Techventure 2014: Keeping a finger on the pulse of Asia's innovation scene

Get ready to network with investors and startups from the region and beyond. Learn the secrets of success from successful tech companies. Pitch and make deals at business matching sessions

By Terence Ng

A panel discussion in progress at Techventure 2013

A panel discussion in progress at Techventure 2013

Techventure, Asia’s leading innovation and enterprise platform, is taking place in Singapore again! Co-organised by the National Research Foundation (Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore), A*STAR’s Exploit Technologies and SPRING Singapore, the three-day event will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore from September 23 to September 25 2014.

Targeted at Asia’s leading startups, venture capitalists, corporate ventures, private equity and angel investors, Singapore’s annual technology big tent gather the innovation and enterprise community together to network, exchange ideas and discuss deals.

Networking opportunities
Expect greater interaction between start-ups and investors this year. Networking opportunities are available during the Networking Luncheons and the Techventure Connect 180. The latter is a series of quick meet-ups (lasting three minutes) between investors and start-up founders using the Techventure 2014 Mobile App. In two hours, investors can listen to 30 start-up pitches while startup founders can connect with at least 30 investors.


Make a pitch
Market your startup to the Techventure crowd at the Techventure Fast Pitch. During lunch and tea breaks, each startup will get four minutes to impress potential investors. In the Techventure Business Pitch Competition, startup founders present their business proposals to a panel of renowned venture capitalists and a pool of investors who will vote for the winner. Startups will also receive mentoring and real-time investor feedback, with the winner receiving a S$50,000 cash prize.

Knowledge platform
Learn from experienced speakers from the global tech industry, such as Steve Chen, co-founder, YouTube; Roelof Botha, partner, Sequoia Capital; Dado Banatao, managing partner, TallWood Venture Capital; Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote; John Jeans, ex-chairman, GE Healthcare Ltd.

A visit to Blk 71
Gain first-hand insights into Asia’s buzzing innovation ecosystem with a trip to Blk 71, Singapore’s startup hub. Participants get a guided visit to [email protected] 71, a co-working space managed by NUS Enterprise. Hurry, sign up now. Places are limited.

During the visit, participants will hear from successful entrepreneurs who will share their stories and insights on their startup journeys. Participants can enjoy a walking tour around the block and take a peek behind the scenes at startups hard at work.

Techventure 2014 event details:

  • Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
  • Tuesday, 23 Sept 2014 to Thursday, 25 Sept 2014


  • 23 Sep: Visit to Blk 71 and Techventure welcome dinner
  • 24 Sep: Keynote speeches, exhibitions and business pitch competition finals
  • 25 Sep: Keynote speeches, exhibitions, panel session, and fireside chat with Steve Chen and Roelof Botha; prize presentation for business pitch competition

SIGN UP before JULY 31 and enjoy savings from early registration!

Highlights from Techventure 2013:

  • Evernote
    Evernote Singapore Evernote is helping the world remember everything by building innovative products and services that allow individuals to capture, find and interact with their memories. Funding: 20M Series E Investors: Sequoia Capital Sequoia Capital
  • NUS Enterprise
    NUS Enterprise Singapore NUS Enterprise strives to nurture entrepreneurial leaders for business success, while igniting the spirit of innovation and enterprise.
  • Tallwood Venture Capital
    Tallwood Venture Capital Philippines Tallwood Venture Capital focuses on investments in differentiated technologies and products that we believe will have a significant impact on the semiconductor industry. Funded Startups: Undisclosed

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