With just over a week to go, Echelon 2013 is setting up to be the technology conference to be at. The e27 team has taken the event up another notch and are doing it on a larger scale as a way to bring more value to technology community in the region. Early Bird tickets ends this Sunday and here’s why you should definitely grab them before your opportunity runs out:
Content is king and e27 has put together a lineup of some of the best speakers from around the world to inspire and empower attendees at Echelon. Get the chance to meet and hear from Sahil Lavingia who has worked for Pinterest and now runs Gumroad, a marketplace for creatives which he raised US$7 million in funding for. Learn from Ernest Kim, who was a co-founder at renown software company 37signals. The e27 team is a big fan of 37signals and we actively use their products like Basecamp and Highrise. Also get the chance to hear from heavyweight entrepreneurs this side of the world such as Hironao Kunimitsu who founded Gumi, Razmig Hovaghimian who co-founded Viki and Calvin Kizana of PicMix.
A diverse lineup of startups
This is my fourth Echelon and the second time I’m heading the Startup Marketplace, and boy, is the regional tech startup space getting more exciting. This year’s Top 10 will see three Tawainese startups, 2 Thais and one each from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and Indonesia. Among them are two 500 Startup companies. Who do you think will win? Will Thailand be able to defend their title and bring home the Echelon crown again?
Other than the pitching companies, another 41 other startups will be joining these 10 at the Startup Marketplace. This includes a team from Japan’s Waseda University with their photo app DecoAlbum to experience entrepreneurs from Mixi with Seconds and angel investor turn startup founder Olivier Berthier with his finance startup Moneythor. Check out the full list of startups exhibiting here. Investors who want to know more about the startups, especially information that may be not publicly disclosed, check out our newly introduced paid item, the Investor Kit.
So, is Echelon 2013 the place for you to be at? You will definitely get a chance to meet these interesting people who are doing life-changing things and more. You have less than 48 hours to make that commitment. Early Bird tickets are still going at a reasonable S$200 for the two-day, power-packed conference. To make this event sweeter, use the promotion code “e27co” for a sweet surprise. Hope to see you at Echelon 2013!