2019 Event Guide | 22 Top Startup Events in the Asian Tech World

More and more startup events come out for entrepreneurs to learn and network. Entrepreneurs are also aware of the importance to join startup communities. Chinaccelerator, as the first startup accelerator and one of the most active startup communities in Asia, hosts many startup and innovation events every year and also partners with many International organizations for high-quality startup events happening all over the world. To help our readers quickly identify good events in Asia, we collect a list of good tech and business events in an event guide every six months. We aim to equip you with valuable knowledge, experiences, and all resources to thrive in the Asian tech startup world. Give a look at today’s list of 22 events you must attend in 2019.

22 Top Startup Events

  1. JUMPSTARTER Pitch Competition by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  2. TravelDaily Conference | Shanghai
  3.  ‘AI Enabling Intelligent Architecture’ at World Artificial Intelligence Conference | Shanghai
  4. Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series | Beijing
  5. SheLovesTech | Beijing
  6. 2019 China Startup Ecosystem Summit | Shanghai
  7. Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series | Shanghai
  8. SLUSH Shanghai 2019 | Shanghai
  9. JEC Asia Startup Booster 2019 | Seoul 
  10. Tech.Festival | London
  11. South Summit | Madrid
  12. Tech in Asia Conference | Jakarta
  13. Yourstory TechSparks | Bangalore
  14. Finovate Asia | Singapore
  15. FUTR Asia Tech Summit | Singapore
  16. NewCo Shanghai 2019 by Chinaccelerator | Shanghai
  17. Food and Beverage Digital Marketing Summit | Shanghai
  18. Asia Innovatif+ | Penang
  19. Digital Thailand Big Bang | Bangkok
  20. Hong Kong Fintech Week | Hong Kong
  21. Singapore Fintech Festival x Switch | Singapore
  22. Money 20/20 | Hangzhou


JUMPSTARTER Pitch Competition by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
August 20, 2019 – February 12, 2020
Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, London, San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai
JUMPSTARTER aims at connecting startups around the world with high-impact corporates and investors. After months of international semi-pitch competition in 8 cities, JUMPSTARTER will have its finale in Hong Kong! Apply to pitch for winning up to US$5 million investment at JUMPSTARTERGlobal Pitch Competition! 



TravelDaily Conference and Digital Travel Show
August 27-29, 2019 | Shanghai
Looking at tourism as an economic barometer, the TravelDaily Conference will present emerging trends, business models, products, technologies and the way forward for the travel industry.
2,000+ Attendees; 2,500+ Visitors; 80+ Speakers;120+ Exhibitors; 60+ Media
‘AI Enabling Intelligent Architecture’ at World Artificial Intelligence Conference
August 29-31, 2019 | Shanghai
Industry leaders will explore how smart building applications can be driven by new technologies like 5G and AI for more comprehensive use in future IoT scenarios. At the forum, it will not only present leading-edge smart products, but also provide insights into what they mean to work and life, and helping people get a better idea about the relationship between AI empowerment and smart buildings as well. Scan the QR code to check out more on WeChat!


Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series, Fall 2019
September 14, 2019 | Beijing
Twice a year, in Beijing, Chinaccelerator invites 8 of our mentors – serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors – to share their experiences on how to run business in China. 8X8 is also a networking event where you can meet your future co-founders, advisors, partners, and friends. The latest Batch in the Chinaccelerator program will also pitch their company on 8X8.
SheLovesTech International Conference
September 14, 2019 | Beijing
The annual She Loves Tech International Conference offers a place for female entrepreneurship to innovate in the tech world. You will get to know the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women. 
2019 China Startup Ecosystem Summit: Powering the next wave of innovation
September 20th, 2019 | Shanghai
Startup Grind will team up with leading communities, VCs, MNCs, and of course startups, to build a showcase of China’s startup ecosystem at Explorium, Shanghai.
Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series,  Fall 2019
September 21, 2019 | Shanghai
Different speakers, different vibes in Shanghai! Twice a year, in Shanghai, Chinaccelerator invites 8 of our mentors – serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors – to share their experiences on how to run business in China. 8X8 is also a networking event where you can meet your future co-founders, advisors, partners, and friends. The latest Batch in the Chinaccelerator program will also pitch their companies on 8X8.
SLUSH Shanghai
September 25-26, 2019 | Shanghai
Slush has become a series of world-renowned events in the tech ecosystem. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a worldwide startup community, by changing attitudes toward entrepreneurship. #AI & Cloud #5G & IoT #Medtech & Healthcare #Future Society
Apply to pitch, speak, partner or for a booth
JEC Asia Startup Booster  2019
Apply deadline: September 30 | Seoul, South Korea
Every year, thousands of professionals from more than 243 exhibiting companies in 49 countries come together to JECAsia for networking, exchanging ideas, exploring new opportunities and strengthen business partnerships. Apply to the StartupBooster competition to become part of this world, conquering it with your project.


