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Recognising Innovation, Excellence, and Best Practices in Startups and Ecosystem Players Across ASEAN

   

The 2019 season of Rice Bowl is here!

Let your startup receive the recognition it deserves by joining the region’s premier startup awards programme.

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Rice Bowl By The Numbers

Nominations From ASEAN Startups in 2018
Startups Recognised for Excellence in their Industry in 2018
Categories Contested Spanning Multiple Industries
ASEAN Countries
Rice Bowl Alumnis since 2015
US Dollars Pledged to Rice Bowl Winners between 2015 – 2017
Partners and Ambassadors from all ASEAN Countries

ASEAN RICE BOWL STARTUP AWARDS

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl), organised by New Entrepreneurs Foundation, celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem.
The Awards reward innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups across the region. It also recognizes the excitement, risk and hard-work involved in developing a startup and the influence each person has on driving the success of their company.
Rice Bowl puts the spotlight on model entrepreneurship and inspires a dynamic community of startup enthusiasts, serial entrepreneurs, policy makers and diverse mentors in tech innovation.

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ASEAN RICE BOWL STARTUP AWARDS

2018

REGIONAL WINNERS

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

Revolution Precrafted

Revolution Precrafted

 Supplies luxury structures available to a wider range of social classes around the world.

PHILLIPPINES

FOUNDER OF THE YEAR

Linh Pham

Linh Pham

Founder of LOGIVAN, Vietnam’s Uber B2B for trucks – seed-funded by Insignia Venture Partners in Mar 2018. LOGIVAN won UberExchange Startup Contest in 2017 and RISE Pitch Competition in Hong Kong 2018.

VIETNAM

BEST NEWCOMER

Dropee

Dropee

A B2B marketplace that brings together suppliers and retailers on a single platform.

MALAYSIA

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures

Early Stage (Series A) Venture capital fund investing in the Southeast Asia region since 2011. Notable investments include Carousell, Moneysmart, Carro, Homage, Funding Societies, Omise, Alodokter, MyMusicTaste and Mapan (Previously named Ruma, Aquired by Go-Jek in 2017).

SINGAPORE

BEST ECOSYSTEM INITIATIVE

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

MTEP by MDEC

The leading agency in driving the digital economy in Malaysia. Their role is to build a vibrant digital economy and ensure that Malaysia plays a leading part in the global digital revolution.

MALAYSIA

BEST COWORKING SPACE

ASPACE Philippines

ASPACE

The original pioneering brand for coworking in the Philippines, one of the largest operators across the country, with an award-winning “people first” coworking experience.

PHILLIPPINES

BEST ACCELERATOR / INCUBATOR PROGRAM

AIS The StartUp

AIS The StartUp

Advanced Info Service PLC. (AIS), the leading telecom and digital business provider in Thailand, is recognized as the first corporate supporting Thai startup ecosystem.

THAILAND

BEST AI / MACHINE LEARNING STARTUP

Refinn

Refinn

An online refinance platform to help people clear debt faster & easier.

THAILAND

BEST BUSINESS AUTOMATION TOOL STARTUP

Botbot.AI

Botbot.AI

An enterprise productivity solution that uses chat as an interface to automate business processes.

SINGAPORE

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING STARTUP

Boundlss

Boundlss

A startup that provides AI-powered health coaching in a white-labelled mobile app to transform member engagement for insurers.

SINGAPORE

BEST e-COMMERCE STARTUP

Wakuliner

Wakuliner

Indonesia’s 1st culinary marketplace, providing all-in-one culinary solutions for people & businesses.

INDONESIA

BEST FINTECH STARTUP

Refinn

Refinn

An online refinance platform to help people clear debt faster & easier.

THAILAND

BEST LIFE HELPER STARTUP

Vidi

Vidi

A visual discovery platform that helps travellers see and book amazing experiences for their next holiday.

MALAYSIA

BEST HEALTHTECH STARTUP

BioMark

BioMark

An integrated platform connecting doctors, patients, and laboratories to track medical reports.

PHILLIPPINES

BEST IoT STARTUP

UnificationEngine®

UnificationEngine®

An intelligent IoT messaging platform to make human to machine communications frictionless and fun.

SINGAPORE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

AIS The StartUp

AIS The StartUp

Advanced Info Service PLC. (AIS), the leading telecom and digital business provider in Thailand, is recognized as the first corporate supporting Thai startup ecosystem.

THAILAND

BEST LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN STARTUP

Abivin

Abivin

Develops a Logistics Optimization Solution to help firms save 40% logistics cost, manage supply chain in real-time.

VIETNAM

BEST FOOD / AGRI TECH STARTUP

TaniHub

TaniHub

Solving problems in the supply and distribution chain of agriculture produces by connecting farms with market.

INDONESIA

Past ASEAN Rice Bowl Winners

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