HighPitch 2020: Waste management play Octopus, digital concierge service Izy win Makassar battle

Andi Ichsan (right), founder of waste collection startup Octopus, listens to questions from panel judges.

Both startups have scored strong traction despite the weight of Covid-19; they are also expanding and keen to explore new opportunities 

Waste management startup Octopus and digital hotel concierge service Izy topped the Makassar chapter of Indonesia’s HighPitch 2020 startup competition last week, joining eight other regional finalists for an intensive bootcamp program that will prepare them for the national final on November 25.Due to a shortage of entries from the Makassar chapter, which covers the provinces on Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua islands, Octopus was the only startup representing the region out of five pitching, while Izy is headquartered in Jakarta.Other startups pitching were SME marketplace and on-demand trans...
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