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SEASON 2020

The 10 countries – Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia – are competing in 9 categories.

Startup of the Year

Description

A high growth potential startup not older than 5 (five) years of age founded in the country from where they are participating.

Best Newcomer

Description

A tech startup that is up to two years old that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with their product/service.

Founder of the Year

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Founder of a high growth potential startup that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

Investor of the Year

Description

An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be through an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

Best Co-working Space

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A co-working space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth tech start-ups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Description

An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

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A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

People's Choice

Description

An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

Regional Winners

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Singapore

Antler

Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world’s most exceptional people, founded by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and company builders. We have offices across six continents and most major entrepreneurial hubs.

Best Coworking Space

Thailand

True Digital Park (TDPK)

True Digital Park (TDPK) is Southeast Asia’s largest tech and startup hub located in the heart of Bangkok CyberTech District, bringing together multinational tech companies, startups and entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, VCs and investors, and government agencies.

Best Newcomer

Vietnam

MoveUP

Move Up facilitates training, onboarding, continuous development, and individual learning using a micro-learning approach and gamification.

Best Vitual Teamwork Solution

Indonesia

Kata.ai

Kata.ai is an Indonesian Conversational Artificial Intelligence company, focused on understanding human conversation so we can empower the way humans collaborate with technology.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Cambodia

Melanie Mossard

Impact Hub Phnom Penh supports entrepreneurs through their incubation programs, and inspire and engage the local community with their weekly events, creative space, and online learning platform. They are building a thriving ecosystem of impact-driven businesses and young leaders.

Founder of the Year

Singapore

Kelvin Teo

Funding Societies | Modalku is the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia. It provides business financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is crowdfunded by individual and institutional investors.

Investor of the Year

Malaysia

Gobi Partners

Gobi is one of the longest-standing VC firms with a Pan-Asian presence across North Asia, South Asia, and ASEAN with over US$1.1 billion in assets under management (AUM). Founded in 2002, Gobi has raised 13 funds to date, invested in 270 startups, and grown to 13 locations.

Startup of the Year

Singapore

Funding Societies

Funding Societies | Modalku is the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia. It provides business financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is crowdfunded by individual and institutional investors.

Regional Finalists

BRUNEI NATIONAL FINALISTS
CAMBODIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
INDONESIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
LAOS NATIONAL FINALISTS
MALAYSIA NATIONAL FINALISTS
MYANMAR NATIONAL FINALISTS
PHILIPPINES NATIONAL FINALISTS
SINGAPORE NATIONAL FINALISTS
THAILAND NATIONAL FINALISTS
VIETNAM NATIONAL FINALISTS

Jury Board

Jeevan Jayakumar

Malaysia

Co-founder & Group CEO - Tech Startup

Anjali Virmani Paul

Sweden

Product Strategy & Innovation Consultant, Business Development Coach

Matthew Morrison

Philippines

Founder + CEO, Angel investor

Philip Delvecchio

United States of America

Operations expert, startup advisor, and international speaker. He is the Founder and Principal of Hapday Group.

David Simon

Vietnam

H.U.M.A.N. - Homo sapiens' Unceasing Mission Aiming at Novelty

Brian Perley

Philippines

A skilled intellectual property attorney and MBA-turned entrepreneur and executive with 16 years of experience advising and co-founding startups.

Jordan Wahbeh

United States of America

In Venture Capital world, I help startups build, grow, fund raise, scale, & achieve through operations, partnership, fund raising, business development, and team leadership

Mohan Ram

India

Go-To-Market Lead at DigitalOcean for APAC, Easter Europe and MENA regions.

Ambassadors

Sara Herrlin

Sweden

Music Industry and Digital Innovation Professional

Sagar Ratilal Bavarva

India

Founder / CEO – Inhouse Researcher @ BeesDigitalFarm

Minh Trường Vũ

Vietnam

Founder & CEO

Jeevan Jayakumar

Malaysia

Co-founder & Group C.E.O - ZoomItNow

Ryan Corpuz

Philippines

Postdoctoral Researcher/Startup founder/CEO/Consultant

Khaifiruddin Ahmad Din

Cambodia

Consulting and Training

Murad Qasımov

Azerbaijan

Marketing & Finance

Juan Manuel Revuelta

Spain

Director General of Finnova - The European Foundation for Innovation

Drew Calin

Singapore

I'm CEO of a b2b tech startup - Greenhouse.co

Felix Kues

Singapore

Entrepreneur and CEO of a global accelerator

Budi Pranata

Indonesia

CFO

Ratish Narayanan

India

I currently work with Seedstars what works with entrepreneurs, founders and startups.

Sanya Ahmed

India

Doris Clemenz

Austria

Head of Partnerships Asia

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