Following the success of the third Expo for Property, Investing & Crowdfunding (EPIC) event in Singapore, crowdfunding platform CoAssets announced plans to host a stage inaugural EPIC event in Fuzhou, China.
EPIC is described as a 1-day event that informs SMEs and startups on financing option and business strategies to help businesses grow. It will also provide opportunities for investors to learn about investing tips to make smart investments, as well as interesting ideas from startups. The objectives are the following:
- Introduce and promote crowdfunding, create a platform for business opportunities.
- Networking session will be included to encourage connection between participants
- Generate interest and support business growth.
- It also aims to help investors to understand the investment products that matches their risk appetite.
- Exciting rewards for best start up pitch
For the first time, EPIC Singapore featured a start-up alley and pitching competition. Six start-ups from Singapore and South-East Asia were shortlisted to compete in a “live-battle,” with Call-Levels emerging victorious after two rounds of competition. The winner walked away with a cash prize of S$5,000.
During his opening speech at the Singapore event, which took place on July 8th, CEO and co-founder of CoAssets, Getty Goh stated:
“I am proud that EPIC Singapore has consistently delivered value to our participants and brought the eco-system of investors, business owners and opportunity providers closer together. The face-to-face interactions achieved during EPIC were particularly useful in helping all delegates engage one another to build lasting partnerships and bonds. It also provided a useful avenue to promote greater understanding on how crowdfunding can complement and add-value to the life-cycle of businesses and start-ups.”
The inaugural China EPIC has been scheduled in November 2016, and will reportedly be dovetailed under the umbrella of a bigger trade show, Smart FuZhou 2030 Expo. CoAssets stated it has appointed organizing partner of the Smart Fuzhou 2030 Expo, in a joint collaboration with the Linca Group and the FuZhou government. Goh noted:
CoAssets was appointed the organising partner by virtue of our strong regional presence, demonstrated expertise in successfully delivering high quality large-scale expos across the region, as well as our thought leadership in the FinTech crowdfunding space. The inaugural Smart FuZhou 2030 trade show will bring EPIC to the next level and involve more than 5,000 local and international delegates. Planning for the inaugural EPIC China event was in full swing, and more than S$4m worth of deals have already been sealed.”