Dogether, an interest-based socializing platform for people to meet like-minded people, plan activities and ‘do what they love together’, has bagged a one-of-its kind opportunity in the prestigious RISE technology conference in Hong Kong. The early age start-up has been selected in the PITCH start-up competition at RISE to be held from July 11-13, 2017. Dogether has made it to the list of 66 start-ups at PITCH that brings together the world’s leading early-stage start-ups for a live, on-stage pitching battle. Twelve start-ups will advance to the semi-finals and three start-ups will make it to the grand final stage and fight it out for a chance to be crowned the winner of PITCH at RISE 2017.
Produced by the team behind the iconic Web Summit, RISE is a networking event that brings together the world’s biggest tech companies, hottest start-ups and top investors under one platform. Now, in its third year, the tech conference will witness the world's most dynamic entrepreneurs from companies as big as Amazon, Coca Cola, Facebook, Google, etc., attend the conference. Investors and start-ups will share their stories and experiences on a global platform, get noticed and make connections. The three-day conference will see more than 500 start-ups promoting their ideas and products, with investors looking for the next big opportunity.
At RISE, Dogether will be exhibiting as an ALPHA start-up. The fresh off the base start-up will be able to avail valuable benefits such as an opportunity to access and attend investor office hour sessions, mentor hours, Start-up University, start-up workshops, start-up roundtables and much more.
Commenting on the opportunity, Hammad Jilani, Founder and CEO, Dogether, said, “I am extremely delighted at the opportunity that Dogether has bagged in a short span on a global platform like RISE. This is the place where the most influential people from the tech industry meet. We are looking forward to the electrifying PITCH contest and to compete against some established players in the world. RISE will not only give us a global exposure, but will also help us in networking and build some valuable connections that will help us in our future endeavours.”
Dogether got selected for the RISE conference in May 2017 for its consistent performance throughout the year. Since November 2016, Dogether has clocked over 800,000 downloads and more than 1,70,000 activities have been planned on the socializing platform. As a part of Europe’s largest tech conference with over 50,000 attendees from more than 80 countries around the world, Dogether aims to make the most out of the sessions with a host of distinguished speakers, industry heavyweights and global media. Apart from the on-stage PITCH competition, RISE 2017 includes inspiring speeches, curated workshops and roundtables, a start-up showcase at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and matchmaking session.