Fling showcases flying drone “mic drop” at Southeast Asia’s largest tech summit

The Techsauce Global Summit 2018 took over Thailand in June with an exceptional event that brought together 10,000 entrepreneurs and investors around topics ranging from clean energy to cryptocurrency to deep tech.

Since its inception just six years ago, the summit has expanded exponentially, a sign of just how fast Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem is growing. The event featured a lineup of leading speakers, including international and Thai startups.

To kickoff the event and get the crowd excited, Fling coordinated an aerial drone showcase that saw a drone fly for the audience and across the main stage to deliver a microphone to the host. The one-of-a-kind showcase was designed specifically for Techsauce, but Fling plans to organize similar demonstrations at other events throughout the year. 

As part of the summit agenda, Fling founder Michael Currie participated in a panel discussion on the future of smart cities. Speaking alongside Thanasorn Jaidee, President of True Digital Park, and Suwit Pruckwattananon, Chief Business Development Officer at the Thailand-based satellite company mu Space, Michael highlighted how better data and technology like drones could accelerate the push towards building smarter, more inclusive cities.

Michael also delivered a live drone demonstration on the deep tech stage, highlighting how mobile operators and power companies like AIS and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand could use AI-powered sensor technology to monitor and fix problems on power lines.

One of the key sponsors of the event was True Incube, a tech incubator in Thailand managed under True Group which supports startups to create innovative businesses. Taking advantage of the big Techsauce audience, True Incube announced the finalists for its Startup Grand Prix. Fling was selected as one of the top companies to pitch for a chance to join True’s startup incubation program and access 4 million baht in investment.