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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.

WHO ATTENDS ECHELON



Government Ministries & Agencies

Movers and shakers helping push Asia’s tech ecosystem forward

Technology Investors

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

SMEs, Corporations & Institutions

From banking to the mining industry, who are eager to expand their reach and grow their business with Innovation

Digital Professionals

A melting pot of people from tech, business, design and marketing experts set to share their unique expertise

Media

Media companies from all over APAC looking to feature the innovation economy and emerging, interesting tech companies

Empowering Entrepreneurs to build and grow their companies since 2009

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Delegations from over 20 countries will be in attendance for Echelon Asia Summit, featuring the most diverse audience in the region.
A deep dive to equip attendees with the latest trend insights, best practices and market access intelligence
3 different stages for different content styles - Future, Create, Build & Reach.
Where early to growth stage startups, corporates and service providers leverage community and connections to make deals happen
Join the Top 100 startups from across APAC as they showcase their products, services and represent their home countries.
Build qualified relationships through curated connections with investors, startups and mentors.
The best after-parties for the diverse community of entrepreneurs, period!

2017 Speakers

Anne Marie Droste

Director

Entrepreneur First
Jonathan Schiff

Managing Director

Schiff Family Office
Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner

Golden Gate Ventures
Melody He

Investment Partner

MOX
Michael Yap

Managing Partner

TNB Ventures
Masahiko Honma

Founder & General Partner

Incubate Fund
Atsushi Taira

Chief Growth Officer and Representative Director

Mistletoe
Albert Shyy

Principal

Burda Principal Investments


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AGENDA

A glimpse of this year's agenda


TIME ACTIVITY
08:30 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 - 10:05 AM
Opening Remarks

Speaker: Mohan Belani, CEO and Co-Founder, e27

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
[Fireside] What does Southeast Asia Need to do to Build Globally Relevant Deep Tech Companies

Speaker: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Moderator:
Mohan Belani, Co-founder and CEO, e27

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
[Fireside] Why Solving World Issues and Building Unicorns Go Hand in Hand

Speaker: Atsushi Taira, Chief Growth Officer and Representative Director, Mistletoe

Moderator:
Mohan Belani, Co-founder and CEO, e27

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
[Panel] Founders Listen Up! How to Source and Develop Founder Friendly Investors

Speakers:
Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur in Residence, muru-D
Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Pieter Kemps, Principal, Sequoia

Moderator:
Roshni Mahtani, Founder & CEO, Tickled Media

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
[Presentation] How Can Startups Scale for Global Growth, and What Does That Mean for Engineering

Speaker: Jordan Dea-Mattson, Vice President Engineering, Carousell

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
[Presentation] The Startup Guide from Marketing to Data Driven Marketing in Southeast Asia

Speaker: Pankaj Khushani, Head of Media Technology Solutions - SEA, India & Korea, Google

12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
[Panel] Fintech, Where are the Opportunities Beyond Payments

Speakers:
Veiverne Yuen, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tryb Capital
Val (Valenzia) Jihsuan Yap, Founder & CEO, PolicyPal
Anson Zeall, Co-founder/CEO, Coinpip

Moderator:
Samuel Hall, Program Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore

12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
Break & Networking

Description:
Free & Easy time! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:15 PM - 02:55 PM
[Panel] Artificial Intelligence - Hype or Hope and Is there an AI bubble?

