RICE BOWL AWARDS
ASEAN Entrepreneurs to be Celebrated at the First Rice Bowl Startup Awards
The Rice Bowl Startup Award is set to be the apex of the 1Asean Entrepreneurship Summit (1AES). Held to recognize breakout startups in the region that harnesses digital technology, the awards honor rising entrepreneurs in various categories.
376 entries from nine countries across South East Asia submitted their entries during nominations. 35 judges narrowed down the hopefuls into 31 nominees that are separated into 11 categories.
These categories include: retail startup of the year, media startup of the year, digital/online startup of the year, social enterprise startup of the year, tech startup of the year, product startup of the year, service startup of the year, and innovative go-to-market startup of the year.
In additional to these awards, there are two other sponsored awards, and an award specifically for women in business startup of the year. In addition, all nominees are in the running for the Golden Rice Bowl Awards.
Finalists will be judged by the Rice Bowl Startup Awards Grand Jury, and the winners will be announced during the gala event closing the 1ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit on November 22 in Kuala Lumpur.
Nominees consist of 13 entries from Singapore, eight from Malaysia, five from the Philippines, three from Myanmar, two from Thailand, and two from Indonesia.
The award was introduced by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, a non-profit organization whose aim is to create and develop sustainable entrepreneurs through development programs.