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National Startup Summit aims to attract 5,000 participants

  • Stefani Ribka
    Stefani Ribka

    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang, Banten | Thu, October 12, 2017 | 06:23 pm
National Startup Summit aims to attract 5,000 participants Illustration of a start-up business. (Shutterstock/File)

Organizers of the National Startup Summit 2017 aim to attract 5,000 participants nationwide to the event scheduled to be held at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD in South Tangerang, Banten from Dec. 7 to 9.

"We aim to see 5,000 participants, including 3,000 start-up developers," said Handito Joewono, export development vice chairman of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) on Thursday.

The event is initiated by the National Startup Forum and supported by Kadin and the Association of Technology Startup Indonesia.

The event will comprise conferences, a start-up competition and pitching to potential investors, Handito added.

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The organizers will select 100 start-ups from the competition to receive training.

The Association of Technology Startup Indonesia will prioritize start-ups in five sectors -- digital, agriculture and food, tourism, trade and maritime and fisheries.

In trying to support the development of start-ups, the association also holds monthly start-up competitions, Handito added. (bbn)

 

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