e27 was founded in 2006 and is a media company focused on growing Asia’s technology startup ecosystem. It reports on tech startup news, trends and personalities relevant to startup communities in Asia and also organizes the much-celebrated Echelon conference. Other community events include. Founders Drinks, a monthly meetup in several cities around Asia and most recently, Echelon Ignite, a spin-off conference from Echelon to catalyze younger startup communities.
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Started in 2006 as e27.sg, the site rebranded to e27.co as a clearer representation of its coverage of the Southeast Asia and Global news and continues championing the Asian tech startup ecosystem by providing media coverage from grassroots events all the way to landmark mergers and acquisitions. The site have since grown into a regional team and work closely with partners across Asia to provide our readers with a keen understanding and insight of tech startup news, both local and regional.
Through the years, e27.co has become a trusted source of news for startups, investors and professionals in the technology industry. With the continued support of our readers, we strive to always do better in our efforts to elevate the startup ecosystem, and proudly champion the innovation that comes out from Asia.
The e27 Team
Echelon – Asia’s leading tech startup event
Echelon is e27′s flagship conference, now in its fourth year and the most recent being the upcoming Echelon 2013. Since 2010, Echelon been attended by entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, government organizations and tech companies alike and has attracted high caliber keynote speakers, often with successful businesses of their own from around the world to impart their knowledge and passion to delegates.
Echelon is typically held in two phases, the first phase being the Echelon Satellites. Satellites were first held in 2011 and are usually organized in partnership with local communities. The preliminary pitches by Startups take place during these Satellite events and selected startups will be invited to exhibit at at the main Echelon conference’s Startup Marketplace or pitch on at the main stage during Startup Pitches.
The main Echelon conference makes up the second phase of the Echelon experience. After the Satellites, a 2-Day conference takes place in Singapore that features excellent keynotes by renowned speakers from the world’s the technology industry, investor community and startup community. It is also here that one of the largest startup exhibitions take place, featuring Asia’s most innovative tech businesses, products and services at the Startup Marketplace. Finally, the 10 best startups are invited to pitch to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors to see if they have the mantle to be crowned the Echelon champion.
Amidst the atmosphere of innovation, networking and the excitement of Asia’s best emerging technology, delegates always leave with the satisfaction of having been to Echelon and an eagerness to see what’s happening at the next one.
Echelon started as an idea to host Asia’s own technology startup conference. It stemmed from a belief that with the developing ecosystem, Asian startups would seize their own futures and innovate for their own markets and the world. Echelon started in 2009 as unConference with 120 attendees. Today, together with the support of Asia’s startup community, over 3,000 people attended Echelon 2012 and its 6 satellite events around Asia and shows no signs of slowing down.
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