Since 2016, we have been gathering doers and shakers together all around the Asia-Pacific region.

Startup&Angels hosted its first-ever APAC Retail Startup hybrid pitch event in collaboration with the UPSTARTS Awards that aim to recognise the next generation of Asia’s homegrown retail players from emerging consumer brands, retailers, marketplaces, retail tech startups, and expert solution providers.

The Startup&Angels x UPSTARTS event will be held in Singapore on the 7th of July. The event is open to all retail startups within the Asia Pacific. Four to five retail startup founders will engage in a live pitch round of around five minutes each. A Judge panel of retail leaders across different sectors will offer expert advice and decide on a winner.

Co-organised by Startup&Angels and the leading news website Retail in Asia, this event is a unique opportunity for retail disruptors to amplify their startups, connect with other players in Asia’s new retail ecosystem and learn more about the UPSTARTS Awards.

This event also provides participants with visibility across Retail in Asia’s platforms (website, newsletter, and social media). The publication will not only cover the event but also feature the winners of the event.

Participants will also enjoy a discount on the UPSTARTS Awards entry fees.

About the UPSTARTS Awards:

Powered by the news website Retail in Asia, UPSTARTS is dedicated to recognising the next generation of Asia’s homegrown retail players that will shape the future retail landscape. Open to companies and their people within Asia’s retail startups, the UPSTARTS awards boast 3 areas and 15 award categories for entry. The awards bring together and enable an exchange between current retail players and the new disruptors.

UPSTARTS entry submissions will open on 1st June 2022 and close on 15th August 2022. Winners will be selected by leaders and experts across brand, retail and startup sectors.


Meet entrepreneurs, founders, business angels and investors around wine, beer and canapés at Startup&Angels Singapore, Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 6 to 9 pm.

The 38 successful previous editions of Startup&Angels in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Nairobi, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh & Port Moresby allowed more than 200 speakers to be introduced to more than 3000 attendees and discovered by thousands of people through its online and offline networks.

The event consists of sharp presentations by 5 startup founders followed by a Investor fireside chat.

Speakers will present their journeys as entrepreneurs: 6 minutes to present their team, the problem they solve, their solution and results to date and what they need. Then there are up to 4 minutes of Q&A with the audience. This talks session will be followed by a fireside chat between Pierre Vanrenterghem from Rosemont Business Asia and M&A advisors from Equiteq and will end by a networking evening.
It is the perfect opportunity to chat with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and potential customers while enjoying some wine, beer and food (included in the ticket price).

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Matthew Howden – Co-Founder @Idem Hospitality

Amir Sethu – CEO @Lendurance

Thomas Laboulle – CEO & Founder @Toku

Pierre Vanrenterghem (MC) – General Manager @Rosemont Business Asia

Lionel Crottaz – Founder & CEO @Passing shot

Ben Said – CTO @Straits

Jean-Louis Michelet – Asia Pacific Managing Director & M&A advisor @Equiteq

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Thank you to our Venue Partner, WeWork 71 Robinson.

Thank you to our sponsors OVH & Xero!

OVH is a global provider of hyperscale cloud, which offers businesses a benchmark for value and performance in the sector. Founded in 1999, the group manages and maintains 30 datacentres in 12 sites across four continents, deploys its own global fibre optic network, and manages the entire supply chain for web hosting. Running on its own infrastructures, OVH provides simple, powerful tools for businesses, revolutionising the way that more than 1 million customers work across the globe. Respect for individuals’ right to privacy and equal access to new technologies is central to the company’s values.Founded in 2006 in New Zealand,

 is a cloud-based accounting software which connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. For accountants and bookkeepers, Xero helps build a trusted relationship with small business clients through online collaboration. They helped over 1.8 million subscribers worldwide transform the way they do business. They lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,500 people.


Meet entrepreneurs, founders, business angels and investors around wine, beer and canapés at the next Startup&Angels at Impact Hub, Thursday 25th May 2017 from 5.45pm to 9.30pm.
6 speakers will be there to share their experience, project and history with you. You will have the chance to meet:
– Julien Crochet: VP Sales AB Tasty, an AB Testing solution and one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the web industry in Europe, with six offices in New York, Paris, Madrid, Sydney, London and Cologne and soon Singapore!
– Mike Eksteen: VP Chief Digital Officer Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.
– Justin Sway: Founder Shwe Property & JobNet Myanmar, Justin is a successful entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in establishing #1 Tech businesses. He co-founded the #1 real estate portal in Myanmar, and the #1 job portal in Myanmar also,
– Mayur Singh: Founder Coopita, a platform focused on developing the capabilities of artisans and craftsmen (‘makers’) working towards preserving the traditional crafts of Asia. With a vision to change the perception of ‘Made in Asia’, Coopita works actively with makers communities across Asia and showcase their hands, skills and products to a global audience.
– Jackie Tan: Co-founder & CEO of fundMyLife, a platform that connects users to the right financial advisers based on their financial planning questions. fundMyLife was inspired by his family’s close encounter with tragedy, and the subsequent realization of the importance of financial planning and literacy.
– Alexia Sichère: Co-founder & GM at Try and Review, Try & Review ( is a web solution helping beauty & FMCG brands create authentic product reviews and real-user content to drive product desirability and sales. T&R started in Singapore in 2015 and is currently scaling quickly in SEA to address its clients needs, along with a fast growing community of everyday influencers in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.



Sydney Edition #21: Startup Pitch & Investors Panel


Join us for our second event Sydney #21 edition: Startup Pitch and Investors Panel on 29th September 2022!

Limited early bird tickets are now available! Reserve your spots now!

🚀 29th September 2022 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | TSL, Sydney Startup Hub