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day1

08.45 — 09.25 | Registration and networking
Coffee and tea provided for early birds. Beat the queue and get your passes early.

09.25 — 09.30 | Day 1 Opening Remarks
Opening speech from our CEO and founder Willis Wee. We may have things to announce, who knows?

09.30 — 10.00 | Fireside chat: How e-commerce startup Tokopedia fought against the giants

williamFounded in 2009, Tokopedia has grown to become one of the largest C2C marketplaces in Indonesia, fighting against giants like eBay, Rakuten, and Multiply alone the way. We interview its co-founder and CEO, William Tanuwijaya, to find out how his team did it.

Interviewer: Willis Wee, Tech in Asia

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10.00 — 10.30 | Fireside chat: Can Indonesia be the next China?

jixunJixun Foo has more than 12 years experience in venture capital investing and working with Asian entrepreneurs, especially in China. He has invested and advised companies such as Baidu, Tudou, Qunar, UCWeb, and Meilishou. We'll talk about Indonesia and the ways it does -- and doesn't -- remind him of China's tech market.

Interviewer: Tom Clayton, CEO and President of Bubble Motion

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10.30 — 11.10 | Discussion: How to raise money from investors?
Raising money is always a problem for entrepreneurs in Indonesia and most parts of Asia. We take this chance to invite a group of prominent entrepreneurs and investors to find out how they did it, from both sides of the table.

Speakers: Saemin Ahn (Rakuten Ventures), Tom Clayton (Bubble Motion, Inc), and Stefan Jung (Rocket Internet, SEA)

Moderator: Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Tech in Asia

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11.10 — 11.30 | Break and Networking
Grab your business cards and network. Don't miss this rare chance to meet with prominent investors and entrepreneurs at Startup Asia!

11.30 — 11.50 | Keynote: Key Elements that helped KAKAO Grow

sirgoo_leeIn less than 2 years, KakaoTalk has grown to over 100 million users. Co-CEO Sirgoo Lee will tell us how the company did it.

11.50 — 12.20 | Fireside chat: Lessons learned from building Rocket Internet in Asia

stefanRocket Internet has established multiple e-commerce empires in Asia. Despite having hundreds of millions in investments, the company has its fair share of success and failures. Stefan Jung, co-founder of Rocket Internet Asia, will tell us about the lessons Rocket Internet has learned across Asia over the past few years.

Interviewer: Anh-Minh Do, Tech in Asia

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12.20 — 13.50 | Lunch and networking
Eat and be merry. But don't forget to exchange business cards. You may just happen to meet a key person at this conference.

13.50 — 14.10 | Keynote: The State of Indonesia’s mobile landscape

fabrizioOpera is arguably the most popular mobile browser in Indonesia. So we have invited Fabrizio Caruso to speak about data and to give the crowd some insights on the state of Indonesia's mobile landscape.

14.10 — 14.40 | Fireside chat: Life after exiting Tokobagus

remcoTokobagus co-founder Remco Lupker exited from Tokobagus when MIH invested in the company earlier this year. But he isn't just sitting around; he has already embarked on his next entrepreneurial adventure. From Tokobagus to his current startup, we plan to dig into his experience and insights.

Interviewer: Enricko Lukman, Tech in Asia

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14.40 — 15.10 | Fireside chat: What is 500 Durians looking for in Southeast Asia?

khaileeYou may not recall 500 Durians but you certainly know about 500 Startups. We got Khailee Ng, who manages 500 Durians, for a fireside chat so that we can dig into his experience as an entrepreneur (he has had 2 exits so far) and learn what type of startups the durians will invest in.

Interviewer: Terence Lee, Tech in Asia

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15.10 — 15.50 | Discussion: Why are media giants going digital and investing in startups?
In recent times, we've seen several media giants including Kompas and Mediacorp investing in startups. Why are they interested and what are some of their future plans?

Speakers: Guillaume Sachet (Mediacorp), Edi Taslim (Kompas Gramedia)

Moderator: Reza Behnam, Founder and CEO of AdzCentral

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15.50 — 16.10 | Keynote: Unlocking the secrets of localization: how to build great apps for global users.

tuyen_googleWant data and insights? Get it first hand from Google.

Keynote speaker: Tuyen Nguyen, Mobile Publisher Advocate at Google

16.10 — 16.30 | Break and networking
Grab your business cards and network. Don't miss this rare chance to meet with prominent investors and entrepreneurs at Startup Asia!

16.30 — 17.30 | Startup Arena Day 1
Startup Arena selects the best startups to battle on the Startup Asia grand stage. The winner gets US$10,000, enough to feed a 2-man team for at least 6 months if spent frugally.

Judges:Yasuhiko Yurimoto (Global Brain), Saemin Ahn (Rakuten Ventures), Jimmy Rim (K Cube Ventures) and Khailee Ng (500 Startups)

17.30 — 17.35 | Day 1 Closing Remarks
In 5 minutes, we quickly summarize day 1 and brief you about day 2.

day2

09.00 — 09.25 | Networking
Coffee and tea provided.

09.25 — 09.30 | Day 2 Opening Remarks
We welcome you to day 2 of Startup Asia. It just gets better.

09.30 — 10.00 | Fireside chat: How Indonesia’s Picmix grew from zero to 10 million users

calvinPerhaps one of the fastest growing startups in Indonesia now. Picmix is a photo-app that has gained traction quickly and the current count says that it has over 10 million users and is on route to hitting break-even point, generating revenue via games and gift cards. We sit down with founder Calvin Kizana to find out how he did it so fellow Indonesians can learn some tricks.

