Be part of Southeast Asia’s premier startup event! At Echelon 2014, showcase your product to top investors and venture capital funds, corporate decision makers, community leaders and media channels from across the region as you bring your startup to a whole new level.
The road toward building your idea into a scalable business begins here. Echelon is an amazing platform for startups to connect with investors and venture capital funds across Asia.
31 January 2014: Call for submissions end. Click here to apply
Shortlisted startups will pitch at one of the 12 Satellites across Asia. Key investors and community leaders make up the judging panel and will select one Satellite winner for each city.
14 February 2014: Startups selected to pitch at Satellite will be contacted
1 – 31 March 2014: Satellite Period across 12 cities
50 startups will be selected from the Satellites and invited to exhibit at the Echelon 2014 Startup Marketplace and 10 will be selected to pitch at the Echelon 2014 Launchpad. The judging panel consists of regional investors and venture capital funds and will select one Most Promising Startup of Echelon 2014. Startups invited to exhibit at Echelon 2014 will also enjoy a preferred rate as first-time startup exhibitors.
10 – 11 June 2014: Echelon 2014
Yes, we encourage any and all startups to apply regardless of the stage they are at.
No, unfortunately we only accept entries that are incorporated in Asia.
The 12 Satellites will be conducted in the month of March 2014. We will communicate to all applicants whether they will be pitching at the Satellite events or not. The current Echelon 2014 conference dates have been booked at 10 – 11 June 2014.
If it is a different product and has not been pitched at a Satellite or exhibited at the Startup Marketplace, you are welcomed to experience Echelon again. However, we try to keep Echelon fresh with Asia’s latest innovations. There will still be exhibition opportunities for Echelon Alumni. Details will be released at a later date.
Prior to the Echelon 2014 conference in June 2014, 12 Satellite events will be organized in March 2014 where startups will pitch at each Satellite. At Echelon 2014 itself, there is the Startup Marketplace that features startups selected from Satellites to exhibit, as well as the Launchpad, where 10 startups are selected to pitch to the Echelon 2014 judging panel.