Taiwan has a rich history with hardware and electronics manufacturing. The island is home some of the largest semiconductor companies, chipmakers and consumer tech manufacturers, and, perhaps a lesser-known fact, it is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs.

This year’s Asia Hardware Battle (AHB) stopped by Taipei in search for entrepreneurs who are true industry innovators. At AHB Taipei’s City Pitching event on Thursday (September 27), six qualified startups focusing on solving problems in different fields including computer vision, smart city, smart living, adult entertainment, and waste management, pitched their ideas to a crowd of hardware experts, enthusiasts and investors.

After a series of evaluation and screening by three prominent judges—Amanda Liu (CEO of Starfab Accelerator), Tony Liu (Investment Representative at Advantech), and Ryan Kuo (president of CDIB Capital Innovation Accelerator)—the winning team was announced and will represent Taiwan at the grand final round of Asia Hardware Battle in Shanghai:

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.