Winners of Rice Bowl Startup Awards received over USD 100mil in investor pledges.

Past winners of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl) have received USD 108mil in investor pledges over the past 3 years since the first Rice Bowl event was held. It is an estimated about 40% of the pledges ends up closing a deal.

Investor-matching is one of the benefits that Rice Bowl winners enjoy besides other winning incentive that is provided.

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. ‚ÄčThe Awards reward innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups across the region since 2015.

Now in its fourth year, Rice Bowl has finally open up its nominations for the 2018 round. It will be conducted first on the national level, and winners will then compete in the regional round of the Awards in late November. Startups from all across the ASEAN region can start nominating at