Artie Lopez, a Slingshot ASEAN private sector partner and Brainsparks co-founder, pointed out that one of the problems start-ups face is getting potential investors to know about them. Providing a solution, Slingshot 2017 gave the local start-up community an opportunity to meet potential business partners and investors from ASEAN countries.
Keynote speakers ranged from investors to business owners. Investors discussed key traits and characteristics they seek for in potential partners. Business owners mentioned the challenges they faced as start-ups and how they tackled them.
The ASEAN Startup Alley housed over 50 startups, with one booth designated for StreamlinedCampaigns. Each young company showcased their products and services to potential partners, investors, and clients. The convention center was filled with fresh minds ready to contribute and engage in the rising ecosystem.