Bubu Awards is a prestigious event for Indonesia's digital industry that recognizes and commends great talent for creators involved. Started in 2001 as a web design award, this year marks the 10th version of Bubu Awards.

In Bubu Awards v.10, we are introducing a new mechanism for selecting nominees: all nominees for Best Brand Engagement in Digital, Best Digital Tech Business and Best Digital Talent are selected based on data available from AppAnnie, Alexa, ComScore, Social Bakers and more. But don't worry, we are still opening submission for the category of Best Website Award and Best Startup Award.

This year's Startup hunt competition is also a breakthrough. We are doing it in the format of real-time, virtual pitching. Join Bubu Awards v.10 Virtual Startup Hunt and experience startup competition like never before.

Submit your work and get connected with Indonesia’s most impactful digital award!

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Public submission will be available only for the category of Best Web Award and Best Startup Award.


Whether you want to apply for the competition or just attend the event, Bubu Awards v.10 Startup Award offers opportunities to meet potential investors, talk to mentors and reach out to big businesses - your future partners - who may play fundamental role on your way to success

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Bubu Awards v.10 Best Website Awards is a pioneer in web design awards, which have existed since in 2001. This award gives appreciation to the talent and effort behind the best websites in Indonesia.

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Bubu Awards v.10 Best Brand Engagement in Digital recognizes brands that show their connectedness to their consumers by successfully providing timely and relevant information that results in quality engagement with the consumers.

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Bubu Awards v.10 Digital Tech Business nominees are successful tech companies who have displayed outstanding performance in the industry. They are innovative, bold and forward thinkers that look to create an impact in their respective fields.

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Bubu Awards v.10 Digital Talent Award honors individuals who successfully lead their organization in embracing digital strategy to achieve their business objectives.

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Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo

Founder/CEO of Bubu.com

A tech industry veteran and trailblazer. She has worked tirelessly to advance technology in the region since founding Bubu.com and serving as the company's CEO. She also initiated Angel EQ Network. Globe Asia has recognized her as one of the “99 Most Powerful Women,” and she was named to the “Inspiring Women Honor Roll” by Forbes Indonesia Magazine.

Aulia E. Marinto

CEO of Blanja.com

After 15 years serving for Telkomsel, this alumnus of Institut Teknologi Bandung has been assigned as the CEO of Blanja.com (was known as Plasa.com), a joint venture company between PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and eBay. They aim to develop full e-commerce marketplace business in Indonesia for both internet and mobile users.

Butrrat Charoonsmith

CEO of Silkspan Limited

An alumnus of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MBA from Sasin Business School in Thailand. A five-year stint as an investment banker. He then started SILKSPAN in 2000, right after the dotcom bust, and now SILKSPAN becomes Thailand’s first and most popular online financial supermarket.

Handry Satriago

CEO of GE Indonesia

Have ever joined several executive educations including at Harvard Business School, he started his career in GE International as business development manager that then promoted as the CEO in 2010. The man who loves education and volunteerism spends his spare time to do sharing with students and youth communities.

Jenny Q. Ta

Founder and CEO of Sqeeqee

A veteran Wall Street self-made millionaire and seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service broker-dealer and investment banking firm that was acquired in 2005. She is also the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the social networthing site which launched in 2015.

Justin Doebele

Chief Editorial Advisor of Forbes Indonesia

Becoming one of the most experienced Forbes editors in Asia, he has written many cover stories on Asia and reported a dozen countries in the region. He also played a significant role to establish Forbes India and worked closely with Forbes partners in China, Japan, and Korea. He is the former Vice President of the Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kevin Darmawan

Managing Partner of Coffee Ventures

An early-stage tech startup investor with high value added approach to product management and strategic business development. Before taking on managing partner in Coffee Ventures, Kevin is actively involved in tech companies as first-round investors. He was also a software engineer in US servicing clients such as IBM, Compuware, and other multinational corporations.

Paul Luo

Co-Founder & CEO of PT Batavia Prosperindo Investama

Mr.Luo started his career as an investment banking associate at PT. Batavia Prosperindo Sekuritas in 2006. He has more than 11 years experience in the investment industry, focus on deal execution and analytics. By observing the ICT development and investment opportunities in start-ups in Indonesia, Mr.Luo co-founded PT. Batavia Prosperindo Investama in 2013 to focus on investments in early stage startups in Indonesia.

