e27 Joins Forces With BlackBerry

e27 has announced that they have partnered with BlackBerry. Echelon 2013 is coming up in June and is going to be a huge event. BlackBerry is going to be sponsoring 30 start ups. This is great opportunity for developers in Asia to get their app ported to BB 10 and some exposure as well.

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Today, e27 announced partnership details with BlackBerry® that will enable startups an opportunity to exhibit at Echelon 2013. Echelon 2013 will be held on 4-5 June 2013 in Singapore at the Singapore Expo MAX Atria. For more information, interested applicants should visit http://echelon.e27.co/sg2013/partner-with-blackberry/.

BlackBerry® will be sponsoring SGD$500 to 30 startups* that have successfully ported their startup application over to BlackBerry® 10. Echelon 2013 will be a great platform to get startups to be seen and heard by attending entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, government organizations and tech companies. The conference promises to be the best stage for anyone looking to build an innovative business and a more vibrant tech ecosystem, one that Asia can call its own.

Sarim Aziz, Manager, Developer Relations for APAC at BlackBerry said,

“We at BlackBerry want to see Asia’s startup talent benefit from opportunities such as Echelon where investors, venture capital funds and tech companies have their eye on early-stage technologies and are looking forward to working with the talent unearthed through Echelon. There are a number of innovative startups and we are excited to be able to support them,” said Sarim Aziz, Team Lead, Developer Relations for APAC at BlackBerry. “Being able to sponsor startups for an exhibition space at Echelon’s Startup Marketplace is a way to drive the industry forward while also attracting great technology and ideas onto the BlackBerry 10 platform.”

Mohan Belani, e27, CEO adds,

“BlackBerry is a returning as a sponsor and has been a keen supporter of Echelon since 2012. We’re proud to have them alongside and also using their sponsorship to benefit startups in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to the startups that can leverage on this opportunity and propel this region’s talent and opportunities to new heights.”

Eligible startups include:

Current Echelon 2013 Startup Submissions

Exhibition Price: SGD$500 – If selected, no cost

Echelon Alumni (Previous exhibiting startups)

Exhibition Price: SGD$750 – If selected, cost is SGD$250 (Save $500)

Eligible startups should note that qualifying for this programme does not ensure a pitching slot at the Satellites or the main Echelon 2013 event. Interested startups should register at http://echelon.e27.co/sg2013/partner-with-blackberry/

For more information on Echelon 2013, please visit http://echelon.e27.co/sg2013/

Source: RB