Mohan Belani on starting up Singapore’s e27 from John Exley on Vimeo.

View part 1: Mohan Belani presents Asia’s Leading Web Tech Event: echelon 2010

This is part 2 of 3 of my conversation with Mohan Belani (, the Founder & Director of Singapore’s e27 (, a media startup servicing Southeast Asia.

Mohan is also the organizer of ‘echelon 2010’ (, Asia’s leading web technology event, happening in Singapore on June 1-2nd. 40 speakers, 50 startups exhibiting, and 10 startups launching!

In this segment, hear how Mohan started e27 (think “TechCrunch of Singapore” + marketing for brands) back in 2006 and how the original idea has changed throughout since then.
We also discuss how he was able to make connections in Silicon Valley during his undergrad experience at the National University of Singapore and what he thinks is The most important thing ambitious students should be doing right now.

Want to go be a part of echelon 2010?
The cost is $150.
Trying to save a buck? Email Mohan, he’s promised to give ya a discount code!

Want another great reason to go? You can meet Ming Yong (, Founder & CEO of Socialwok! Ming is a good friend of mine and someone I admire…remember, he did an interview with me recently:!

NOTE: Many thanks to my good friend Ting Gao ( for setting up my camera and recording the interview!