President Invited Us to Indonesia
President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (15/11) at the State Palace welcomed the founder and the CEO of a technology company, Plug and Play, Saeed Amidi.
Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara who accompanied the President at the meeting said that the purpose of Amidi’s visit to Indonesia is to follow up the previous discussion with the President on February at Plug and Play headquarter, at Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, US. At that time, President Jokowi invited Saeed to invest in Indonesia as the country is planning to expand in e-commerce sector.
Our First Demo Day
Plug and Play Indonesia hosts demo day for 9 startups in its first inaugural batch.
Silicon Valley-based accelerator Plug and Play Indonesia hosted a Demo Day event for the nine startups that have made it into the programme in Jakarta. Attending the event were Plug and Play Indonesia President Director Wesley Harjono, Plug and Play APAC Managing Partner Jupe Tan, and Plug and Play Indonesia Accelerator Director Nayoko Wicaksono.
“The 11 startups that had been selected went through a process that shortlisted them to nine startups, which are set to join Plug and Play Indonesia. For the next steps, we will continue on guiding and supporting the nine startups until they secure deal from investors,” Tan said.
EXPO 2.0: Tech for a Better Future
GK–Plug and Play Indonesia introduces eleven startups from its Batch 2 Accelerator at Djakarta Theater XXI Ballroom in Jakarta, Indonesia. The eleven startups are Cheers, Datanest, Duithape, Dana Bijak, Gandeng Tangan, Gringgo, Indogold, Manpro, Trukita, Periksa.ID, and Weston. Adopting the theme of “Tech for a Better Indonesia”, these startups present their technologies before hundreds of esteemed guests including investors, government, corporates, and media.
“With this ‘Tech for a Better Indonesia’ theme, we hope to motivate the younger generation to be more proactive in contributing to the nation through technology. Through this Expo 2.0, we are introducing the eleven startups who are working in making Indonesia a better place. Continuing from the presentation, we hope the startups and guests could take on the conversation and work together. Let it be in partnership, investment, or other collaboration,” said Wesley Harjono, Managing Director of GK-Plug and Play.
EXPO 3.0: Innovation Empowered by Passion
GK-Plug and Play introduced 13 fostered startups from domestic and abroad in Expo Day 3.0 with the theme "Innovation Empowered by Passion" at Soehanna Hall, Energy Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (16/10). In this batch 3 acceleration, GK-PnP not only focuses on seed-stage startup, but also on later-stage startup.
The accelerated domestic startups include Bahasa.ai, Bildeco, Circledoo, Gradana, Halofina, Tekno, Mertani, Konsulife, and Topkarir. As for overseas startups originating from the United States, namely Ceres Imaging, YouSolar, and Data Robot, as well as from Singapore, Resync.
We also held a panel discussion in the middle of the event consisted of Kaesang Pangarep and Chelsea Islan.
EXPO 4.0: Innovation Beyond Limits
GK-Plug and Play has succeeded in accelerating 16 startups fostered by both domestic and foreign assisted startups on the Internet of Things and Mobility, Food and Agriculture and Fintech and Insurtech verticals. In this 4th generation, there are a total of 10 domestic-assisted startups including Piniship, Logicnesia, Lacak.io, Rara Delivery, ATM Sehat, TernaKopi, Redkendi, Bizhare, Bandingin and PayOK and 6 overseas startups including Aquifi (United States), Intello Labs (United States), Magpie (Philippines), PolicyPal (Singapore), and Coinhako (Singapore). The 16 startups built by GK-PnP have graduated from an accelerated program for 3 months, where through this program, startups are provided with all the facilities to support the development of the startup.
The theme of "Innovation Beyond Limits" was brought to the Expo 4.0 which aims to inspire young innovators to be able to innovate without limits by utilizing technology. Entering the digital era and industrial revolution 4.0, digital innovations are now needed that are able to advance Indonesia's economy in terms of industry, not only startups that must innovate but large corporations must be able to innovate and carry out digitalization strategies in their business models to be developed.