Wed , Ngày 10/07/2013

Produced by IDG, DEMO - the Launchpad for emerging technology and trends - has been organized over 22 years worldwide, and will be organized in Vietnam for the first time for the ASEAN region on August 30 -September 01.

The kick-off in Vietnam, called DEMO ASEAN 2013, will include a 2.5 day showcase and conference at the Riverside Palace Convention Centre, 360D Ben Van Don Street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. The conference features will include brand position, opportunity and growth, insights and trends, as well as network and cooperation.

The event is set to bring a blend of demonstration of new IT products and networking with other innovative peers, decision makers, and especially sought-after venture capitalists. They would together be able to get a close-up look at the latest trend-setting technologies.

DEMO 2013 is in a position to serve as a conference gathering new IT entrepreneurs who find their products as awesome invention, and want to demonstrate to call for investment from big companies and capitalists in Ho Chi Minh City, nationwide and the region. Therefore, it will connect venture capitalists and angel investors with more financial reward opportunities. The participants will have a chance to spot more global trends, approach to disruptive technology, and also join deal flows. Investors will together discuss investment insight on the most beneficial products in the future.

More than 40 capitalists and investors from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Singapore and elsewhere would join this DEMO ASEAN, together with IDG founder and president Patrick McGovern. Each IT firm will have six minutes to persuade partners and investors to pour capital into its project.

DEMO ASEAN expects to draw 12,000 visitors in all, and each day of conference looks forward to 300 participants.

As part of the program, contest Student Alpha Pitch will be for IT innovations still in alpha stage and being looking for development funds. The student contestants will reach an audience of investors and potential customers who can catapult them to the next development stage and beyond. The program’s executive team will evaluate each applicant in order to find the most compelling new ideas to be unveiled at DEMO ASEAN.

Each contestant will get a 90 second pitch to the entire DEMO ASEAN audience, and 3 minutes to answer questions of the judge if the presentation is applicable. In this way, the contestants will have an opportunity to get investment from venture capitalists, and an opportunity for press exposure. The results will be announced at the end of the conference.

As a media partner of this event, 5DESIRE would love to support any startups who wish to participate.