Why Echelon Asia Summit 2019 was such an exciting startup event

Guest Post
May 29, 2019
Echelon is a technology event where you learn, discover and meet for opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets and ecosystem.”

More than 120 speakers also shared key insights on emerging trends and disruptive technologies across four key stages, namely: Founder stage, Future stage, Capital stage, and the top 100 stage—where 100 of the most promising startups will be pitching live! (More about ON-DEMAND PRESS CONFERENCE - Startups around Asia!)

Making my presence at the exhibition booth as a UX Designer might seem like an odd fit but trust me, aside from UX in terms of usability, a more user centric attitude could make the endeavor more successful because you get to witness and pick up feedbacks as well as ideas from your potential clients, fresh from the oven, which is critical when it comes to a startup. I’ll be sharing my two cents on my partake in Echelon 2019, continue reading to get an insight of Singapore’s startup scene and the prospects of a foreign startup in Singapore!

Hillary, SparkAmplify’s UX Designer visiting our User at Echelon in Singapore Expo - INNOVO42

TOP100 Tour

SparkAmplify emerged as one of the TOP100 startups after pitching in competition to brilliant startups from across 15 countries, earning a place to exhibit in Echelon Asia Summit 2019 , Singapore. Two days before the actual event, the organizers e27, arranged a TOP100 Tour, mainly introducing Singapore’s vibrant start-up scene which consist of internationally recognized startup community at JTC LaunchPad, One-north (a Silicon Valley-inspired startup cluster primed to be Singapore’s startup valley).

Singapore, an island nation is the gateway to SEA’s market

It is known that Singapore is a startup paradise not only because of her thriving economy, ready and available internet everywhere, it is especially so with the government offering tax incentives like the The Start-up Tax Exemption Scheme (SUTE) in addition to one of the world’s most tightly packed technology startup ecosystem (BLK71). Alongside, Enterprise SG recognizes what startups need, which is a supportive growth environment thus they’re dedicated to bring Singapore’s startup ecosystem even closer with the launch of Startup SG Network which is open to all startups, big or small, local or international.

BLK71’s Open Plan office, currently they are housing 1000+ startups around the hood.

Echelon TOP100

Echelon Roadshow started early March 2019, with the Team traveling from cities to cities having Southeast Asia’s Top Startups Pitch to Echelon. During the Semi-finals 100 startups (Hence the name TOP100) were representing their countries to give a 3 minutes pitch on the FIGHT CLUB stage in Singapore’s Expo convention hall.

The TOP10 Finalist are:

  1. BeamAndGo Pte Ltd
  2. DRVR
  3. Ecombi Pte Ltd
  4. Glife technologies Pte Ltd
  5. JupViec
  6. Lizuna
  7. H3 Dynamics
  8. Ravenry
  9. Real Estate Doc Pte Ltd
  10. Toku World

Echelon pitch 2019 winners - H3 Dynamics & Ecomobi!

TOP100 Winner

By the end of Day 2, we have H3 Dynamics a Singaporean industry leader for energy storage,  advanced robotics, field communications, and real-time analytics providing innovative service solutions crowned Echelon 2019’s Unicorn Chalice Champion!

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