Launched in 2012, TOP100 began as an initiative aimed at identifying the most promising startups in the region, solely focused on securing funding and investment opportunities.
Over the years, we witnessed remarkable growth stories like Gojek, Carousell, Carro, 99.co, and numerous others, nurtured through our program
Now, as the Southeast Asian ecosystem matures and welcome a new generation of startups, the TOP100 program has adapted to address their evolving needs.
Why join TOP100
We have enhanced the TOP100 program and are evolving it into a growth-focused initiative, aligning with its mission of empowering the most promising startups for success in Asia
Leverage on e27 media platform and Echelon Asia Summit to achieve both online and offline presence across the Southeast Asia region.
Access the right resources for different stages of fundraising and investor relations through e27 Pro Connect and Echelon Connect business meetings
Gain knowledge you need to build a sustainable and profitable business with 1-1 coaching sessions, private events, media training, and access to online mentor group.
Access regional growth markets through e27 government partners and market access opportunities
We've refined our criteria to align with the ideal startup profile that resonates with TOP100's mission: expediting market access and growth by leveraging e27's well-established media presence and networks
Early and mid-growth stage startups - from bootstrapped to post Series B Startups whose product has already launched and gained customers
Revenue & Product
Startups with technology as core product or service, whether software or hardware
Country or Sector
Startups based and/or operating in Southeast Asia Overseas startups keen to enter Southeast Asia markets
The comprehensive TOP100 Program will now extend over a six-month duration, with various sessions and components scheduled throughout this period.
E27 takes pride in its ongoing support for the growth and entrepreneurial journeys of startups that have been making a positive impact on lives throughout Southeast Asia over the years.
Embracing new knowledge involves dedicated mentorship from experts. Here's a preliminary list of mentors we aim to secure for the TOP100 program to ensure success for the growth startups.
Gain access to top-tier VCs in Southeast Asia leveraging e27's extensive reputation and relationships to support your fundraising and investor relations objectives.
Hear from TOP100 2023 startups
e27 provided us with an avenue to interact with potential investors and other startup founders. We were also able to explore partnership opportunities with other startups who are working on the same industry.
I am fully satisfied with e27's services. It met my expectations. The e27 team was prompt and responsive to my inquiries.
The Posture Lab
Investors definitely! Multiple ones. Partnerships with multiple startups abroad for go to market
I could meet lots of people who were interested in our service!!
We Just Loved it
What makes this year’s TOP100 different from previous editions?
This year’s TOP100 has evolved into a growth program that provide startups with the platform they need to sustainably expand across the region.
On top of connecting with investors through e27 Pro Connect and Echelon, as well as online and onsite visibility, we have expanded the TOP100 program to include mentorship through coaching, private events, and media training, and business matching through our various programs and partnerships.
What industries or sectors should join TOP100?
The TOP100 program is industry/sector agnostic, open to startups with technology as core product or service whether hardware or software.
I have just recently launched my startup, can I join TOP100?
The TOP100 program is best for startups who have already launched their product and has gained customers. If this is you, then we certainly encourage you to join!
I am not based in Southeast Asia, can I still join?
TOP100 is a program for startups who are operating in Southeast Asia. That being said, if you are based in other regions but are keen to enter Southeast Asia markets, then the TIO100 program is the best place to start.
What exactly does the TOP100 program include?
Qualified startups joining the TOP100 program will get to enjoy the following benefits.
Details of these benefits, as well as additional ones, will be announced soon.
Is there any cost attached to joining the program?
Registration is free. After the screening, program fees for qualified startups completing the program is USD 999.
TOP100 is a curated startup growth program that gives Southeast Asia startups regional visibility, funding opportunities, mentorship, and access to business matching programs.