Regional Qualifiers – The beginning of the jouney for startups. It is the expressway for startups to reach out to a regional market. Shortlisted startups will pitch at Regional Qualifiers across 14 cities and countries. Key investors and community leaders will then judge startups, and the Top 100 Startups will exhibit at the Marketplace at Echelon Asia Summit, and the Top 10 will pitch in front of international judges.


Silicon Straits Saigon
147 Tôn Dật Tiên Tân Phong
Quận 7 Hồ Chí Minh

Startups Presenting

1. Hisella Pte. Ltd. (hiSella)
2. Miii (Miii)
3. ChonGiaDung.com (ChonGiaDung)
4. Wiindi.com (Wiindi.com)
5. Umbala (Umbala)
6. Beeketing (Beeketing)
7. Asia Plus Inc. (Q&Me)
8. Echoes (Echoes)
9. Zinmed (Zinmed)
10. taembe.com (taembe.com)

Speakers and Judges

We work closely with local partners and key local personalities to give our attendees the most relevant and inspiring content at our Qualifiers. Going to a Qualifier gives you the opportunity to understand what’s making waves in your local market and region, as well as the opportunity to connect with smart and passionate business people.


Nguyen Pham
Co-Founder, 5Desire

5Desire is an incubator and consulting firm based out of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Helmed by Pham Le Nguyen, who comes from an entrepreneurial and product manager background, 5Desire hopes to accelerate the development of successful startups.

Toan Tran
Co-Founder and CMO, Appota

Appota is Vietnam’s number-one mobile content distribution platform. It allows developers and game publishers to effectively distribute their content to the largest smartphone communities in South-East Asia (where Vietnam currently accounts for 13 million users).


Amarit Charoenphan Co-Founder and Co-CEO, HUBBA Co., Ltd.

Arnaud Bonzom Assistant Director, INSEAD

David Tran Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer, NhomMua.com

Khailee Ng Managing Partner, 500 Startups