Echelon Malaysia will be a one and a half day regional event taking place in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. By exploring Malaysia’s role in the global technology industry, startups will be empowered through the sharing of knowledge by international speakers and investors as well as through structured networking sessions. As part of expanding the Echelon brand within Southeast Asia, event organisers, e27, is putting together its first-ever Echelon in Malaysia to strengthen the connections between technology startup ecosystems in Malaysia with the rest of Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. To highlight this, e27 is also interested to showcase selected Malaysia startups to the international audience for fundraising and media exposure purposes. Having such an event in this part of the world also draws global interest to position Southeast Asia as a viable market for innovative technologies, early-stage investment and for market access.
Echelon Malaysia 2014 Key
Two workshop tracks, a technical track and a business track, are being organized on Day 1 of the event. The technical track is free-to-attend for the public and is ideal for technical teams and CTOs to attend, while the business track is part of the paid conference and deals with country-specific market access strategies within the SEA region. Startups will learn tips and tricks of the trade from representatives from reputable global companies such as Paypal and Softlayer, who are just two of the big names that will be conducting these workshops.
International keynote speakers and panel discussions
The second day of Echelon Malaysia 2014 will feature keynote sessions and panel discussions from both the local and international community. Startups will gain useful knowledge on how to grow and be at the top of their game from influential keynote speakers such as the Team Lead of Singapore & Malaysia from AirBnB, Thomas Wang and Chairman & Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove. During the course of the day, panel discussions on Malaysia’s place in the Globalised technical world will also take place.
The second day of Echelon Malaysia will also feature selected Malaysia startups to showcase their products and services on stage. Interested startups have to first submit their business and innovation on the Echelon Malaysia website. From there, a select number of startups will be shortlisted. e27 will also be working with Malaysia based incubators and accelerators for this showcase. Both Malaysian and international startups are encouraged to submit their entries by 31 October 2014 at e27.co/echelon/malaysia where more details are provided.