World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 Featuring ASEAN’s Most Innovative Start-Ups
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The World Economic Forum on ASEAN summit is the foremost platform for bringing together leaders from government, business, academia and civil society to shape the future of the region. In 2018, this meeting will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, under the theme “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution” in recognition of the need to nurture tomorrow’s corporate champions and to upgrade regional innovation ecosystems.
The World Economic Forum invites all ASEAN start-ups to apply to join the Programme at the summit. To be eligible for selection, companies should be less than 10 years old, have received at least one round of funding, be generating revenue, and be tackling problems or delivering services in highly innovative ways. A panel of judges from regional start-up accelerators, venture capital and private equity funds, economists and technology experts will choose which start-ups take part.
The World Economic Forum will design a programme that includes valuable interaction with chief executives and political leaders, and tailored discussions about regional challenges and how innovation and technology can address them. In addition, the summit will feature an “Innovation Hub”, where start-ups will have the opportunity to share their stories.
This new initiative aims to integrate ASEAN’s most promising start-up leaders and entrepreneurs into national and regional dialogues about the region’s most pressing challenges on a sustained basis. The goal is to build a regional community of innovators, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to deliver positive change in the region.
For selection to attend the summit Start-ups should complete the application form by July 19 at: