This year’s Sparxup is going to Bali on November 14-15. Sparxup, now in its 4th year, is an initiative of DailySocial (Indonesia’s biggest tech blog), (Indonesia’s largest private media group) and Klix Digital (Indonesia’s leading digital agency).

The theme for this year is “Putting Indonesia on The Map”. “This year, we want to bring international knowledge to Indonesian entrepreneurs as well as local knowledge to foreign companies trying to enter Indonesia”, said Rama Mamuaya,Chairman of this year’s Sparxup.

“Last year, over 50% of Sparxup’s audience were people from outside of Indonesia trying to learn about Indonesia and penetrate the local market. Indonesia is a huge market and Sparxup 2013 will help them understand more about the market”, Mamuaya explained.

Representatives from a few notable companies are already confirmed such as Baidu, Rocket Internet, Viki, Microsoft, Weber Shandwick and Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) among others.

Lineup of local entrepreneurs are also set to share their local know-how such as Daniel Tumiwa (Chairman of Indonesia E-Commerce Association, VP of E-Commerce Garuda Indonesia), Calvin Kizana (CEO Picmix), Ario Aryotedjo (Grupara Ventures), Gaery Undarsa (, Dondy Bappedyanto (Infinys Cloud), Iwan Tantra (, Anton Soeharyo (Touchten) among other names to be added soon.

Aside from the conference, Sparxup 2013 will also put together its signature Startup Competition that has been opening its door for Indonesian startups to register until October 15th.

For more about the conference, startup competition and other inquiry, please visit Sparxup’s official website

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at

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  1. Hope it will infuse even more entrepreneurship to Indonesian young and creative minds.

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