The very first DEMO Asia officially kicked off Wednesday in Singapore. The three-day conference is a launchpad for entrepreneurs and startups from around Asia, and for non-Asian companies that want to get their products on the Asian market.

An impressive 47 companies from 14 countries are launching their products and ideas at the vent. Each presenter was hand-picked by the DEMO team in Singapore. Once they’re on stage, presenters have six minutes to demonstrate their product. Some attendees will participate in the Alpha Pitch instead, where they get just 90-seconds to sell the audience on their product or service.

The audience is made up of technology press, venture and angel investors, buyers, entrepreneurs, corporate and business development professionals, and other tech professionals.

The event, which started February 29 and goes through March 2, is taking place at Matrix @ Biopolis in Singapore. VentureBeat’s own editor-in-chief, Matt Marshall, is executive producer for DEMO and is helping emcee the event.

Check out a slideshow of the event below, and stay tuned for more from DEMO Asia here on VentureBeat over the next couple of days.

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