Date: June 3, 2016
Taiwan startup VoiceTube is winner of FbStart Apps of the Year Awards, beating out more
than 1,000 teams from 89 countries and territories to claim the grand prize of US$50,000 in cash and US$50,000 in Facebook ad credits.
Announced at RISE startup conference May 28 to June 2 in Hong Kong, the honor is the first for a Taiwan outfit in the second edition of the annual awards launched by popular social network Facebook to help global startups grow and expand their business.
Halu Hsieh, chief operating officer and co-founder of VoiceTube, said the appeal of language learning helped the app stand out among the competition, and led to discussions between his company and Facebook on a strategic partnership.
“We are planning to expand our English-learning program to Japan because there is strong demand there,” he said, “Based on that experience, we may develop other programs for other languages in the future.” [FULL STORY]