Why Participate?

This is an unparalleled opportunity for European startups to gain access to more than 10 of the leading Asian customers, investors and co-innovation partners across diverse industries, in one single platform. Before pitching, a startup finalist already knows that a potential Asian client, partner or investor has confirmed interest in their solution.

For the Top 50 Finalists

> Unparalleled opportunity for European startups to gain access to more than 20 leading Asian customers, investors and co-innovation partners across diverse industries, in one single platform.
> Free pre-event pitch coaching sessions by SEIPF’s co-organisers who are experts in the tech ecosystem. 
> Exclusive passes to EDB’s line up of startup conferences (Singapore Tech Forum 17 – 20 November 2020) and events in Europe and Singapore .
> Mention of their nomination in the events communication and PR campaigns in Europe and Asia. 

For the Top startups

The top startups of each category may, at the interested corporates’ discretion, be given grants for subsidized Southeast Asia market access programs such as Design Sprints, Discovery Mission and Acceleration Package.

For all participants

> EDB will share the pitch deck and contact details of the startup with the organisations who registered interest, so that the startups can still be contacted after the event. 
> An assessment session will be offered after the event with startup acceleration & industry experts Actavia Consulting, Co-Creation Lab and Pufferfish Partners to provide guidance on the startup journey in Asia.

This approach is different from other pitch programmes as it provides additional opportunities for European startups to connect with Asian MNCs and the innovation ecosystem.