With the high quality of startups applying to Echelon Thailand’s Startup LaunchPad, Microsoft has entered as Echelon Thailand’s official LaunchPad Prize Sponsor. The winner of Startup LaunchPad is set to walk away with three years’ access to BizSpark, BizSpark Plus, as well as an additional US$120,000 worth of Azure credits.

How will this prize take your startup to the next level?

For startups ready to scale, BizSpark Plus with free Azure cloud service credits means cost savings that entrepreneurs and their teammates can re-allocate to investing in marketing, customer acquisition, and hiring developers.

For that, BizSpark Plus offers access to free software and tools such as Visual Studio and Office, getting the right support for your startup via access to hundreds of training courses and a community of fellow founding teams and technical advisors, and just as crucially, connect with other enterprise customers. This is a software and services programme tailor-made for startups.

Similarly, the goal of Startup Launchpad is to place the spotlight on high-potential startups from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos at pre-seed, seed, and pre-series A stages, as well as startups that have strong interest in expanding into the Mekong region.

Also Read: 7 reasons why your startup should pitch at Echelon Thailand

What’s next for Startup Launchpad?

At Echelon Thailand, startups who make it to the Top 10 will be exhibiting their product or service to over 1000 c-suite executives, investors, delegates, media and more. In order to determine which startups make it to the stage, these startups will be invited to a closed-door pitching session on Day 1 — November 26.

On Day 2, the top five startups that pass the closed-door judging will pitch on the main stage of Echelon Thailand 2015, where the winner will be crowned.

Startup LaunchPad, e27’s latest premier pitching and exhibiting opportunity at Echelon Thailand, is a sure-fire way to get your startup implanted and involved in the heart of the tech startup community across the Mekong region. With prizes in store as well as a circle of esteemed judges ready, new and current startups are welcome to battle it out this November 26-27.

Call for submissions now close on November 1. Submit your startup here.

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