Speakers:
Annabelle Kwok, CEO, SmartCow
William Klipgen, Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital
Jarrold Ong, ‎CTO & Co-founder, SWAT

Moderator:
Lim Swee Kiat, Head of AI Research, KeyReply

02:55 PM - 03:15 PM
[Presentation] Food Venturing: The Next Frontier

Speaker: Virginia Cha, Professor-in-Residence, Platform E

03:15 PM - 03:55 PM
[Panel] The Changing Face of Ecommere and Logistics in Southeast Asia

Speakers:
Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce
Karl Noronha, GM Singapore & Malaysia, aCommerce

Moderator:
Julian Low, Executive Director, Vertex Ventures

03:55 PM - 04:15 PM
[Presentation] Self Driving Cars and the Future of Urban Mobility

Speaker: Doug Parker, COO, nuTonomy

04:15 PM - 04:35 PM
[Fireside] Why Investors Need to Take Note of Gender Lens investing and What SEA Founders Can Learn From China

Speaker: Virginia Tan, Co-founder, Lean in China

Moderator:
Jowynne Khor, COO, e27

04:35 PM - 04:55 PM
[Presentation] How to Craft a Compelling Story For Your Startup

Speaker: Stew Langille, Founding Partner, Tallboy Ventures

04:55 PM - 05:15 PM
[Presentation] Future Trends in Edutech

Speaker: Tuan Pham, Founder & CEO, Topica Edtech Group

05:15 PM - 05:55 PM
[Panel] Why Edutech is the Next Fintech

Speakers:
David Kopf, Co-Founder & CTO, Remind
Rohan Pasari, Co-founder & CEO, Cialfo
Tuan Pham, Founder & CEO, Topica Edtech Group

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

05:55 PM - 07:25 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
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: E-commerce & Marketplaces

Judge:
Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
SaeMin Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures
Kaspar Hidayat, Investment Manager, Venturra Capital

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: Mobile, Media, Gaming

Judge:
Melody He, Partner, MOX
Masahiko Honma, Partner, Incubate Fund

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

Description:
Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: B2B SaaS & Solutions

Judge:
Terence Sim, Associate Director, Vickers Venture Partners
Gavin Lee, Principal, Wavemakers
Nikhil Kapur, Senior Investment Manager, Gree Ventures

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: Deeptech

Judge:
Julian Low, Investment Director, Vertex Ventures
Michael Yap, Managing Partner, TNB Ventures
Anne Marie Droste, Director, Entrepreneur First

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: Health, Medical, Lifestyle

Judge:
Eddy Lee, Managing Partner, Coffee Ventures
Carolyn Ng, Investment Director, Vertex Ventures

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club Qualifiers: Fintech

Judge:
Jefrey Joe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alpha JWC
Monthida McCoole, Investment Partner, Cocoon Capital
Sam Tanskul, Managing Director, Krungsi Finnovate

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

Description:
Free & Easy time! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
[Workshop] Negotiating The Termsheet

Instructor:
Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures

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.

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
[Workshop] Lean UX Design

Instructor:
Gideon Simons, UX Lead, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Description:
As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
[Workshop] Learn Product Management

Instructor:
Yi-Wei Ang, Head of Growth, TradeGecko

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.

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.

Powered by 500 Startups (Corporate Pass Only)
TIME ACTIVITY
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Break & Networking

Description:
Free & Easy time! 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 - 02:50 PM
[Presentation] Startup Programs: Case Study on Google's Startup Program

Speaker: Sami Kizilbash, Developer Relations Program Manager, South & Southeast Asia, Google

02:50 PM - 03:30 PM
[Panel] Corporate Accelerators

Speakers:
Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur in Residence, muru-D
Patricia Polizzi, Head of Incubator, STARTUPAUTOBAHN Singapore
Pranav Seth, Head of Fintech and Innovation Group, OCBC Bank

Moderator:
Hugh Mason, CEO, JFDI.Asia

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Coffee Break

Description:
Time for a short coffee break :-)

03:45 PM - 04:05 PM
[Presentation] Corporate Venture Capital: Case Study on Aviva Ventures

Speaker: Fernand Lendoye, Managing Director, Aviva Ventures

04:05 PM - 04:45 PM
[Panel] Corporate Venture Capital

Speakers:
Albert Shyy, Principal, Burda Principal Investments
Adit Swarup, Principal, Rakuten Ventures
Fernand Lendoye, Managing Director, Aviva Ventures

