The Jakarta Post
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In an effort to bolster the country’s digital economy, the Communications and Information Ministry is now accepting applications for this year’s 1,000 Digital Startups incubation program.
The ministry’s application director general, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, said this year’s program, which carries the theme “Ignite the Nation”, featured different incubation strategies and curriculums.
“For the past three years, the 1,000 Digital Startups movement has given thousands of Indonesian youth the opportunity to realize their dreams through digital solutions,” Semuel said in a statement.
He went on to say that the program, which would be held in 10 cities across the country until late this year, would focus on improving the quality of startups by collaborating with state departments and private partners.
Ministry adviser Lis Sutjiati said the program represented the ministry’s attempt to create a robust digital economy ecosystem.
“There are still a lot of problems in the country that could be solved digitally,” Lis said.
Interested individuals aged 18 to 40 years may apply for the program at participant.1000startupdigital.id.
Accepted participants will have the opportunity to engage in an intensive six-month incubation program, including a networking session with business players and stakeholders. (rfa/kes)