Echelon 2014: Speed date investors and startups with Echelon Connect!

e27 introduces Echelon CONNECT, a business matchmaking and networking app, that will help delegates search for specific startups or investors, and schedule meetups at Echelon 2014

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Events are a great way to meet other industry practitioners, stakeholders, and potential customers. By having many people who work in the same field together under one roof, one stands a high chance of meeting professionals with complementary goals, hopefully creating new business partnerships.

That said, as events get larger, many delegates face the problem of meeting other people with matching business goals. In an event with thousands of attendees, it is simply not possible to network with all of them, particularly since many delegates will be busy as speakers and exhibitors.

This is why for Echelon 2014, we, at e27, will be rolling out Echelon CONNECT, a business matchmaking and networking app. With Echelon CONNECT, delegates can filter business prospects based on common interests, as well as discuss and schedule Echelon meetups up to one week before Echelon 2014.

Here’s how Echelon CONNECT can benefit specific delegates of Echelon 2014:

Startups
Look for an investor who believes in your product. Echelon CONNECT allows you to search by keyword, letting you see which investor is interested in your specific industry. Also, with representatives from all around the world flying in for Echelon 2014, you can seek out overseas partners to market your products globally and have a chat with them right here in sunny Singapore.

Investors
Are you searching for interesting, scalable startups in emerging technological fields that will provide great return on your investment? Look no further, for Echelon CONNECT’s keyword and interest search lets you find the companies in the specific tech sectors you desire. In addition, you can also upload more information about you and your firm, letting startups have a better idea of what you can offer them.

Also Read: Echelon 2014: This Investor Pack will make it easier for you to invest in startups

Government representatives
The international nature of Echelon 2014 is certainly a boon if you’re a government representative. While most of our delegates hail from the Asia-Pacific region, this year we will have people from as far away as Kazakhstan join us for Echelon. Make use of Echelon CONNECT’s messaging system to get in touch with foreign government reps, and hopefully this will mean the start of new, fruitful international collaborations.

Corporate sponsors
Want to attract startups to sign up for programmes or services that you offer? Simply search for them using their interests, find out what they are looking for, and message them with your proposal. Upload more information about what you have to offer on Echelon CONNECT itself, and hopefully gain valuable partners and customers.

How does it work ?
If you’ve already bought tickets, we will create your account for you. One week before the start of Echelon 2014, an invitation will be emailed to you, and you will be able to login using the email address you used for registration.

Subsequently, you can link your Echelon CONNECT account with your LinkedIn account (remember to update it!) and fill up your details, particularly your interests. This is because your interests will be used as keywords for others to search, and you do want to be visible to those who’re interested to see what you have to offer, right?

With such a convenient system in place to connect with fellow stakeholders in the Asian startup scene, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets to Echelon 2014 today!

Echelon 2014 is a two-day startup, technology and business event where Asia’s most innovative startups, early-stage investors and tech industry leaders and tech media gather to celebrate and build Asia’s growing tech industry, as well as make valuable relationships. 

Enjoy 10% off your Echelon 2014 tickets because you read this article! Use the code “e27Friend.

Terence Ng

With a few failed and unrealized startups under his belt, Terence is no stranger to the startup landscape. He hopes to start something big. Someday. Meanwhile, he is content with bringing the latest startup and technology news to both professionals and lay readers alike.

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