Our mission at e27 is all about empowering entrepreneurs on their way to success. Thus, we work closely with other teams and organisations that share this goal. We are proud to announce our partnership with Enterprise Singapore for the Echelon Roadshow and TOP100.

The TOP100 programme was created by e27 to empower insights, connections, talent, and funding opportunities for early-stage tech in Asia Pacific.

Enterprise Singapore aims to highlight Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem and anchor promising tech startups in Singapore to access the Asia-Pacific region.

One of its flagship events is the annual SLINGSHOT international startup pitching competition, which provides opportunities for both local and international startups to gain early exposure to investors, corporates, industry leaders, mentors, media and tech-savvy early adopters.

Participants can receive valuable feedback from industry specialists and find partners through the competition. This is in line with e27‘s own goal to bring together different stakeholders in Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem.

Beyond providing exposure and opportunities to startups, SLINGSHOT’s value proposition extends to other players in the startup ecosystem.

  • Investors are provided with an aggregation of high potential startups for investment;
  • Corporate partners’ innovation efforts are supported; and,
  • Potential customers are provided an opportunity to obtain products at the forefront of technology.

A continuing partnership

e27 had a successful partnership with Enterprise Singapore during SLINGSHOT 2018, which strengthened Singapore’s reputation as a leading global startup hub and springboard to the Asian market. Our roadshows around the region helped to amplify international and local awareness of the Startup SG brand as well as the SLINGSHOT 2018 competition through publicity and marketing efforts.

Also read: Enterprise Singapore sponsors S$100,000 worth of prizes for TOP100!

Two finalists of e27‘s TOP100 2018 were also awarded Startup SG grants and fast-tracked to the SLINGSHOT 2018 qualifying round.

Startup SG provides entrepreneurs with access to local support initiatives and a launchpad to the global stage. This includes funding and financing opportunities, a wide and diverse talent and mentor pool, and access to customised infrastructure such as co-working spaces in Singapore.

This year, e27 and Enterprise Singapore will once again work together to provide a platform for startups to grow, scale, and springboard into Asia. The Echelon Roadshow is part of a series of international stops leading up to the annual Echelon Asia Summit happening in May.

The Echelon Roadshow hit Singapore earlier this week, and our next stops will be in Phnom Penh (March 14), Bangkok (March 19), and Manila (March 21). RSVP to the Roadshow is free, so if you want to score insights on Southeast Asian tech and more, grab your tickets now!

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