Finalist of the regional-leg of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Award will be receiving free flight tickets to Bali to attend the Gala Night ceremony in November this year. Besides the prestigious award ceremony, the finalists will also be joining investor-matching sessions that will be held days proceeding the event.

This year the event will be hosted by Rice Bowl Indonesian Country Partner, The Winner Institute. The announcement was made at a press conference earlier this month in Jakarta after a panel discussion regarding Indonesian startups with Ibu Lena of Marquee and Connext, ADEI, and ATSINDO.

Rice Bowl past winners have received USD 108 mil of investor pledges since 2015. An estimated 40% of those pledges ends up closing on a deal.

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards, organised by New Entrepreneurs Foundation, celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. ‚ÄčThe Awards reward innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups across the region since 2015.

Now in its fourth year, Rice Bowl has finally open up its nominations for the 2018 round. It will be conducted first on the national level. Winners will then compete in the regional round of the Awards in late November. Startups from all across the ASEAN region can start nominating at

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