In Taiwan, there are about 420,000 enterprises (58%) with paid-in capital between NT$1,000,000 and NT$10,000,000 and 130,000 enterprises (18%) with paid-in capital between NT$10,000,000 and NT$50,000,000 on December 31, 2020. It is obvious that there are many small-sized innovative companies with creative ideas and great potential. Although these companies may face difficulties with capital raising, company size, and proper assistance, they might as well grow and help the industry to develop.
Under competent authorities’ support, TPEx started Incubation Board for Startup and Acceleration Firms (GISA) in January 2014. GISA is designed as the platform for small-sized non-public innovative companies with creative ideas, and to offer entrepreneurship counseling and capital raising functions, but not trading functions to help innovative companies to acquire needed capital. GISA is characterized by its differentiated management and integrative counseling strategies to help small-sized innovative companies to grow, pave the way for future economic and industrial development, attain policy of economic growth, and create mutual-benefit situation.