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[Malaysia] [Event] Echelon Malaysia 2014

Echelon Malaysia

Echelon, one of Southeast Asia’s biggest conferences for technology startups, has now expanded to its first full Malaysia edition and will take place November 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur.

The one and a half day regional event, organized by e27, will showcase selected Malaysia startups even as it explores Malaysia’s role in the global technology industry and help connect the Malaysia startup ecosystem with those from the rest of Southeast Asia and the broader Asia Pacific. The conference hopes to also raise international awareness for Malaysia startups for fund-raising purposes, and position the country – and the rest of Southeast Asia – as a viable market for innovative technologies and early-stage investments.

Key Event Features

Workshops: There will be two workshop tracks, a technical track and a business track, on Day 1 of the event. The technical track is free-to-attend for the public and is ideal for technical teams and CTOs to attend, while the business track is part of the paid conference and deals with country-specific market access strategies within the SEA region. Startups will learn tips and tricks of the trade from representatives from reputable global companies such as Paypal and Softlayer, who are just two of the big names that will be conducting these workshops.

International keynote speakers and panel discussions: The second day of Echelon Malaysia 2014 will feature keynote sessions and panel discussions from both the local and international community. Startups will gain useful knowledge on how to grow and be at the top of their game from influential keynote speakers such as the Team Lead of Singapore & Malaysia from AirBnB, Thomas Wang and Chairman & Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove. During the course of the day, panel discussions on Malaysia’s place in the globalized technical world will also take place.

Startups Showcase: The second day of Echelon Malaysia will also feature shortlisted Malaysia and international startups to showcase their products and services on stage. E27 will be working with Malaysia based incubators and accelerators for this showcase.


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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