October 2-3, 2019 | London
Tech. is a two-day festival of digital commerce and the technology driving it in 2019. It is the only event where retailers, tech suppliers, FMCGs, start-ups, investors and analysts join forces to work out how they will not only survive the digital revolution, but nail it. The most disruptive thinkers are put under the spotlight – from the companies that are revolutionising their industries, to the tech firms creating the most innovative products.
3,000+ Attendees; 800+ Companies; 180+ Speakers; 100 Startups
South Summit 
October 2-4, 2019 | Madrid
Every year, the South Summit Startup competition brings together the 100 most innovative startups. The 100 finalists pitch in one of the different sessions in which the Startup Competition is divided until one winner start-up is decided.
750+ Investors; €50B+ Under management; 3200+ Participating Startups
Tech In Asia Conference
October 8-9, 2019 | Jakarta, Indonesia
Over 6000 international stakeholders of the tech and startup ecosystem will gather at Indonesia’s capital to share their journey and gain insights on how to succeed in this diverse archipelago. Tech in Asia Conference aims to bridge the knowledge and connection gap to help businesses succeed in this high-growth market.
6,000+ Attendees; 150+ Speakers; 250+ Investors; 3,000+ Decision makers
Yourstory TechSparks 2019
October 11-12, 2019 | Bengalore
TechSparks has become a benchmark platform where startups, emerging business leaders, corporate executives, policymakers, investors, innovators and media houses converge to discuss ideas & engagements that build and shape the technology, innovation and entrepreneurship narratives in India.
30,000+ Attendees, 500+ Speakers,100+ Sponsors, 160+ Partners, 10,000+ Startups
Finovate Asia 2019
October 14-16, 2019 | Singapore
FinovateAsia features 35+ demoing companies showing you their latest innovations live. Key topics will include the future of fintech in Asia, emerging Asian markets, the impact of regulation and digital transformation to insurtech, investech; payments, lending, virtual banking, AI and blockchain applications.
FUTR Asia Tech Summit 2019
October 16-17, 2019 | Singapore
FUTR is the annual gathering of brands and retailers across Digital, Marketing, Ecommerce, Retail, Innovation and Customer Experience, that want to stay at the cutting-edge of insights, technologies, and solutions across retail and marketing. You will leave FUTR Asia Summit equipped with a comprehensive commerce tool kit.

NewCo Shanghai 2019 Presented by Chinaccelerator
October 23-24 | Shanghai
NewCo Shanghai is back! Chinaccelerator is bringing corporate executives, innovation enthusiasts, and top talent to China’s most game-changing internet companies in Shanghai. You can select the companies you want to explore, and by seeing their home office firsthand and meeting face-to-face with founders and CEOs, you’ll learn how they drive transformation through technology, team building, and leadership.
Food and Beverage Digital Marketing Summit
October 24-25 | Shanghai
This summit fosters inspiration, learning, and partnerships through three days of action-packed stories, conversations, and connections with 450+ digital marketing and ecommerce leaders from the most disruptive companies in food and beverage. Together, they will focus on the shaping of a new customer’s digital experience.
200+ Marketing Directors; 60 Media
Asia Innovatif+ Summit & Awards 2019
October 26-27, 2019 | Penang
Asia Innovatif+ Summit & Awards 2019 is Asia first future of Next Gens business conference endorsed and supported by the Penang State government with Penang vision 2030. Innovatif+ is the platform for the next generation of family business leaders to discover & learn on new frontier business innovation solutions from startups & corporations to sustain & grow their business.

Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019
October 28-31, 2019 | Bangkok
Digital Thailand Big Bang has created a tremendous flow and alertness among people of all ages, including foreign partners, to explore the future tech-driven possibilities for Thailand. This year’s edition is thought to be an international exhibition by collaborating with foreign partners to create ASEAN Connectivity in the event.


2019 Hong Kong Fintech Week
November 4-8 | Hong Kong/Shenzhen
Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019 is Asia’s most anticipated international financial technology event of the year, bringing together over 10,000 executives, entrepreneurs, investors and regulators from China, Asia and across the world.
Singapore Fintech Festival x Switch
November 11-15 | Singapore
Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together as SFF x SWITCH. This integration will serve as an inspirational cross-industry platform for greater exchange and learning, deepening of tech capabilities, synergistic application of resources, and partnership development for commercialization.


Money 20/20 China 2019
December 4-6 | Hangzhou
Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination events serving the world’s most exciting FinTech markets. It is where the world’s decision-makers come to grow their business, learn about the latest business models disrupting their value chains, and to connect and create new partnerships and value propositions. Join them in China’s edition this December.

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