This year’s Bootstrap Alley at Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017 saw a total of 308 unique exhibiting startups. From ecommerce, to fintech and SaaS, we had startups from 39 verticals showcasing their products to more than 5,000 attendees over two days on November 1 & 2.
There were definitely plenty to check out, and here’s seven of our favourites.
UShift (Day 1)
An on-demand staffing platform for workers looking for short-term contract jobs, UShift matches businesses with workers seeking temporary jobs. Once candidates sign up and answer questions pertaining to their experience, education and availability, their profiles are put in ‘pending’ mode. These prospective employees are added to the roster only after UShift’s team verifies them.
One of the issues UShift aims to solve for short-term hires is workforce quality, as many do not turn up for work despite agreeing to a particular task beforehand. If happened with a registered UShift worker, they will be blacklisted from the site permanently. Whether you’re a business looking for short-term hires, or someone looking for flexible work opportunities, UShift may just be for you.
Airable (Day 2)
On average, face masks have to be thrown away every two to three days. In addition to creating waste, the costs added up is high as well. With Airable, the way we use masks may soon change. A piece of paper acts as the filter, and instead of replacing the entire mask, one simply needs to change the filter paper.
Masks are linked to the Airable app, which keeps users informed of details such as the current air quality index and the amount of hours to go before they’d have to change the filter. You’d even know the amount of days the mask has added to your lifespan!
Me-lody (Day 2)
If you love singing in the shower, and always had a dream of being a rockstar, Me-lody may just make your dream come true. As a talent search platform, Me-lody aims to connect music labels to talents such as vocalists and guitarists.
Record live from your phone, and with a click of the button, upload those videos onto Me-lody. The community of users on the app are able to react to the videos, and music labels can also reach out to talents on the platform.
Sticar (Day 2)
Sticar is a technology #startup which aims to disrupt the offline advertising industry. With their on-demand offline advertising platform, vehicles are transformed into mobile billboards. If businesses wish to target a specific location where its target audience exists, Sticar is able to deploy advertisements to cars located at those regions.
Through its online dashboard, advertisers are able to track the ads real-time, and are kept informed of the estimated number of people who have viewed them.
Triplogic (Day 2)
Have unused baggage space while traveling? Triplogic lets you earn money by sharing your baggage space with others. With this mobile app, sending packages across cities in Indonesia are sped up, with same-day delivery possible.
The process is simple. Feeders pick up parcels from senders at their homes, and deliver them to the airport. Travellers use their baggage space to deliver the packages, marked with Triplogic’s logos. Upon reaching the destination, feeders transfer those packages from the airport to its intended recipients. This process eliminates the need to send parcels to drop points and distribution centres, reducing delivery time.
Hyku (Day 1 & Day 2)
Ever watched a video and wished that you could immediately purchase what you saw? With Hyku, that is now a reality. The startup’s unique feature – its ability to accurately sync additional content to live streams and broadcasts – aims to revolutionize the way users interact with video-on-demand.
Users are able to actively participate in television shows and live streams from the Hyku app, including direct downloads, voting, social media interactions, and many other features. The tool box on the app is endless, and opens up many more opportunities on what content creators can do to engage with their audience.
TuneMap (Day 1 & Day 2)
Technology is now so much a part of our lives, and the same applies for the visually impaired. TuneMap aims to enable the visually impaired community by having pedestrians be digital advocates. With their mobile app, users are able to let the community know about certain unsafe conditions of city pavements and what to avoid.
With that information, reports are translated using standardized audio instructions to navigate the visually impaired. When someone keys in their destination, the app is able to alert them of what to watch out for.
And with that, our Jakarta conference this year has come to an end! If you missed out on the conference, check out tiajkt2017 to catch up on some of the highlights and what our participants had to say.
Meanwhile, mark your calendars for Tech in Asia Singapore, happening on 15 & 16 May 2018!