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Last month, KrASIA organized two demo days alongside Alibaba Cloud. Startups from the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia took part, each pitching their big ideas to panels of judges.
Our reporters have written profiles on some of the startups that were at these events.
In the Philippines, Zennya Health gives patients a way to link up with doctors remotely, and then receive medical services at home. Finantier aggregates user data to generate a profile that can be referenced by financial institutions. HomeAssist.ph introduces clarity into the opaque processes related to buying a home. And Pic-A-Talk helps children with speech disabilities improve their communication skills through images.
Indonesia’s BantuBumi is reducing plastic waste by building waste management infrastructure, with an app to keep track of daily operations. Carevo is implementing blockchain technology to give Indonesians a way to access their medical records no matter where they seek healthcare.
In Vietnam, EM&AI is building artificial intelligence that recognizes not only human speech but also sentiment, then applying it to customer service call centers. XinhTuoi.Online is an e-commerce company that has made gift-giving during special occasions a breeze.
These startups all offer local solutions for local problems, but their services have the potential to be adapted and deployed in new locations. These demo days give the firms a way to stretch themselves and lay their ideas out in the open—an important step toward building the ideal versions of their services.
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