7 Most Prominent Startups At WEF-ASEAN 2018

by Baoquocte Vietnam

1. Antipara Explorations (Philippines): 

Located in the center of the “coral triangle”, the Philippines has an extremely rich marine ecosystem. Stemming from the idea of ​​wanting to protect the environment and marine ecosystem, start-up Antipara Exploration has created an algorithm that can monitor ocean changes, recommend and advise scientific approaches to fisheries management and exploitation.

Start-up Antipara Exploration aims to protect the marine environment and ecosystem. 
(Source: WEF)

This start-up currently offers underwater coastal maps, marine environmental assessment and 3D visualization services. The technology that Antipara Exploration brings can shorten ocean survey and research tasks that normally take from 2-3 months to just 1 day.

2. CROWDE (Indonesia)

Agriculture is the main economic sector, accounting for 13% of Indonesia’s GDP, but the income of Indonesian farmers is only half of the average income of the people of this country. 

Realizing that farmers cannot access capital because they cannot apply technology in production to improve labor productivity, thereby increasing income, CROWDE – an agricultural start-up has creating a community investment platform, through which farmers can receive investment capital from the community on the basis of sharing profits.

3. HelloGold (Malaysia) 

Malaysian fintech startup HelloGold Foundation has launched GoldX – a virtual currency with a value corresponding to gold. The vision of the project is to make it easy for users from emerging economies to invest in gold through a mobile application.

GoldX also meets a number of important criteria in Islamic financial contracts, namely: transparency, certainty and instant.

4. Queenrides (Indonesia): 

Queenrides is the first start-up to offer a technology platform dedicated to helping women drive and drive safely by combining practical courses with a friendly social media campaign.

Poster of a Queenrides media campaign. 
(Source: Twitter)

This idea is also aimed at ensuring the safety of nearly 15 million motorbike drivers when participating in traffic in the capital Jakarta.

5. Revolution Pre-crafted (Philippines): 

Imagine you could choose to buy a home from a store and it would be “delivered” the same way you would choose to buy a sofa from a furniture store. That idea was not far away when it was realized by Revolution Pre-crafted – an emerging start-up of the Philippines. 

The urban prefabricated homes provided by Revolution Pre-crafted are appreciated by professionals and are gradually becoming part of the solution to Asia’s ongoing population explosion.

Born in less than 2 years, Revolution Pre-crafted has quickly become the Philippines’ first billion-dollar start-up and also the fastest company to achieve this milestone in Southeast Asia. This is also considered a miracle for a Filipino start-up, where the technology playing field is quite small and has not been compared with neighboring countries in terms of capital.

6. Hachi (Vietnam)

As a leading start-up in applying high technology to agriculture, Hachi has built more than 12 smart farms across Vietnam. Hachi has used the internet of things (IoT) platform on a smart hydroponic system and achieved positive results. The outstanding advantage of this technology is the use of sensors, which automatically monitor and monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and light through applications on smartphones. No need for soil, no light, users only need to add water twice a week and replace the seeds after harvesting the old plants.

Hachi is a start-up that is at the forefront of applying high technology to agriculture. 
(Source: The Leader)

This approach not only increases crop yields by 300%, but also makes growing vegetables indoors simpler and easier than ever.

Hachi is invested by VSV Fund (Ministry of Science & Technology) and VCIC with capital from the World Bank (World Bank).

7.Trip (Singapore) :

Triip is a quite famous tourism start-up in Singapore with an application platform that helps link visitors with local tour guides. Instead of choosing tours through travel agencies, Triip will arrange a unique and separate vacation for visitors who want to discover new things with a short preparation time. best.





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