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Event Description

Assembling a mix of 200 entrepreneurs and investors, CIRCLE™ sets out to ignite and nurture the ecosystem and lifecycles of entrepreneurship. During this half-day event, startups and investors alike will get opportunities to network amongst each other, with pitching sessions held in between for startups to present their best ideas to renowned judges. Panel discussions regarding the regional startup ecosystem will be held, followed by a Q&A with investors to find out what they are looking for in entrepreneurs.

Platform E (a member of SIM Group) aims to maintain an ecosystem of entrepreneurship where successful startups give back by providing support. Be it funding, mentorship, or knowledge, it will keep the life cycle in motion, encouraging beneficial growth to the entire entrepreneur ecosystem. Platform E is an entire entrepreneurship ecosystem offering a unique blend of knowledge, industry practicum, mentorship, incubation, startup business support, and funding. 

*Sponsors, Presenters, and Startups wishing to pitch: Please reach out to Soong Fee soongfee@platforme.asia or David david@pe-techconference.com

Why you should attend:

  • Network with aspiring and driven individuals
  • Learn what successful entrepreneurs endured on their road to success
  • Meet investors who are looking to venture into investments in fresh business ideas
  • Watch as startups pitch their best ideas to renowned judges in the investment community
  • Play a role in developing and nurturing the future entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Who will be attending:

  • Angel Investors and Venture capitalists looking to invest in talented startups with potential
  • Startup Founders with revolutionary business ideas
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs filled with innovation who might lack the necessary guidance

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Event Agenda

11:30 – 12:30 Registration & Networking 
(F&B will be served)
12:30 – 12:40
– Opening Remarks by Rina Neoh, Managing Partner, Platform E
12:40 – 12:50
– Presentation by Mr. Rajesh Sawhney, Advisory Board Advisor & Founder, GSF Accelerator & InnerChef
12:50 – 13:20
– Panel Discussion: The Regional Investment Landscape
Represented by:
Nikhil Kapur, GREE Ventures
Daren Tan, Golden Equator
Oscar Ramos, Chinaccelerator
Michael Blakey, Cocoon Capital
13:20 – 13:40
– Q&A: What are Investors Looking for in Startups and Pitches?
Represented by:
Nikhil Kapur, GREE Ventures
Daren Tan, Golden Equator
Oscar Ramos, Chinaccelerator
Michael Blakey, Cocoon Capital
13:40 – 14:00
– Presentation: The Successful Female Entrepreneurs’ Journey
Represented by:
Stephanie Crespin, StyleTribute
14:00 – 14:15
– Networking Break
14:15 – 15:50
– Startup Pitching Track
Judges represented by:
Nikhil Kapur, GREE Ventures
Khai Lin Chua, Fundnel
Daren Tan, Golden Equator
Hideki Fujita, Segnel Ventures
Michael Blakey, Cocoon Capital
Dr Eddy Lee, Coffee Ventures
15:50 – 16:05
– Networking Break
16:05 – 16:50
– Panel Discussion: How can Early Stage Startups Plan for Expansion After Getting Funded?
Represented by:
Khai Lin Chua, Fundnel
Jeffrey Chua, Golden Gate Ventures
Dr Eddy Lee, Coffee Ventures
16:50 – 17:10
– Keynote Presentation
17:10 – 17:20
– Closing Remarks by Platform E
17:20 – 18:30
– Networking and Matching Session

*Agenda is subject to change, all changes will be updated accordingly.


*Sponsors and Presenters: Please reach out to Soong Fee at soongfee@platforme.asia or David Torring at david@pe-techconference.com 

**For questions please reach out to Soong Fee at soongfee@platforme.asia or David Torring at david@pe-techconference.com

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