SINGAPORE - Did you think the dotcom dream had disappeared? No...it just got bigger. Organised by The Quintus
Group, the IgniteAsiaChallenge, a competition
for non-public internet companies looking for 1st and 2nd round funding, has come to South East Asia and launches
the first of its five city roadshows here in Singapore on September 4th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Hotfoot from its highly successful North Asia leg, IgniteAsia is working in partnership with nine of the region's
leading organisations, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Compaq, Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities, Cable & Wireless HKT
Bain & Company, LabMorgan, NETVIGATOR.com, Infocomm Development Authority
of Singapore (IDA) and CNBC to provide funding and profile for new businesses in all forms of the Internet including
mobile and broadband.
Similar contests organised throughout Europe and the US helped raise millions of US dollars for dotcoms seeking
first or second round funding. Companies that progress to the IgniteAsia final gain extra mileage and promotion
via the region's press adding greater value to the company prior to IPO.
"With so many brilliant business ideas out there it's often difficult to talk to the right people at the right
time. IgniteAsia offers dotcom's an unprecedented opportunity to get in front of those people and get funded. We
had tremendous success with the competition in North Asia and I am confident we will see this duplicated in South
East Asia. Everyone is welcome to compete, the more the better!" commented Ed Milbank from The Quintus Group.
Date: 4 September 2000
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel
IgniteAsia subsequently travels to Bangkok, KL, Manila and Bangalore with the grand final held back in Singapore
on 8-9 February 2001. Entries, in the form of an executive summary, can be submitted now via the IgniteAsia site
About Ignite Asia
IgniteAsia offers Asian Internet entrepreneurs unparalleled access to the most important Internet investors
in Asia, including major venture capital and private equity companies. It also facilitates introductions to leading
individuals and decision makers in some of Asia's most prominent Internet technology providers. About The Quintus Group
The Quintus Group was formed in 1991. It has offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Quintus Group specialises in the ownership and marketing of intellectual property rights. Its core business
concentrates in two main areas: The ownership of sports & other leisure events and the ownership of television
and film product.