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ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards Announces 2017 Regional Finalists

2017-12-04 09:00
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-89 promising startups from 10 ASEAN countries will be competing for a spot to represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) reveals eighty-nine finalists that will be competing at the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl) finale in Kuala Lumpur on 13 December 2017. The shortlisted regional startups will have a chance to represent Southeast Asia at the upcoming Global Startup Awards next year.

Winners of Malaysia Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 
Winners of Malaysia Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017

Organized by myNEF, the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. The awards recognizes outstanding startups that provide home-grown and sustainable solutions for local issues with world class innovations, as well as having the potential to be scalable regionally. The award ceremony is held in conjunction with the Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC) Summit on December 12 and 13, 2017.

The Rice Bowl is a culmination of events announcing Rice Bowl national circuit winners held throughout the 10 ASEAN countries in October and November 2017.

"With the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards being the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards, the brand 'Rice Bowl' has now become synonymous with being a respected platform for locally-grown startup heroes to be given the opportunity for market access, funding and media exposure regionally," says CEO of myNEF and Chairman of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards, Lilyana Latif.

Crowd favourites such as Touristly, Agrome IQ and SokhaKrom will be competing with other national finalists at the regional Rice Bowl finale in Kuala Lumpur. Eventual winners from the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 will represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards to be held in Tianjin, China in 2018.

As part of the winners' benefit, myNef is organizing a two-day Investor Matching session on December 12 and 13 for finalists to be given the opportunity to meet and pitch to investors. The investor matching session is managed by Rice Bowl's strategic partner, Cradle.

"Winners will also get to participate in cross-regional exchange programs in Southeast Asia and attend other Global Startup Awards celebrations," said Lilyana, adding that this would allow them to expand their network and gather information for market access.

This year, over 2,000 entries were received from all 10 ASEAN countries, of which 89 category winners have been shortlisted to compete at the regional awards.

The finalists are evaluated on three broad areas - actual and potential growth, scalability and impact. The panel of judges consists of industry leaders and experts, including CEO of MaGIC, Ashran Ghazi; Group CEO of Cradle, Nazrin Hassan; Vice President of National Institute of Posts, Telecommunications & ICT Cambodia, Rapid Sun; and Head of Entrepreneurship Village Brunei, Adna Shatriremie Abd Rahman.

The Rice Bowl is made possible from the support from strategic partners; ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MAGIC), Cradle and Supernewsroom, PR Newswire, Melinda Looi and InnovAsian, as well as country and community partners.

The public can also participate in the People's Choice award by choosing their favourite startups at www.ricebowlawards.com.

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

Note to Editor

Website            www.ricebowlawards.com 
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For Media Enquiries, contact: 
Malaysia
(Mr) Safwan, safwan@mynef.com, +60 19-480 3132 
(Ms) Azuin, azuin@mynef.com, +60 10-405 3979

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 sustainable 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 BAHTERA 2015 and 2017, SUPERBXCEL, COMICXCEL, Online Business Financing (OBF) and ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. www.mynef.com

ASEAN RICE BOWL STARTUP AWARDS

2017 REGIONAL FINALISTS

BRUNEI

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- Headhunter Sport
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT-- Al-Huffaz Management
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Buycour Brunei
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Vanessa Teo (Agrome IQ)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- Agrome IQ International

CAMBODIA

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- DoyDoy
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT -- DoyDoy
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- Cdev Tec
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Tesjor
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH -- DirexPlay
  • BEST LIFE SCIENCES / MEDTECH -- SokhaKrom
  • BEST FINTECH -- PayGo
  • BEST DEEPTECH / AI / BIG DATA -- MotionsCloud
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- Emerald hub
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Sok Sopheak Mongkol -- SokhaKrom
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- SokhaKrom

INDONESIA

  • BEST NEWCOMER - Eragano
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT -- Mall Sampah
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- Sticar
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Klikhoreka
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH - DOOgether
  • BEST FINTECH - Cicil
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- Hubud
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Adi Saifullah Putra (Mall Sampah)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR - Cicil

LAOS

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- Book Delivery
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- Toh-Lao
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Souliyo Vongdala (Bizgital)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- Bizgital

MALAYSIA

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- BuildEasy
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT -- MyCash Online
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- ZYQ Engineering
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Easy Parcel
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH -- Koyara
  • BEST LIFE SCIENCES / MEDTECH -- UMCH Technology
  • BEST FINTECH -- Jirnexu
  • BEST DEEPTECH / AI / BIG DATA -- Glueck Technologies
  • BEST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM -- Global Accelerator Program, MaGIC
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- WORQ
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Aaron Sarma (Touristly)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- Zoom

MYANMAR

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- Chate Sat
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- Grab
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- GoOutz
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH -- Flexible Pass
  • BEST DEEPTECH / AI / BIG DATA -- MOA (Myanmar Online Advertising
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- Phamdeeyar
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Hein Thet Khin Zaw (MyOpenAds)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- Flexible Pass

PHILIPPINES

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- Honesty Worldwide
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT - Empleo
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- SkyEyeAnalytics
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Flyspaces
  • BEST LIFE SCIENCES / MEDTECH-- Lifetrack Medical System
  • BEST FINTECH -- Qwikwire Billing Systems
  • BEST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM - QBO
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- ASPACE Philippines
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Patrick Gentry -- Sprout Solution
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR - Ayannah

SINGAPORE

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- Beam
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT -- Jules Ventures
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- Grab
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Eatigo
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH - Stash
  • BEST FINTECH -- StashAway
  • BEST DEEPTECH / AI / BIG DATA -- Scalend Technologies
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Anthony Tan (Grab)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR - StashAway

THAILAND

  • BEST NEWCOMER - Airportels
  • BEST SMART CITY SOLUTION -- QueQ
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- Shippop
  • BEST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TECH -- HonestBee
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Micheal Cluzel (Eatigo)
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- Dream Office
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR - QueQ

VIETNAM

  • BEST NEWCOMER -- mIdeas
  • BEST SOCIAL IMPACT -- TEKY Young technology Education
  • BEST E-COMMERCE / SUPPLY CHAIN -- EyeQ
  • BEST GREEN BIOTECH / FOOD TECH -- Lucky Telecoms services
  • BEST LIFE SCIENCES / MEDTECH-- CLAS Healthcare
  • BEST FINTECH -- Best Way Corporation (eWAY)
  • BEST DEEPTECH / AI / BIG DATA -- Robot3T
  • BEST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM -- Business Startup Support Centre (BSSC)
  • BEST COWORKING SPACE -- UP Coworking Space
  • FOUNDER OF THE YEAR -- Khanh Pham Lan (Freelancer Viet)
  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR -- Robot3T

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171130/2003082-1

Source: New Entrepreneurs Foundation
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