This Innovation Festival Connects Southeast Asia's Top Startups With Leading Corporations
Innovfest Unbound is back for a fifth year, bringing together key players in tech to celebrate innovation, foster new partnerships, and discover the emerging trends that will define the next wave of digital disruption.
The event, which is organised by the National University of Singapore's NUS Enterprise and UK-based innovation festival organiser Unbound, takes place in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands on June 27 and 28. The two-day programme will feature keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats spread over five themed stages, as well as workshops. There will also be 400 exhibitors from over 100 countries in attendance.
Among the speakers in the line-up is Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chairman of S4 Capital, who will talk with Unbound's co-chairman Yossi Vardi on the topic Creating The Next Generation Media. Ralph Hunter, president of Microsoft Asia, will be joining a panel discussion on The Rise Of The Digital Economy. Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer at Airbus, will discuss The Future Of Flight. In total, there will be over 300 speakers at Innovfest Unbound, as well as 15,000 delegates, and 4,000 startups and SMEs.
On the expansion of Innovfest Unbound, professor Freddy Boey, deputy president of innovation and enterprise from the National University of Singapore says, "Over the past five years, we've seen Innovfest Unbound grow in terms of the number of attendees, speakers and exhibitors, which is evidence of the growing relevance of technology and innovation. More importantly, attendees are making powerful connections during Innovfest Unbound—connections with potential partners, investors and licensors."
Besides the speakers, there will also be a opportunities for startups to pitch for additional funding as well as network with like-minded individuals.
For one, six fintech startups will be competing in the Future Of Finance Start-Up Battle, a competition that seeks revolutionary solutions for the financial sector. The winner will score an opportunity to travel to the Middle East and North Africa's largest fintech festival.
Similarly, the Unilever Foundry Start-Up Battle will see 20 up-and-coming startups in the retail industry battle it out. Only five of these startups will eventually be given the chance to pitch on the main stage, with the winner walking away with US$5,000 and the chance to work with Unilever Foundry, a UK-based platform that connects innovative startups on a global scale.
Gen.T is a media parter with this year's Innovfest Unbound. We have a discount code for 50 percent off tickets for Gen.T honourees, as well as access to private networking opportunities. If you'd like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.