JAKARTA, THENUSANTARAPOST.COM- PT Telkomsel will collaborate with five potential startups or startups from the Telkomsel Innovation Center (Tinc) Batch 7 program.
“The implementation of Tinc is a form of Telkomsel’s commitment as a digital ecosystem enabler that continues to strive to strengthen the national digital ecosystem in an inclusive and sustainable manner by providing a forum for local startups to develop, as well as optimizing various potentials through collaboration opportunities and utilization of technology and Telkomsel’s ecosystem,” said Vice President Telkomsel’s Strategic & Explorative Partnership Mahmud Saladin in a written statement received in Jakarta on Friday.
According to Mahmud, Tinc is very selective in determining startups that will collaborate with Telkomsel to strengthen the empowerment of measurable innovations made by the nation’s children, especially those that have the potential to develop digital solutions that can increase the advantages of Telkomsel’s products and services.
“Congratulations to the five selected startups and joining the Telkomsel ecosystem. We are very enthusiastic to look forward to the collaboration that exists in developing various innovative digital solutions that are presented in the future,” he said.
The Telkomsel Innovation Center (Tinc) Batch 7 program which has been running since December 2021 has now found the five best startups that have gone through various stages of rigorous selection.
Thus, the five startups have the opportunity to advance to the final selection stage before accelerating with Tinc and Telkomsel to present digital solutions that are more impactful, while supporting the growth of Indonesia’s digital economy.
The five startups that passed this selection were Askara Daulat Desa, Fammi, Machine Vision, Tujju, and Tumbasin. They are proven to be able to develop digital innovations as solutions that are more impactful in meeting the needs of society and sectors across industrial sectors.
“Tinc as a corporate accelerator program from Telkomsel will continue to move forward to assist and accelerate local innovators to create more digital solutions that are effective and have positive social impacts for the community. Tinc also encourages the presence of digital solutions that are able to touch across industrial sectors to accelerate business transformation to strengthen the national digital economy. This is in line with the spirit of Telkomsel which will continue to maximize its potential through the use of leading-edge digital technology that can open up various opportunities for the progress of the Indonesian nation,” said Mahmud.
Previously, during October-December 2021, there were 129 startups who registered to take part in the Tinc Batch 7 program. To get to the final stage, hundreds of startups had to go through a rigorous selection process, of which 50 startups made it through to the video pitch screening stage. 21 startups that passed to the interview and demo stage, 9 startups passed to the pitchday stage, until finally 5 startups were selected for selection to the onboarding stage which had the opportunity to collaborate with Telkomsel.
After being selected, the five startups had the opportunity to undergo the innovation development process through various Tinc programs that lasted for 5 months. These programs include startup diagnostics, collaboration in the Telkomsel digital ecosystem, investor network, mentorship, bootcamp & workshop, demo day, and the potential to get funding (Ant/Wan)