18 Regional Startups Win Accolades at the Asean Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2018


    The ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards unveils 18 regional winners to represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards 2018

    KUTA, Indonesia, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 18 leading ASEAN startups were named category winners at the 4th ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl) ceremony today with Philipines startup Revolution Precrafted selected as the winner of Startup of the Year award. All selected regional winners will be representing Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards later this year.

    Winners of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards from all over Southeast Asia.


    Winners of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards from all over Southeast Asia.

    "The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards is the first regional award that recognises outstanding startups that provide innovative and sustainable solutions on improving local livelihood, and has the potential to be scaled regionally. It provides a regional platform for our innovative, local-grown entrepreneurs to grow globally," said Chairman of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards and CEO of New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF), Lilyana Latif.

    Organised by myNEF since 2015, the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. It also aims to increase the region’s visibility as a vibrant global hub for innovation and celebrate the startup ecosystem instrumental in driving that progress.

    "The Rice Bowl is the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards (GSA) and it provides the opportunity for market access, funding and media exposure regionally," she added. The Rice Bowl is part of the GSA circuit that recognises startup eco-systems worldwide. Other circuits include the Nordics, Central Europe and Southern Africa. With the GSA partnership, Rice Bowl startups are given a clear path – from village to the global stage.

    In 2018, a total of 2,000 entries were received from 9 countries across Southeast Asia. A panel of over 100 judges from across the globe comprising of entrepreneurs, investors, business advisors and coaches, media and startup development organisation,  then evaluated the entries in 3 broad areas: actual and potential growth, scalability and impact.

    The Winners for the 4th ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards are:

    Special Awards

    CATEGORY

    WINNER

    COUNTRY

    WEBLINK

    Startup of The Year

    Revolution Precrafted

    Philippines

    http://bit.ly/RevolutionPrecrafted

    Founder of the Year           

    Linh Pham (Logivan)

    Vietnam

    http://bit.ly/Logivan

    Best Newcomer

    Dropee

    Malaysia

    http://bit.ly/dropee_RiceBowl

    People’s Choice

    AIS The Startup

    Thailand

    http://bit.ly/AISTheStartUp

    Investor of the Year

    Golden Gate Ventures

    Singapore

    http://bit.ly/Goldengateventure

    Startups

    CATEGORY

    WINNER

    COUNTRY

    WEBLINK

    Best AI/Machine Learning Startup        

    Refinn

    Thailand

    http://bit.ly/Refinn_RiceBowl 

    Best Business Automation Tool         

    Botbot.Ai

    Singapore

    http://bit.ly/BotbotAI

    Best Digital Marketing Solution         

    Boundlss

    Singapore

    http://bit.ly/Boundlss

    Best e-Commerce Startup

    Wakuliner

    Indonesia

    http://bit.ly/Wakuliner

    Best Fintech Startup

    Refinn

    Thailand

    http://bit.ly/Refinn_RiceBowl

    Best FoodTech/AgriTech Stratup

    TaniHub

    Indonesia

    http://bit.ly/TaniHub

    Best HealthTech Startup

    BioMark

    Philippines

    http://bit.ly/Biomark

    Best IoT Startup

    UnificationEngine

    Singapore

    http://bit.ly/UnificationEngine

    Best Life Helper

    VIDI

    Malaysia

    http://bit.ly/VIDI_Ricebowl

    Best Logistic & Supply Chain Startup

    Abivin

    Vietnam

    http://bit.ly/Abivin_Ricebowl

    Ecosystem Support

    CATEGORY

    WINNER

    COUNTRY

    WEBLINK

    Best Accelerator or Incubator Programme

    AIS The Startup

    Thailand

    http://bit.ly/AISTheStartUp

    Best Co-Working Space 

    ASPACE

    Philippines

    http://bit.ly/ASPACE_RiceBowl

    Best Ecosystem Initiative

    MTEP by MDEC

    Malaysia

    http://bit.ly/MTEPbyMDEC

    This year’s Rice Bowl Gala saw an impressive crowd consisting of distinguished guests, ecosystem players, investors, government officials and media from 17 countries came together in Bali to honor entrepreneurs for the products and services they provide to their community.  Distinguished guests included Daniel Hastik, Founder of NextTechVenture; Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); Kamarul Bahrin, Astro Awani; Mik Stroyberg, CEO and Founder of Good Monday; Frans Budi Pranata, The Winner Institute; Lyra Puspa, President and Founder of Vanaya Coaching International; Mohan Ram from Digital Ocean; Tongjai Thanachana Director of C-ASEAN Thailand; and Dr Catherine Shiang, Asia Capital.

    "Based on the declared submissions of our 118 unique finalists, their collective Monthly Recurring Revenue is USD103.7 million. They have also successfully raised over USD350 million in investments in the past," shared Lilyana. "So if we take a crude average, the average valuation of each of the finalists is around USD2.96 million per company. Truly South East Asia shows much potential in the Digital Economy sector."

    The Rice Bowl is made possible from the support of strategic partners as well as ASEAN and community partners. The ASEAN Rice Bowl awards in Bali is supported by

    • WTOIP Group (China)
    • Astro Awani as Media Partner
    • Evenesis as Event Technology Partner
    • PR Newswire as News Release Distribution Partner
    • Digital Ocean
    • Tripfez as Travel Partner
    • OYO as Bali Accommodations Partner
    • Costas Cafe & Bar
    • BlackEye Coffee and Roastery,
    • WRP Active & Cocosplash, Colette and Lola, Teh Botol, Bali Fish Market
    • Indonesia Expat and Marie Claire Magazine
    • as well as ASEAN and community partners.

    For the latest updates on the program, kindly visit ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards official facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ricebowlawards/

    PR Newswire is the News Release Distribution Partner of ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards.

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    About ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards

    The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards is an exciting series of events throughout Southeast Asia that lauds exemplary talent in the startup community. Organised by New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) since 2015, Rice Bowl places the spotlight on rising start-ups in the ASEAN countries, with the aim of increasing the region’s visibility as a vibrant startup ecosystem and global hub for innovation. www.ricebowlawards.com

    About New Entrepreneurs Foundation

    Established in 2012, the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) is a non-profit organization that nurtures entrepreneurs through developmental and coaching programs. It plays an instrumental role in bridging industry players with the Government and related agencies, both locally and in the Southeast Asian region. Its signature programs include, SUPERBXCEL, COMICXCEL, Online Business Financing (OBF), BAHTERA 2015 and 2017, and ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. www.mynef.com 

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