Haymarket HQ launches mission to find South East Asian opportunities for startups, investors

Haymarket HQ launches mission to find South East Asian opportunities for startups, investors

Haymarket HQ CEO Duco van Breemen

Go-to-market accelerator Haymarket HQ has announced the launch of the Southeast Asia Tech Immersion Mission, designed to support tech companies and investors from Sydney’s Tech Central that are interested in exploring and connecting with the region’s ecosystem.

The nine-day tech mission, funded by Investment NSW, will include a selection of 15 delegates from the Tech Central - including Ultimo, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Darlington North Eveleigh, South Eveleigh, and Camperdown - to develop a deeper understanding of opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Haymarket HQ CEO Duco van Breemen describes Southeast Asia as the "next frontier" for tech companies and investors.

"It is home to the world's fastest-growing middle class, globally significant family offices and VCs, tech unicorns and a large pool of tech talent that is already powering some of Australia's tech companies today," van Breemen explains.

"This program is designed to enable delegates to explore and connect with the region’s ecosystem to tap into this wealth of opportunity it offers."

Arkblu Capital CEO Francisco Widjojo says that despite being some of Australia’s closest neighbours, Southeast Asia has been largely untapped by Australian businesses.

"The region – and specifically Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam – offer tech companies and investors huge potential," Widjojo says.

"As a private investment group with bases in both Jakarta and Sydney, Arkblu Capital is committed to greater evangelising the case for Australian businesses and investors to relook SEA and its ecosystem as a serious tech market."

Tech companies must have a minimum of three employees and should be post minimum viable product (MVP) stage.

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