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Chart your success in Southeast Asia

A 9-day tech immersion mission across Southeast Asia to meet with founders and investors. Experience the world's fastest growing ecosystems in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.

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A 9-day trip with other founders and investors

Explore your opportunities in SEA and meet with founders, investors and government representatives.
A free program for tech startups and investors in Sydney's Tech Central (Ultimo, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Darlington North Eveleigh, South Eveleigh, Camperdown)*
* Not in Tech Central? Check out our FAQ.
Connect with SEA's tech ecosystem, including startups, venture capitalists and family offices.
Gain a better understanding of your opportunities in the world's fastest growing region.

Explore SEA's fastest growing tech hubs


The largest population in Southeast Asia with a rapidly growing middle class and tech sector.
281m total population
11 unicorns in last decade
2nd largest VC market in SEA


Home to SEA's largest family offices, VCs and syndicates. A perfect base for SEA expansion.
Regional base for 700+ family offices
4000+ tech startups based in SG
5th wealthiest country per capita


One of Australia's fastest growing trading partners and home to a large pool of tech talent.
US$1.4bn startup investment made in 2021
US$440m revenue for business outsourcing industry
Fastest growing digital economy in SEA
"The Southeast Asia Tech Immersion Mission helped me gain a deeper understanding of Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam. By meeting with individuals and companies in these markets, I was able to gain an understanding unavailable previously through my research online and via Zoom with local partners. The groups we met taught me how to establish myself in these markets, both for talent acquisition and for customer growth. I am excited by the opportunities that follow given the success of the mission for me."
Lambros Photios —  CEO & Founder, Adaca
"The SEA Immersion mission was impeccably organised and ran extremely smoothly - it facilitated meetings with leading VC investors in each region, some of the most impressive startups and scaleups across a range of sectors, and created opportunities for serendipitous connection with a range of players in the ecosystem. We also got a fantastic taste of the local culture - via delicious and diverse food, and free time to explore the cities.”
Jessy Wu —  Investment Principal, Afterwork VC
"Thank you Haymarket HQ for an unforgettable experience and for orchestrating an incredibly insightful and enriching mission across Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore. We returned from our trip not just with a wealth of knowledge and new connections, but with a clear strategy on how to grow further in these markets. It is very hard to find time for a long trip, but it was one of the best business trips I had."
Kyrylo Medvediev —  COO & Founder, HeyLink.Me
"I had the opportunity to attend the Tech Immersion Mission across Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia in 2023. I found this immensely useful for our company growth plans, networking, events and our company learnt a lot from the valuable country insights. We expect the outcome of this Mission will help support our growth into SEA and reduce some of the typical start up issues that can occur when a company does not have a strong understanding of the various country ecosystems."
Anthony Quade — Managing Director & Founder, AJQ Technology Consulting
Southeast Asia Tech Immersion Mission 2023

How it works

Join a 9-day intensive mission with pre- and post- mission components.

Participants are required to fund their own travel and accommodation expenses. There are no additional costs to participate.

By the end of the mission, you will have:
A stronger understanding of the tech ecosystems in SEA, with focus on Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia
Increased access to capital, dealflow and customers in Southeast Asia
Grown your network of country experts, government representatives and service providers
Applications close 13 August, 2023

Submit your application before the deadline. All applications will be reviewed by our panel on a rolling basis.

The program will be open to a maximum of 15 participants.

23 August - 22 September, 2023

Meet your peers, set out your goals for the mission and prepare for your trip.

This includes:

Networking event including your fellow partipants, invite-only country representatives and successful alumni
1-on-1 mentoring to understand your company goals and needs
Pre-mission travel readiness briefing
Dashboard with frameworks and resources
24 September - 3 October, 2023

A 9-day intensive program that introduces the participants to potential partners, investors, government representatives and startup ecosystem players across Southeast Asia.

Day 0: Travel (weekend)
Day 1-3: Jakarta, Indonesia
Day 3-5:
Singapore, Singapore
Day 6-7:
Free time & travel (weekend)
Day 8-9: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A full day-to-day agenda will be provided.

During the mission, we will aim to connect the participants with, amongst others:

Venture capital investors
Regionally based investors that invest across SEA, such as Sequoia and Arkblu Capital.

Successful local and international startups
Australian and international startups active in the local market and homegrown tech startups.

Australian organisations active locally
Australian Chambers of Commerce, international trade agencies such as Investment NSW, Austrade and Enterprise Singapore.


Share learnings, networks and decide on your next steps to start engaging more actively with Southeast Asia. 

Your journey doesn’t end when the mission ends. Keep the conversation going with your mentors, peers and connections.

Who you are

Tech founder looking for first movers' advantage in SEA growth markets
Post-MVP company with globally competitive edge
Minimum team size of 3 employees
Based in Sydney's Tech Central*
Looking to understand your commercial opportunities in SEA
Wanting to build an initial network of partners in the region
Investor looking to understand the opportunities across SEA growth markets
Globally-oriented VC investor, family office or angel syndicate
Based in Sydney's Tech Central*
Looking to find new investment opportunities in SEA
Wanting to understand new growth markets for your portfolio companies

* Not in Tech Central? Check out our FAQ.
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Supported 90 businesses
with their expansion into Southeast Asia.
Proven track record
for accelerating companies into Southeast Asian markets and hosting successful tech delegations.

Trusted by governments globally, including Enterprise Singapore, Investment NSW and Austrade.
"Overall the mission to SEA was an exceptional experience. It allowed us to connect with local and global venture capital firms, strengthen ties with government organisations, and network with founders. The insights gained and relationships formed during this trip have already proven invaluable, offering significant potential for Flying Fox's portfolio who are considering expansion into the Southeast Asian market. Many thanks to Haymarket HQ and Investment NSW for this wonderful one-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Bree Kirkham —  General Partner, Flying Fox Ventures
"Big thank you to Duco, Isabelle and the whole team at HHQ. This trip helped to build a lot of conviction, and the foundation for our business to get started in SEA. It's helped the opportunity to feel a lot more real, and really excited to see this program run again to build stronger export relations between Australia and SEA."
Justin Teo —  Head of International Expansion & Talent, Eucalyptus VC
"The Southeast Asia Tech Mission was an amazing experience for myself. The exposure to local startups, VCs and government agencies allowed me to make connections I would have never been able to make on my own. The whole cohort was great to network with and I would strongly encourage startup founders who want to learn more about SEA to going on similar missions run by HHQ in the future.”
Ben Cooper —  Chief Architect & Co-founder,OneQode

Common Questions

Our team is here to answer any questions you might have.
Why Southeast Asia?
Southeast Asia is home to some of Australia's fastest-growing trading partners and soon the world's largest middle class.

The region has seen the emergence of 100 million new internet users in the last three years and boasts 7,000 digital startups in the region, mainly concentrated in Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam,

The International Monetary Fund predicts Southeast Asia to become the world's fourth-largest single market by 2030 after the EU, US, and China.
What are the selection criteria?
Each application will be evaluated based on criteria including the applicants’ alignment with NSW’s priority sectors, traction to date, team and ambitions in SEA.
What is the cost to participate?
Participants are required to fund their own travel and accommodation expenses. There are no additional costs to participate.
Can more than one person from my company participate in the program?
The program will be open to a maximum of 15 participants. Depending on the number of accepted companies, there may be room for more than one company representative.

Please note that each person must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Do I have to be based in Sydney's Tech Central?
If you are not currently based in Tech Central, such as Greater Sydney or regional NSW, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may satisfy other criteria.