The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards celebrates its fourth annual event since its inception in 2015 this weekend in Bali, Indonesia.

A programme run by New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF), its purpose is to find tech startups in Southeast Asia that was solving “rice bowl” issues of their countries. “Rice bowl” is a Southeast Asian term which means an area where abundant quantities of rice are grown.

It is the core belief that startups in each country sustains and grows the Southeast Asian economy and will continue to provide for the ASEAN generations to come.

Lilyana Abdul Latif, the CEO of myNEF & Chairman ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards aims to bring more publicity and exposure to young businesses from all over Southeast Asia that are transforming and disrupting old school processes by harnessing the power of digital and mobile technology.

In this event, Revolution Precrafted took home the award for Startup of the Year. Originating from the Philippines, Revolution Precrafted is an online platform that connects real estate buyers and developers to over 30 illustrious architects, artists, and designers to create an exclusive series of prefabricated livable spaces. The startup is also funded by 500 Startups.

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In addition to the Startup of the Year award, there were another 17 up-and-coming startups that took home a variety of awards:

Best Digital Marketing Solution

  • Boundlss (Singapore)

Best AI/Machine Learning Startup

  • Refinn (Thailand)

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

  • AIS The Startup (Thailand)

Best Business Automation Tool

  • Botbot.AI (Singapore)

Best Coworking Space

  • ASpace (Philippines)

Best e-Commerce Startup

  • Wakuliner (Indonesia)

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Best Ecosystem Initiative

  • MTEP by mdec (Malaysia)

Best Fintech Startup

  • Refinn (Thailand)

Best FoodTech/Agriculture

  • TaniHub (Indonesia)

Best Healthtech Startup

  • Biomark (Philippines)

Best IoT Startup

  • UnificationEngine (Singapore)

Best Life Helper

  • VIDI (Malaysia)

Best Logistic & Supply Chain Startup

  • Abivin (Vietnam)

Best Newcomer

  • Dropee (Malaysia)

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Founder of the Year

  • Linh Pham, Co Founder and CEO of Logivan (Vietnam)

Investor of the Year

  • Golden Gate Ventures (Singapore)

Startup of the Year

  • Revolution Precrafted (Philippines)

People’s Choice

  • AIS The Startup (Thailand)

Latif also mentioned that the founding philosophy of the programme is all about “Connecting-The-Dots” which can be achieved by facilitating conversations and building regional relationships. RBSA comes in by working together with strategic partners such as WTOIP Group from China, CONNEXT by Marquee, and The Winner Institute.

Future initiatives include providing the RBSA startups with connections to funding, market access and knowledge sharing opportunities.