Using survey data prepared by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in 2002, we investigate factors driving Taiwan’s entrepreneurship. We examine six factors, including gender, age, education, the finding of opportunity, managerial experience, and skills of launching new businesses, and focus on three different issues: 1. the main driving factors that encourage Taiwanese people to start a new business; 2. the difference between opportunity-driven entrepreneurship and the necessity-driven entrepreneurship; and 3. the different driving factors between male and female entrepreneurial intentions. Three main findings can be concluded from the regression results. First, managerial experience and the skills of launching new businesses had significant positive effects on the intention of creating a new business. Second, opportunity-driven and necessity-driven entrepreneurship had significant differences in two factors, education and the skills of launching new businesses. These two factors showed significant positive relationships with opportunity-driven entrepreneurship. Third, there are no significant differences between male and female entrepreneurial intentions.