Mainstage Incubator (MSI),believes that Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the driving forces of economic growth and social development in today’s modern society and ultimately, there shouldnt be geographical barriers to that. The TSI-MSI Event 2021 was focused on connecting startups from the developing regions of Southeast Asia to business experts and investors from the USA and the UK where they could share their ideas, trends and business opportunities to enrich the business community and to build and an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for startups from the Southeast Asia Region.
The event was planned on a massive scale with a panel decorated with business veterans, reputed investors, and applications flowing in from all across the SEA Region. The 25 shortlisted startups showed a kaleidoscope of innovative and ambitious ideas. The event was focused recognizing the potential success of the startups beyond just financial gains. The shortlisted startups went through several rounds of panel discussions and eliminations & after taking into consideration all aspects of the startups they were narrowed down to the 7 finalists.
The event kicked off with the introduction of the MSI — TSI Partnership and the opportunity and potential shown by the bright yet underrated startups from SEA Region that gave birth to this event.
Then it was finally time for the moment everyone was waiting for, while it was early in the morning for the seven finalists from Indonesia, Vietnam, & Sri Lanka, they knew what was at stake. The lack of sleep was clearly absent as the chosen ones were filled with enthusiasm and the hunger to scale globally, they were ready to pitch!
They were positioned in a Shark Tank like environment where they made their final pitch in front of the investors from The USA & The UK. The energy levels were high throughout and the event was packed with perspective building insights, competition, unmatched grit and determination.
The startups exceeded everyone´s expectations, with some already proven in terms of revenue generation by grossing over a million dollars and all of them solving crucial problems and having a huge impact on their regions and the world.
Needless to say, the investors were impressed with the quality and dynamism of the quality of startups that was on display. All the way from cleaning the world, to making it a better place for single moms, the event had it all.
The investors provided valuable feedback to these startups on the areas they might have to work on, the ways they can enhance their revenue, and the impact they are leaving behind.
This inaugural edition of the TSI-MSI Event was a huge success. The success of the event and the potential impact it can have on a region and its startup ecosystem gave all the stakeholders the confidence to plan frequently and for different developing regions of SEA.
Highlights of the event will be posted on YouTube channel from Mainstage Incubator. Please do subscribe and follow all of their social media channels for more of such events and collaborations or visit our website Mainstage-Incubator.
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