Jakarta, 24 November 2023 - As part of commitment to help form the backbone of Indonesia's digital economy, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) held Demo Day BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 with the theme "Synergize for Startup Success". The event, which was held offline on Thursday (23/11), was the culmination of a series of BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 programs that have successfully provided guidance to potential startups in Indonesia. Taking place at SYNRGY Coworking Space, Manhattan Square, Jakarta, the event is expected to inspire startups to continue to advance, develop, and have a positive impact on digital economic transformation in Indonesia.
EVP Corporate Communication & Social Responsibility BCA Hera F. Haryn said, "Demo Day BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 with the theme 'Synergize for Startup Success' is the culmination of the BCA SYNRGY Accelerator series which has successfully become one of the collaboration platforms for Indonesian startups to open up opportunities for cooperation between startups and corporations to synergize, support, and have an impact on digital economic transformation in Indonesia. Demo Day BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 is a place for startups participating in BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 to show off as the backbone of the digital economy."
Demo Day BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023, will be attended by 7 startups participating in the BCA SYNRGY Accelerator program, namely CrediBook, D3 Labs, Hear Me, Indieomnipos, JARIVIS, Ravelware, and Zeals Asia. In the pitching session, they showcased their business products and services live to the audience and the judges. The judges were qualified individuals who have worked in the digital economy sector, namely Project Manager of BCA SYNRGY Accelerator Erich Sunarta, CEO of Akar Inti Enterprise Astari Kartika, and Value Creation and Synergy Associate of Central Capital Ventura Nandyasa Putri.
In addition to pitching sessions by BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 participants, the Demo Day also featured a panel discussion session attended by panelists with experience in the startup world and the digital economy, namely Director of Central Capital Ventura Adi Prasetyo, CEO & Co-Founder of Kumpul.Id Faye Wongso, and Founder & CEO of DailySocial Rama Mamuaya, moderated by BCA Vice President Digital Innovation Solutions Samuel Tjung.
Aware of the importance of the development of the digital ecosystem in Indonesia, BCA has been implementing the SYNRGY Accelerator program since 2019 and focuses on fostering start-ups. This program is a startup assistance program, ranging from mentoring, workshops, community events, business matching, inter-startup networking sessions to the BCA Group itself.
From six batches conducted, SYNRGY Accelerator has graduated 79 startups from more than 725 applicants and created more than 15 collaborations. In addition to excellent mentoring, the opportunity to collaborate between start-ups and the BCA ecosystem is a key strength of the SYNRGY Accelerator program. BCA continues to encourage young people in the startup ecosystem to continue to create technology-based innovations and ground the solutions to the public both nationally and internationally.
"SYNRGY Accelerator is BCA's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity in advancing Indonesia's digital economy, both in terms of startups and talent. Through this program, we hope that a digital ecosystem will be formed in a sustainable manner and have a significant impact on the transformation of Indonesia's digital economy," concluded Hera F. Haryn.
BCA's Support for Indonesia's Startup Development - BCA Vice President Digital Innovation Samuel Tjung (right) with Central Capital Venture Director Adi Prasetyo (second right), Kumpul.id CEO & Co-Founder Faye Wongso (second left) and Dailysocial.id CEO & Founder Rama Mamuya (left) give a presentation at the BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 Demo Day on Thursday (23/11) at SYNRGY Coworking Space. As the highlight of the BCA SYNRGY Accelerator 2023 program, 7 startups showcased their business to the judges, after receiving mentoring and coaching. Through this event, BCA continues to encourage young people in the startup ecosystem to continue to create technology-based innovations and ground their solutions to the public both nationally and internationally.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 September 2023)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of September 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 39 million customer accounts, processing around 81 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,252 branches; 18,705 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 25,000 employees, BCA’s vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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