Interviewer: Enricko Lukman, Tech in Asia

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10.00 — 10.30 | Sina Weibo's plan in Southeast Asia: Can it beat Twitter?

jimmyValued at $6 billion and with over 300 million registered users, though mostly in China, microblog service Sina Weibo has recently set up base in Southeast Asia to tackle Chinese speaking audience in Singapore and Indoensia. Can it win in a market that is largely dominated by Twitter and Facebook? Through this interview with Sina JV-company Trends Media's Jimmy Li, we will investigate how Weibo plans to win Southeast Asia.

Interviewer: Vanessa Tan, Tech in Asia

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10.30 — 10.50 | Keynote: 5 tips for young startups and CEOs

jimmyBorn in Korea and graduated from KAIST, a well-known engineering college in Korea, Jimmy Rim is the CEO of K Cube Ventures, an early stage fund founded in 2012.

At 32, Jimmy is the youngest CEO at a venture capital firm in Korea. In his keynote, Jimmy will share his tips on how young entrepreneurs can rise up to the challenge to become great CEOs and leaders.

10.50 — 11.20 | Break and networking
Grab your business cards and network. Don't miss this rare chance to meet with prominent investors and entrepreneurs at Startup Asia!

11.20 — 11.40 | Keynote: The state of e-commerce in Indonesia

andryThe e-commerce battle in Indonesia is heating up with major listing, B2C, and C2C sites like Berniaga, Kakus, Tokobagus, Tokopedia, Rakuten, Blibli, and Rocket Internet all into the game. Don't forget there are also vertical commerce like Bilna, Saqina, and BerryBenka involved. With all the chaos, we have invited price comparison site PriceArea's CEO and founder Andry Suhaili to share his thoughts on the state of Indonesia's e-commerce.

11.40 — 12.10 | Fireside chat: How mobile startup Kii helps millions of app developers

suzuki_bioKii provides end-to-end partnerships to mobile developers who want to maximize revenue, gain global distribution, and turn their apps into full-fledged businesses.

Co-founder and chairman Naoshi Suzuki started and self-funded the company in 2007 before it was funded by well-known investors like JAFCO. Today, Kii has over 100 engeineers based out of Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Valencia, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Taipei to serve the millions of developers who are using its service.

Interviewer: Terence Lee, Tech in Asia

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12.10 — 13.40 | Lunch and networking
Eat and be merry. But don't forget to exchange business cards. You may just happen to meet a key person at this conference.

13.40 — 14.00 | Keynote: The state of e-payment in Indonesia

ryuE-payment is the foundation of all online business. Despite it being broken in Indonesia, there are companies like 2C2P, Coda Payments, and Veritrans looking to solve the problem under different domains.

Veritrans' co-founder Ryu Kawano (also a Harvard MBA graduate) will share his views on the the state of e-payment in Indonesia.

14.00 — 14.30 | Fireside chat: The founding story of Viber

talmonWith over 200 million users, many of them from Asia, chat and call mobile app Viber commands a legion of users in this region. We sit down with Viber CEO and co-founder Talmon Marco to find out how he built Viber to become the respected mobile company it is today. If we are lucky, we might be able to dig into Viber's plans in Asia.

Interviewer: Anh-Minh Do, Tech in Asia

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14.30 — 15.00 | Fireside chat: Bringing Kaskus to the next level

Kaskus is a familiar and admired internet brand in Indonesia. With over 20 million unique users, generating over 800 million pageviews each month, many wonder what Kaskus would do to bring the company to the next level. In this interview, we aim to discuss with its founders the future of Kaskus.

Speakers: Andrew Darwis (Kaskus) and Ken Dean Lawadinata (Kaskus)

Interviewer: Willis Wee, Tech in Asia

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15.00 — 15.40 | Discussion: Exit Strategies for Asian Startups: M&A and IPO

What are some exit strategies that Asian entrepreneurs should take note of? We have invited guests from both sides of the table -- entrepreneurs who have gone through multiple exits and experts who work in the stock exchange markets -- to feed you with their invaluable insights.

Speakers: Yasuyuki Konuma (Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.), Gen Miyazawa (YAHOO! Japan), Yoichiro Hirano (Infoteria Corporation), Kay Mok Ku (Gobi ASEAN)

Moderator: Anis Uzzaman, General Partner, President and CEO of Fenox Venture Capital

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15.40 — 16.10 | Break and networking
Grab your business cards and network. Don't miss this rare chance to meet with prominent investors and entrepreneurs at Startup Asia!

16.10 — 17.10 | Startup Arena Day 2
Startup Arena selects the best startups to battle on the Startup Asia grand stage. The winner gets US$10,000, enough to feed a 2-man team for at least 6 months if spent frugally.

Judges:Yasuhiko Yurimoto (Global Brain), Saemin Ahn (Rakuten Ventures), Jimmy Rim (K Cube Ventures) and Khailee Ng (500 Startups)

17.10 — 17.30 | Keynote: Silicon valley best practices

anisValley-based Anis Uzzaman, a general partner at Fenox Venture, will share his thoughts on startup best practices from the Valley that Asian startups can adopt. Prior to investing and mentoring entrepreneurs, Anis has had experience running startups in the retail and technological sectors.

17.30 — 17.35 | Closing remarks by Global Brain

Mr. Yasuhiko Yurimoto (CEO of Global Brain) to wrap up Startup Asia Jakarta 2013. 

17.35 — 18.00 | Prize presentation and closing remarks
We write a (large) check to the winner of Arena, pass them the winner's trophy, and bid farewell to all Startup Asia participants. See you all at the VIP Dinner... and in Jakarta again in 2014!

Note: Depending on speakers' availability, the agenda might change without prior notice.

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