At Echelon

Empowering Entrepreneurs to build and grow their companies since 2009



Information

Access curated data and insights from the experts and community builders about Asia’s tech ecosystem

Connections

Tap on opportunities to forge new strategic partnerships across markets, verticals and ecosystems

Talent

Find your co-founder, product team or growth hacker all year round - or meet them in person at any of our events

Funding

Expand your networks with a one-stop shop for funding and investments across Asia

WHAT IS ECHELON ASIA SUMMIT?

Echelon is a digital platform engaging over 6,000 industry leaders and professionals that also features a two-day technology and business conference held annually in Singapore.

The Echelon Ecosystem experience will provide you with premium resources from world-class influencers, cross-border business matching and qualified structured networking opportunities, keeping the ecosystem engaged all throughout the year.

WHY ECHELON?

Empowering Entrepreneurs to build and grow their companies since 2009 through




Government Ministries and Agencies

We partner with the movers and shakers from government ministries and agencies helping push Asia’s tech ecosystem forward

Technology Investors

From Angels to VCs, be it early to growth stage, showcase your mission and fund the best startups from all over the region

SMEs, Corporations and Institutions

We work with SMEs to the largest companies in the world, from banking to the mining industry, who are eager to expand their reach and grow their business with Innovation

Digital Professionals

Echelon is a melting pot of people from diverse backgrounds of tech, business, design and marketing experts set to share their unique expertise

Media

We partner with media companies from all over APAC looking to feature the innovation economy and emerging, interesting tech companies

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

International Delegations

Delegations from over 20 countries will be in attendance for Echelon Asia Summit, featuring the most diverse audience in the region.

Workshops and Masterclasses

A deep dive to equip attendees with the latest trend insights, best practices and market access intelligence.

Multiple Stages, Multiple Tracks

3 different stages for different content styles - Future, Create, Build & Reach.

Marketplace & Exhibitions

Where early to growth stage startups, corporates and service providers leverage community and connections to make deals happen

TOP100 Startup Search

Join the Top 100 startups from across APAC as they showcase their products, services and represent their home countries.

Echelon Connect

Build qualified relationships through curated connections with investors, startups and mentors.

Echelon After Dark

The best after-parties for the diverse community of entrepreneurs, period!

2017 Speakers



David Kopf

Co-Founder

Remind
Akira Morikawa

CEO

C Channel
Sabeen Ali

CEO & Founder

AngelHack
Dema Tio

Co-Founder & CEO

Vibease
Jarrold Ong

CTO & Co-Founder

SWAT
Stew Langille

Advisor & Investor

Credit Sesame
Craig Dixon

Entrepreneur in Residence

Muru-D
Val (Valenzia) Jihsuan Yap

Founder & CEO

PolicyPal

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AGENDA

A glimpse of this year's agenda


TIME ACTIVITY
08:15 AM - 09:55 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks

SPEAKER: Thaddeus Koh, Co-founder, e27

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
[Presentation] Where's The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Asia?
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
[Presentation] To be announced shortly...
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Fireside] Opportunities and Challenges in Smart Cities
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Fireside] Embracing A Paradigm Shift For Smarter Education

SPEAKER: David Kopf, Co-Founder & CTO, Remind

MODERATOR: Mike Michalec, Co-Founder & Managing Director, EdTech Asia

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
[Panel] Fintech Beyond Payments

SPEAKERS:
Val (Valenzia) Jihsuan Yap, Founder & CEO, PolicyPal
Veiverne Yuen, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tryb Capital

MODERATOR: Samuel Hall, Program Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Fireside] IP Defensability
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
[Fireside] Disruptive Innovation For Better Healthcare

SPEAKERS:
Nawal Roy, Founder & CEO, Holmusk
Yau Teng Yan, Chief Medical Officer, Holmusk

MODERATOR: Carolyn Ng, ‎Vice President, Vertex Ventures HC

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
[Fireside] Logistics beyond eCommerce

SPEAKER: Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
[Fireside] To be announced shortly...
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
[Panel] The Battle of the Urban Transportation

SPEAKERS:
Jarrold Ong, CTO & Co-Founder, SWAT
Doug Parker, COO, nuTonomy

04:50 PM - 05:20 PM
[Fireside] To be announced shortly...

SPEAKER: Sabeen Ali, Founder & CEO, AngelHack

05:20 PM - 07:00 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION:
Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingling session as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon.

Powered by 500 Startups (Corporate Pass Only)
TIME ACTIVITY
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Presentation] How Do Corporates Deal With The Startup Revolution?

SPEAKER: Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups

DESCRIPTION:
In the ever-changing business landscape, companies across industries have been challenged by startups. Not only can technology companies be disrupted by a small team of engineers in a garage, the startup phenomenon is also affecting banking, automotive, logistics and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. To the world, established corporations seem to be adapting slowly, or are they? Discover 8 clear ways to engage with startups.

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
[Panel] Corporate Accelerator
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
[Panel] Corporate Venture Capital
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
[Panel] Corporate M&A
04:45 PM - 06:15 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION:
Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingling session as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon.

Powered by General Assembly (Startup Pass Only)
TIME ACTIVITY
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
[Workshop] Learn Product Management

DESCRIPTION:
Discover the role and responsibilities of a product manager and explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products; walk through the fundamentals of the product management process including storyboarding, identifying risks and assumptions, and more.

