Being in China, a lot of the focus on start-ups is here but we shouldn’t forget the talent and energy coming from South East Asia. When people think of big markets, China flashes up as number 1, but little people know that Indonesia is the 4th most populous country with more than 237 million people.

In June, Singapore will host Echelon 2011, the biggest South-East Asian launchpad event which aims to uncover the 10 best start-ups from Asia. The event is a platform for companies to get their products in front of more than 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, developers, regulators and tech industry executives. One winner gets a suite of awesome startup-friendly prizes including 3 months’ rent free space at Plug and Play Tech Center, Silicon Valley. It’s a two-day, double-track event on June 16-17 with over 1,000 delegates, a demo pit of 50 startups and various workshops.

To get a taste for how Launchpad has helped start-ups accelerate their success, here’s some info on 2010’s winners:

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.