The satellite events for Echelon 2012, a two-day startup networking event organized by e27, are done and the countdown begins to the main conference on June 11 and 12 in Singapore. The satellites, held in six cities including Jakarta, Philippines, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and Tokyo saw technology startups pitch to local communities of investors and entrepreneurs. The top 50 shortlisted pitches from the satellites will be invited to exhibit at the main Echelon conference and the top 10 will get a chance to pitch on stage at the event.
The main event in June is expected to see the participation of over 40 speakers from Asia and Silicon Valley and over 1,000 delegates. Some of the speakers confirmed for the event include Amit Anand from Jungle Ventures; Ben Gillenwater, head of content at Research in Motion; James Chan from Neoteny Labs; Monica Tsai from SingTel Innov8; Saumil Nanavaty, CEO of Chalkboard; and Federico Folcia, founder of Roomorama. Topics of debate and discussion at the two-day event include startup growth and scaling, lean startup development and mobile web and applications.
You can still sign up to attend the event. Follow the link to register.
Here’s a quick recap on what happened at the six satellites, courtesy of e27:
- Nine startups survive the test of fire to pitch at Japan satellite
- Fourteen startups gear up to pitch at first Taiwan satellite
- Vietnam satellite sees promising B2B satellites to pitch
- Fourteen startups get their five-minute pitch at Singapore
- Seven startups for the first Philippines satellite
- Indonesia satellite shows maturity of local ecosystem
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