Get insights from the best of the best at Echelon Asia Summit 2019. Happening on May 23-24 at the Singapore Expo. Enter promo code ECHELONFUTURE for free tickets!

It’s the time of the year again as we’re building up toward Echelon Asia Summit 2019, and here’s a multitude of reasons why you should be excited for the event on 23-24 May in Singapore!

3 stages, 65 sessions, 150 speakers

Our line-up celebrates the best of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem with household names such as James Chang, CEO of Lazada Singapore; Chris Yeo, Head of Grab Ventures; Blake Larson, Managing Director, Lalamove.

Hearing personally from the very people who headline the trends and happenings you’ve been reading about will be a strong indication of where the ecosystem’s headed next.

While Echelon veterans would already be familiar with the Future stage and Founder stage, this year’s conference will introduce a brand new Capital Stage.

For the ecosystem to continue growing sustainably, we will also address key issues to ensure inclusivity and accountability, discussing topics such as “#MeToo two years on; Has the tech world done enough to create a safe space for diversity and level the playing field?”.

12,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors, 10 government delegations

This year’s event is expected to comprise of 45 per cent tech startups, 25 per cent corporates and 12 per cent investors, with incubators & accelerators, SMEs, developers, students, media organizations and regulators making up the rest of the demographic.

The 50 per cent growth from last year’s 8,000 is a result of our decision to subsidize ticket prices at US$10, as we continue championing startups and inclusivity, especially for the overseas delegation who make up slightly less than half of the total attendee size.

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250 exhibitors is a new record for Echelon, and we have a diverse group of companies with SaaS, Fintech and AI forming the top representation in this year’s cohort.

Echelon will also host 10 government agencies – from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Korea, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, – who will each bring a delegation of startups to Singapore, and also attend a 5-hour closed door forum.

4,000 minutes, 320 meetings, 45 investors

Echelon Connect will continue to catalyze the region’s fundraising and deal flow activity through 15min speed-dating sessions between startups and investors in-attendance.

This programme boasts a track-record of 15% startups raising follow-on funding post-event, and participating VCs this year include the likes of Monk’s Hill Ventures, Jungle Ventures and Quest Ventures to name a few.

6,000 minutes, 200 meetings, 20 corporate partners

The newly introduced FORGE aims to drive towards tangible value and outcomes by matching startups who wish to explore business opportunities with the bigger boys, as well as organizations who are serious about their corporate innovation ambitions.

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To illustrate a few business cases – NEC Asia Pacific wants to partner startups to co-develop and go-to-market with a complete solution for “payment by facial recognition”, Dentsu Aegis Network is looking to acquire adtech and martech solutions, while PT Sampoerna is looking adopt HR tech to support 20,000 staff for payroll, leave application and other employee matters.

600 applications, 20 countries, 110 startups, 1 judges choice 

Echelon is proud to be hosting the region’s largest startup Demo Day annually on the TOP100 stage. This year, we’re showcasing 110 promising companies curated from over 20 countries and 2-months worth of qualifiers across the continent.

This programme will culminate in the TOP100 finals featuring 10 startups who will vye for EnterpriseSG’s S$50,000 StartupSG grant. Other prizes include return flights and access to Web in Travel’s boot camp later this year, day passes to Greenhouse Co-working, as well as complimentary lifetime subscription to’s email spoofing solutions.

300 premier tickets, 1 seamless experience

If you can’t contain your excitement already, engage us on social media at #Echelon2019, and we’ll see you there :)

Get insights from the best of the best at Echelon Asia Summit 2019. Happening on May 23-24 at the Singapore Expo. Enter promo code ECHELONFUTURE for free tickets!

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