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Two Indonesian Startups Born at Startup Weekend Bali

Trying to leave the paradigm of business conferences in the office, Startup Weekend held their event in Bali which succeeded in spawning 11 startups by bringing together 75 participants from 22 countries in a tropical themed meeting. Two startups were initiated by a team, most of whose members are from Indonesia.

Hosted by co-working spaceHubbudThis time the Startup Weekend was attended by participants from Indonesia, Mexico, the United States, France, Sweden, Australia, the Netherlands, India, Bulgaria, and Lithuania, to build and complete a startup concept for one full week. Of the 75 Startup Weekend participants, half had a technical or design background, while half had a business background. Based on official information from the organizers, this diversity makes Startup Weekend Bali the most international event, by producing a variety of unique business concepts.

“We are excited to hold a Startup Weekend in Ubud because we can serve as a platform for people to connect, collaborate and learn, something that was our original goal,” said Hubud Co-Founder Peter Wall.

Among the 11 startups classified as platforms E-commerce, site through crowdfunding, social networking applications, and education, two Indonesian startups that caught our attention were Nanny Adviser and DecoShop.

Presented by Alfiah Strohal, Nanny Adviser provides a solution for parents who want to leave their children while traveling or on vacation based on location. The application will later connect users with caregivers wherever they are. Nanny Adviser occupies the second position of the best startup, one position behind the champion startup from the United States, Cash for Trash.

Another startup from Indonesia is DecoShop. Presented by Emilia Meiliana, DecoShop is a online marketplace which allows retail stores, sellers, and manufacturers in Jakarta to sell their wares on the DecoShop platform. The concept that DecoShop is trying to offer has resulted in their startup being awarded the Honorable Startup Award, alongside another startup from the United States, Instagator.

Process brainstorming unique for a whole week in a unique environment of course presents a different competitive atmosphere. The ability to compete with other startups from 22 countries in the world certainly promises even higher expectations in the future, especially after going through a judging process and mentoring from practitioners who are experts in their fields, namely Mountain Sea Venture Managing Director Andy Zain, Momentum Green Founding Partner Robin Connelley, Pieter Levels (launched 12 startups in 12 months), and Mailbird Co-Founder and CEO Andrea Loubier.

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