The Red Herring Asia conference is under way in Manila this morning – and promises to feature some of the continent’s most exciting startups.
The event, which began this morning with a host of high-level keynote speeches and discussions, showcases the best of Asia’s cutting-edge startup scene, with entrants to its Top 100 as far flung as Israel, China and Sri Lanka.
Day one was headed up by an opening speech by Red Herring chairman and publisher Alex Vieux, who spoke about the unique nature of startup ecosystems in Asia, which are growing exponentially as access to the Internet, and mobile, explodes everywhere.
Speeches on funding and going global quickly followed, and entrepreneurs will present their companies across the next two afternoons, at the Dusit Thani hotel in the Filipino capital’s Makati district.
We’ll be publishing a series of special reports on the companies, countries and issues facing Asian startups over the next fortnight, including a spotlight on mobile in the Philippines, Cambodia’s tech scene and several other deeply-reported features and company profiles.