Echelon 2010 Updates: More Speakers, Startups Revealed
May 14, 2010 by Larissa THIA
If you haven’t already purchased your ticket to Echelon 2010, one of the most happening web tech events in our local (and regional) web technology landscape, here is one major reason why you should: Geeks On A Plane (!!) are arriving for a 2 day stopover at our sunny shores for the event. 20 geeks have confirmed attendance. What’s more is that Singapore is their last stop for their Asian tour after China and Korea – this definitely ensures keen insight of the Asian market from these experienced entrepreneurs. Convinced already? Click here to register now.
Need more persuasion? Here are 5 other reasons why you should be stoked about Echelon 2010.
1. Comprehensive Speaker Lineup
With 40 speakers from over 8 countries, Echelon 2010 definitely boasts a comprehensive line up which promises to engage and excite the audience with the gamut of topics which they will be presenting on. Key note speakers include Dave McClure (Startup Investor, Founders Fund; Founder, Geeks On A Plane), Daniel Raffel (Senior Product Manager, Yahoo), Bret Terrill (Senior Director of Corporate Development at Zynga) as well as Simone Brunozzi (Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services- APAC).
Other speakers include:
*Be connected with the speakers via LinkedIn by clicking on their pictures
2. Opportunity To Interact With Experienced Entrepreneurs
Always wanted a chance to meet and interact with other regional entrepreneurs but never got the chance to do so? Echelon 2010 boasts the most international attendee profile ever with regional ticket sales accounting for up to 40% of all tickets sold hitherto. Some experienced India and Australian entrepreneurs have also confirmed their attendance at the event – interaction with them will definitely enable young start-ups to glean some useful and practical tips for their entrepreneurial journey.
3. Watch Fireworks Fly
App developers are the current kingmakers and will possibly drive the next wave of successful tech enterprises. This year, both #1 and #5 of Facebook’s top app developers will be participating at Echelon 2010. Zygna and 6 Waves are sending down Brent Terrelli and Rex Ng respectively to attend the conference. Both will also participate as panelist for a discussion aptly titled – Social Gaming – How A Fast Rising Global Phenomenon Is Rising In Asia. Most interestingly enough, 6 Waves received US $17.5M from Twitter’s VC late last year to gear up for battle against industry behemoth Zynga. It just might be the classic David and Goliath story given how 6 Waves managed to jump astronomically from 2 million to 20 million users within a month in 2009. Audiences will definitely be ensured of an interesting panel discussion.
4. Unveiling of 10 Never Seen Before Startups
One other highlight of the event, which hitherto is clouded with secrecy, is the launching of 10 relatively unknown companies which have either not released their products to the market yet or have created completely new versions of their previous prototypes. Event organizers, e27, will not be releasing the names of these companies until the start of the launch itself.
5. Startup Exhibition featuring 39 Regional Startups
39 regional start-ups will be presenting at the startup exhibition – that is a whopping 9 more start-ups compared to unConference Singapore 2009. Although the bulk of this number is made up by Singaporean start-ups, there is also a healthy mix of start-ups from other countries including Pakistan, India, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines and Australia. A known list of the presenting start-ups has been listed below:
To sign up for the event, please register here.
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About The Author
Larissa THIA - SGE Alumnus - Editorial Intern
Larissa is a fresh graduate who has a love for the irreverent and outré. She is highly fascinated by culture, thought processes and human nature in general.Read other posts by Larissa THIA