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The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (ARBSA), organised by New Entrepreneurs Foundation, celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the startup ecosystem.

The Awards reward excellence, best practice and innovation 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.

The Rice Bowl is a showcase of Southeast Asia’s best

ARBSA aims to bring light to exemplary entrepreneurship and inspire a networking community of startup enthusiasts, serial entrepreneurs, policy makers and diverse mentors on the entrepreneurship agenda of digital tech innovation.

Entering its third year, it showcases South East Asia’s skills, achievements and innovation in businesses. The Award is a hallmark of excellence and the featured startups provide the benchmark, inspiration and example to others.

ARBSA is the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards. The Awards is divided into several rounds – nationals, regional and global. The Regional ARBSA Winners will represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards finale in 2018.