the Go Incubation Board for Startup and Acceleration Firms (GISA) with the GreTai Securities Market,
Have been granted an invention patent in Taiwan, or have had a patent assigned or licensed to exploit by a Taiwanese invention patent holder, the assignment or license of which is registered with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO),
Incubators already part of the international startup cluster in Taipei approved by the Executive Yuan or directly operated by or cooperating with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and which have been rated as Quality Incubators by the Ministry in the last three years or,
Have won awards in recognized entrepreneurial or design competitions.
Initiated by the National Development Council (NDC), the HeadStart Taiwan Project aims to create a positive and effective startup ecosystem in Taiwan through deregulation, global fund attraction and cluster building. Click here for further information.
Click here for the official ammendment (in Chinese)
Source: Taiwan’s Labor Ministry relaxes rules for foreign professionals working at startups, by Winkler Partners.