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
JUMPSTARTER Pitch Competition by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
TravelDaily Conference | Shanghai
‘AI Enabling Intelligent Architecture’ at World Artificial Intelligence Conference | Shanghai
Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series | Beijing
SheLovesTech | Beijing
2019 China Startup Ecosystem Summit | Shanghai
Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series | Shanghai
SLUSH Shanghai 2019 | Shanghai
JEC Asia Startup Booster 2019 | Seoul
Tech.Festival | London
South Summit | Madrid
Tech in Asia Conference | Jakarta
Yourstory TechSparks | Bangalore
Finovate Asia | Singapore
FUTR Asia Tech Summit | Singapore
NewCo Shanghai 2019 by Chinaccelerator | Shanghai
Food and Beverage Digital Marketing Summit | Shanghai
Asia Innovatif+ | Penang
Digital Thailand Big Bang | Bangkok
Hong Kong Fintech Week | Hong Kong
Singapore Fintech Festival x Switch | Singapore
Money 20/20 | Hangzhou
01JUMPSTARTER Pitch Competition by Alibaba Entrepreneurs FundAugust 20, 2019 – February 12, 2020Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, London, San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto, Hong Kong, Beijing, ShanghaiJUMPSTARTER 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!
02 TravelDaily Conference and Digital Travel ShowAugust 27-29, 2019 | ShanghaiLooking 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
03‘AI Enabling Intelligent Architecture’ at World Artificial Intelligence ConferenceAugust 29-31, 2019 | ShanghaiIndustry 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!
04Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series, Fall 2019September 14, 2019 | BeijingTwice 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.
05SheLovesTech International ConferenceSeptember 14, 2019 | BeijingThe 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.
07Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series, Fall 2019September 21, 2019 | ShanghaiDifferent 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.
08SLUSH ShanghaiSeptember 25-26, 2019 | ShanghaiSlush 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 SocietyApply to pitch, speak, partner or for a booth
09JEC Asia Startup Booster 2019Apply deadline: September 30 | Seoul, South KoreaEvery 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.
10Tech.FestivalOctober 2-3, 2019 | LondonTech. 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
11South Summit October 2-4, 2019 | MadridEvery 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
12Tech In Asia ConferenceOctober 8-9, 2019 | Jakarta, IndonesiaOver 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
13Yourstory TechSparks 2019October 11-12, 2019 | BengaloreTechSparks 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
14Finovate Asia 2019October 14-16, 2019 | SingaporeFinovateAsia 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.
15FUTR Asia Tech Summit 2019October 16-17, 2019 | SingaporeFUTR 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.
16NewCo Shanghai 2019 Presented by ChinacceleratorOctober 23-24 | ShanghaiNewCo 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.
17Food and Beverage Digital Marketing SummitOctober 24-25 | ShanghaiThis 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
18Asia Innovatif+ Summit & Awards 2019October 26-27, 2019 | PenangAsia 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.
19Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019October 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.
202019 Hong Kong Fintech WeekNovember 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.
21Singapore Fintech Festival x SwitchNovember 11-15 | SingaporeSingapore 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.
22Money 20/20 China 2019December 4-6 | HangzhouFounded 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.