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Tempo News: 16 Best Startups According to Tempo Newspaper  
Tempo Media Group bestowed the award Tempo Newspaper Best Startups 2017, in Surabaya yesterday to 16 startups. TEMPO/Aris Novia Hidayat
Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 | 10:00 WIB
Tempo News: 16 Best Startups According to Tempo Newspaper  

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tempo Media Group bestowed the award “Tempo Newspaper Best Startups 2017,” in Surabaya yesterday to 16 startups.

The awards are divided into four categories and given by Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini, Tempo Media Group CEO Toriq Hadad, Digitaraya Vice President Nicole Yap and singer, founder of startup Krowd, Vidi Aldiano.

In her opening speech, Mayor Rismaharini said that youths are facing stiff competition and free trade. She said that young generation ought to be given rooms to create. “Everything is doable as long as there is the willingness,” he said.

The winners are narrowed from 83 startups that were selected from October to November. Tempo newspaper (Koran Tempo) editors worked closely with Digitaraya—a platform to develop talents in the fields of technology and startup—and the Creative Economy Agency to select startups, most of which have not get a capital injection from investors. There are winners in four categories: Best Social Impact, Best Newcomer, Best Sustainable, and Reader’s Choice.

The judges of the awarding event were Koran Tempo editor in chief Budi Setyarso, Digitaraya Vice President Nicole Yap, 8Villages Executive Director Sanny Gaddafi, Suara Surabaya Business Director Wahyu Widodo and the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) team.

PT Tempo Inti Media CEO Toriq Hadad said that Indonesia has the most potential to develop startups. “Four out of seven unicorns with assets over US$1 billion in Southeast Asia are from Indonesia,” he said.

Artika Rachmi Farmita (Contributor)

 



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