UK & Indonesia team up to launch ‘Nurture to Scale’, a scale-up programme for Indonesian start-ups

UK & Indonesia team up to launch ‘Nurture to Scale’, a scale-up programme for Indonesian start-ups

UK-Indonesia Tech Hub and Endeavor teamed up to launch a scale-up programme for start-ups in Indonesia called Nurture to Scale. The programme aims to nurture the start-up entrepreneurs in Indonesia by providing access to resources, knowledge, successful founders, key industry leaders and mentors – all in order to scale-up their business.

UK-Indonesia Tech Hub is a technology and innovation hub initiated by the British Embassy in Jakarta. Meanwhile, Endeavor is the leading global community of, by, and for high-impact entrepreneurs. The two will work together on the Nurture to Scale programme which will last until January 2022.

Selected participants will go through an 8-week programme of workshops and mentoring sessions guided by leading business leaders. Participants will join a high-impact community of likeminded people, and together gain clarity on: business growth & direction at scale; and how to increase personal & professional growth as a leader & entrepreneur. Participants will be able to discuss their business with experts from Endeavor unrivalled quality mentors, UK-Indonesia Tech Hub and the wider Endeavor network of business leaders and investors.

The target of this programme are start-ups who have a technology/tech-enabled business with a head office in Indonesia. The business is not in the idea stage, product- ready and has established sufficient market traction. Priority will be given to women-led start-ups and start-ups in health-tech, COVID- response, disaster-response tech, SME-focused, climate change, humanitarian response, and women education/ empowerment business.

Those who meet this category can register at or There will be a screening process and 35 select startups will be announced on the website and @nurturetoscale Instagram account on November 1. The kick-off for the programme itself will begin on November 5.

British Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Rob Fenn said:

“This exciting programme will benefit all participants and the wider Indonesian economy. I am delighted the UK is doing so much to support the dynamic start-up scene in Indonesia. Collaborations like this spark innovation, forge new partnerships, and strengthen the bonds between our two countries.”

Director of the UK-Indonesia Tech Hub, Rachmalia Nikijuluw said,

“This programme is in line with the goals of the UK-Indonesia Tech Hub. We are building a global network of Tech Hubs with the aim of forging innovation partnerships between the UK and Indonesian technology sectors, stimulating the local digital economy; and building high-end digital skills to drive job creation and sustainable growth.”

“Endeavor’s credibility can be seen from programmes and network of outstanding business leaders it has. The impact of Endeavor Global, which has been established in 1997, and has been around for 9 years in Indonesia, makes UK-Indonesia Tech Hub believe that this collaboration can create a very good impact,” she added.

According to the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2021, Jakarta ranks third after Mumbai and Copenhagen out of one hundred cities worldwide on the list of “emerging start-up ecosystems”. Jakarta’s ranking is the highest in the Southeast Asia region, such as Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, and Manila.

Endeavor Indonesia Managing Director Wayah Wiroto stated that this programme was formed as a support for the creation of a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Indonesia. “The rankings in GSER 2021 showcases the strengths in ecosystems with the highest potential to become global top performers. Having a good support system is one of the supporting aspects,” he said.

With a network spread across nearly 40 countries, Endeavor has supported more than 2,100 entrepreneurs worldwide, supported by 80+ mentors and business leaders in Indonesia, as well as 3,000+ worldwide. “We welcome this collaboration with great pleasure. Being the best platform for catalyzing and developing the Indonesian economy is one of our shared values. Endeavor hopes to provide continuous support and help to accelerate the growth of 35 startups in the Nurture to Scale programme,” he added.

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