Bruneian startups to pitch in Indonesia

Darussalam Enterprise’s (DARe) Startup Bootcamp is back for its third cycle with an added twist: three of its highest performers will be heading to Indonesia for a two-week immersion programme where they’ll pitch to Indonesia’s established and up-and-coming tech ventures for investment and collaboration.

Bruneian Md Hadi Shafie Othman – who’s from Indonesian startup builder Digitaraya – is looking to connect local entrepreneurs to Indonesia’s market after kicking off the latest cycle of Startup Bootcamp last week as its facilitator.

Hadi, who’s worked at Google and founded media platforms Muslyfe and Sutera, said that Indonesia’s “large population and thriving startup scene” – which has recently produced four “unicorns” – startups valued at US$ 1 billion – is an opportunity for Bruneians to seriously consider.

100 days of training, mentorship and execution. 27 startups. Who will make it to Indonesia?

Madgrow Tech

Smart farming in urban settings can help Brunei save its natural rainforest from being cleared for agricultural use – and make farming accessible to everyone.

“70% of our rainforests still intact and we would like to keep it that way,” said Wanzzy Hijazi, Managing Director of Madgrow Tech. “However, we also recognize that we still need to grow food so we want to use new innovations to maximize the urban spaces that we have to grow what we need.”

Image and coverage courtesy of BizBrunei