Techtonic 2018: Disrupting Southeast Asia

Techtonic Summit

In 2017, the Philippines witnessed the convergence of various sectors in a two-day event that featured renowned keynote speakers, established institutional investors, leading media partners, and thousands of attendees from the government, academe, corporate and startup community.

This year, disruption is in the offing as Southeast Asia steadily becomes the epicenter of innovation. With the bar set even higher, the numbers are higher and the intensity is increased. More than uplifting the technology and business ecosystem in the country, Techtonic Summit, with SnippetMEdia as one of its proud partners, aims to inspire innovation and build a community across the region through an annual event showcasing a multitude of groundbreaking technologies from various industries and sectors.

With around 10,000 expected attendees — 200 startups and 100 investors — Techtonic Summit 2018 boasts of an all-star cast of speakers, rattling startup pitches and exhibits, and a landslide of ideas and innovative breakthroughs. Among those expected to share their knowledge in the two-day summit are: Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV; Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Monchito Ibrahim, Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT); Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST); and Brian Cu, Country Manager of Grab Philippines.

“It has always been QBO’s goal to unite the startup ecosystem,” said Rene “Butch” Meily, President of QBO, the first and only public-private sector partnership aimed at developing the Philippine startup ecosystem. “Techtonic Summit is the perfect opportunity to bring together startups and stakeholders from across Southeast Asia. Headlined by spectacular speakers and a conjugation of some of Asia’s top VIPs, Techtonic Summit 2018 is the tech conference to attend.”

The main event will be the Ring of Fire Pitching Competition where startups will battle it out on stage, not just for exposure, but for a chance to win USD10,000. In addition to that, the top 20 startups automatically become Startup Exhibitors at the 2-day summit, which includes a free cocktail booth, as well as an exclusive showcase to a curated list of VIPs consisting of venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate and government representatives via business matching and an invite-only VIP dinner.

Tech-enabled Filipino startups who are currently operating or intend to operate outside of the Philippines in the next 12 months, as well as tech-enabled foreign startups that currently operate or intend to operate in the Philippines in the next 12 months are eligible to join.

Registration to attend is free for the public. Don’t forget to look for the SnippetMEdia booth join in on some fun activities like app demos and games plus a chance to get freebies!

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