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November 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FutureWard Central
No. 343
Changchun Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City
Taiwan 105
Hardware Massive x Anchor Taiwan @ FutureWard Central | Taipei City | Taiwan

Join Hardware Massive Taipei and Anchor Taiwan for an intellectual talk and stay for happy hour with delicious craft beer and yummy food!

Imagine a world where hardware manufacturing is transparent, efficient and cost-effective. Apparently not the world we are in. And that’s whatAssembly aspires to change.

Our speaker, Colton Pierson, manifests his passion in problem solving and efficiency through building software that improves hardware supply chain management. He co-founded Assembly in 2014, invested by world renowned investors including Y Combinator (YC S15), Menlo Ventures and FundersClub. Assembly connects manufacturers with hardware companies through an IoT (Internet of Things) and data collection platform, making it possible to streamline processes, monitor quality and reduce costs. It is headquartered in Redwood City, California and rapidly expanding with presences in Suzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Qingdao. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Colton dropped out of college and became a full stack developer building various mobile and web applications. He is currently CTO at Assembly, leading the company’s technology development with manufacturers in Asia. He is in Taiwan for the first time through Anchor Taiwan, looking to connect with OEMs/ODMs and explore opportunities to work together.

During this talk, Colton will share his experience dealing with Chinese manufacturers, as well as advice for both hardware founders and factory owners for better collaboration.

• 18:30-19:00 Networking
• 19:00-19:15 Introductions
• 19:15-19:30 Software for Hardware: Linking Manufacturers with the World through IoT
• 19:30-20:00 Q&A
• 20:00-21:00 Food & Socializing

Dont miss this great opportunity to share your insights, experiences, and exchange innovative ideas and network with other great minds in the community. Let us work towards a better future together!

Hardware Massive
Hardware Massive is the global platform for hardware startups to meet locally, connect globally with the hardware startup ecosystem and access insider information and resources. (

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FutureWard’s mission is to build a collaborative innovation ecosystem with shared access to well-equipped makerspaces, scalable private & open-plan coworking offices, and dedicated event spaces. By providing basic business services, community links, and local networking resources, we strive to create a soft landing pad for international entrepreneurs, and a developmental platform for local startups. We hope to strengthen community bridges by curating a range of free and sponsored classes & seminars, resident and visiting accelerator programs, networking events, and other fun social activities. (

Anchor Taiwan
Anchor Taiwan is a cross-border platform that helps entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives get their foot in the door in Asia through soft-landing in Taiwan. Its flagship 30-day residency program incorporates industry access and cultural immersion to facilitate market entry, prototyping/manufacturing, business development and professional/personal growth. They work extensively with corporates, tech communities and governments to enable cross-border synergy.

Find out more at and follow their journey on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (

*Please note that this event will be live streamed.

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