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Makerfest teams up with Tokopedia, Creative Economy Agency to find next best creative startups

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 8, 2018   /   03:43 pm
Makerfest teams up with Tokopedia, Creative Economy Agency to find next best creative startups A wooden bike by Kayuh Wooden Bike in Depok. (Courtesy of Tribunnews.com) (Tribunnews/Tribunnews)

The country is searching for creative startups through a series of competitions organized by independent platform Makerfest in cooperation with e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia and the Creative Economy Agency.

They are targeting creators from eight cities, namely Medan and Padang in Sumatra, Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Surabaya in Java, Denpasar in Bali and Makassar in Sulawesi.

While the final will be in December, so far, Makerfest has selected 30 creators from each city and helped them with coaching.

Out of the 30, only three from each city will have the chance to win an investment of Rp 1 million (US$71,428) at the final.

Makerfest launched bazaars in eight cities in April as part of the Makerfest City Big Bang festival. The creators will have the opportunity to feature their products to the public at the bazaars.

The products offered by the creators include fashion products and accessories, household equipment, personal care products and bicycles. Although most of the products are market-ready, some are still being featured as prototypes.

The festival's vice chairman, Melissa Siska Juminto, said on Saturday that the products were selected based on their uniqueness and the creators' ambitions. She said the aim of the event was to give Indonesian creators a platform on which they could develop their businesses. (sau/waw)