Bett Asia Startup Competition

This year’s competition theme

For this year’s startup competition, the overall theme is
‘Powering Up Education, driving positive change through AI and technological advancement’.

We also have four additional sub themes:

Nurturing future leaders

Startups on a mission to uplift educators and students, equipping them with the skills needed to shape a brighter future.

Expanding educational access

The innovators breaking barriers, broadening access to education, and pioneering new ways to learn. 

Championing well-being 

The forward thinkers enhancing the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of students, educators, and professionals. 

Fostering sustainable practices

Visionary startups cultivating a culture of sustainable development and best practices, driving a greener future for education. 

Key dates

Nominations open

3 July 2024 

Nominations close

25 August 2024 at 23:59 Malaysia Time

Announcement of finalists

7 September 2024

Competition final

In person at Bett Asia - 2 October 2024

Meet the Judges

First round judge

Final round judging panel

To be announced soon


Any EdTech startup with a primary presence in Asia  

Please contact our team at

Due to the large number of entries, we are unable to give feedback to all applicants.  

You need to complete the entry form answering all the questions. As part of your submission, you will need to also provide a HD logo for your startup and a presentation deck and/or video on your startup. 

The first round of entries will be judged by SuperCharger Ventures, who will select eight finalists to take part in an in-person pitching final in front of a shark tank-style judging panel of leading experts. The final round judging panel will then select one winner who will be announced as part of the Bett Asia Awards ceremony on 2 October Bett Asia 2024.   

Yes, you will be required to take part in the final round of the pitching competition in person on 2 October 2024 at Bett Asia at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

The winner will be announced at Bett Asia on 2 October 2024 at Bett Asia at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The competition winner will be awarded the following prizes during the Bett Asia 2024 Awards ceremony on 2 October 2024:   

  • A follow-up mentoring meeting with SuperCharger Ventures post-Bett Asia 2024  

  • Bett Futures stand and speaking opportunity at Bett UK 2025   


Winners will also receive a Bett Asia 2024 Startup Competition winning logo to use for marketing purposes. Finalists will receive a Bett Asia 2024 Startup Competition Finalist logo.