Ajay is the Asia Pacific Regional Director for YouTube at Google based in Singapore. He has worked closely with some of the region's biggest broadcasters and motion picture companies, helping them partner with YouTube on their their digital video strategy. Ajay spent over fourteen years at STAR Television in India playing a key leadership role and making tremendous contributions: from leading STAR PLUS, STAR ONE, Channel [V], Star Vijay, Marketing, to its content and new media division. His achievements include Channel [V]'s launch of a youth platform, launch of Star's Interactive business in India and the launch of STAR network into South India. Ajay also spearheaded the launch of Kaun Banega Crorepati (the Indian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire") to record among the highest rated TV show launches in Indian television history in 2006. Shortly before joining Google, Ajay acted as Chief Operating Officer of Sun Network.
Bubu Awards is back, bigger, better and more connected than ever before. This year, we are looking for startups that has joined an incubator and/or accelerator. It's time to give acknowledgement to the people who have contributed to the success of a startup, therefore, Bubu Awards Best Startup Award will recognise the best startup and give acknowledgement to the incubator.
Also, participants will pitch virtually during the selection process through Bubu Awards v.10 Virtual Startup Hunt.
VIRTUAL STARTUP HUNT
Bubu Awards v.10 Virtual Startup Hunt brings the Indonesia’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Best Startup Award, a Silicon Valley mentorship bootcamp, and the attention of media and investors.
This year, the semifinalist startups will go head-to-head in our real time virtual reality pitching in front our all-star jury.
We are also acknowledging incubators and accelerators this year, and more importantly, we are going to have two winners: Most Innovative Startup and Fastest Growing Startup.
MOST INNOVATIVE STARTUP
The Most Innovative Startup will get all-expense paid Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp where the winning startup will meet and learn from Silicon Valley tech experts.
Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp is sponsored by:
FASTEST GROWING STARTUP
The Fastest Growing Startup will get all-expense paid Sweden Startup Bootcamp where the winning startup will meet and learn from top Swedish tech companies.
Sweden Startup Bootcamp is sponsored by:
CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPANTS:
To be eligible to apply for Bubu Awards v.10 Virtual Startup Hunt, your startup must fulfill the following criteria:
If you fit to our criteria, apply to the competition by filling in a form. Attach your pitch deck and link to elevator pitch video. Select one of our designated Virtual Startup Hunt location.
You will get notified if you are shortlisted to compete on our Virtual Startup Hunt pitch day. Go to your selected pitching location and present your best in front of our all-star judges.
You will get notified if you make it to the final round. Get ready for your final pitching in front of a list of local and international judges. The winner will be announced on the awarding night of Bubu Awards v.10, on September 28, 2017.
1. Augmented & Virtual Reality
Technologies using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and other novel visualization technologies, including applications for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and other emerging offerings from industry giants. These applications may address such uses as gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and many more subject.
2. Enterprise & Smart Data
Technologies that facilitate the comprehension and application of informational data through workflows and analytics. These startups seek to improve productivity for businesses and/or individuals by using big data through a number of ways that include (but are not limited to) data collection, management, analysis, presentation, interpretation, and augmentation.
3. Entertainment & Content
Technologies and applications that are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time. Examples of included sectors include (but are not limited to) gaming, music, film, television, video, news and publishing, streaming and digital storytelling, as well as new and hybrid forms of entertainment.
4. Health & Wearable
Technologies focused on human-centric health applications that connect the “health optimizer” and those with illnesses, their care teams, primary and specialist clinicians, inpatient and outpatient facilities, benefit providers, and corporate wellness programs to share timely, relevant health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels.
5. Hyper-Connected Communities
This category showcases new products, services and apps that help hyper-connected communities better navigate and maximize their engagements. This category is for any creative and innovative app, product or service that does not fit elsewhere in the lineup. Examples of technologies that might fit into this category include (but are not limited to) Internet of Things, energy, space, natural resources, agriculture and robotics.
6. Payment & FinTech
Technologies relating to the consumer and business financial space that include delivering new payment methods, new forms of currency, extending credit and other lending processes, equities trading, transaction processing, asset management, insurance, and/or any other functions traditionally provided by banks and investment banks.
7. Security & Privacy
Technologies revolutionizing sectors related to data security and privacy on the consumer and enterprise level. With interests rising in this field, examples of innovations include (but are not limited to) cybersecurity, encryption, data storage, infrastructure protection, incident analytics, ad targeting, identity management, and many other forms.
8. Social & Culture
Technologies that push the boundaries on how we navigate and interact in life with ourselves, our community, and our world. Examples of such sectors include (but are not limited to) social media, networking, dating, travel & hospitality, food or dining, fashion, the environment and social good.
9. Sports & Performance Data
Technologies impacting the before, during, and after in the sports and athletics sector. Whether geared towards novices or elite professionals, innovations in this field include (but are not limited to) the way we experience, prepare for, and participate in sports and outdoor recreation by using hardware or software applications focused on data-centric intelligence, measurement, and other analytical forms.
Technologies transforming and optimizing the transportation industry on a consumer and enterprise level. These innovations create efficiency in the way we move from point A to point B through (but are not limited to) the connected car, data routing applications, on-demand or ridesharing services, autonomous vehicles, and other new disruptive means.
Technology and data-driven freight forwarder and customs broker
E-commerce specializing in building materials
Chatbot with AI/Machine Learning and NLP in Bahasa for social commerce
All-in-one platform that has apps to manage a hospitality business, from tracking inventory to supply-chain and automating cash reconciliation
Integrated feeding solution for shrimp farming
A waste management digital platform that benefits the user
On-Demand ferry booking services and booking system used by many ferry providers
Virtual assistant that helps farmers boost productivity