ASEAN Angel Alliance Summit 2018
Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs officiated the ASEAN Angel Alliance 2018 (AAA) in Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur on the 27th and 28th of November 2018. The Malaysia Business Angel Network (MBAN) and The Association of Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs and Organisations Malaysia Angel Investors Club (AIPO) are among AAA's members.
The AAA Summit 2018 themed “Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment” provides a unique opportunity for the angel investment community and high-caliber startups from the region to connect, engage, and contribute to the advancement of angel investment and to promote and increase the visibility of angel investments in startup ventures in the region. The Summit is poised to attract more than 200 delegates including angel investors, ecosystem players, government agencies, and entrepreneurs from across ASEAN.
One of the key highlights of The Summit is the premiere of the ASEAN-wide pitching competition, “Enter the Tigers’ Lair”, where 10 elite ASEAN startups selected via a regional competition will be given the unique opportunity to pitch their business plans to the “Tigers", a panel of successful entrepreneurs and funders. The pitching session will take place, live in front of an audience of over 200 angel investors.
Other summit highlights include keynotes by esteemed international speakers such as Noni Purnomo of Blue Bird Indonesia named as 'Power Women In Asia in 2015' by Forbes and Thomas G. Tsao of Gobi Partners named as “China’s Top Venture Capitalists” in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Forbes, a Talk Show on the representation of women in angel and venture capital investing, and an exclusive Debate, on the topic of impact investment, “Have your cake and eat it too: Is that what Impact Investment really is?
Lastly, a plenary wrap by the representative from each session covering the summit key theme followed by the closing remarks from the president of MBAN, Dr. Sivapalan Vivekaraj.