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Secure potential funding

Through the Startup-Investor Speed Dating segment, Tech in Asia Conference provides the platform for startups to pitch directly to keen investors. We’ll be curating all applications to help startups and investors find their perfect match.

Startup founders, here’s your opportunity to impress the investors and connect with them for potential investment opportunities!


You're a Tech in Asia Conference pass holder *

(*) Academic Pass, (Limited) General Pass, and other complimentary passes are not eligible for this segment.

Your company has at least a working demo or prototype.

You need to pre-register for this segment to be considered for the Speed Dating matching.

Important dates

Speed Dating pre-registration
Meeting confirmations
TIA Conference 2019
21 August - 25 September
25 September - 1 October
8-9 October

Frequently asked questions

How can I participate in Speed Dating?

You must be a valid conference pass holder and have successfully pre-registered for the event. 

The company must at least have a demo or prototype to be eligible to pitch for this segment.

Where can I see the list of participating investors?

The list of participating investors will be updated on this page on a rolling basis till September 2019.

I missed the pre-registration deadline. Can I still participate?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any registrations for this segment after we have closed the deadline as all meetings are set according to a fixed schedule. 

Can I apply more than once for my company?

Each company can only apply once for this segment. Multiple entries will not be accepted, and does not increase the chances of having more meetings set. 

In the case of multiple entries, we will accept only the first entry received. 

I’ve received my confirmed meeting schedule, however can I change the timings?

No, we are unable to change the timings of confirmed meetings. 

In the case if you are unable to meet with the investor(s) in the allocated time slots – we will be passing the investors your company and contact details after the conference for them to connect with you. 

My company does not have a prototype ready, can we still participate?

No, companies are required to have at least a demo or prototype to participate in this segment. 

Can I edit my company details after submission?

No, we do not allow any change of details after submission.

What happens if I do not have any confirmed meetings with investors?

If you do not have any meetings, don’t fret! There are still other avenues for you to connect with investors at the event such as our mobile app, right at the conference venue, and side events! 

What is the duration of each meeting?

Each meeting will last for 7 minutes and the countdown will commence once the first introduction has been made. 

The meeting will be stopped once the time is up. If you and the investor wish to continue the conversation, you may connect again after the Speed Dating session at the meeting halls or email.

Please note that only successful startups with meetings will be receiving a confirmation email from us with the meeting schedule between 25 September to 1 October 2019. There are strictly no changes allowed made for the finalised meeting schedule.

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