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  • A Book from the Young to the Younger
    Creating a Bump
    in This Flat World
    A 270-day journey in this “Flat” World
    to re-discover oneself &
    to find one’s path to move on
  • Overview
    Creating a Bump in This Flat World finds its root in an entrepreneurship competition, Young Entrepreneur of the Future (YEF). YEF is much more than a competition. It is a talent development program, which targets at graduate and undergraduate students in Taiwan, in order to broaden their global horizons and enhance their international competitiveness. Within this book are the journeys the participants have taken and the impacts they have had from YEF.
  • The Series of YEF Events
    YEF Campus Tours
    Online Application & Team Building
    Garage Party
    Business Summary Evaluation
    Elevator Pitch Competition
    6. Entrepreneurial Workshops
    7. English Oral Assessment
    8. Expedition to the Heart of
    Entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley & Boston
    9. Wrap-up Presentation
  • 版權所有,僅供傳閱
    7 Chapters, co-authored by 59 young people
  • Chapter I: Let’s Team Up!
    Building a team is the first step at YEF
    • To promote and advertise yourself
    • To identify your goal
    • To find out your partners and team up with them
    • To build a reciprocal team, not a team of perfect people
    • To learn as a leader and also as a team player
    • To discover more about yourself after all these
  • Garage Party
    Many entrepreneurs start their businesses in the garages. Therefore YEF organizes the garage party for its participants to network and introduces the entrepreneur mentors to them
  • Chapter II: Lessons from the Entrepreneur Role Models
    Seven successful entrepreneurs from Taiwan shared their entrepreneurial stories at YEF Garage Party
    • Sayling Wen, Late President, Inventec (
    • Barry Lam, Chairman, Quanta Computer (
    • Stan Shih, Founder, Acer Group (
    • Bruce Cheng, Chairman, Delta Electronics Inc. (
    • Wu-Fu Chen, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Acorn Campus
    Ventures (
    • M.K. Tsai, Chairman, Media Tek. ((
    • Paul Hsu, President, Epoch Foundation (
  • Meeting the Entrepreneur Models
    They not only set excellent examples in their own fields, but are role models to future entrepreneurs!
  • Chapter III: Unstructured Learning
    Learning by doing
    • To develop a solid business plan under the guidance from
    the mentors in related industries
    • To sharpen team building skills
    - Mutual-Goal Setting
    - Relationship and Communication
    - Recognition and Appreciation
    - Commitment
    - Accountability
    - Leadership, managing team dynamics through leadership
  • Chapter IV: 8 ½ Minutes to Sell!
    Elevator Pitch, Up or Down!
    • How to present your business ideas
    • How to convince ventures to invest
    • How to work under the pressure of time
    YEF Workshops
    • Team Building at Start-ups
    • Entrepreneurial Financing
    • Managing Innovation and Product Development
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship: Reinventing for Sustainable Growth
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • Managing Changes
  • 8 ½-Minute Elevator Pitch
    Up or Down!
    At the Elevator Pitch Competition, participants have to promote their products and convince the judges within 8 ½ minutes.
  • Chapter V: Expedition into the Cradle of Entrepreneurship — Universities
    Each year, YEF will select 15 finalists out of approximately 200 participants through Elevator Pitch Competition, Peer/ Mentor Assessment, and English Oral Assessment. This delegation visit Silicon Valley and Boston, where the most dynamic entrepreneurship takes place in the United States, for two weeks. In this book, the finalists share their observations at the following universities.
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
    • Stanford University
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Laboratories at MIT-- CSAIL and Media Lab
    • The MIT50K Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Universities
    – where creativity and innovation meet
  • Chapter VI: Pursue Your Success with Passion
    • Visit the Innovative Companies:
    - Google
    - IDEO
    - Red Sox
    • Meet the Entrepreneurs:
    - Victor Zue, Director of MIT CSAIL
    - Deng-Feng, Founder of Netscreen
    (merged by Juniper Network in 2004)
    - Colin Angle & iRobot
    - Russell J. Wilcox & E-ink
    - Raymond Lau & iPhrase
    - Kamran Elahian & Schools Online
    • Social Entrepreneurs:
    - Design that Matters (
    - Junior Achievement (
    - Fair Trade Coffee
  • Pursue the Success with Passion
    Over the fortnights, YEF has set its foot on both the East and West Coast, talking vis-à-vis with entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.
  • Chapter VII: YEF Sharing from Alumni
    Each year we have more than 200 YEF participants. To them, YEF is not an end but a start. Some of them have taken their next steps in life and now look back on the valuable lessons they have learnt during YEF.
    • Knowing more of yourself and improving yourself
    • Teamwork wins; the glory of heroes is long gone
    • Impact of globalization: the more prepared and earlier, the better
    • Learning and thinking out of the box
    • Pursuit of what you love, not what you have to
  • Recommendations
    Kai-Fu Lee (李開復)
    Vice President, Engineering, Product, Public Affairs & President, Greater China
    Shi Zhengrong(施正榮)
    Founder & President, Suntech Power Co.
    Stan Shih(施振榮)
    Founder, Acer Group
    Victor Zue (舒維都)
    Director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory