With the mission of facilitating industrial development and economic prosperity in Taiwan, Epoch Foundation has been representing 20 Taiwan-based blue-chip companies, closely allying with the world’s renowned academic institutions such as MIT and UC Berkeley over the past 30 years. With strong international connections, Epoch also serves as the liaison office to bridge and consolidate industrial resources. In 1998, the Foundation initiated the educational program “Epoch School” to incubate entrepreneurship and innovation among young talents in Taiwan. In 2008, it founded Garage+ with a mission to support mission-driven entrepreneurs who take actions to realize their dreams and bring a better life to society through innovation. Up to 2021, more than 335 startups (including 162 international teams) have been participating in Garage+.