Now in its fourth year, tech conference Echelon will spotlight 52 of the Asia Pacific region’s most promising startups from June 4 to 5 in Singapore. The event will also feature more than 50 speakers and judges, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure and Sahil Lavingia, who raised $8.1 million for his startup Gumroad when he was just 20 years old, and was an early employee at Pinterest.
“It is our vision at e27 and in organizing Echelon 2013, that this region is given the platform it deserves to find global success in Asia’s emerging knowledge-based economy,” said Mohan Belani, CEO and co-founder of e27, the tech media and events platform that hosts Echelon.
Echelon 2013 will take place at Singapore Expo MAX Atria. Startups participating in the event were picked at the conference’s satellite events, which took in nine countries this spring. The ten startups that will compete for the title of Echelon’s Most Promising Startup are:
POP (Taiwan): an app that allows developers to turn paper sketches into app prototypes.
GridMarkets (Malaysia): a marketplace for institutions to sell their excess CPU capacity and monetize a depreciating asset while allowing buyers to source capacity for much less than primary market public cloud costs.
MathSpace (Australia): a cloud-based math learning software.
MyLegalWhiz (Philippines): a mobile-optimized database that simplifies the tedious task of legal research for lawyers and paralegals
NoonSwoon (Thailand): a dating app that introduces users to other singles who are friends of their friends.
Stamp (Thailand): a cardless mobile loyalty program that generates a unique code with each transaction instead of relying on QR codes or GPS check-in functions.
TanyaDok (Indonesia): a health consultation platform for people seeking quick answers to medical questions
TradeHero (Singapore): a finance app that allows users to practice trading with virtual money using real-time stock market data.
TopAdmit (Taiwan): an online college application editing company
Waygo (Taiwan): a mobile app targeted to travelers that uses optical character recognition to translate Chinese phrases into English
For more information about the event, visit Echelon’s site.