PT MRT Jakarta officially inaugurated MRTJ Start Track Incubator Program, which initiated by the company itself to support the growth of digital startups in Indonesia, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.
" I welcome this extraordinary initiative which carry out through our collaboration with various parties in order to restore Indonesia's economy after COVID-19 pandemic"
"I welcome this extraordinary initiative which carry out through our collaboration with various parties in order to restore Indonesia's economy after COVID-19 pandemic," said PT. MRT Jakarta President Director, William Sabandar in written statement on Monday (11/23).
According to him, there were around 1,000 applicants who had submitted their application. 100 of them had been selected by relevant team to advance to the next stage. The applicant's ideas will be developed in curated process and stimulate economic recovery.
"It is not the first time MRT Jakarta has created a startup program. In August 2020, we also held MRTJ ACCEL program to empower digital economy by making business products and commercial services that will impact the social through MRT platform," he mentioned
MRTJ Start Track Incubator Program is carried out in several stages, namely registration which is open on November 9-18, 2020 for enthusiasts who live in Jabodetabek area. From all participants, the 100 selected people will be announced on November 19, 2020. Next stage is establishing startup team on November 22-26.
"After that, from November 30 to December 4, 25 selected startups will be trained for a week as a part of their business validation. Next, is incubation process that will take place on December 7-18 for 10 selected startups with activities such as workshops, online courses, in-depth mentoring sessions to create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)," he conveyed.
On December 19, 2020, those 10 startups will show their business and products to the public and get funding opportunity. During January-February 2021 period, 10 startups will receive monitoring results and advanced mentoring session.