14 Indonesian startups receive Rice Bowl Awards
By Yunnie Marzuki October 17, 2018
- Top five national winners will compete with winners from the rest of Asean
- All winners will be meet up regional-scale investors
THE Asean Rice Bowl Awards announces national winners for the Indonesian Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2018 recently in Jakarta.
The awards received 160 submissions and opened 17 categories this year, with each award placing a focus on uncovering and rewarding the very best Indonesian startups and entrepreneurs from the respective ecosystems.
Initiator of the Asean Rice Bowl Awards, New Entrepreneurs Foundation (MyNEF), based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is collaborating with The Winner Institute with support by Connext Coworking Space by Marquee, Asosiasi Tech Startup Indonesia (Atsindo), Indonesian Digital Entrepreneur Association (ADEI), and EMC2, an integrated capacity building platform for entrepreneur.
MYNef chief executive officer Lilyana Abdul Latiff says that national winners from five main categories of awards namely ‘Best co-working space’, ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Investor of the year’, ‘Founder of the year’, and Best startup’ will compete with other nine countries at the four-day finale Asean Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2018 in Bali, Indonesia this December.
“The nomination judging process was from the ecosystem itself, how these startups had helped the local community to solve their problem. It’s not just about number, but how they could retain their users.”
Fourteen startups and one CEO were selected as Indonesian national winners this year:
- Shipper - Best Logistics and Supply Chain
- Ralali - Best Business Automation Tool Startup
- TaniHub - Best Foodtech or Agritech and People’s Choice)
- Social Buzz - Best Digital Marketing
- Jala - Best IoT
- Neurabot - Best AI or Machine Learning and Best Health or Medtech
- GO-LIFE - Best Life Helper
- Wakuliner - Best e-Commerce
- Gradana - Best Fintech
- DycodeX - Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative
- Greenhouse - Best Co-Working Space
- Cumi.id - Best Newcomer
- Angin - Investor of the Year
- Ralali CEO Joseph Aditya - Founder of the Year
- Warung Pintar - Best Startup
Te last five will go through to the finals in Bali.
Lilyana said that there will be no cash rewards, but MyNEF will provides flight tickets for all the startups to attend the finale in Bali and they will have the chance to meet regional-scale investors.
Warung Pintar chief executive officer Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro tells Digital News Asia that this award helps to validate the way they are solving problems.
Ralali director corporate secretary strategy and product development Alexander Lukman says, “Receiving these two awards will motivate us to boost our business and keep innovating to serve our customers.”