Speakers from YouTube, Evernote and Sequoia Capital Set to Invade the Merlion City for Techventure 2014 Singapore


Here in Hong Kong, we find our startup scene being constantly compared with our Southeast Asian neighbor Singapore.

As this ‘Startup Nations Asia’ report indicates, Hong Kong and Singapore both boast very similar environments in the areas of regulation, financing, talents and technology. As such, the two cities’ are two of Asia’s most ideal places to build a startup – the upcoming Techventure 2014 will be the perfect place for Hong Kong and Singapore to converge. Click here to view a chart highlighting the two ecosystem’s similarities.

Running from September 23 – 25, the three-day conference will give tech startups from Asia-Pacific the chance to network with other technologists, VCs, private investors and the regional business community.

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Calling all Startups: Join the Hong Kong Pavilion at Startup Asia 2014 Singapore

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StartupsHK founders Casey and Gene will be heading to Singapore on May 7-8 for TechInAsia’s bi-annual Startup Asia 2014  – and they’d like to bring some Hong Kong startups with them!

We’ll have 10 booth spaces open in our Hong Kong pavilion, and it’ll be a great opportunity to meet other startups,  investors, users and tech bloggers.  If you want to join our founders in this whirlwind two days, please email us at [email protected] to secure your spot!

Haven’t heard of Startup Asia? it’s a large-scale conference showcasing early stage and product-ready tech startups, and attendees will get to learn from dynamic keynotes and coffee chats in an action-packed agenda. During the two day conference, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals, fellow founders, investors, corporate and government representatives from all around the region.

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Echelon 2011: June 11-12 Singapore

Last year’s Echelon was great, you can see posts here:


This was the first opportunity I had to meet up with startups from around the region, and it has been valuable for me in understanding what the market is like in others Asian countries. They had great speakers from all over the world. 

If you are a web or mobile company, consider either attending the conference or applying for the Launchpad.

From the site:

Echelon 2011 will be a two-day, double-track event that happens in Singapore in June with an expected attendance of more than 1,000 delegates; a demo pit of more than 40 startups and companies; and workshops and fringe events.

Key Dates

Jan–Mar 2011: Call for submissions from startups throughout Asia, focusing on Southeast Asia

April 2011: Satellite echelon in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

June 11–12, 2011: echelon 2011 at University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore

Find out more at: Echelon 2011