The Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2015 Finalists

With under one month left until the Rice Bowl Awards and 1AES Gala Night, we are proud to announce the list of ASEAN startups that made it! The finalists were unveiled on 15th October 2015.

Retail Startup of the Year
Poundit (Philippines)
Consumer electronics retailer that curates brands, creates compelling content and focuses on customer service.
DIYPrintingSupply.com (Malaysia)
Affordable personalised gifts that can be purchased via their web and mobile platforms.
ShopBack (Singapore)
A platform that pays shoppers to shop online, allowing users to earn as they shop.
Media Startup of the Year
FoodAdvisor.my (Malaysia)
Empowers Malaysians to discover recommended food and beverages according to dishes and location.
Carsome (Malaysia)
Online Platform that provides a one stop solution for buying and selling cars. Users can research, compare and request for price quotes from certified dealers.
Mizzima Media Co. Ltd. (Myanmar)
An independent and reliable source of news and information on Myanmar.
Digital/Online Startup of the Year
MYDOC.my (Malaysia)
Trilingual website that helps patients in Malaysia find healthcare practitioners.
Compare Asia Group (Singapore)
Asia’s leading comparison platform for personal financial services such as credit cards, loans, and insurance.
eatigo (Thailand)
Eatigo is in the business of connecting diners to restaurants via time based pricing, similar to those used in the airline and hotel industries.
Social Enterprise Startup of the Year
Kapital Boost (Singapore)
Crowdfunding for small businesses for the purchase of assets, that are eventually bought back by the business from the investors over a certain period of time at a higher price.
Penampang Renewable Energy Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
Consulting and manufacturing firm specializing in micro hydropower engineering.
Garbage Clinical Insurance (Indonesia)
Microinsurance health system that helps the poorest communities gain access to health services and education through the collection and recycling of rubbish.
Tech Startup of the Year
StockRadars (Thailand)
Stock analyzing application that helps users monitor and track stocks through various criteria, and is presented as a game.
Star Ticket (Myanmar)
Global distribution system and bus ticketing platform for express buses in Myanmar.
Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Unified Inbox is a global Unified Communications as a Serice (UcaaS) company, whose patented Unification Engine is the first true end-to-end encrypted UcaaS platform on the market currently.
Product Startup of the Year
SALt – Sustainable Alternative Lighting (Philippines)
Sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp powered by tap water and table salt.
QLIPP (Singapore)
A tennis performance sensor and accompanying mobile application that delivers real-time stroke data and visual insights allowing players to improve their performance.
Open Kod Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Open Kod Sdn Bhd has revolutionized the way of Malaysian use the Open Source technologies, we produce The First Malaysian-made Network Security Product and hoping this capture a worldwide market for an innovative open source technology.
Service Startup of the Year
SETScope (Singapore)
A platform that evaluates and picks stocks using multiple metrics, empowering users to make quality decisions effortlessly.
MumRadar (Singapore)
Helps mothers find important information, collates child friendly places and activities, read peer reviews and connects with like-minded mothers.
NeonRunner (Malaysia)
On demand delivery and concierge service.
Innovative Go-To-Market Startup of the Year
Getlinks (Thailand)
Connects companies with the next generation of passionate digital talent and innovators.
Skolafund (Singapore)
Web platform that enables less-privileged undergraduate to crowdfund their education.
Gamurai Pte Ltd (Singapore)
VEON@Hair Experience (VEON) is a suite of software tools that incorporates both hairstyling and business management features targeted at salons.
Woman in Business Startup of the Year
Rachel De Villa – Cropital (Phillipines)

Crowdfunding platform that helps local farmers gain access to scalable and sustainable funding.

 
Silvia Wetherell – MumRadar (Singapore)

Helps mothers find important information, collates child friendly places and activities, read peer reviews and connects with like-minded mothers.

 
Aisa A. Mijeno – Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALT) (Phillipines)

Sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp powered by tap water and table salt.

In addition to the 10 Rice Bowl Startup Awards, two additional categories will be awarded during the gala event.

Fintech Startup of the Year (Sponsored by Maybank)
Funding Societies (Singapore)

Online platform for SMEs to acquire loans to fuel their growth and for investors to crowdlend the SME loans while earning returns up to 13% per annum.

 
Piggipo (Thailand)

Personal finance application that helps people manage their money and stay on budget through gamification.

 
Qwikwire (Phillipines)

International bill payment platform that allows bills to be paid from anywhere in the world.

University Startup of the Year (Sponsored by University Malaya)
Flexilicate (Malaysia)

Novel optical sensor for dengue detection

 
Linkage Restaurant (Myanmar)

Trains street children to run restaurants

 
Nanobiotek Indonesia (Indonesia)

Use of propolis in healthcare applications

Initiated By
nbos mof Kementerian asean GEW
Organized By
new-entrepreneurs
Strategic Partner
magic
Sponsors
UMCIC Maybank microsoft My Bulk Print
Creative Partners
melinda looi UCT
Audit Partner
the spark
Official Hotel
Royale Chulan
Venture Management Partner
Infinite Ventures
Media Partners
Amamz Aquila Malaysia Reserve Thailand Startup
Community Partners
brand geeks cradle Cyberview mad incubator mdec myharapan mypaa nef startup my ustart WIEF watchtower wena C Asean Bangkok Ent Digital Kawai Hubba geeks in cambodja ideaspace iglu Lithan startup mm startup jobs startup thailand startup vn the spark webmob