ASEAN Startup Awards for those who dare to dream big!

ASEAN Startup Awards for those who dare to dream big!

ASEAN Startup Awards is part of the Global Startup Awards, providing an annual spotlight to those who dare to dream big and shape the way our future will look.

Bringing together amazing ideas and best talents from 10 regions, 105 countries across the globe to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and startups. The competition process for finding the winners involves all aspects of a startup ecosystem by using a network of local ambassadors, country partners, national jury members, international jury members from the entire globe as well as key advisors counting everyone from top investors, political stakeholders, founders and community builders.

Having categories for Startups, Investors, Incubation/Acceleration programs, Ecosystem heroes, and Co-working spaces, their mission is to find, recognize and connect future-shapers from all over the world while keeping the independence of the competition, so they never sell your data and or charge you for anything.

Why participate in ASEAN Startup Awards?

  • Get better recognition nationally, regionally and globally to attract business opportunities even from other countries, regions and continents.
  • Access to GSA Alumni Network which is an invite-only VIP club that not only serves a greater movement that fosters the development of startup ecosystems globally, but also gives You access to a well selected global network to support your international business endeavors.
  • Connection to other regional and global stakeholders – finalists, winners, juries, partners and ambassadors.
  • Matchmaking with active investors, successful startups, accelerator and incubator programs, as well as government initiatives.
  • Promotion through Global Startup Awards’ regional and global social media channels and newsletters.
  • Opportunity to contribute with your expertise and knowledge to a greater good: to shape the global startup ecosystem with other selected future-shapers.
  • Enjoy the benefits of valuable services and products offered by our Prize Sponsors.


  • Startup of the Year: A startup that inspires the next generation of founders while positively impacting the economy and the world in general. It is a product and/or service which is already a success on the market, disrupting its industry with an innovative approach.
  • Best Newcomer: A startup up to 2 years of age with the potential to become Startup of the Year in the future. Its product and/or service is already on the market on a path to disrupt its industry and positively impact the economy and the world.
  • Founder of the Year: A startup founder or co-founder who has shown strong leadership skills and achieved exceptional business results while being an inspiration to their team and a role model for the next generation of founders.
  • VC of the Year: A VC who has created impressive financial results while investing bravely in innovative companies which can positively impact the economy as well as the world, supporting them also with resources other than just financial.
  • Best Co-working Space: A co-working space that deserves recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation and focuses on positively impacting the world.
  • Best Accelerator/Incubator Program: A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge, and expertise.
  • People’s Choice: A company that got the most accumulated votes throughout the regional round.


  • Brunei Darussalam;
  • Cambodia;
  • Indonesia;
  • Lao PDR;
  • Malaysia;
  • Myanmar;
  • Philippines;
  • Singapore;
  • Thailand;
  • Viet Nam.

Application Closes: 16th July

To apply visit here

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