Nominations for this year’s ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards are now open and will run until the end of July 2018, according to event organizer.
“We are calling for nominations to startups that have been established not more than 5 years in any ASEAN country. A startup can either be nominated or they can submit the entries themselves, the organizers said.
The categories for this year are Startup of the Year, Internet of Things, Fintech, Health Tech, Food/Agri Tech, AI/Machine Learning, e-Commerce, Business Automation Tool, Logistics & Supply Chain, Life Helper, Digital Marketing, Newcomer, and Investor.
Winners’ benefits include exchange programs, media exposure, market opportunities, global network, and funding access.
“To reflect the emerging new verticals in the tech startup ecosystem, this year we are introducing some new categories such as Best IoT Startup and Best Digital Marketing Startup,” the Rice Bowl Committee said.
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.
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Rice Bowl is the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards. The Awards is divided into several rounds – nationals, regional and global. The Regional Rice Bowl Winners will represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards finale in 2018.