Indonesia Digest: DuniaVirtual BlackBerry apps, Female Founders Fellowship, and more
October 7, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI
Here is some interesting startup news from Indonesia, not only in its capital, Jakarta, but also other tech startup hubs such as Yogyakarta, Medan, Surabaya, and many more. These listed news are taken from our partner, DailySocial, a leading blog on Indonesia’s tech startup scene.
(1) It has been a month since local e-commerce portal DuniaVirtual.com released their application for the BlackBerry platform. This fits in with their strategy to give customers easier access their service.
(2) In 2011, Founder Institude (FI) set a goal to inaugurate 175 female founders in technology by increasing the presentation target of female participants by up to 30%. To that end, FI created the Female Founders Fellowship program, which will award scholarships to selected female founders.
(3) IM2, an Indosat telco subsidiary, has pivoted. They are now trying to change Kongkoow into an online marketplace for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
(4) On September 27th 2011, Stasion, a startup community in Malang announced on their official blog that HackerSpace Malang will be relocated to INBIS Brawijaya University. Previously, it was situated near Muhammadiyah University of Malang. The Stasion caretakers also decided to change its name from HackerSpace to HackerStasion, which gives it a more unique identity. It’s easier to spell too.
(5) Effective Measure, a digital media planning and solutions company, released a report which listed the Top 100 Websites in Indonesia. Here is the list of Top 20 Websites according to Effective Measure.
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Egi SEPTIADI - SGE Alumnus - Intern
Egi is currently pursuing Chemistry at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. While not mixing compounds in the lab, the Indonesian is always on the hunt for recommended "makan" (Malay for "eat") places for local food. But the true blue foodie admits that "as long as the food tastes good, he'll go for it".Read other posts by Egi SEPTIADI