One of the major highlights of Startup Asia Jakarta where 20 startups from around the region compete in the Startup Arena to bring home a prize money of US$10,000, an iPad mini, and have their startup's legacy engraved in our Startup Asia Champion Trophy. All results will be announced on the second day.
Note: Startups who haven’t received a reply two weeks after submission are likely considered out. There are hundreds of application so there’s no way for us to reject all of them one by one. We seek your kind understanding.
Startup Arena Judges
Venture capitalist with broad experience in all aspects of financing, IT and business strategy. Direct experience with J...
Venture Partner, 500 Startups Khailee built and sold 2 companies in his 4 year career as an entrepreneur: GroupsMo...
Founder & CEO, K Cube Ventures Jimmy Rim is founder & CEO of K Cube Ventures, a reputable early stage VC bas...
Who: We prefer startups which are new, struggling, and unknown but with a brilliant product to demo and pitch at Startup Arena. Startups must not have received funding or have little funding received prior to Startup Arena.
What: Startups will pitch to walk away with USD$10,000 prize money. In this category, the startup with the highest score will win the Seed stage Challenge of Startup Arena. There will be four esteemed judges in the judging panel who will judge based on the following criteri
Verbal clarity in pitches
Level of innovation
Practicality of the product
Investing potential of the startup
Rules: Product demo is a must and your pitch has to be done in English. Not to worry though, we will provide a week-by-week training to help you perfect your pitch. Please note that for startups who are accepted, we don’t pay for your airfare and accommodation. But entrance to Startup Asia is free of course.