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Shell LiveWIRE Indonesia Business Start Up Awards 2014

The ten winners of the Shell LiveWIRE 2014 Business Startup Awards in Indonesia

Shell LiveWIRE Indonesia has presented its eighth annual awards to ten outstanding young start up entrepreneurs who have applied innovation within their business models.

Typifying the innovative approach of the finalists in developing a competitive advantage for their businesses is Ketut Hede Budhi Riyanta, who has created a universal bone fracture splint using a hook and loop system, called Puzzle Splint. A welcome innovation for the treatment of patients with bone fractures, the Puzzle Splint comes in various sizes, and its unique hoop and loop interconnection system enables greater flexibility and faster fitting. It is also compatible for X-Ray, CT and MRI scans, and its use of hypoallergenic materials ensures that it can be used successfully with most patients. The product can also be sterilised and reused.

Another finalist, Ardhi Setyo Putranto, has applied technological innovation in creating his organic banana chip manufacturing business, Banana Queen. Ardhi has successfully applied the technology to ensure that the sugar in the banana chips doesn’t turn brown during the production process, ensuring that the chips retain the natural yellow colour and sweetness of the banana. Banana Queen targets the very specific niche market of people with diabetes, and has successfully developed export markets in Malaysia and the Netherlands.

This year’s 14 finalists also included: mushroom cultivation, medical homecare, clothing for breastfeeding mothers, IT systems for the healthcare industry, furniture manufacture, floriculture, a steak delivery service and natural cosmetics.

The 10 winners of the Shell LiveWIRE Indonesia Business Start Up Awards (BSA) 2014 are: Agatha Virdhi Saputra (Oyster mushroom cultivation; “Agatha Pratama Agrotecno Jamuran”, East Java); Ardhi Setyo Putranto (organic banana chips; “Banana Queen”, Central Java); Erika Ernawati Simangunsong (beauty soap; “Keyra”, West Java); Irham Hadi Pratama (steamed layer cake; “SPIKUS”, East Java); Ivan Yahya Adhiteja (furniture; “IZEMU”, West Java); Kelvin Subowo (dried shrimp potato chips; “Kresley”, Greater Jakarta); Ketut Gede Budhi Riyanta (universal bone fracture splint; “PUZZLE SPLINT”, Bali); M. Candra Wijanadi (health care; “Hippocrates Medical Homecare”, Bali); Raden Nanda Teguh Perkasa (floriculture miniatures; “Little Gardenia”, West Java); and, Rama Pratama (dry aged steak; “The Broandco”, Greater Jakarta).

Each of the ten winners of the Shell LiveWIRE BSA received 25 million rupiah (US $2,000) in funding to develop their business and the opportunity to benefit from two years of business coaching. The winners also be considered for membership of the Shell LiveWIRE International Hall of Fame, which is a group of the most outstanding entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the global Shell LiveWIRE programme.

Speaking at the awards, Darwin Silalahi, President Director and Country Chairman of PT Shell Indonesia, said, “This year, we are marking another milestone at the eighth celebration of Shell LiveWIRE Business Start Up Awards 2014, and we want to give positive support towards Indonesian prosperity by motivating our young people to see entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

“By highlighting ‘Innovation’ as the main element in the LiveWIRE awards, we hope this can be the significant catalyst for young Indonesian entrepreneurs. We believe they can compete and build national economic security in preparing for the upcoming free trade era in 2015.”

Chairman of the judges, Yos Sunitiyoso, ST., M ENG., PH.D Head Department of MBA Studies in Jakarta, School of Business & Management, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), said the finalists had shown how innovation adds value to their business model and delivers competitive advantage, especially when it’s applied to their manufacturing and marketing operations.

“This year, there are many inspiring innovations from finalists who come from outside Jakarta. These innovations deliver added value and boost product competitiveness which enables them to leverage their products in Jakarta and other big cities. This year the winners are those who have successfully introduced innovations to add value and improve the competitiveness of their products,” Yos said.

Two of the winners, Ivan Yahya Adhiteja of “IZEMU”, and Agatha Virdhi Saputra of “Agatha Pratama Agrotecno Jamuran”, received special Ecopreneur and Sociopreneur Awards. The Ecopreneur Award acknowledges the business’ performance in sustaining the improvement of environmental quality and sustainability. In addition, the business has successfully delivered solutions to environmental issues, such as deforestation and reforestation, refuse and waste management, energy saving, biodiversity and land use. Meanwhile, the Sociopreneur Award rewards business performance in sustaining the improvement of social wellbeing. In addition, the business has successfully brought solutions to social issues such as: poverty alleviation; enhancing educational opportunities; improved health care; empowering women and people living with disabilities; and, protecting human rights.

To see videos of each of the 14 finalists please click here


 

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