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The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards commends exemplary leaders across a broad range of categories. Between all ASEAN countries – one winner will be honored from each title category at the Grand Finale. These 15categories aim to showcase the individual or teams that uniquely impact the startup community from investors, tech and the entrepreneurs themselves who excel in their distinguished fields on a daily basis.

There are 10 countries that are competing in each of the 15 unique categories. Every country will produce a Country Winner from each category that will move on to the Grand Finale at the end of November 2017.

  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

  • Best Social Impact Startup

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and/or environmental issues aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Best Smart City Solution

    Best Smart City Solution

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing solutions or products that target better connectivity, digitalization and managing the city infrastructure in urban development.

  • Best e-Commerce / Supply Chain Startup

    Best e-Commerce / Supply Chain Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing innovate business solutions through merchandising, sourcing, distribution, logistics, and marketing.

  • Best Healthy Lifestyle Tech Startup

    Best Healthy Lifestyle Tech Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology (IoTs) to keep people healthier and/or improve the ability to diagnose and treat illness.

  • Best Green Biotech / Food Tech Startup

    Best Green Biotech / Food Tech Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology to improve agriculture and food production, supply chain, distribution channels and consumption.

  • Best Life Sciences / MedTech Startup

    Best Life Sciences / MedTech Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing solutions, methods and / or products, that target life sciences and medical advancements.

  • Best Fintech Startup

    Best Fintech Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service/technology in the delivery and/or infrastructure of financial services.

  • Best DeepTech / AI / Big Data Startup

    Best DeepTech / AI / Big Data Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and most efficient and powerful application of deep tech / artificial intelligence / big data to reinvent how businesses and societies develop solutions to previously unsolvable problems.

  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

  • Best Accelerator Program

    Best Accelerator Program

    Description

    A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

  • Best Coworking Space

    Best Coworking Space

    Description

    A coworking space that deserves the recognition for its services, support and resources to fast-growth tech startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

  • Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Description

    An initiative that has empowered and supported entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.

  • People’s Choice

    People’s Choice

    Description

    Most popular startup. Public votes via the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards facebook.

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.