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Three Indonesian start-ups gain global recognition

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, October 14, 2016  /  04:17 pm
Three Indonesian start-ups gain global recognition

A start-up competition in Instanbul in early October brought together founders, investors and creative industry executives from around the world, especially from Asia and Europe. (Shutterstock/File)

Three local businesses were among 15 finalists of a start-up competition held in Istanbul, Turkey, from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10.

The Indonesian consul-general in Istanbul, Herry Sudradjat, told the Antara news agency that online fundraising website Kitabisa.com, custom clothing service provider Kostoom and job search engine Urbanhire made it into the top 15 at the Startup Istanbul 2016 Challenge, following a tight selection process that involved another 474 candidates.

(Read also: Start-ups invited to join national movement)

No fewer than 24,646 start-ups from 135 countries had registered to participate in Startup Istanbul 2016 Challenge, but only 489 succeeded.

Through the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), the Indonesian government had proposed 11 local start-ups to join the event: with six to participate in the competition and five in the tech conference. The selection process itself involved data verification and an interview via a videoconference call. (kes)

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