Getting Ready for Echelon Indonesia Satellite Event
One of Asia’s most prominent technology startup events is about to roll as Echelon’ssatellite events are kicking off starting with Jakarta on 30 March, culminating in the big event on 4-5 June in Singapore. This year’s Indonesian candidates for Echelon have been selected through a rigorous process and the satellite event in Jakarta will also have a range of speakers from technology companies namely BlackBerry, Tiket, Tokopedia, e27, and Touchten.
The finalists for the Jakarta pitches are as follows:
This crowdsourcing design site lets individuals and organizations run design pitches for a fee. With over 23,000 designers registered to the site, it promises results to customers within seven days with a money back guarantee. Essentially it’s similar to 99designs and CrowdSpring. Think crowdsourcing design is evil? Here’s a Wired article about the whole idea.
Telunjuk is a price comparison startup which delivers a range of prices for various products sourced from a number of different online stores. While the site does not act as an e-commerce platform, it helps consumers make a decision when purchasing products online.
Built along the lines of Pinterest, Pulsk lets members curate links and images of things that they want to share with others. The types of stories and images posted on Pulsk range from the bizarre to the fascinating. Never a dull moment at Pulsk and never a mundane post. This is one of those sites that you can find yourself fully immersed and lose an entire day before you realize it.
From Aria Rajasa, the co-founder of the successful Gantibaju.com comes Tees, a one shot t-shirt outfit that lets anyone build their own t-shirt shop of their own design. When most custom t-shirt companies require bulk purchase or a minimum or a dozen prints, Tees lets anyone print just one t-shirt with their own custom design and even allows them to sell their designs right on the site.
Running an e-commerce site requires a fast and reliable search engine to serve customers as best as possible and Facetly is one startup that provides that solution. It offers keyword searches, analytics, customized templates, trends, autocorrection, categorical search, and tiered pricing.
A health and lifestyle information portal run by a large team of doctors who aim to provide a comprehensive online medical information site. TanyaDok also serves as an online consulting site with a private historical record of consultation sessions. The site hosts a detailed and expansive collection of information on medical situations, heath issues, as well as dietary and nutrition.
Harpoen is the Jakarta-based startup that wants you to leave digital notes, memories, reminders, messages, and all sorts of stories all over the place, for others to discover, using its iPhone and Android apps. Harpoen recently won the top spot at the WSA Mobile which has propelled its recognition and popularity. Harpoen’s unique value comes from ensuring that messages, reminders, and notes of a particular location remain present and accessible at all times by all who use the app, providing some sort of historical footprint and a window to the past for those who happen to pass by.
This is a brand new document processing startup based in Bandung which provides an online scanning, storage, and analytics. While services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and SkyDrive are general purpose file storage outlets, this Bandung-based startup offers secure storage, scanning, indexing, and analytics, allowing you to not only access your documents on the web from anywhere but to be able to quickly extract information without having to manually capture the data.
Two other startups that will pitch at Echelon Jakarta are Tap the Stock and ShooP!, making a total of ten companies for 2013. The startups will present their cases in front of a panel of judges made up of technology company executives, senior business figures, and investors. These are Iip Muftach (BlackBerry), Mohan Belani (e27) , David Wayne Ika (Merah Putih Inc), David Goh (Innov8), Andi Budiman (Ideosource) Gaery Undarsa (Tiket), Leontinus Edison (Tokopedia) and Anton Soeharyo (Touchten).
The event is scheduled to be held on 30 March 2013 at The Energy tower, 28th Fl from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Speakers at the event will be Mohan Belani, Gaery Undarsa, Leontinus Edison, Iip Muftach, and Anton Soeharyo. More detailed information can be read at the Indonesia Echelon site.
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