10 finalists for Echelon 2012 pitch competition announced
June 5, 2012 by Terence LEE
The 10 finalists for Echelon 2012, a major technology startup conference in Singapore, has been announced. They will be pitching on stage at the event to vie for the title of Most Promising Startup.
The startups come from the following countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand. At this moment, they are fine-tuning their actual day pitches with the e27 team, who are the organizers of the event.
Here’s a list of the finalists (descriptions by e27):
Beatrobo is a social music community that allows you to discover music on YouTube. Users get to save their playlists as robot avatars and are able to share these playlists with their friends.
Between (South Korea)
Between is one of the hottest rising Korean product of VCNC. The intimate app for couples takes on Western players like Pair and Duet, setting itself apart by providing archiving capabilities to store memories of the relationship.
Builk provides free business applications for small and medium business in the construction industry. By doing so, they create a professional networking site that gathers information related to the construction industry and provides an effective online media for the advertisers.
Dropmyemail staked it’s claim as the fastest growing Asian startup with more than half a million user sign ups within a month of their public launch. The application allows users to elegantly backup their various email accounts.
Gimmie provides app and game developers with a gamified mobile loyalty platform that allows brands a new way to reach out to mobile gamers. The platform provides developers with a complementary revenue stream while allowing brands connect with mobile customers more cost effectively.
Klik-Eat is Indonesia’s online food delivery portal, currently focused on Jakarta. The service offers restaurant owners a platform to handle online orders and also delivery services depending on their requirements. To consumers, Klik-Eat offers a wider selection of food accesible through their online portal and also at their convenience, delivered straight to their doorsteps.
Payroll Hero (Philippines)
Payroll Hero provides companies with system to manage employee attendance, work hours, scheduling and payroll through web and mobile cloud application.
Perx helps merchants identify and grow loyal customers through their social marketing platform by allowing them to engage customers before, during and after their visit.
Ragic provides a flexible business application, called Ragic Builder, that enables businesses to create web apps with a spreadsheet web interface.
If you think SnapDish is just another food photo app, you are wrong. SnapDish focuses on home cooked dishes and is looking to become the mobile app where recipes for these home cooked dishes an be shared.
Organized by tech blog e27 for the third year running, Echelon 2012 is a key startup launchpad in Asia with over 1,100 delegates in attendance and 50 startups exhibiting in the Marketplace. Check out SGE’s coverage of Echelon 2012.
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