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The Battlefield for Startup Asia Bandung is Ready. Are You?

Battlefield for Startup Asia Bandung 2012, our first ever open platform Hackathon, is ready for you, the developers and designers. It has been more than a month since our last update as we are hustling to prepare the best experience for you to enjoy the event. With this post I would like to update you guys on some important things:

  • Judges: We have a great group of judges here: Andy Zain (the director of the Jakarta Founders Institute), who has been in the mobile industry for a god amount of time here in Indonesia; Hera Laxmi Devi (senior manager of portal and digital assets at PT XL Axiata, Tbk) will judge based on the content and what a telco would think of an idea; and Toshihiko Suyama (market development director DeNA Asia) will be a great help to us when great games are made here!
  • FAQs: We have added answers to some of the questions many of you have been asking. I would recommend you check it out first, and if you have any more questions you can always e-mail us and we will respond within 24 hours.
  • Challenges: Since our API partners announcement, we have added six new challenges with interesting prizes, namely: KotaGames (3 Macbook Airs), XL (a Samsung Galaxy S3 and further support), SoftLayer (an iPad, iPod Touch, and $36,000 worth of credits), Cacoo (a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and IDR 10,000,000, or $1028), DeNA (a new iPad), Vserv (will double your revenue after wrapping your app with its API for one month), Teamie (a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1), GEPI (a Google/Asus Nexus 7), and Lazada Indonesia (a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and an internship opportunity). For details on how to win, please go to the Challenges/Prizes page.

Along the way while preparing the hackathon, we announced our first ever roadtrip through six cities. That was a great experience for us to meet and chat with communities outside the capital city. We are six days away from our first ever Startup Asia in Bandung and we have butterflies in our stomach. How about you? See you soon!

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