This upcoming live pitching competition lets startups win $1 million in funding from investors.

Applications close on 23rd October 2020 (updated).

This upcoming live pitching competition lets startups win $1 million in funding from investors. | BEAMSTART News

An upcoming live pitching competition for stratups is coming to SouthEast Asia, and the grand prize is a USD $1 million investment.

The competition, which closes on the 23rd of October (updated), will shortlist 10 finalists who will compete for the regional finale title at the Startup Disruptor Arena (SDA), the final segment of the Wild Digital SEA 2020 conference scheduled in November.

The winners of Startup Disruptor Arena will advance to the semi finals held in Silicon Valley next year, and eventually compete for the grand prize of a $1 million investment.

All participants in the competition will also be given 2 complimentary tickets to Wild Digital SEA 2020 conference.

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Due to the pandemic raging on, the highly-anticipated live pitching session will be held fully virtual this year.

The past events have showcased some of the region's most innovative and disruptive startups, which include StashAway, MoneyMatch, Kioson, RoundUp AnalyticsCARE Concierge, and many others.

Wild Digital has taken the competition up a notch by partnering with Startup World Cup, the largest global startup pitch competition helmed by Pegasus Tech Ventures

Criteria of application are as follows:

  • Companies headquartered in SouthEast Asia.
  • Only founders or CEOs present.
  • Startups in any tech-related sector & at any stage may apply.
  • Submission deadline: 23rd October 2020 (updated).

Additional perks for applicants:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to Wild Digital conference which will be held on 3-6 November 2020
  • 1 access Premium ticket upgrade if shortlisted
  • Discounted tickets for team members
  • Profile startup brand to influential key players in the regional tech ecosystem
  • Presentation will be recorded & made available to the public following the conference 

More information can be found via the official website here.


Alfred Lee

Journalist at BEAMSTART. I write about breaking business news in the region.

Based in Malaysia



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