#Asia 8 reasons why you need to join TOP100 Startup Search today

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It’s not just a startup pitching competition. It’s a chance for you to…

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TOP100 Startup Search will return this year in conjunction with e27’s Echelon Asia Summit 2016 in Singapore in June.

As part of the same, regional qualifiers will be held in 14 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Startups will be chosen to exhibit at Echelon Asia Summit 2016. And the top 10 startups among them will have the opportunity to pitch on stage during the event to an estimated 5,000 audience members comprising investors, corporate executives, government officials and other players in the regional startup scene.

Here are eight benefits of joining TOP100 Startup Search:

1. Be seen

By exhibiting through a booth at the event, showcase your product to an international audience of 5,000.

Also Read: The Top100 Startup Search has begun. Apply now!

2. Be heard

As a startup owner, you must have practised your elevator pitch countless times over. If you haven’t, start practising right now because you might get a chance to tell your story to the media and industry leaders looking to unearth the next big startup.

Also, if your startup will impress enough at the TOP100 Startup Search level, you might get an opportunity to pitch on stage to an audience made up of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies and corporate C-suite executives.

3. Find financial backing

Fancy half a day of dedicated face time with investors and potentially convince them to back your startup?

Also, a structured networking session will allow you to meet investors and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

4. Scout talent

Amongst the attendees will be people who might just find your startup the best place for them to work and grow their varying talents (how about software development or marketing?) in.

5. Be part of the TOP100 alumni network

Be a part of the growing TOP100 network and stand to enjoy deals and access to influencers only afforded to this network.

6. Make friends

Amidst the competition, you might find like-minded entrepreneurs whom you are able to trade tricks of the trade or battle stories with.

7. Catch trends

During the summit, industry leaders and experts will be offering insights, observations, and ideas on various subjects. Why not learn a thing or two that might help you make better business decisions for your startup?

Also Read: Top100 Startups: Picking the Top10 from Judges’ Choice winners

8. Win prizes

Of course, with so many other perks, it’s not about coming out tops in the TOP100 Startup Search competition, is it? But, if you do, a cash prize and a trophy await.

Aspiring startups can start applying here for the TOP100 Startup Search 2016 regional qualifiers, which will all be held in March 2016. Applications will close on January 31, 2016.

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