Emerald HUB Gets Cambodia Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 – The Best Coworking Space of the Year

Emerald HUB gets awards for its coworking space at the Cambodia Rice Bowl Startup Awards for Best Coworking Space of the Year.

 The Rice Bowl Startup Awards is a regional award that celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the startup ecosystem across the ten ASEAN countries. Its mission is to mobilize a thriving startup community that provides sustainable, home-grown solutions for local issues that can be scalable regionally.

ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards project director Rubi-Ain Dahlan said that the winners were evaluated on three broad areas, specifically growth (actual and potential), impact and scalability.

“With the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards being the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards, the brand “Rice Bowl’ has now become synonymous with being a respected platform for locally-grown startup heroes to be given the opportunity for market access, funding, and media exposure,” she said.

Other Cambodian startups who were recognised at the national circuit level included Best Smart City Solution Startup – Cdev Tec; Best E-Commerce / Supply Chain Startup – Tesjor, that helps people find food stores and restaurants with promotions and discounts; Best Healthy Lifestyle Tech Startup – DirexPlay, “Jailbreak” mobile game developer; Best Fintech Startup – PayGo, a financing service provider that provides free virtual MasterCard for online payments, Best Deeptech / AI / Big Data Startup – MotionsCloud, an all-in-one mobile and AI solution to reduce insurance claim cost and claim cycle time from days to hours; Best Startup of the Year, Founder of the Year and Best Life Sciences / Medtech Startup – SokhaKrom is an all-in-one participatory healthcare platform that includes a mobile application, website, facebook and a Patient Relationship Management system and Best Newcomer and Best Social Impact Startup awards – DoyDoy is a startup that provides children with affordable, educational toys that improve STEM skills, creativity, and brain development.

 The startup national circuit winners from the Kingdom of Cambodia will compete alongside other ASEAN national circuit winners at the regional grand finale in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 13, 2017.

All the best winners will participate in the two-day Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC) Summit 2017 from Dec 12 to 13, where they stand an opportunity to be funded at Rice Bowl’s investment matching sessions. The GEC Summit 2017 is organized by Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance and supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry of Higher Education.

The Cambodia Rice Bowl Startup Awards ceremony is hosted by the National Institute of Posts, Telecommunications, and ICT (NIPTICT).

Regional circuit winners from the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 will go on to compete against other regional startups at the Global Startup Awards 2018 to be held in China next year.

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