Sparxup 2012, Indonesia’s leading startup conference, calls for submissions

sparxup 2012Sparxup, Indonesia’s leading technology conference and startup competition is back. Happening in Jakarta from 3rd to 5th October, Sparxup 2012 boasts high-quality international speakers, knowledgable local practitioners, world-class engineers and amazing local and regional tech startups.

Startup Pitching Competition, Hackathon, XXX Conference

There are three things happening at Sparxup 2012 – Startup Pitching Competition, Hackathon, XXX Conference. At the startup pitching competition, startups can apply to pitch on stage in front of a panel of judge. For the Hackathon, you can get a chance to build and hack and stand a chance to win the “Sparxup 2012 Hackathon King” title. Hackathon participants will submit their ideas for an app using one of the supported platforms – Foursquare, Evernote and Nokia. The top 30 ideas will then form teams to develop the app to be judged.

Perhaps the highlight of this year’s Sparxup is the keynote from the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is XXX: eXplore, eXecute, eXpand. Representatives from Foursquare, Evernote, Netprice, Thomson-Reuters, Microsoft and Yahoo! Indonesia will gather and discuss about Indonesia’s tech scene. Some of the confirmed speakers for Sparxup 2012 includes Akshay Patil, developer evangelist for Foursquare, Troy Malone, managing director of APAC Evernote, Teruhide Sato, group CEO of Netprice Japan, Mohan Belani, director at e27, Jeremy Wagstaff, chief technology editor APAC of Reuters, Zane Adam, senior director of Azure Microsoft, as well as Ferry Tenka, CEO of Groupon Indonesia.

sparxup 2012Sparxup 2012 calling out for applicants for its Startup Pitching Competition

With a series of exciting programme lined up, Sparxup is now calling for promising startups to apply and pitch at its pitching conference. Sparxup is well known for its startup competition, which have produced a total of 47 startup finalists in the last two years.Unlike previous Sparxups where startups can use powerpoint slides to showcase their products, startups will have to demo their products at Demo Day in front of judges, investors and selected audience in a private environment. Each startup will have five minutes to demo their product and also have a chance for a one sentence pitch on stage during the awards night.

If you are a startup looking to set up a presence in Indonesia, Sparxup 2012 is definitely the platform for you. So wait no more and head over to the official Sparxup website to register for a slot.

Event Details:

Date: 3 – 5 October, 2012

Venue: Plaza Bapindo, Jakarta

Address: Jln. Jend. Sudirman kav. 54-55, Jakarta Selatan. 12910.

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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