Winners

GIZTIX has emerged as the Winner of Startup LaunchPad, the pitching component of Echelon Thailand in Bangkok.

Out of 100 applications, 15 teams were selected to pitch in front of five judges on the first day of Echelon Thailand in Bangkok.

The judges were Koichi Saito, Founder and General Partner, KK Fund; Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures and Adrian Stewart, Partner, Galaxy Ventures.

Then, out of those 15 teams, five startups were shortlisted to present in front of a live audience and a panel of five judges today. The judges were:

Judges at the pitching competition. L-R: Adrian Vanzyl, Victor Chua, Andrew Kvalseth, Albert Shyy and Harry Wang

Judges at the pitching competition. L-R: Adrian Vanzyl, Victor Chua, Andrew Kvalseth, Albert Shyy and Harry Wang

As part of the agreement, GIZTIX received three years’ access to BizSpark, BizSpark Plus and US$120,000 worth of Azure credits from Microsoft.

These prizes will allow GIZTIX access to software and tools like Visual Studio and Office, alongside training courses and a vibrant technology community.

Additionally, it received two tickets to Echelon Asia Summit 2016, and an exhibition booth at the Singaporean conference.

The final five startups were:

1. GIZTIX (Thailand)

GIZTIX is a marketplace for shippers (people who want their goods delivered to others) and transporters (folks who operate transportation companies) to have an easier time managing logistical services. It also allows individuals with trucks to sign up and join GIZTIX as a transporter.

Giztix website

GIZTIX website

2. BaganTrade (Myanmar)

BaganTrade is an online trading marketplace for importers and exporters in Myanmar. Founded in April 2015, the company behind BaganTrade claims to have registered 500 firms and listed 2,000 products on its platform. Goods on the platform include dried fish, umbrellas and more.

Bagantrade

BaganTrade

3. Q&Me (Vietnam)

Q&Me is a mobile app from Vietnam that lets marketers do research via a mobile app, instead of traditional ways of doing surveys. It claims to have surveyed more than 90,000 people to date.

Q&ME

Q&Me Founder

4. u-Hop (Philippines)

u-Hop is an app for on-demand shuttle service that boasts more than 550,000 active members and 17,000 active drivers in six cities since it was launched. It plans to operate out of 27 major cities in the Philippines by the end of 2015.

u-Hop

u-Hop Founder

5. ZmyHome (Thailand)

ZmyHome is a real estate website that eliminates the need for an agent by making it easy for owners to list their properties and interested parties to reach out directly through the portal. The company plans to expand into other services like home valuation, market monitoring, and escrow accounts in the future.

ZHome

ZHome

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