Singapore-based TreeDots, an online outlet mall providing an end-to-end solution to eliminate the problem of food wastage in the city-state, has clinched the Judges' Choice award at Echelon Asia 2018. Myanmar-based startup Kargo, which is Uberising the logistics industry via light trucks and pickups, was adjudged the runner-up. The two-day event, organised by e27, was held at Singapore Expo from June 28 to June 29. TreeDots and Kargo are also the winners of the platform & marketplace and the logistics categories, respectively. These two startups will also receive SGD50,000 (US$37,000) each in grants from Startup SG, and will get fast-tracked through the SLINGSHOT@SWITCH competition. Started by Nicholas Lim, Tylor Jong, and Jiacai Lou, TreeDots's mission is to minimise the amount of food waste through a self-sustaining ecosystem via its aggregation of F&B businesses on different points of the value chain within the startup. It recently collaborated with National Environment Agency (NEA) in their food wastage reduction (FWR) outreach programme. Other category winners are:

BookMeBus (Cambodia): Online travel

This startup focuses on bringing end-to-end solutions from fleet management to e-commerce to transport operators through a mobile app. BookMeBus will also get a ticket to WIT Startup Bootcamp, to be held on October 15, 2018. One of the team members will also be provided with flights and accommodation to attend the WIT Conference, to be held on October 16-17,2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Energo Labs (China): Fintech and blockchain

Energo Labs is a Shanghai-based startup aiming to promote a decentralised autonomous energy (DAE) community by integrating blockchain technology into the energy sector. In a DAE community, energy is a digital asset that can be traded for various transactions: peer-to-peer (P2P), machine-to-machine (M2M), and vehicle-to-microgrid (V2M)/vehicle-to-grid(V2G).

Hungry Hub (Thailand): E-commerce

Hungry Hub a dining app, which offers an exclusive 'all you can eat' concept at normal À la carte restaurants with a list of more than 100 restaurants in the country.

Lecker Labs (Hong Kong): Hardware and IoT

Yomee is a connected home appliance to make fresh yogurt at home. Yomee cultures milk with patent pending 100per cnet eco-friendly pods that dissolve in the milk. Yomee is like Nespresso for making yogurt.

Webtotem (Kazakhstan): B2B, SaaS and enterprise

Webtotem is a SaaS which provides tools for securing and monitoring your website in one place in an easy and flexible way. (Correction: An earlier version of this article wrongly mentioned TreeDots will get a ticket to WIT Startup Bootcamp, instead of BookMeBus. The error is regretted)