8 Startups Finally Pass the Google for Startups Accelerator: Indonesia
Google announced that eight startups joining the Google for Startups Accelerator: Indonesia have completed their training program. This is the first time Google has rolled out an accelerator program dedicated to one country.
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Indonesia program runs from April 26 to June 10. During this program, startups receive in-depth material and workshops that focus on product design, user acquisition, including leadership development for founders.
Participants also received 169 hours of mentoring with 47 mentors from Google and industry, including alumni of the Accelerator program. It also facilitates connections to 117 venture capitals.
“We are very impressed with the creative ideas, energy, and passion of these 8 founders, especially because they have managed to overcome various challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic,” said Head of Startup Ecosystem SEA and SAF at Google, Thye Yeow Bok in an official statement, Tuesday (6/7/2021).
According to Thye, this program aims to sharpen the skills of founders and help them develop their startups to a higher level. He was also pleased with the participants who continued to develop various solutions for Indonesia.
Eight graduates of this program will join the global network of Google for Startups. By joining them, Thye said, Google hopes to continue to work with graduates and invite them to guide participants in the next accelerator program.
8 Startups to Join Google Global Network for Startups
Bok said, Google for Startups Accelerator in Indonesia is the latest evolution of Google’s commitment over the years, building a strong network with founders and startups in Indonesia.
“This program is the first in Indonesia and is specifically dedicated to one country, and we want to offer this program again to startups in Indonesia next year,” he added. Furthermore, eight graduates of this program will now join the global network of Google for Startups.
Bok hopes that Google can continue to work with them and invites them to guide the next Google for Startups accelerator participants. Here are eight Indonesian startups that have successfully passed the Google program:
1. aido health, a healthtech company that provides an integrated digital platform for healthcare providers.
2. Aruna, is the largest integrated e-commerce platform for fisheries in Indonesia that creates fair trade for small-scale fishermen.
3. Crowde, is an integrated agro-ecosystem that helps MSMEs in the agribusiness sector to develop business by connecting business actors through extensive data and networks.
4. Duitin, a fintech that facilitates recycling, where contributors can request waste collection and get rewards for recycling.
5. Pahamify, an edtech platform for primary and secondary school students in Indonesia that helps students improve their academic performance.
6. Pintek, an Indonesian fintech platform that connects the lenders with consumers and educational institutions, through unique loan products designed to provide attractive returns with adjusted risk.
7. PrivyID, provides identification and digital signature for a smooth onboarding process.
8. TeleCTG, IoT in the Medical field and Platform for maternal health.
There are Several Considerations in Choosing the Eight Startups
According to Bok, the selection of the eight startups took several things into account. “We see how startups solve problems, have potential in the industry and can utilize resources as much as possible, for example in the health sector,” said Bok in a virtual press conference, Tuesday (6/7).
In addition, the eight startups also have the ability to overcome various challenges that arise due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Aido Health Co-Founder & VP Operations and Partnerships Jyoti Nagrani said that the startup he founded in 2019 was engaged in the health sector.
This startup provides medical teleconsultation via live video calls and in-home health care. The company also provides patient assistance in managing health.
Another startup, Aruna, is also seen as potential during the pandemic. The startup engaged in the marine and fisheries sector recorded changes in the pattern of demand for marine catches on its platform during the Covid-19 pandemic.