About Startup Launchpad
Startup Launchpad (SULP) is Asia's largest retail startup trade show which helps startups scale up by selling to global retailers and distributors.
Our event showcases 300+ startups to 37,000+ global buyers from 140+ countries.
Held twice a year in Hong Kong—an international trade and sourcing hub—Startup Launchpad features a full-fledged conference program with more than 50 thought leaders covering topics from ideation to distribution, and from emerging trends to new innovations of the future.
We are built to serve Asia’s hardware startup community.
About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.
The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
More than 1.4 million international buyers, including 95 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.
Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has Event Marketing Services Limited (Registration No. 32138843-000-10-16-6), a company incorporated in Hong Kong, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Sources Ltd., a Blackstone-owned company that together with Clarion Events is the third largest events company in the world.
*Event Marketing Services Limited (Registration No. 32138843-000-10-16-6), a company incorporated in Hong Kong, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Sources Ltd.
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Your trusted partner and facilitator offering thought leadership and trustworthy guidance when you are ready to do real business.
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What Our Exhibitors Say
Crowdfunding is one thing… it lets you talk to the world but after that initial one shot opportunity… one shot event, you still need a platform to keep talking and meeting to different suppliers, retailers, distributors, even potential licensing partners, so I find this time well spent for the couple days that we stand here. I meet a lot of people and some of them have actually already produced some fruits for our future plans. So yes it’s a great way to meet people.PAUL LEE | Aumeo Audio
Compared with our experience at other shows, the buyer quality is even higher or better so we feel very happy at the show.RAYMOND WANG | Mokacam
It’s a very good opportunity to meet people from all around the globe, who are interested in good innovation to get their feedback about the price about the product itself, about the quality and also, to look around and see maybe somebody doing something similar and we can do a partnership, so it’s very good potential and a very powerful platformANTON ZRIASHCHEV | Glance Clock
Last year we were here and we got to meet a lot of buyers and distributors and retailers from many companies and last year it was great because we were just launching on Indiegogo and the event gave us a very good coverage. This year is different. We already launched in both North America and China but the opportunity is still there to meet a lot of distributors and retailers from all around the globe, we met a lot of people from Europe, from different countries in Asia, in North America, Australia, New Zealand, so we are very happy to have the exposure.OSCAR WONG | Move It