Kicking off the weekend diaspora megaconference today, the unique inaugural India-Singapore/ASEAN Entrepreneurship Bridge (InSpreneur), was held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. Designed as a platform to connect startups and investors in India and Singapore, and to promote collaboration in the ASEAN region, InSpreneur focussed on startups, fintech, cybersecurity, disruptive technologies in manufacturing and India Digital Stack.
Around 250 startups (120 from India) are participating in the two-day event, which will run parallel to the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) starting tomorrow. Over 75 investors attended the investor pitching session as well.
In his welcome address, HE Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India, Singapore, highlighted the potential and desire for partnership between India and Singapore and that InSpreneur was a platform to connect enterprises of both countries and ASEAN and bring them closer together.