There are hundreds of conferences held yearly, aiming at gathering entrepreneurs from all walks of life. These conferences offer various perks for attendees, especially to those who are looking for exposure, connection, funding and most importantly learning. But, since there are so many conferences and events put on each year, we beckon to ask if it brings value to all event goers?
In conjunction with this year’s e27’s Echelon Asia Summit 2016 that is happening right about now in Singapore, we explore several factors that entrepreneurs should consider before buying their next conference’s ticket.
Read more to find out if all these considerations below are aligned with your reasons for attending any tech-conferences.
One of the important things you should consider before jumping on the bandwagon is to understand your role and position within the industry. Inquisitiveness is always good, but kindly help yourself by not being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Clearly, tech-conferences aim at having tech-startup founders and techies such as product designers, web engineers, product managers etc, attend their event. Conferences may help you build connections that can be very beneficial towards the tech-ecosystem but if your position is not related to tech, your attendance would simply defeat the purpose.
On Keeping Up with The Industry
In order to keep up with the industry, you don’t really have to attend each and every tech-conference that features your favorite tech guru, select only some of the best tech-conferences that feature exe key players that might find exceptional.
On a side note, you can also be a keen reader of any leading tech blogs or follow the world business trendsetters on social media to keep yourself updated.
On Getting Hired
One of the most common misconceptions on attending tech-conferences is in anticipating job offers from any of the companies exhibiting there. We hate to break it to you but the reality is that having that happen to you is probably a lot harder than you think.
But don’t get us wrong; it is not wrong nor impossible to find a job at any tech-conference, after all the place is packed with some of the best companies in their own respected field. If you really are keen on landing a tech-oriented job, stand out from the crowd of other job-seeking individuals by taking this opportunity to talk to the movers and shakers of each company. Who knows, by meeting the right people and building a solid connection, it might present you a start to your dream career in the tech industry.
Tech-Oriented Businesses Only
Almost all companies, startups, and businesses that attend tech-conferences are enthusiastic to scale their ventures through partnership deals, strategic networking and capital investments. That is basically the main objective that tech-conferences like E27 Echelon Asia Summit focuses on, which is to become a hub that brings together Asia’s tech ecosystem.
So, if you are aiming to explore your options in meeting angel investors to fund your growth stage tech-startup or if you’re looking for a partnership with any multi-national corporations, you are at the right place. Other than those aforementioned, you might want to rethink your purpose of attending a tech-conference.
Hopefully these above tips are helpful and beneficial to young entrepreneurs, newfound startups and any individuals within the tech ecosystem in preparing themselves in attending any tech-conferences in the near future.
Meanwhile, if you’re attending e27’s Asia Summit that’s happening on the 15th & 16th of June 2016, don’t forget to drop by Supahands’s booth – C25. Find out more about Supahands appearance here.