The TOP100 APAC Startups Will Return to the Echelon Asia Summit in 2023

The two-day event, which will be held at Singapore EXPO on June 14–15, 2023, will include 5,000 people from all around Asia, 200+ company representatives, and more than 100+ international world-class speakers

The Echelon Asia Summit 2023 debut has been announced by e27, Asia’s largest tech and startup media platform. Across Southeast Asia’s digital ecosystem, Echelon is a technology event that assists entrepreneurs in forging new business relationships, uncovering new business prospects, and generating new investment deals.

Thaddeus Koh – Co-founder and Head of Platform and Memberships

The event will this year focus on the future of Southeast Asia’s tech and startup ecosystem, with investment and M&A trends and high-growth industries being extremely volatile given the region’s market’s dynamic economic conditions. Over two days, more than 100 expert speakers from Echelon will share their insights on topics like Web 3.0, Southeast Asian Soonicorns and Changemakers, Future Sectors and Investment Trends, M&As, Sustainability, and Growth and Scaling. Echelon Asia Summit 2023 offers a plethora of chances for investors and startups in Southeast Asia, with the remainder of the event consisting of workshops, roundtable discussions, exhibitions, and networking.

Founders and other top executives from well-known startups and venture capital firms like Grab, Carro, Ninja Van, WeWork, Lazada, Shopback, Lalamove, Altara Ventures, Vertex Ventures, JustCo, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, and Jungle Ventures have previously participated in the Echelon Asia Summit.

The TOP100 Program will be back at the event, which will feature the region’s top entrepreneurs demonstrating their concepts for a chance to win the program championship. The TOP100 is a carefully chosen program created to find, highlight, and drive the next wave of burgeoning entrepreneurs. The top 25 investors will be among the 5,000 delegates who hear pitches from the finalists, who were chosen from more than 500 applicants and now represent more than 10 nations. Current household names include Tookitaki, 99. co, Pickupp, Aspire, H3 Dynamics, and Glints are on the TOP100 alumni list.

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech (catastrophe Tech) Awards, established by the Prudence Foundation to uncover, fund, and support breakthrough technology solutions that save lives before, during, and after natural catastrophe events, are a partner of this year’s TOP100 program. Out of the more than 100 candidates from across the world, The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards will select 5 to present on the TOP100 Stage as part of the TOP100 Program.

Mohan Belani – CEO and Co-founder, e27

Five meetups throughout ASEAN, in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, were organized by e27 in the run-up to the event to discuss regional startup ecosystems. The pandemic’s aftereffects are currently being dealt with by Southeast Asia’s high-potential startup and tech ecosystem, which is expected to grow by 4.8% in 2023 as a result of the region’s economic recovery. Despite optimistic projections, problems including inflation, interest rates, and a shifting funding environment continue.

“Over the past ten years, the tech ecosystem has expanded as a result of an abundance of investments, a push for larger rounds and greater valuations, and little attention paid to business fundamentals and long-term growth.”

“For founders and investors, the previous year has served as a useful reset and refocus, and now is a good time for the ecosystem to start over and make plans for its future development. The goal of Echelon is to talk about how the ecosystem can concentrate on important issues and develop sustainably”, according to Mohan Belani, CEO and Co-Founder of e27.

About e27
e27, which was established in 2007, has a clear mission to provide every entrepreneur in Asia a chance to succeed by giving them the tools and resources they need to launch and grow their businesses. A go-to platform for contacts, knowledge, investment, and more are offered by e27. This platform has everything you need to create a billion-dollar business.

Echelon Asia Summit
The Echelon Asia Summit is e27’s premier technology event, bringing together the startup ecosystem in APAC to network, learn, and meet talent from all across Asia. Discover how entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and governmental organizations collaborate across national boundaries to address similar problems and urgent issues and to strengthen the bigger ecosystem to create the Future of Asia.

Through talks on stage with industry leaders and stakeholders, gain insightful information, and forge relationships within the sector at the more than 300 exhibition booths. Echelon Asia Summit will tackle cross-border engagements, talent expansion, and exhibiting APAC’s growing and leading firms from the heart of Singapore as Asia’s leading platform for ICT startups and investors for the past 13 years.

E27 co-founder Thaddeus Koh serves as the organization’s Head of Platform and Memberships. Additionally, he graduated from NUS Overseas Colleges Silicon Valley, where he worked at the start-up Cataphora and earned a minor in technopreneur-ship at the Stanford Centre for Professional Development. He has traveled and spoken widely in Asia about Southeast Asia’s startup and IT ecosystem. In the marketplaces of Southeast Asia, he has earned consulting work with governmental organizations. He is excited about the development of the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia and works to connect even more developed markets to the various parts of the region using e27 as the focal point. He is currently in charge of developing a new business division under platforms and memberships.

Co-founder and CEO of e27, a startup and tech ecosystem platform dedicated to assisting startup owners in the development and expansion of their businesses, is Mohan Belani. According to him, startups can improve the world, and for Southeast Asia’s tech industry to remain relevant, it must be led by organizations that can solve large-scale challenges while also being sustainable and meaningful. He is a partner with Orvel Ventures, a Southeast Asian venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology firms. He enjoys working with founders and assisting them in overcoming the hurdles of developing great companies, particularly in the areas of fundraising and market access. He has invested in over 30 early-stage funds and startups across APAC and the US.

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