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Telkomsel Ventures Partners with AppWorks to launch Startup Accelerator Program

Telkomsel, as a digital ecosystem enabler through Telkomsel Ventures, today announced a partnership to launch startup accelerator program TINC Batch #9 in collaboration with AppWorks, Greater Southeast Asia’s leading startup community. The program aims to develop innovative startups to provide digital solutions across various sectors in Indonesia.

Telkomsel, as a digital ecosystem enabler through Telkomsel Ventures, today announced a partnership to launch startup accelerator program TINC Batch #9 in collaboration with AppWorks, Greater Southeast Asia’s leading startup community. The program aims to develop innovative startups to provide digital solutions across various sectors in Indonesia.

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Through the accelerator program, TINC works closely with dynamic startups in Indonesia, utilizing Telkomsel’s ecosystem, assets, and expertise to foster innovation. The cost-and-equity-free program is designed to support intimate collaboration between Telkomsel and synergistic startups. As a strategic initiative, TINC reflects Telkomsel’s commitment to support the growth of Indonesian startups and cultivate the creation of inclusive and sustainable solutions for Indonesia’s digital economy.

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For TINC Batch #9, Telkomsel Ventures has partnered with Taiwan-based AppWorks, a leading startup accelerator and venture capital firm in Greater Southeast Asia, which has run its own accelerator program since 2010, one of the longest-running in the region. AppWorks has boosted more than 800 startups, helping many of them successfully work with large corporations, including Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan’s second-largest telecom company; and Wistron, a multinational group that designs, manufactures, and provides services for tech products, via Wistron Accelerator powered by AppWorks.

AppWorks will help Telkomsel Ventures uncover new ideas in the digital economy to support its business partners and customers, while creating value for local startups and fostering next-level development for Indonesia’s telecommunications industry.

“As we open the doors to Batch #9 of TINC, themed around B2B Solutions & Emerging Technologies, we are excited to empower and drive forward the next wave of innovative solutions, particularly but not limited to those focused on AI, SaaS, digital marketing, and financial technologies. This accelerator program stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering growth, creating opportunities, and shaping the future of the industry. We eagerly anticipate the discoveries and advancements that will emerge from this cohort as they embark on this transformative journey. We also hope to see startups within this batch that can create compelling value and synergies with Telkomsel’s business units, fostering mutually beneficial relationships that drive innovation and elevate the industry as a whole,” said Mia Melinda, CEO, Telkomsel Ventures.

About Telkomsel Ventures

Telkomsel Ventures, established in 2019, is the investment arm of Telkomsel. As a strategic investor, Telkomsel Ventures invests and collaborates with promising startups to accelerate Telkomsel’s digital transformation and create innovative services. The goal is to actively contribute to Indonesia’s technology landscape while supporting Telkomsel’s strategic objectives.

About AppWorks

Founded in 2009, AppWorks is a leading startup community and venture capital firm built by founders, for founders. We are committed to backing the next generation of entrepreneurs in Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN+Taiwan) and helping them facilitate the region’s transition into the digital age.

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