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
[Workshop] Introduction To Data Science

DESCRIPTION:
Join the data conversation and see how analytics drives decision making across industries. Learn to understand, analyse, and interpret data as you:

- Walk through the fundamentals of data analysis
- Learn introductory analytic functionality in Google Sheet to distill actionable insights from data sets
- See how data analysts translate their findings into compelling business narratives
- Perform an exploratory analysis using real-world data

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
[Workshop] Growth Hacking For Startups

DESCRIPTION:
You’ve probably heard of growth hacking, but do you really understand what it is? In this workshop, you’ll not only learn about growth hacking and the methods that come with it, you’ll also be able to start applying new strategies to significantly increase your customer base. Create a growth hack strategy in order to optimize an existing product / company’s conversion funnel, present your growth hack strategies and defend your decisions, understand viral campaigns, A/B testing and how to identify your most valuable acquisition channels

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION:
Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingling session as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon.

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
[Presentation] Designing a New Way of Life, Working, Thinking
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
[Presentation] Robotics: The Ultimate Evolution Replacing Human Labour
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Fireside] Redefining The Next Frontier of Smart Living: Edge Computing

SPEAKERS:
Simon See, Engineering Director & Chief Solution Architect, Nvidia AI Technology Center
Annabelle Kwok, CEO, Smartcow

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Presentation] Big Data
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
[Fireside] Cybersecurity: Nothing is Safe
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Presentation] Social Entertainment
02:30 PM - 02:50 PM
[Fireside] Redefining Made in China

SPEAKER: Nobuaki Kitagawa, Managing Director & CEO, CyberAgent Ventures China Inc.

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM
[Presentation] Video - Emerging Trends

SPEAKER: Akira Morikawa, CEO, C Channel

03:10 PM - 04:40 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Asia Summit

SPEAKER: Judges: To be announced

04:40 PM - 05:10 PM
To Be Announced Shortly...
05:10 PM - 05:30 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Asia Summit Award Ceremony
05:30 PM - 05:40 PM
Closing Ceremony
05:40 PM - 07:10 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION:
Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingling session as we conclude Day 2 of Echelon.

08:40 PM - 10:40 PM
Echelon Official After Party

DESCRIPTION:
Details to be revealed shortly!

Powered by General Assembly (Startup Pass Only)
TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Workshop] Negotiating The Termsheet

DESCRIPTION:
One of the most critical entrepreneurial processes is negotiating the initial terms of a capital agreement after finding investors. Understand the process of negotiating term sheets: from the basic components of the document to strategic considerations that can help founders get the most value out of their deal. Understand the role of investor mix in influencing deal pricing and structure, see how dividends, liquidation preferences and anti-dilution rights impact the "effective" valuation of a startup, hear about protective provisions typically sought by outside investors.

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
[Workshop] Lean UX Design

DESCRIPTION:
Designing great experiences is one thing, delivering them is another. Lean UX is a method to help us deliver faster so that we can learn faster and improve our products. In this introductory class, you will learn the principles, processes and tools of the Lean User Experience methodology, and how to apply these principles to your projects to rapidly deliver improvements - no matter the size of your budget or team.

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

(Investor Pass Only)
TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Investors Roundtable

DESCRIPTION:
Join us for a private no-holds-barred roundtable session where we will discuss these topics:
- How can we use data to redefine successful investing?
- Is there measurable ROI in impact investments to make it worthwhile for socially conscious investors?
- What does the revival of angel investing mean for investors and seed-stage startups?
- Early stage / Growth stage funds
- Rise of syndicate funds
- Raising funds from LPs

Facilitators:
Utsav Somani, India - AngelList
John Sharp, Partner, Hatcher
Dondi Hananto, Principal, Unitus Impact
Leon John Hermann, Associate, Global Founders Capital
Nic Lim, Partner, 8Capita

*Limited to 50 participants in the room.

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION:
Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

Full Agenda

GET INVOLVED



Play a significant part in Echelon Asia Summit 2017. Be the pillars of support, the heroes of innovation, the supporters of the underdogs, the nurturers of local entrepreneurship. If you are looking to speak, sponsor or partner with us for Echelon, contact us today.

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contact@e27.co

SPONSOR / EXHIBIT

engage@e27.co

PARTNER

marketing@e27.co

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Official Strategic Partner

Official Corporate Innovation Partner

Official Social Listening Partner

Media Partners

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June 28-29 | 1 Ticket

For individuals (corporate who are keen to discover the regional ecosystem).

USD$270

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  • Access to exclusive Ecosystem Crowdsourced platform
  • Access to Conference Stages
  • Search and Message the Ecosystem's registered attendees
  • Access Marketplace Exhibitions
  • Access Day 1 Networking Drinks
  • Access Day 2 After Party

Investor

June 27,28,29 | 1 Ticket

For current or future investors who are keen to make the most of a dedicated track to discover and connect with the regional ecosystem.

USD$670

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  • Access to exclusive Ecosystem Crowdsourced platform
  • Access to Conference Stages Investor Track (Roundtables)
  • Regional Ecosystem Intel Report (Trial)
  • Search and Message the Ecosystem's registered attendees
  • Access Marketplace Exhibitions
  • Access Day 1 Networking Drinks
  • Access Day 2 After Party
  • Acces to Invite-Only Day 0 Private Dinner
  • Free Access to TOP100 powered by EC Connect for Qualified Investors (2017 only)
  • TOP100 Fight Club Judging for Qualified Applicants only

Corporate

June 27,28,29 | 1 Ticket

For corporate representatives who are keen to make the most of a dedicated track to discover and connect with the regional ecosystem.

USD$870

REGISTER NOW!
  • Access to exclusive Ecosystem Crowdsourced platform
  • Access to Conference Stages Corporate Innovation Track (Roundtables)
  • Regional Ecosystem Intel Report (Trial)
  • Search and Message the Ecosystem's registered attendees
  • Access Marketplace Exhibitions
  • Access Day 1 Networking Drinks
  • Access Day 2 After Party
  • Acces to Invite-Only Day 0 Private Dinner

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