Season 2020

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

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year


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

  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer


    A startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year


    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

    Investor of the Year


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

  • Best Co-working Space

    Best Co-working Space


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

  • Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator/Incubator Program


    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

    Ecosystem Hero of the Year


    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

    Best Virtual Teamwork Solution


    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

    People's Choice


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