Startup Studio Indonesia Ready to Hold the Third Batch
A collaboration program between the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) and a number of parties in the country’s startup industry in producing digital talent as well as new unicorn startup candidates. The Startup Studio Indonesia (SSI) Batch 2 program has now entered its final stage.
Yesterday Kominfo held a virtual press conference and SSI Batch 2 Milestone Day session which presented 15 early-stage startups who had participated in coaching and mentoring in this program to present their solutions, business and achievements over the past three months.
In this session, startups who were successfully selected to participate in this program had the opportunity to build networks and build collaborations with stakeholders involved in the growth of startups in the country.
“During the pandemic, digital and e-commerce services are the choice of most people to meet their daily needs. Several startup sectors such as health tech, e-groceries, marketplaces and logistics have experienced significant demand growth,” said the Director-General of Informatics Applications at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (APTIKA). ) Kominfo, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan.
“Not only retail startups, the role of MSME-based startups is also very helpful for the MSME sector to adapt to change. To be able to maintain good momentum in this startup industry, startup players need to continue to innovate and create products and services that can answer the problems and challenges of an increasing society. in the future,” he explained.
Target to Create Quality Startups in 2024
The Startup Studio Indonesia Batch 2 program has been started since May 2021. Semuel claims that within 70 days they have facilitated 360 training sessions with 67 practitioners from founders to startup product teams in the country.
“Our target for the Startup Studio Indonesia program is to produce 150 quality startups by 2024. Since the program was launched, interest in this program has increased. From about 2,000 applicants, we have to select them strictly. Startup Studio Indonesia has now fostered 35 digital startups,” said Samuel.
In a talk show session with a number of founders and important position holders from a number of large startups in the country, Semuel stated that startups that can develop are those that can answer problems that exist in society through product and service innovation.
“Today is the end of the Batch 2 incubation program, but of course Kominfo support will continue for alumni. And we have opened Batch 3 registration from July 15 to August 15, 2021,” concluded Semuel.
Kemkominfo Invites Startup Companies to Join Startup Studio Indonesia
The Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemkominfo) invites national startups to innovate and be more aggressive in taking advantage of opportunities to increase digital service penetration through Startup Studio Indonesia.
“We invite early-stage startups throughout Indonesia to join Startup Studio Indonesia to jointly build a competitive national startup ecosystem,” said Director General of Informatics Applications at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, quoted Monday (9/8/ 2021).
He said the Ministry of Communication and Information appreciated the role of startups during the pandemic in supporting the fulfillment of community needs, as well as driving the economy.
“Digital services and e-commerce are the choices for most people to meet their daily needs,” he said.
Several startups in the health tech, e-groceries, marketplace and logistics sectors experienced significant growth in demand. Not only retail startups, the role of MSME-based startups also helps the small sector actor adapt to change.
“To maintain good momentum in the startup industry, players need to continue to innovate and create services that can answer the challenges of an increasingly diverse society,” he said.
The Indonesian government is currently also trying to encourage the acceleration of digital transformation in three essential elements, namely government, economy and society through an Indonesia Digital Nation framework.