Rahfeal Gordon

CEO of Madison + Park

An award-winning international entrepreneur, global leader, and author. Currently, Rahfeal is the Founder and CEO of Madison + Park, a full-service global branding agency based in New York City that assists entrepreneurs, corporations, and global influencers with becoming leaders in their industry. He is also the Global Ambassador for Oslo International Hub in Oslo, Norway.

Ryan Foland

Managing Partner of Influence Tree

A master communicator and was named the Top Youth Marketer in 2016 by Inc. He coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. Ryan works for the Office of the Vice Provost at UCI and is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree.com.

Tommy Wattimena Widjaja


15 years experience working in many Unilever roles in Indonesia, regional and global functions, and he is now a chief executive officer of SMART+, consumer & distribution tech company, a part of Sinarmas Group. Following his passion for mobile & digital technology, he also joined PT XL Axiata as Senior Vice President Brand and Consumer.

Sonita Lontoh

Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Siemens

A Silicon Valley Internet of Things who addresses her work to the intersection of technology, business models, and policy. She focuses on societal benefits and increasing global cross-collaborations between the US and emerging Asia. Sonita has been invited to the White House to speak at President Barack Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit and to attend a celebration for the AAPI Women Champion of Change.

Igusti Manik Sugiyani

VP of Rockliffe

Igusti Manik is an entrepreneur by heart who is passionate about technology, startups, and education. She founded three companies in Silicon Valley, USA. She is VP of Rockliffe Systems in Silicon Valley, CA, Advisor to Blackstorm Labs, a Silicon Valley startup and Indonesia Director, also CEO of Rockliffe Indonesia. With her passion, she brings the IndoDev into a forum to develop and mentor software developers and startups in Indonesia.

Andrew Senduk

Tech Entrepreneur

Andrew Senduk started his career in both consulting and banking at top tier firms but found true passion in ecommerce. He holds over 9 years of entrepreneurial and e-­?commerce experience across Europe and South East Asia. In 2015 he founded Moxy Indonesia that eventually rebranded to Orami, South East Asia’s #1 online destination for women. Orami has raised 8 digits of funding and has hundreds of employees in Thailand and Indonesia. Prior to this, Andrew spent 1 year building one of the fastest growing digital agencies within the region, Lion & Lion (acquired by Septeni Holdings in 2016) where he acted as Country Managing Director Indonesia. He currently holds several strategic roles as advisor to both startups and coporates and is a highly sought after keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, digital transformation and millennial leadership.

Nanda Ivens


Nanda Ivens is the former Asia Pacific CEO and Regional Director at Mirum. Prior to Mirum, Nanda was CEO of XM Gravity, one of the 11 agencies that merged to form Mirum. During his time at XM Gravity, the agency won numerous awards from shows such as Citra Pariwara, Indonesia’s local version of Cannes, and was named Campaign Asia’s Indonesian Digital Agency of the year in 2013 (Bronze) and 2014 (Gold).

Cveti Yotova

Co-Chair Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Southern California

She has more than ten years of international experience consulting companies in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Her clients range from technology companies and investment management firms to healthcare organizations. Cveti is very involved with the startup world, advising start-ups on their vision and strategic planning, and most recently was appointed as a co-chair of HBS Angels of Southern California.

Norhizam Abdul Kadir

VP of Growth Ecosystem Development Division in MDEC

With a strong experience in corporate marketing, end-customer sales, business development, communication and channel marketing and enablement, Hizam brings over 15 years experience in multi market IT and energy industries across Asia Pacific. He was a Director of South East Asia for Ballard Power Systems. And he was also a communication manager for Intel South East Asia.

Mokhamad Misdianto

Indonesia Senior Wikipediawan

A Financial Advisor and Coach focus on preparing the best protection plan for family against critical illness and life. An Experienced Business System Information Lecturer with more than 15 years working experience within the Air Travel, Telecommunication and Information System Industry. An Experienced Project Manager, experienced in managing diverse talent and nationalities team around the globe.

