Startups can now apply, participate in Google’s first Asian Demo Day

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Google is bringing its Demo Day event to Asia for the first time this September and now the search giant has opened applications for startups wanting to take part.

Startups from Pakistan can apply here.

Techcrunch has reported that Google’s Demo Day is akin to a short version of an early-stage startup program. As the name suggests it’s a Demo Day but without the months-long program leading up to it. The company instead identifies promising companies, and it works with them ahead of the demo day to give mentoring, coaching and perfect a pitch that is delivered to VCs and others from Google’s entrepreneurship networks who attend the demo day.

This is a massive opportunity for Pakistani startups aiming to take their ideas, products and services to investors, and learn from some of the most accomplished tech entrepreneurs in the world.

Google says its events help get startups connected and raise capital. To that end, it says that startups which have pitched at Demo Days have raised a cumulative $259 million from investors.

Previously, events have been held in North America and Europe, with some participating companies from Asia, but this coming event which takes place in Shanghai on September 20 will be the first on Asian soil.

Companies wishing to apply should visit the sign-up site before the deadline of July 1 at 11:59 pm SGT. The move is a further sign that Google is escalating its presence in Asia.

 

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