Echelon 2012 Satellites: 6 City Hunt for the Best Startups in Asia

One of the main goals of Echelon 2012, Southeast Asia’s premier startup event, is to find and showcase the best startups in Asia. e27 has put together a six-city outreach program, called the Satellites, to connect, find and feature the rising stars of Asia’s tech startup community.

Echelon 2012 Satellites – Expanding the Search

2011 saw e27’s Echelon event reaching out to the Asian tech startup community via 4 Satellites – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. This year, e27 has expanded the Satellites to 6 cities:

  • Jakarta, Indonesia (April 7)
  • Manila, Philippines (April 12)
  • Singapore, Singapore (April 14)
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 17)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (April 24)
  • Tokyo, Japan (April 26-27)

Each Satellite will see 10 to 15 selected startups pitching for one of 10 onstage pitches at Echelon 2012. A panel of local and foreign judges will judge the Satellite pitches. Startups and attendees at the 2012 Satellites can also look forward to keynote sessions and case studies from experienced entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Rising Stars of Asia

The Satellites and Echelon 2012 are the best platforms for rising startups. Echelon 2012 connects you to the important markets in Asia. Echelon 2012 will be the place to be if you are looking for funding opportunities. Many of Echelon’s alumni have since secured funding rounds from notable VCs and Angels. This year, Echelon 2012 will be looking at a larger investor presence as regional and international venture capital firms turn their focus on Asia.

Get connected to go-to persons in global tech companies. Looking to partner companies such as Amazon Web Services and DeNA? Echelon has helped link startups with these companies through Echelon 2012’s network.

For upcoming Asian startups, being part of Echelon 2012 is only 3 simple steps away.

  1. Apply online now at Selected startups will be informed in early April to pitch at the Satellites.
  2. Pitch at Satellites to showcase your product. Top 10 pitches from the 6 Satellites will secure a pitching slot at Echelon 2012. Pitch to an audience of investors, corporates and community leaders.
  3. Exhibit and showcase: join the ranks of Echelon alumni and showcase your product to the people that matter, at Echelon 2012.

Join Echelon Startup Marketplace and be Discovered

With just 3 weeks to go before the Satellites begin, the e27 team is intensifying the hunt for the best regional startups to make sure we leave no stone unturned. If you are a startup that fits the bill, or know some who do, help us make Echelon 2012 the startup showcase of the year. Submit your startup now.