Google has launched a second batch of the business acceleration program Launchpad. Last week, the technology giant announced that, along with startups from Brazil, India and Mexico, six Indonesian startups had qualified for the acceleration program.
Google's website explains that Launchpad provides startups the technology, events, online resources, expertise and community necessary to launch and scale successful apps. The Launchpad program leverages Google’s infrastructure, together with UX reviews, mentorship, and events, to let startups anywhere focus on building, distributing, and monetizing their apps, everywhere. (Read: Venture Capital Gets Small Business Loan Facility to Finance Startup).
In January, a series of technology companies led by young people participated in the first batch of Launchpad. The second batch will start in June. The participants will travel to Mountain View, California, to attend a two-week bootcamp. Afterwards, they will receive remote mentoring for six months in their home countries.
Here are the six startups from Indonesia, as reported by Tech in Asia on Friday (13/5). (See also: Indonesia Prepares R&D Budget for Startups).
HijUp is an e-commerce website for Muslim fashion. The startup was founded in 2011 by Diajeng Lestari, wife of Bukalapak’ CEO, Achmad Zaky. HijUp has two million visitors a month and has won funding from the Emtek media group.
This startup offers personnel or human resource management software services and systems. The program makes it easier for users to manage employee salaries, leave, and tax payments. Talenta is also used by other technology companies, such as Grab and Qraved. Talenta’s founder, Joshua Kevin, was an employee at Tech in Asia until he was resigned in 2014 to establish his own startup.
This startup company provides software for those who want to open e-commerce stores. Users can use the software on desktop and mobile. The startup was founded in 2013 and has participated in the DDB accelerator program organised by an Indonesian telecommunications giant.
Ruangguru is a marketplace to bring together teachers and students. Ruangguru also provides a platform to prepare for exams. The startup, which was established in 2013, has raised funding twice, latterly in December 2015.
This site offers popular content similar to BuzzFeed. IDNtimes offers different information from Popbela, a women’s site affiliated with the company. IDNtimes was founded in 2014 in Surabaya by brothers Winston and William Utomo.
Codapay is a payment service company for purchasing online game vouchers. The service is available in Singapore and the Philippines as well as in Indonesia. The company has its headquarters in Singapore. (Read: Indonesian Fashion Startup Shopious Closes Business).