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.


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



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:


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:


To be eligible to apply for Bubu Awards v.10 Virtual Startup Hunt, your startup must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. If the startup has received external funding, it can only be up to USD 500k.
  2. The startup must have Minimum Viable Product have (MVP); a demonstrable product or service.
  3. The startup needs to be scalable or have the potential to reach the scalability.
  4. Product of service must fall within one of the partnered accelerators or incubators. List of our accelerator or incubator partner are available on the form.
  5. Lastly, your entries will be judged by local and international judges. Therefore, all entries (elevator pitch video and pitch deck) must be in English.

the judges

Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo

Head of Digital Business, E-Commerce, and Startup Development of KADIN

Matthew McCullough

Co-chair of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Southern California

Andy Zain

Managing Director of Kejora Ventures

Erick Thohir

President Commisioner of Mahaka/Co-Founder Angel-eQ

Prashant Gokarn

Chief New Business and Innovation Officer of Indosat

Alfred Boediman

Managing Director at Samsung R&D Indonesia

Gunawan Susanto

President Director of IBM Indonesia

Donald Wihardja

Managing Partner of Convergence Ventures / Co-Founder Angel-eQ

Eddi Danusaputro

CEO of Mandiri Capital Indonesia

Handry Satriago

CEO of GE Indonesia

Danny Oei Wirianto

CMO of GDP Venture

Danny is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of GDP Venture and a serial entrepreneur focusing in digital and advertising marketing industries. He founded several companies such as Mindtalk.com, SemutApi Colony, MerahPutih Inc., Bolalob.com, Kincir.com and MediaXasia to name a few. He is an angel investor in Kaskus, Carousell and others.

Ashraf Sinclair

Celebrity Investor

Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo

President Director/CEO of Blue Bird Group Holding

After accomplished her Bachelor of Engineering from University of Newcastle and earned her Master of Business Administration from Finance and Marketing, managing the whole group business portfolio for Blue Bird Group Holding has been a challenge for Noni. Her role in Blue Bird Transportation division was to set up the business development, public relations, quality control, IT departments and improved the marketing system of the Blue Bird Group.

our partners

how to apply

1. apply

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.

2. pitch

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.

3. complete

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.

10. Transportation

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.

The nominees
  • Andalin

    Technology and data-driven freight forwarder and customs broker

  • Bildeco

    E-commerce specializing in building materials

  • Botika

    Chatbot with AI/Machine Learning and NLP in Bahasa for social commerce

  • Eresto

    All-in-one platform that has apps to manage a hospitality business, from tracking inventory to supply-chain and automating cash reconciliation

  • Jala Tech

    Integrated feeding solution for shrimp farming

  • Mallsampah

    A waste management digital platform that benefits the user

  • Marlin Booking

    On-Demand ferry booking services and booking system used by many ferry providers

  • Simbah

    Virtual assistant that helps farmers boost productivity

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