TIA Jakarta 2017 Kejora Recap

The excitement of Tech in Asia Jakarta Event 2017 filled all corners of Hall B Jakarta Convention Center with more than five thousand visitors. This event only proves the high growth of startup ecosystem all across Asia, especially in Indonesia. Take a look at The Bootstrap Alley that exhibits three hundred innovative startups with diverse solutions to offer. With all the euphoria, here are some wrap up from us:

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Startup Idea and How You can Find It


Nowadays, a lot of people want to do startup. Some of them came with a great startup idea, and some other came with a not-so-great startup idea. So what differs between a great idea, not-so-great idea, and crappy not-great idea? As we’ve heard that idea only contribute at most 10% of startup’s success while the other 90% relies on execution, so an idea can be categorized as great if:

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How to find a co-founder? Look for the PIE traits

PIEHow to find a co-founder? Look for the PIE traits

The common challenge faced by most startup founder is to find a co-founder. Generally, no single founder have every resources and needed skills to do everything to build a startup. That’s why the earliest and first critical decisions must be made is to find a co-founder.
Finding a co-founder is almost like finding a life partner, YES it’s that important. There’s no point in deciding on a co-founder just because of childhood/high school/university friendship. Yes a relationship does matter, but don’t forget that your needs is a co-founder with skills that complement you. Co-Founder with overlap skills often needs to outsource some part of the early task. And that means more financial resource needed to kick-start the startup, or even worse the launch can be delayed because some skills haven’t met a needed standart. Beside having complementary skills that completes you, here are the things you should consider about finding a co-founder. We summarize it into PIE rule.

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Kejora welcomes AUSTRADE and 14 delegates under the Fintech sector

Last week, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) organized the Indonesia-Australia Business Week and invited several Australian delegates from different industry backgrounds to explore business opportunities in Indonesia. And who would be a better partner to host them than Kejora?

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Founder Institute Jakarta Welcomes Nine New Prominent Startup Founders

Jakarta Founder Institute just successfully graduated its summer batch of kick-ass entrepreneurs. The prominent startup launch program with its origin in Silicon Valley has become an important and reputable institution in Indonesia´s startup ecosystem. Out of hundreds of applications, 75 aspiring entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the program that was kicked-off in September last year. However, only nine founders survived the tough four-month program and were deemed worthy of graduation.

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3 Indonesian startups to watch out for in 2017: Meet ideabox batch 4

Let´s rock Indonesia

We are proud to announce our newest batch of ideabox startups. After an intensive two-day bootcamp, ideabox has chosen its finalists on Sunday, February 12th. Breaking its own records, we received the highest number of applications to date for the acceleration program. “The continuously growing number of applications for ideabox Accelerator shows we are on the right track.”, says Managing Director of ideabox, Andy Zain. He is proud of the positive feedback ideabox receives in Indonesia but also abroad. “Our applicants are coming from a variety of countries. They recognize the high potential of Indonesia.”

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Journeying with Karental

When travelling to another city in Indonesia, have you have an instance where you had troubles in finding an affordable car rental service nearby? Well now we have an easy-to-use application for it, produced by one of our company profile from Ideabox. Karental is one of our early start-up focusing in producing an application platform for car rental owners to meet their customers upon their arrival in the airport. In addition to being a car rental solution for travellers, we intend to allow users to have the option in requesting a driver to drive them around the city to go through their day in accordance to their agenda. Continue reading “Journeying with Karental”

SoftBank Indosat invests in Kejora’s job site Qerja

Indonesian job site Qerja announced Wednesday that it had raised Series A financing from Indosat-SoftBank joint venture SB ISAT at a ‘eight digit US dollar figure valuation’.

The company did not reveal the deal details, but said the financing round was one of the highest Series A valuations of any Southeast Asian startups.

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Finance and Insurance Portal Compare88 Group Raises Series A Funding

Finance and insurance portal Compare88 Group announced today that it has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding from Singapore-based Monk’s Hill Ventures.

Compare88 owns and operates the CekAja.com brand in Indonesia – the country’s highest-trafficked independent finance and insurance portal, as well as the eCompareMo.com brand in the Philippines. The company will use the funds to further accelerate growth in Southeast Asia, expand the team and build out its technology.

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Launching of New Kejora Website

We’re really proud that we can finally launch a new website for Kejora, which is www.kejorahq.com. Not only we have a new domain, but also we have a brand new website design. While working on this, we know that Kejora is not just a co-working space, but Kejora is a whole package of Venture Capital, Incubator/Accelerator Program, Events & Conferences, but beyond that we have people behind this great Kejora. So, let’s us take a selfie first.

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500Startups are visiting Kejora on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The event starts with Opening from Pak Andy Zain where he shares with the Geeks about the vision of Kejora, our elite co-working space which is a home to our 3 programs Founders Institute, IDEABOX and Mountain SEA Ventures. He further explains about the programs and the benefits that we offer to our residents.

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Ideabox Roadshow

Continuing the success from IDEABOX 1st Batch program which has launched Ngomik, Dealoka, Shoop and Unyu to the market, IDEABOX 2nd Batch is now OPEN.

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IDEABOX will Roadshow to Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Medan, Bali and Bandung to share how we have helped our 1st batch to build their companies to gain their customers and secure external funding. IDEABOX is the only Startup Accelerator Program in Indonesia which has won the 2014 Consumer Innovation Services Award from Global Telecom Business.

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NXT CON “From Leaders to Founders”

NXT CON is created to bolster the continued growth of knowledge and investment in the Indonesian tech community by bringing together entrepreneurs, local and international investors, corporations, and media. Through speaker sessions and informal discussions, the conference aims to excite the exchange of experiences and insights; to spur the conversations that will lead to new entrepreneurial ventures.

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Indosat’s Ideabox startup incubator wins GTB’s Global Innovation Award

Ideabox, a premium startup accelerator set-up by Indosat and Mountain SEA Ventures in Indonesia has won the 2014 consumer innovation services award from Global Telecom Businesses.

“In less than a year, Ideabox has become one top of technology incubators in Indonesia,” said Prashant Gokarn, Chief Strategy & Planning Officer at Indosat “ We have leveraged our strategic partnerships with global innovation and incubation players to bring expertise and strength to empower startups. We have a very rigid selection process and focus on quality and scalability. In addition to money and world class mentoring, we provide the successful startups priority access to Indosat’s infrastructure and customers, which significantly reduces the time needed by them to get scale and brand recognition.”

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Founder Institute: Branding & Marketing

How do you establish yourself as an expert in your field? What tools are used to follow important news and narratives? How do you identify and create industry narratives of your own? How do you identify and connect with influencers and journalists? What infrastructure do you need to be influential? How do you create content that attracts readers and commentary? How do you grow your influence in a market over time?

TOPIC: Branding & Marketing
1. Hermawan Kartajaya, pakar marketing Indonesia
2. Sakti Makki, pakar branding
3. Denny Santoso, digital stategist

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Jason Lamuda and William Tanuwijaya visits ideabox

This week we welcomed Jason Lamuda and William Tanuwijaya to ideabox office. William Tanuwijaya is famed for founding one of the largest C2C marketplace in Indonesia, Tokopedia and Jason Lamuda is the CEO and Co-Founder of Berrybenka.com and previously disdus.com, which was acquired by Groupon Indonesia.

The two shared their stories over a two hour interactive chat. There were lots of Q&A’s from our teams, covering various topics from customer acquisition, what’s a good idea to work/life balance and life as an entrepreneur.

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