Plug and Play Indonesia (GK-PnP) introduces eleven startups from its Batch 2 Accelerator at Djakarta Theater XXI Ballroom in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 11 startups are Cheers, Datanest, Duithape, Dana Bijak, Gandeng Tangan, Gringgo, Indogold, Manpro, Trukita, Periksa.ID, and Weston. Adopting the theme of ‚ÄúTech for a Better Indonesia‚ÄĚ, these startups present their technologies before hundreds of esteemed guests including investors, government, corporates, and media.
‚ÄúWith this ‚ÄėTech for a Better Indonesia‚Äô theme, we hope to motivate the younger generation to be more proavtive 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,‚ÄĚ said Wesley Harjono, managing director of GK-PnP.
For three months, the eleven startups are provided with a number of resources from seed funding, workshops, mentoring sessions, media exposure, free coworking space, and connection to corporates. At the moment, GK-PnP is working closely with four corporate partners ‚Äď Astra International, BNI, BTN, and Sinar Mas ‚Äď with more to come.
There are currently eight pilot projects between the startups and corporates with more to come from the 18 ongoing discussions. ‚ÄúGK-PnP always uphold the spirit of collaboration. It is our goal to create an ecosystem where everyone plays an important role. Coporates as capital owner and users could sinergize with startups as the technology provider and innovator,‚ÄĚ said Jupe Tan, managing partner of Plug and Play APAC.
The graduation of the eleven startups also mark the recruitment for GK-PnP Batch 3 Accelerator Program. Interested startups are encouraged to apply online before May 10. The program welcomes startups from various verticals, including but not limited to Fintech, Mobility, IoT, Food&Agriculture Tech, and Sustainability.
The program is also stage agnostics, meaning startups of any sizes, be it seed stage or later stage, are welcome to apply. ‚ÄúWe want to make the application accessible to founders anywhere, so everything can be done online. Founders just have to fill a form and upload their pitch deck online,‚ÄĚ added Harjono.