Two months after the Malaysian Rice Bowl Awards 2017 transpired, the official South Asian circuit for the Global Startup Awards, ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 took place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Ballroom on Dec 13.
Chairman of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards, Lilyana Latiff, opened with a speech to thank all members of the panel that contributed their hard work to make the event happen and acknowledge all the startups that were present.
“The competition has been intense, with startups from sectors such as e-commerce, fin-tech, biotech, medical & health tech, social impact, and smart city solutions—all vying for the top prizes.”
She added that the traction they had garnered had grown from 3 years ago. In the previous years, there were no nominations from Brunei, Laos, or Cambodia.
On Sunday (Dec 16), all three countries celebrate their own national-level Rice Bowl Startup Awards, with Cambodia and Brunei bringing home an award of their own that night.
Herewith is the full list of the award receivers! Congratulations again!
Malaysian startup Buildeasy provides curated design templates for free to those who are looking to renovate their homes.
Using selected design templates, they allow homeowners to customise the colour options of the furniture, flooring, curtains and wallpapers of their dream home.
BuildEasy’s ultimate aim is to make the outfitting of one’s property as simple as online shopping, and to leave the hard and messy tasks to the team. This allows homeowners to do away with the hassle and inconvenience of cost overruns, project time delays, shoddy workmanship and unreliable service.
Grab is a smartphone-based transport booking platform that started in Malaysia as MyTeksi to revamp the taxi and transport industry.
The startup – which covers the GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabBike, and GrabExpress services – is embroiled in a tough fight against Uber and Go-Jek for supremacy, which means spending lots of money to woo drivers and commuters.
MallSampah is an online waste management service that connects the community with nearby garbage collectors or scavengers.
Their vision is the create a greener world through the recycling and re-selling of trash, as well as creating a platform for people to sell their recycled goods or handcrafted eco-friendly products online.
Zoom bagged another major win at the ASEAN regionals.
It connects online shoppers, retailers, businesses and consumers to on-demand delivery in real-time. Using an algorithm to ensure the delivery to the nearest Zoomer, this optimises the fastest route for the product.
Agrome IQ from Brunei is an agriculture business intelligence platform that supports decision-making for farmers, they aim to create customised solutions for faring as well as help farmers run their farms efficiently.
Sopheakmonkol Sok from Cambodia is the co-founder of Codingate that developed SokhaKrom, an all-in-one participatory healthcare platform.
MaGIC‘s global accelerator program accelerates 80 startups to be investment-ready in a period of 4 months.
They also have held several workshops and events that have helped connect aspiring entrepreneurs to investors and panel-sharing sessions to build the spirit of entrepreneurship in Malaysia.
Hubud is Bali’s first collaborative workspace set in an outdoor village in a cosy and casual environment.
It is home to a diverse community of local and visiting creatives; where entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and tourists connect and collaborate. They also have programs for startups to hone their teamwork or individual workshops for personal development, purpose alignment and more.
Glueck Technologies, a team of passionate people driven to bring businesses and innovative emotion analysis together.
They develop artificial intelligence with deep machine learning algorithms that measures customers’ interests and their responses to stimuli in real-time environments. This enables businesses to understand their customers’ desires and emotions better so that they can mould and broadcast the right message to them.
Eatigo is an online food reservation portal where users can enjoy real-time restaurant deals up to 50% at off-peak hours.
You can pick your favorite restaurant, choose your preferred time and discount, and wait for your confirmation via sms or email.
Qwikwire is a cross-border billing and invoicing platform for enterprises to collect payment from anywhere in the world online.
Born from Philippines, Qwikwire can help companies manage their transactions, understand their metrics, and secure their payments with a few key features.
Send bills and invoices through email, collect payments from a gateway of your choice, and keep track of your metrics real-time by customising your own dashboard to manage all your payments in one central location.
Honestbee is an online delivery service for groceries, food, and parcels. Currently they have expanded into laundry, health and auto as well. They’re active in Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila.
CLAS Healthcare focuses on the delivery of primary care from family doctors by providing integrated patient management services.
The services they deliver include Electronic Medical Records, Hospitals’ Enterprise Resource Planning and Health Dashboards to function as statistical software for health service providers.
They aim to combine doctors, healthcare IT experts, and developers to work together to push for a digital transformation of the healthcare system.
The winners will go ahead to represent their countries at the Global Startup Awards to be held in China next year.
Source :Vulcan Post