Ms Shu-Mei Chang is Director, Business Startup and Incubation Division, at the Small and Medium Enterprise Adminstration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan since 1 January 2013.
At SME she has been in charge of the following programmes:
a: "Youth start-up program" - This program is to integrate the startup resources from different departments. It builds up a platform offering young entrepreneurs relevant startup policies, such as startup inspiration and counseling, investment funding and R & D supports etc.
b: “Taiwan Start-up Hub in Taipei” – We developed it from June 2015 and gathered all available resources to provide all-in-one services at one station. The hub aims to provide startups complete and various channels to access resources and integrate resources from different departments efficiently.
c: “Start-up Taiwan accelerator” - This program started from 2013 and it focuses on industry highlight, international link and incubation for industry fields including cloud computing, internet, biotech, green energy, and digital. It provides incentives to encourage individuals to start a business and boost success rate.
Ms Chang has a Masters in Public Administration from Chengchi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.