[Singapore] 17 May 2013: Tech media and events platform, e27, today announced the speakers, agenda and pitching startups for Echelon 2013 (e27.co/echelon), a two-day technology and business event that attracts investors, startups and business and technology leaders from the Asia Pacific region to connect and drive Asia’s tech industry forwards. Echelon 2013 is happening on 4 - 5 June 2013 at Singapore Expo MAX Atria and will see the likes of top investor, Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups, who has invested in over 250 startups. Another keynote speaker, Sahil Lavingia, Founder at Gumroad, raised US$8.1M at 20 years old and has also worked on user xperience at Pinterest, a curation platform that now boasts over 25 Million users worldwide, and still using his design implementations.
According to Mohan Belani, CEO and Co-founder at e27, “We’ve been organizing Echelon for the past 4 years, and this is our best yet. The caliber of the speakers and panelists we’ve invited, and the quality of the startups that are exhibiting and pitching reveal a huge groundswell of interest, excitement and opportunity for tech businesses in Southeast Asia.
We’ve always attracted the best startups to participate at Echelon, and some have gone on to raise funds and build successful businesses. It is our vision at e27 and in organizing Echelon 2013, that this region is given the platform it deserves to find global success in Asia’s emerging knowledge –based economy.”
A Gathering of the Internet’s Top Minds
With over 50 speakers and judges flying in from around the world, the keynotes and panel discussions at Echelon 2013 are informative and business-changing sessions that will inspire both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs as well as seasoned investors. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these Internet stars to drive business growth and build great companies, products and services. Some of the topics covered at Echelon 2013 include:
Keynote: Building Products That Solve Problems. By Sahil Lavingia, Founder – Gumroad
Keynote: Shifts In Investment Trends In Silicon Valley And The Series A Crunch. By Dave McClure, Founder - 500 Startups
Panel: Creating A Compelling Investment Case / Early-stage Portfolio For Series A Investors
Keynote: Platform Thinking - Business Model Design For Internet Business. By Sangeet Paul Choudary, Founder and Researcher - Platform Thinking
Keynote: The Future Of Social Media And Mobile Communications In Asia. By Thomas Clayton, President and CEO - Bubble Motion
Keynote: Digital Cramming - The Asian Urge To Cram More Life Into Every Mobile Minute. By Tara Hirebet, Head of Asia Pacific, Trendwatching.com
Panel: Making A Difference In The Attention Economy
Echelon 2013 speakers: e27.co/echelon/speakers
Echelon 2013 agenda: e27.co/echelon/agenda
Unearthing Asia’s Next Tech Star
Another highlight of Echelon 2013 will be the exhibition of 50 handpicked
startups from around the region and the ever-popular Startup Pitches by 10
promising startups for the title of Echelon 2013's Most Promising Startup.
The 10 pitching startups are:
1. GridMarkets (Malaysia)
2. MathSpace (Australia)
3. MyLegalWhiz (Philippines)
4. NoonSwoon (Thailand)
5. POP (Taiwan)
6. Stamp (Thailand)
7. TanyaDok (Indonesia)
8. TradeHero (Singapore)
9. TopAdmit (Taiwan)
10. WayGo (Taiwan)
For more information of the 10 pitching startups click here.
For a full list of exhibiting startups: e27.co/echelon/startups/
About e27 (e27.co): e27 was founded in 2006 and is a media and events platform focused on growing Asia’s technology startup ecosystem. It reports on tech startup news, trends and personalities relevant to startup communities in Asia and also organizes the much-celebrated Echelon conference. Other community events include Founders Drinks, a monthly meetup in several cities around Asia and Echelon Ignite, a spin-off event from Echelon to catalyze startup communities.
About Echelon 2013 (e27.co/echelon)
Echelon 2013 is one of the region’s largest tech and business event held over two days in Singapore to celebrate Southeast Asia’s emerging technology industry. It features 50 of the region’s most promising startups, renowned global and regional speakers on Internet and Digital businesses and 10 exceptional startups pitching for
the title of Echelon 2013’s Most Promising Startup.
Organized annually since 2010, Echelon has evolved to become the embodiment of Southeast Asia’s emerging technology industry and connects the region’s best entrepreneurs, investors, organizations and technology and business leaders at one phenomenal event with one clear takeaway, to drive Asia’s tech industry forwards.
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