Emerge Startup Programme

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Emerge Startup Programme

Emerge is Asia’s largest convention of early-stage to growth-stage startups and scaleups


Emerge is designed for Founders to present their innovative solutions on our stages, connecting with international investors, corporate decision makers and other innovators. The programme includes features such as Emerge100, Emerge Challenge​​​​​​​ and Emerge Academyalongside exclusive networking events.

Emerge is designed for three distinct startup groups

Launch Startups

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  • This category is for pre- seed startups. The company must be in the early stages of development of a MVP.

  • Usually pre- revenue and funded through bootstrapping or grants.

Lift-Off Startups


  • This category is for Seed – Series A startups. The company must have a viable product, and consistent monthly revenue.

  • Usually funded through Angels or VCs, through priced equity rounds or convertible notes.

Scale Startups


  • This category is for Series A+ startups who want to gain a place on the prestigious Emerge100 list.

  • The company should be generating strong revenue and have a product / market fit nationally, and potentially internationally.

Features of Emerge

Emerge Academy

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A series of workshops, masterclasses and roundtables from some of the world's leading investors, consultants, corporates and Unicorn founders.

Within the Academy, Launch and Lift-Off startups have the chance to learn some fundamentally critical aspects of how to build a startup to scale from some of the world's leading experts.

Learn at the
Emerge Academy

Emerge Challenge

emerge challenge

A startup contest for founders of the most disruptive Lift-Off and Scale startups across a diverse range of industries.

A panel of sector experts, investors and corporate leaders will select the best solution for each industry vertical, after which they will compete to become the Emerge Challenge Champion 2020.

Compete in the
Emerge Challenge


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Emerge100 is where the founders of the most innovative and exciting cross-industry Scale companies from regional and international markets present the cutting-edge solutions and growth stories, driving their firms to over 1,500 people on our prestigious main stage.


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Benefits for Corporates

  • Talent - Meet a large pool of exceptionally bright, highly accomplished and ambitious individuals from over 110+ countries.

  • Stay on top of Tech - Gain in-depth insights into the exponential technologies disrupting your industry

  • Business - Connect with over 2,000 companies, take part in tailored industry specific matchmaking and gain access to new commercial opportunities throughout Asia and beyond.

  • Marketing - Increase brand awareness and build your presence across new markets.

  • Partnerships - Extensive opportunities to collaborate with innovators and foster growth through financial activity.

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