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Echelon X, the premier tech conference in Southeast Asia, is scheduled for May 15-16 in Singapore.

ByYasmeeta Oon

May 8, 2024
Echelon X, the premier tech conference in Southeast Asia, is scheduled for May 15-16 in Singapore.

Echelon X, the premier tech conference in Southeast Asia, is scheduled for May 15-16 in Singapore.

Singapore, May 2024 — The esteemed tech and startup platform, e27, has announced the launch of its latest and potentially most significant event to date, Echelon X. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this flagship event is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Singapore EXPO and aims to significantly empower startups by fostering new business connections, uncovering fresh opportunities, and stimulating investment flows across the region’s tech ecosystem and beyond.

As e27 marks a decade of its journey in shaping the tech and startup scene in Asia, Echelon X is positioned to be a landmark event, enhancing tech resilience through increased collaboration and innovation. The event’s agenda is crafted to support more mature startups, with a lineup of over 100 notable speakers from leading tech companies and innovative entities.

  • Coffee Meets Bagel, Moomoo SG, Ninja Van: These industry giants are set to share insights into sustainable growth and agile business practices.
  • YouTrip, Addo, Meta, Google Cloud: Discussions will focus on leveraging technology for scalable and sustainable business models.
  • NTT, Nir Eyal, BRI Ventures, Fazz Financial, Vertex Ventures: Expert talks will include topics on artificial intelligence, resilience, and future-proofing strategies.

This year’s theme revolves around deepening tech resilience and collaboration, aiming to bolster the ecosystem through enhanced business matching, knowledge exchange, and collective innovation.

Key Event – MOU Signing: A highlight of Echelon X will be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between e27 and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Group. This agreement, which is scheduled for formalization on May 15 at the Pitch Stage, seeks to catalyze growth and innovation across the regional startup ecosystem.

Benefits of the e27 and NTT Group Partnership:

  • Enhanced support and visibility for startups
  • Better access to capital
  • Improved networking opportunities through e27’s media network and NTT’s significant regional presence

The TOP100 programme, a central element of Echelon X, is designed to elevate startups from across the region, including new participants from India, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, offering visibility, mentorship, and funding opportunities.

Startups to Watch in the TOP100:

  • Careera (Singapore): Innovative career development tools
  • Fina Fintech (Laos): Revolutionizing financial services
  • Edge Tutor (Philippines): Edtech solutions for better learning
  • Dentall Co. Ltd. (Taiwan): Advancements in dental technology
  • The Mango Jelly (India): Unique food tech solutions
  • PriyoShop (Bangladesh): Leading e-commerce platform

A total of 51 startups have been shortlisted to engage actively at Echelon X, showcasing their innovative ideas through exhibition booths and pitch presentations, alongside global accelerators like Antler and Plug and Play APAC.

The event will be graced by Mr. Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information, who will deliver the welcome remarks on May 15 as the guest of honor. This engagement underscores the government’s support for the tech and startup ecosystem, particularly at a time when funding has slowed across the region.

Singapore’s Role as an Investment Hub: According to the ‘Singapore Venture Funding Landscape’ report, Singapore-based startups accounted for 63.7% of all equity deals in 2023 across Southeast Asia, with a notable increase in deep tech investments.

A Word from e27’s Leadership: “It is our utmost privilege to be able to organize the Echelon conference year after year,” said Mohan Belani, CEO and Co-Founder of e27. “Over the past decade, we have seen the tech ecosystem grow exponentially. Echelon has become the must-attend conference for all things tech and startup. We have witnessed many revolutionary founders take the stage, and we are excited to see what the future holds, especially with the rise of disruptive technologies and strong support from our ecosystem partners.”

Echelon X by the Numbers
DatesMay 15-16, 2024
VenueSingapore EXPO
Notable SpeakersOver 100
FocusMature Startups
Strategic PartnershipMOU with NTT Group
Program HighlightsTOP100 Programme, Pitch Stage Presentations
Special GuestMr. Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State

Echelon X promises to be a groundbreaking event, reflecting a decade of growth and the bright future of the tech and startup sectors in Southeast Asia. With its strategic partnerships, government support, and an impressive lineup of speakers and participants, Echelon X is set to redefine what it means to be a flagship tech event in the region.

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Yasmeeta Oon

Just a girl trying to break into the world of journalism, constantly on the hunt for the next big story to share.

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