SVA Technology Alliance Launched Silicon Valley Boot Camp for Southeast Asia Technology Startups

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Inaugural class of technology startups from Indonesia completed first Silicon Valley boot camp.

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SVATA’s boot camp can help provide tech entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia with useful insights and best practices, as well as get introduced to a network in Silicon Valley that they can leverage.

Today, ahead of ID Byte 2015, Indonesia’s premier digital conference, SVA Technology Alliance (SVATA), a nonprofit focusing on connecting the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley to that of Southeast Asia, announced that the organization has formally launched its first-of-its-kind Silicon Valley boot camp. The organization also announced that it has completed its inaugural Silicon Valley week-long boot camp class consisting of top technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and incubators from Indonesia.

SVATA’s goal is to connect and spur more global cross collaborations between the tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley, widely considered to be the world’s leader for technology innovation, and that of Southeast Asia, an emerging economic region representing more than 600 million people and a growing economy of more than US$2 trillion. SVATA aims to achieve this through a holistic approach of providing experiential learning opportunities, focused events, e-classes, and immersion boot camps in Silicon Valley. The boot camp provides participants from Southeast Asia’s top tech companies an opportunity to experience first-hand how the Silicon Valley ecosystem works and to build invaluable Silicon Valley network which can help move their tech endeavors to the next level.

Along with this launch, SVATA is also proud to announce that it has successfully completed its inaugural Silicon Valley boot camp class consisting of the top technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and incubators from Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia with more than 250 million people and a GDP of approximately US$1 trillion.

“We applaud SVATA’s efforts to connect the tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley to that of Southeast Asia,” said Elizabeth Yin, Partner, 500 Startups. “As the world becomes more global, tech innovations are happening around the world and as global accelerator, we believe SVATA’s mission is aligned with ours in trying to build world-class tech entrepreneurs globally.”

“As a venture capital firm that invests in innovative tech companies, we are happy to meet and exchange ideas with the SVATA boot camp participants,” said Yen Theng Tan, Softbank Capital. “SVATA’s boot camp can help provide tech entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia with useful insights and best practices, as well as get introduced to a network in Silicon Valley that they can leverage.”

“As a Silicon Valley-based tech company who is looking to expand globally, including to Southeast Asia, we are happy for the opportunity to host SVATA boot camp participants,” said Alex Beckman, CEO and Founder of GameOn. “Meeting SVATA boot camp participants further helped us better understand the unique needs and nuances of the Southeast Asian market and localize our offerings accordingly.”

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in SVATA’s inaugural Silicon Valley boot camp, said Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-founder & CFO, Bukalapak.com. “Unlike other organizations who may offer only classes or lectures, SVATA’s approach to experiential learning and immersing the participants in the real Silicon Valley experience are extremely valuable. I look forward to leveraging the knowledge and network I’ve gained during the SVATA’s boot camp to help grow my company to the next level.”

“SVATA is honored to have had the opportunity to connect the Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem to that of Southeast Asia. We recognize the strategic importance of the tech sectors to creating growth globally,” said Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, Executive Director of SVATA and pioneer of ID Byte conference. “We look forward to continuing to work with our Southeast Asia and Silicon Valley partners to deliver tangible benefits to their businesses and societies globally.”

Meet SVATA executives -- Shinta Dhanywardoyo, Felice Beckman, Alex Beckman and Sonita Lontoh – who will be speaking and serve as a judge for the Bubu Awards at the upcoming ID Byte 2015, October 2, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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About SVA Technology Alliance (SVATA)
SVA Technology Alliance (SVATA) is a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit whose mission is to connect and spur global cross collaborations between the tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia. SVATA collaborates with top Silicon Valley’s technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and incubators/accelerators to create an ecosystem that can help high-growth technology companies from emerging markets succeed on a global level. To learn more, visit http://www.svatechnology.com.

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