Moderator:
Mario Aquino, Managing Partner, Future Labs Ventures

04:45 PM - 05:25 PM
[Panel] Corporate M&A: Singapore and Beyond

Speakers:
Billal Naveed, Hedge Fund Sales & Head of Tech Sales, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
Guillaume Sachet, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, MediaCorp

Moderator:
Bowen White, Associate Director GPEI, INSEAD

TIME ACTIVITY
06:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Ladies' Night

Description:
Powered by SheWorx, SheSays, Startup Asia Women, Women in Tech, Female Founders, Crib and e27

BONUS | Drink deals and great conversation!
Address: Monti, 1-Pavillion, 82 Collyer Quay, S049213

TIME ACTIVITY
07:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Delegates Mixer

Description:
BONUS | Enjoy a *drink on us and housepour spirits at $5nett when you visit and login via app.getjuiced.sg on 28 June. *You will only receive a complimentary drink when you login at the venue).

Address: Get Juiced, 3E River Valley Rd, Block E Clarke Quay, #02-01, S179024

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 - 10:20 AM
[Presentation] How to Time Proof Your Startup's Culture

Speaker: Rajendran Dandapani, Director of Engineering, Zoho

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
[Fireside] Navigating the World of Venture Debt: Why Startups Should Look at This Alternate Vehicle for Fund Raising

Speaker: Chin Chao, CEO Southeat Asia, Innoven Capital Singapore

Moderator:
Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
[Panel] Disruptive Innovation For Better Healthcare

Speakers:
Nawal Roy, Founder & CEO, Holmusk
Julien de Salaberry, Co-founder, Galen Growth Asia
Gillian Tee, Co-founder and CEO, Homage

Moderator:
Carolyn Ng, ‎Vice President, Vertex Ventures HC

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
[Panel] How Malaysia and Hong Kong are Building Their Startup Ecosystems and What Can We Learn From Them

Speakers:
Antony Chan, Senior Manager, Partners Team, Cyberport
Paranee Damodaran, Head of Market Access & Corporate Support, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Moderator:
Bobby Liu, ‎Senior Director, Topica Edtech Group

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
[Presentation] B2B Saas & Enterprise Startup Landscape

Speaker: Chintaka Ranatunga, Managing Partner, Global From Day One

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
[Presentation] How to Build a Kickass Sales Process

Speaker: Alex Small, Managing Director & Co-Founder, UMAI

12:40 PM - 01:00 PM
[Presentation] Change Management: How Corporates and SMEs Can Operate More Like Startups

Speaker: Thomas Laboulle, CEO, Globalroam

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Break & Networking

Description:
Free & Easy time! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
[Fireside] What do Southeast Asia Founders and Investors Need to Know About China (And Why It Matters!)

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

Moderator:
William Koo, Managing Director, Novus BridgeWorks

02:20 PM - 02:40 PM
[Presentation] What is Key of Success for Short Video Service for Millennial Generation

Speaker: Akira Morikawa, CEO, C Channel

02:40 PM - 03:00 PM
[Presentation] Embracing a Culture of Growth for Success

Speaker: Yara Paoli, Director of Growth, Skyscanner

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM
[Fireside] What Do Startups and Corporates Need to do in Order for Corporate Innovation to Really Work

Speaker: Felix Tan, Managing Director, FinLab

Moderator:
Oko Daavasuren, Director APAC Startup Programs, Techstars

03:20 PM - 04:50 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Asia Summit

Judge:
Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
SaeMin Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures
Atsushi Taira, Chief Growth Officer and Representative Director, Mistletoe
Albert Shyy, Principal, Burda Principal Investments

04:50 PM - 05:10 PM
[Fireside] Meet NAO Robot, the Highly Entertaining, Totally Programmable, Customer Service Robot

Speaker: NAO, Humanoid Robot, SoftBank Robotics

Moderator:
Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

05:10 PM - 05:30 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Asia Summit Award Ceremony
05:30 PM - 05:40 PM
Closing Ceremony
05:40 PM - 07:00 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.

