Echelon, an annual Asia tech startup launchpad, will be back for its third iteration. It is also accepting applications for Startup Marketplace, an exhibition platform for tech entrepreneurs to showcase their startups to potential investors, corporate partners, the media, and members of the startup community.
Deadline for this year’s applications is 31st March 2012. Prior to the main event, shortlisted candidates, selected by a panel of judges, will be invited to participate in satellite events in Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, and Hong Kong, where they will pitch their products to an audience.
Last year, over 1,000 attendees turned up, and the exhibition saw participation from startups from over nine countries. Some of these companies have gone on to secure funding and strategic partnerships.
Following the satellite events, the top 50 selected startups will be given an exhibition space at the main event on 11th to 12th June 2012, which will cost S$400. The top 10 will be given an opportunity to pitch on stage to the main audience.
The Echelon 2012 Startup Marketplace was previously known as the Echelon Launchpad and Startup Exhibition. The platform was revamped following feedback from Echelon alumni, placing more emphasis on startups themselves.
To apply, fill up this form.
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