Let us not sugarcoat it: The past few months have been extremely difficult for businesses around the world.

Even in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem, we have seen how startups in countries such as Malaysia and the Philippines adjusted their operations to the situation, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced cities and countries to go on lockdown.

As a mean to support their portfolio companies, VC firms have also released guidelines on how to deal with the situation (What to do when there is an employee that has been infected? How should you communicate this with stakeholders?).

At e27, we see this period as a constant reminder of our mission: To empower entrepreneurs to build and grow their companies. Every day we figure out new ways to help the ecosystem survive this crisis. So far we have conducted special webinar series and published coverage to help entrepreneurs make more informed decisions, but we are not going to stop there.

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This is why e27 is working with a mix of software partners, ranging from large cloud companies to smaller localised services, to provide our community with discounts.

If you are a business that could benefit from getting exposed to a community of business leaders (who are a regular at our annual Echelon Asia Summit), we would like to have a chat to see how we can offer your product to our community.

Interested? Have something to offer to the ecosystem? Please fill in the form.

Looking forward to seeing your name there. Let us work together to help support the community in this difficult time.

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