TIME ACTIVITY
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
[Panel] Leveraging Ecosystems & Technology to Share Influential Stories Moderator: Sainul Abudheen, Editor, e27

Speakers:
Stephanie Arrowsmith. Founding Partner, VSStory
Prerna Pant, Co-Founder & COO, Circus Social
Manminder Kaur Dhillon, CEO, Supernewsroom

Moderator:
Sainul Abudheen, Editor, e27

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Market Access: Showcasing Korea's Startups, Innovation, Technology
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
[Presentation] How To Make Your App Go Viral

Speaker: Govind Kavaturi, Expansion Director APAC, Branch

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fintech Startup Showcase, Powered by The FinLab

Speaker: Felix Tan, Managing Director, FinLab

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Market Access: Peering into Hong Kong's Startup Ecosystem

Speaker: Jayne Chan, Head of StartmeupHK, InvestHK

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
[Presentation] Market Access: Peering into Vietnam's Startup Ecosystem

Speaker: Eddie Thai, Venture Partner, 500 Startups

02:20 PM - 02:40 PM
[Presentation] Women in Tech Leading Innovation

Speaker: Sabeen Ali, Founder & CEO, AngelHack

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] Introduction To Data Science

Instructor:
Garrett Teoh, Chief Data & Operations Officer, Renotalk

Description:
Join the data conversation and see how analytics drives decision making across industries. Learn to understand, analyze, 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.

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
[Workshop] Growth Hacking For Startups

Instructor:
Danon Gabriel The, CMO & Co-founder, AsiaLawNetwork
Anna Rehermann, Founder, Growth Hacking Asia

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.

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

Description:
Free & Easy time! 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
Eddie Thai, General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam

Emcee:
Daryl Chung, Projects Director, e27

*Limited to 50 participants in the room.

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

Description:
Free & Easy time! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

TIME ACTIVITY
08:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Official After Party

Description:
Let your hair down after a full day of networking and excitement - join us at 1-Altitude (Official Echelon Afterparty Venue) for a night of mingling and getting to know the community. Also powered by Bar Society (Official Echelon Afterparty Partner)

BONUS | Limited Drinks provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
REGISTRATION | Show your wristband at the door!

Address: 1 Altitude, Rooftop, 1 Raffles Place, S048616

TIME ACTIVITY
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
VIP Lunch

Description:
Kickstart the day with an exclusive lunch featuring a wide spread of local delights!

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Facilitated Networking Activities

Speaker: Mark Koh, Associate Director (loT & Big Data, APAC), Frost & Sullivan

Description:
Look forward to learning more about how future trends from technology and the new economy to mobility and more, will affect your business. Unleash your creativity and devise a future-first solution to megatrends with fellow entrepreneurs, corporates and VCs. Who knows, you could create the next big thing here! Managed by Frost & Sullivan.

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Exclusive Access

Description:
Look forward to gain direct access to Policy Makers, Grant Consultants, Local VCs/Accelerators and Industry Advisors here. Partners participating include: NUS Enterprise, SME Centre, TNF Ventures, Tri5 Ventures, Frost & Sullivan, Maybank, Konica Minolta, AXA, Lazada, e27

TIME ACTIVITY
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Registration

Description:
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/the-finlab-constellations-tickets-35170437726

Venue: BASH
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #03-01, Singapore 139955

07:00 PM - 07:05 PM
Opening Speeches
07:05 PM - 07:10 PM
Sharing by Special Guest

Speaker: Roy Teo, Director, Fintech & Innovation Group, MAS

07:10 PM - 07:20 PM
The FinLab Cycle 1 Announcements
07:20 PM - 07:35 PM
Unveiling of The FinLab Cycle 2
07:35 PM - 07:40 PM
Officiation of Partnerships
07:40 PM - 07:45 PM
Closing Statements

Speaker: Felix Tan, Managing Director, The FinLab

07:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Networking

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