Some of the world’s most exciting technological startups are making their way to Singapore this September. More than 800 attendees, 50 investors, 160 startups and 19 organisational and country pavilions will be participating in Techventure 2015 from 21 – 22 September in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands.
A technology event unlike any other, Techventure embraces all areas of technology – engineering and manufacturing; biotech and medtech; infocomm and digital media; and environmental sustainability. Some 1,000 delegates comprising global technopreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate ventures, angel investors and government funding organisations are expected to attend Techventure 2015. This edition focuses on increasing deal flow between investors and startups through facilitated and targeted meetings.
Tim Lafferty, Managing Director of Global Corporate Venturing (UK), who will moderate the opening panel at Techventure this year says, “Singapore’s startup ecosystem is now top ten globally. So it is increasingly attracting corporate investors to locate there and also to use it as a hub to access other parts of Asia. Techventure 2015 will be fascinating as it brings together many of the key players in Singapore’s innovation ecosystem.”
The UKTI Pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions, is bringing in 8 startups and other company representatives under the InnovateUK umbrella. Some of these companies are exhibiting for the first time at Techventure.
“The Singapore ecosystem is really strong for startups. It brings together great university capability, researchers, investors and developers with a base. The investment community spans from pre-seed to early stage incubation and late stage investments. We’ve been able to grow companies, from ideas and initial technology, into successful companies,” said Mike Holt, Chief Executive Officer, Get2Volume Pte Ltd, an incubator located in Singapore that invests in promising startups, and provides them with mentorship and networking opportunities to help grow their businesses.
It is not too late to register for Techventure 2015. For more information and registration, visitwww.techventure.com.sg.