Retrospective: Tech In Asia Jakarta 2016!

Attracting over 5,300 participants from Indonesia, the region and the world, the Jakarta edition of Tech in Asia’s (TIA) conference was yet another rip-roaring success.

Taking place from 16-17 November 2016, conference delegates enjoyed two action-packed days of listening to presentations from foreign stars and local heroes in the tech scene, while building up their network with like-minded individuals.

The two day event also featured several stages, each focusing on a different topic. The stages were: Developer, Marketing, Startup, Revenue, and Product.

In addition to these specialised stages, the TIA main stage also featured its fair share of exciting presentations. Participants could hear from A-list speakers like Nadiem Makarim, the CEO of Go-Jek, an Indonesian hyperlocal transport, logistic and payment startup and William Tanuwijaya, the CEO and co-founder of Tokopedia, an open marketplace that provides people in Indonesia with the opportunity to build and grow their online business.

Other topics covered at the main stage included a talk on Indonesia and India’s Tech Ecosystems, as well as a talk on Smart Cities.

Alongside these presentations, delegates could also pay a visit to Bootstrap Alley, the event’s exhibition space for the region’s most promising and dynamic startups.

241 startups took the opportunity to showcase their ideas, with startups originating from various nations including Singapore, Thailand, Japan and even Germany!

The exhibiting startups also covered a wide range of categories in terms of the services they looked to provide. From e-commerce to advertising to various location based services, the industries covered were indeed extensive.

Through the course of the conference, the 6 startups were also competing for a $5,000 grand prize.

Eventually, the prize went to “Horsepower” ­– a startup originating in the Philippines that offers cheap healthcare insurance packages for the self-employed and those working in Small and Medium Businesses.

Another feature of the conference was “speed dating”! Essentially, TIA helped create a platform for startups to pitch to potential investors in a friendly environment.

With so many activities, TIA Jakarta was a truly vibrant conference and the buzz extended onto social media. Almost 2,500 tweets related to TIA were published, reaching over 7.65million people.

If you missed out on this edition of Tech In Asia Jakarta, fret not because Tech in Asia Singapore is happening from 17-18 May 2017. Stay tuned to Geeks in Cambodia for updates on the Singapore edition!

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