SiGMA Asia announced its upcoming Manila expo will host 100 startup companies as part of its Startup Village project. The event will also feature a Pitch competition, designed to connect budding startups and entrepreneurs with industry experts and help get good ideas off the ground.
The pitch is a friendly-competitive event showcasing new talent and inspiring projects. Six startups, shortlisted by a team of experienced judges, will compete during the expo for a lucrative price – including investment opportunities, mentorship services, a free 2x2m booth at the next event of their choice, a magazine interview, consultancy, and visibility across social media.
The live event includes a timed pitch and presentation and an interactive Q&A session. All startups will receive a 1x1m booth on the expo floor – each designed to showcase their logo and company description.
To participate, startups should be active since 2019 and 2023, the must have not received funds exceeding EUR 500,000 in investments; must not be related to any of the SiGMA Group’s verticals; and must cover their own travel costs.
Startups will also benefit from 4 standard passes and 1 premium pass. The online agenda provides more information on when the Pitch will take place. SiGMA Asia 2023 showcase will gather the industry at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay, Manila, July 19-22.