IdeaPad is a niche event located at the 12th WIEF Exhibition that gives a sneak peek to the world of startup business. IdeaPad provides an important platform for aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative ground-breaking and world-changing ideas to capture the interest of potential clients and investors from across the globe. The IdeaPad in Jakarta 2016 comprises a panel discussion on equity crowdfunding, bringing together the first ever licensed equity crowdfunding operators in the ASEAN region to help boost the funding options for startups in ASEAN. The event will also host 5 carefully selected startups, who will take the stage to pitch in front of a panel of judges. The IdeaPad will culminate with the announcements of a regional startup award for ASEAN.
The session on equity crowdfunding will pitch the licensed operators with start-ups to create an intense dialogue on the nook and crannies on how startups can benefit from this funding platform to commercialise their business. For the selected 5 startups, they will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business on stage, followed by a 10 minute Q&A by the judges to let them explain more about their idea. The investors will then pick who they might want to invest in or work with. The last session on ASEAN regional start-up award hopes to plug in the start-ups into a single community where they can be recognised, where they can work with each other and get a vast array of support from funding, coaching and media relations.
Last year’s IdeaPad session attracted a total number of 385 attendees, and received a lot of interest from the investors. If you are any of these groups of people, you will benefit greatly from this year’s IdeaPad at the 12th WIEF in Jakarta:
PEOPLE WITH AMAZING BUSINESS IDEAS
If you have a great and commercially viable business idea, then there is no better place to be than this international platform where you will be rubbing shoulders with your future clients and potential investors who might be interested in what you have to offer.
INVESTORS INTERESTED TO INVEST IN FUTURE BUSINESSES FOR EQUITY
If you are a traditional investor who wants to look for a different investment portfolio and invest in the future generation and prospective businesses, then look no further as this platform is the convergence point of promising startups with potential ground-breaking ideas with huge potential returns. For startup investors, this is the platform where you can find regional startups, and other investors for syndication opportunities.
CORPORATIONS AND CONSUMERS LOOKING FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
If you are a company or a consumer looking for cutting edge products and services that can enhance your business or lifestyle, here is where you have to be.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE 10 STARTUPS TO PITCH AT THE IDEAPAD:
• Must be an innovative product or service.
• Must have some form of traction i.e; sales, subscribers, funding from investors etc.
• Attractive pitch deck.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU THERE!!!