Carlos Gastón Lopez

Chief Representative of BBVA for Indonesia

Carlos Gastón is currently BBVA´s Chief Representative for Indonesia. He has been working for BBVA since 1990 and since 1995 he has occupied a number of positions in Asia and ever since then convering Indonesia for his company. Carlos Gastón is a Lawyer and has an MBA by Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Irnanda Laksanawan

ICT Committee Member in National Research Council of Republic Indonesia

As a member of National Research Council, he is responsible for designing the policy for ICT National Development and monitoring all the ICT Technology policies within the government administration, as well as business sector, including the recent critical policy for Cyber Law and its implementation in nation wide.

Aryo Ariotedjo

Founding Partner of GRUPARA VENTURES

Aryo Ariotedjo is the Founding Partner of GRUPARA VENTURES, One of Indonesia’s earliest tech startup investment and venture capital firm. He also founded one of the first co-working space in Jakarta back in 2012 called Freeware Spaces, which now have supported more than 100 entrepreneurs that have raised more than $30 Million in venture investments. He is very involved in Indonesia’s tech scene and has been organising FreeShare talks that have more than 100+ speakers such Nadiem Makarim (Gojek), Achmad Zaky (Bukalapak), Andreas Ehn (Spotify), Khailee Ng (500 Startups), Markus Bihler (HappyFresh), and many other super star entrepreneurs. Aryo is known as the youngest and currently most active Indonesian VC since 2013. Huge networks in multiple industries other than tech and is involved with entrepreneurial & political organisations. Promising investor in Indonesia and will probably connect industries together in the future. He is the Community Leader of Techstars (One of the biggest accelerator program in the world) and also the lead organiser for Startup Weekend Jakarta (Google). He founded PROJECT SHOE and ran the company as CEO in New York back in 2014. A person who has tasted both sides of the table, as a VC and as an entrepreneur.

Usman Lodhi

Group Head for Digital Strategy and Investments of Indosat Ooredoo

Usman Lodhi is currently the Group Head for Digital Strategy and Investments at Indosat Ooredoo. He is responsible for managing strategy, operations and investments for the digital unit, which is at the forefront of innovation in the Indonesian mobile financial services, e-commerce, big data and mobile advertisement space. He is also the venture partner for Indosat Ooredoo's multi-award winning start-up incubator and the Indosat-Softbank VC fund. He previously worked for Rocket Internet AG, where he was the Founder and Managing Director of Easy Taxi Indonesia. Usman has over seven years of experience in the Asian digital start-up space, prior to which he worked in finance and technology roles in Europe. He has an MBA from Cass Business School, City University, London.

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Bubu Awards v.09 invited top digital talents, companies and startups in the country. Bubu Awards started as a web design competition in 2001, and over time has evolved into recognizing the best talents in Indonesia’s digital industry. Since 2001, Bubu Awards has expanded its awards category, following the trends and advancements of digital. 

In 2015, we successfully invited 40 judges from across the globe, and presented 20 awards to Indonesia's digital talents and companies. Bubu Awards v.09 also shortlisted 8 of Indonesia's best tech startups, and gave the best startup, Kakatu, a parental control app from Bandung, a Silicon Valley bootcamp.

Bubu Awards v.09 was supported by BEKRAF and tabulated by Ernst & Young.

past winners

Digital Campaign Awards Winner

Kampanye Kisah Blusukan Jokowi (The Story of Jokowi’s Impromptu Walkabout Campaign)

Mobile App-Utility Winner


Mobile App-Games Winner

Slide the Block

Web-Product Consumer Winner

Garuda Indonesia

Web – E-Commerce Winner


Web-Entertainment Media Winner


Web-Travel & Destination Winner


Web-Corporate (B2B) Winner




Web – Non-Profit/Awareness Winner

YCAB Foundation – Child by Child We Build Our Nation

Web-Government Winner

Kereta Api Official Corporate Website

Web-News Portal Winner


Best Startup Winner


Digital Talent – Digital Business Leader Winner

Budi Gunadi Sadikin (Director – Bank Mandiri)

Digital Talent – Digital Influencer Winner

Abdee Negara (Artist)

Digital Talent – Digital Community Winner

Tri Rismaharini (Mayor of Surabaya)

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