50 Culinary Start-ups Join Curation in Surabaya

The Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) continues to strive to create an ecosystem that is conducive to the development of the culinary sub-sector creative economy. Through the Deputy for Access to Capital, Bekraf and foodlab Indonesia curated 50 selected culinary start-ups in the 2019 Demoday Food Startup Indonesia (FSI) event which took place at Hotel Ciputra World Surabaya. In addition to forming a comprehensive Indonesian food start-up ecosystem, this activity can also provide access to facilities and government support as well as access to capital, so that FSI products can be marketed in the global market “. Meanwhile, in the mentorship session, start-ups get the opportunity to pitch in front of mentors who come from investors, culinary practitioners, business developers, founders of leading companies, and chefs. Bekraf will then determine 15 participants who will take part in the pitching in front of investors and invited guests on the third day, Wednesday (17/7). Then, the announcement of the three best participants will also be made at the closing of the same day, Wednesday (17/7). Resource persons presented at the 2019 FSI Demoday included Deputy Access to Capital Bekraf Fadjar Hutomo, Director of Non-Banking Access Bekraf Syaifullah, Head of Bekraf Intellectual Property Rights Management Sub-directorate Immanuel Rano Hasudungan Rohi, FoodLab Indonesia CoFounder Yustinus Agung, and Founder & Executive Director Indonesia 2030 Muhamad Erfan Apriyanto. Also attending were the Chief Empowerment Officer of Accelerice Indonesia Charlotte Kowara, Founder Kulina Andy Fajar Handika, Chief of Sales of PT Modal Rakyat Indonesia Hendoko Kwik, Vice Rector for Research and Industrial Collaboration i3L Iwan Surjawan, CEO of PT Matcha Muda Manggala Lintang Wuriantari, Executive Director of Food Industry Asia Matthew Kovac, Whatnot Innovation Studio Co-Founder Matas Danielevicius, Truvalu Group Rajis Sinaga, GIZ Technical Advisor Vivi Octavianty, and Chef Hugo.