Top 5 Startup Competitions in Asia


In our previous posts, we listed the global startup competitions and the top startup competitions in Europe. In this article, we will go through top 5 startup competitions in Asia.

Pitching Competition in TechSauce Global Summit

Techsauce Global Summit is one of the biggest international tech conferences in Asia. The conference aims to attract innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and policy makers. This conference has different roadshows in major cities in the continent. To participate in the pitching competition, the startup has to win a competition in one its roadshows. The summit winner will get an award of around $10,000 in addition to other perks.  For more information, please visit their website.

Asia Social Innovation Award

Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA) is is the first region-wide social startup competition to promote the culture of social innovation and encourage the exchange of ideas among Asian cities. Since its inception, ASIA has engaged with partners and participants from over 20 Asian cities. The competition is open to individuals with new ideas and early stage entrepreneurs. This event is an opportunity for the Asian entrepreneurs to get the exposure, network and resources needed to take their ideas on to the next stage. For more information, please visit their website.

Innovators Under 35

This competition is for people under 35 who live/work/study in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia or New Zealand. To participate in this event, you have to be nominated first. The winners will present a 3-minutes pitch in EmTech Asia, receive recognition from MIT Technology Review, and automatically become finalists for the global Innovators Under 35 list. For more information, please visit their website.

Tech in Asia’s Pitching Competition

This competition offers a unique platform where startups stand to gain early exposure and attention. Although the winner will just get a trophy and will not get any financial award, joining this event can help entrepreneurs to raise funds, build strategic partnerships, receive feedback, and get media coverage. For more information, please check their website.

E27 TOP100

TOP 100 is a programme powered by e27 that empowers tech startups across the continent. Participating startups will receive a lots of benefits like access to invite-only workshops, media coverage, digital business products, and pre-qualification for acceleration programmes. The final 100 startups will get an exhibition spot in Echelon Asia Summit, opportunity to pitch on stage, and qualification for Awards Night. For more information, please visit their website.

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