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News  7, Aug 2013

Global Brain is looking for Thailand’s best startup. Are you game?

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Thai startups, ready up! You don’t want to miss this chance to pitch to Global Brain, a Japan-based venture capital firm, at Echelon Ignite Thailand.

Happening this coming September 5 to 6, e27 is organizing the second Echelon Ignite Thailand to kickstart growth in the land of smiles. Not only will the event see speakers like Ray Chan (co-founder of 9GAG) sharing about turning a “funny” side project into a revenue-generating business, participants can attend workshops to better understand growth hacking, behavioral marketing and investment insights.

Aside from all that, we can now look forward to a closed-room pitching slot for 10 Thai-based startups on the second day. These shortlisted 10 will pitch their startups to Global Brain, a Japan-based venture capital firm to be selected for an all-expenses paid trip for two to attend Global Brain Alliance Forum (GBAF). Held every December in Tokyo, GBAF sees the presence of around 100 representatives of major Japanese corporations, such as NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, gather to listen to venture pitches and meet startups there for potential matchmaking. GBAF will provide you with the valuable connections that you need for potential funding and partnership opportunities.

Since mid-2011, Global Brain has shown strong interest in the Southeast Asian tech startup ecosystem and is looking to enter the scene.

Interestingly, last year, Thai-based e-book platform Ookbee was selected to attend GBAF and ended up the winner of the event. Who will be this year’s pick?

Download your application form. Do note that this pitching session is only open to confirmed Echelon Ignite Thailand 2013 attendees with a Thai-based startup and are able to showcase a ready product. Have you bought your tickets yet?

Deadline for submitting your application form: 21 August 2013.

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Elaine Huang

Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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