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    This is the Best App Version The NextDev 2017

    The NextDev 2017, a competition that encourages young Indonesians to work through technology, has reached its peak. After passing the various stages of selection since July 2017, Cekmata, Squline, Karapan and Marlin Booking have finally been selected as four winners, setting aside the other finalists who entered the Top 20 round. These four best applications are judged to have the ability to provide solutions to problems that is in the midst of society.

    President Director of Telkomsel, Ririek Adriansyah, said, “Congratulations on the four best applications of The NextDev 2017. Hopefully these applications can have a positive direct impact on improving the quality of life of people, especially in the areas of health, education, agriculture and transportation.

    Ririek added that annually The NextDev competition continues to spawn innovative digital applications. This shows the high creativity of young Indonesians to find solutions using technology for problems that exist in the environment. This is in line with Telkomsel’s efforts to build a digital ecosystem in Indonesia, where one of the main components is the presence of various quality applications created by the country’s children.

    Cekmata, Squline, Karapan and Marlin Booking succeeded in winning The NextDev 2017 after passing the final judging phase based on judging panel panel consisting of startup practitioners and technology experts, Irfan Tachrir (Director of HCM Telkomsel), Samuel Pangerapan (Director General of Informatics Applications), Ariff Kamal (Associate SEO Director GroupM), Dayu Dara (Vice President of GO-JEK), Dennis Adhiswara (CEO of Layaria), and Alamanda Shantika (Co-Founder Binar).

    In the final judging phase, as many as 20 finalists of The NextDev perform Final Pitching in front of a panel of judges for three minutes. They try to convince the jury of startup competencies and the digital applications they develop based on the problems they find, solutions offered, market validation, business models, product development plans, business development strategies, and team capabilities.

    Based on the final pitching result, the finalists are again screened into eight finalists (two finalists from each category: e-Health, e-Education, e-Agriculture, and e-Transportation). The eight selected finalists then do a ‘Startup Battle’, to determine the main winner of each category.

    In preparation for the final judging phase, the 20 finalists of The NextDev 2017 first follow the mini bootcamp. In this short and intensive workshop, they received materials on Public Speaking, Startups Financing, and Character Building for Startup Success which was facilitated by related practitioners, Yosanova (Assistant Vice President Mark Plus), Dheta Aisyah (Chief Business Development Officer of Binar Academy) and Danu Wicaksana (CEO of TCASH).

    The FourD’s best applications The NextDev 2017 get the top prizes of 7M (Market Access, Marketing, Mentoring, Management Trip, Money, Monetizing and Match Expert), and along with other finalists will follow advanced training from Telkomsel in The NextDev Academy program. This program will sharpen and sharpen the quality of applications created startup. By participating in this academy, The NextDev finalists will have the opportunity to improve the scalability of social technopreneurs through self-development and upgrading in research and customer development, design sprint, branding, product development, and business model and bootstrapping.

    “We see technology can be an acceleration in solving a problem. Through The NextDev, we hope this program can provide inspiration for more young Indonesians to work through technology, realize their ideas and dreams through the creation of digital applications that can benefit the lives of the wider community “, concluded Ririek.

    Application Explanation

    Cekmata (Surabaya)
    Cekmata is machine learning based application that can detect early or acute cataracts on the eyes. This application is able to estimate cataract disease in users with an accuracy of 75% to 85%.

    Squline (Jakarta)
    Squline is a website-based education app that offers the services of foreign professional teachers with reliable learning and providing quality education. In addition, Squline provides learning methods that can accelerate the process of language learning and interaction with teachers.

    Karapan (Surabaya)
    Karapan is a modern e-commerce platform application that provides meat products from quality local farmers and guaranteed halal. This application can also assist farmers in managing farms, and can connect farmers with prospective beef buyers, and investors who want to invest funds in the cattle breeding business.

    Marlin Booking (Batam)
    Marlin Booking is an application that can make it easier to order online ferry tickets online. Marlin Booking currently serves ferry reservations for the Batam-Singapore-Johor route.

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