Welcome to SHIFT! Jakarta.

SHIFT! is open to early stage, pre-series A, impact technology  startups who can enter by completing our online form and submitting a pitch deck via our website. Technologies pitched must demonstrate a viable business model as well as an intention to create positive impact in one of the following areas – food systemsenergy & carbonresilient cities, & circular economy.

 

A SHIFT! review committee will pre-select the most promising startups to go through a process of refining and rehearsing their pitch before presenting to a jury of investors, business leaders and impact experts with a live audience. Two semi-finalists will be selected and receive an all expenses paid trip to compete globally at Impact X Summit for up to AUD $50,000 in non-equity prize money. All semi-finalists competing at Impact X will also be given a free exhibition space where they can meet and share their technology products with investors and corporate VCs from around the world.

Indonesia Impact Technology Ecosystem Report 2021

Click HERE to download our 2021 Indonesian Impact Tech Ecosystem report.


PARTNERS

ANGIN

Founded in 2016, ANGIN has grown into the largest early-stage investment platform and advisory consulting firm in Indonesia who pool resources together to engage in early-stage investment and mentoring. ANGIN acts as a bridge to support both investors and entrepreneurs with key services along the fundraising journey. More than 130 investors, high-net worth individuals, venture capitals, corporates and startup enabling organisations (SAO) have joined as client to support Indonesia's economic development by investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs and by bringing best in class practices to Indonesian early-stage investments. ANGIN strives to do that with an independent private sector approach and by being who we serve (investors, entrepreneurs, capacity builders).
IX

IMPACT X acts a catalyst for early stage Impact Technology companies and investors to improve society, restore natural resources and create the sustainable systems of the future. SHIFT is our incubator program. We are motivated by a commitment to leave the world in a better place. To accelerate the rate of positive change and to have impact by shifting capital to innovative technologies that solve global systemic problems.
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Key Dates

Registrations Open:
June 21 2022

Registrations Close:
SEPT 16, 2022

Review by Judges
SEPT 19-27, 2022

Selected Startups Announced:
SEPT 28-30, 2022

Jakarta City Challenge:
1 -21 OCT, 2022

Impact X Summit Sydney
November 9-11, 2022

Enter Shift! Now

By registering with us, you will be starting the process of applying for our 2022 competition. Expect to hear back from us within 48 hours.

For more about SHIFT!
FAQ

  • 1. The Prompt
  • 2. THE ASK
  • 3. THE REVIEW
  • 4. GET STARTED
  • 5. RULES

The Prompt

SHIFT serves as a catalyst to discover, match and fund technology entrepreneurs who are not only dedicated to solving global systemic problems, but can do it in a profitable and scalable way. If this sounds like you, please proceed. 

THE ASK

Tell us about your Impact Technology idea. How do you plan to use technology to solve a problem in one of the following areas: Energy & carbon, food systems, inclusive finance, resilient cities, improved health & circular economy. More about Impact Tech. 

THE REVIEW

Once applications close in your city, a review panel will apply a quantitative and qualitative framework to score each application against 5 key criteria.

  • The Idea: Problem/Solution
  • Business Model & Scalability
  • The Team
  • Vision for Impact & Goals
  • Framework for Impact Measurement

GET STARTED

It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the online form. All applications will be reviewed. Once your application is received you will receive an email from your local SHIFT manager with the next steps.

RULES

Rules

ORGANIZER

The Shift Global Challenge (SHIFT!) is convened and administered by Blue Impacts PTE LTD (The organiser) with the support of local city hub organising partners.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY

  • APPLICANT STARTUPS CAN ENTER THE CHALLENGE BY APPLYING ONLINE FOR FREE.
  • APPLICANT STARTUPS MUST BE INCORPORATED IN THEIR COUNTRY OF DOMICILE.

SHIFT Challenge categories for 2021 are:

  • FOOD & AGRICULTURE
  • ENERGY AND CARBON
  • RESILIENT CITIES
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY

For a definition of each 2022 challenge category please visitwww.impactx/shift. Please note that these are the 2022 challenge categories. Future categories may be added at the discretion of the challenge organiser.

  • THE STARTUP REPRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT(S) MUST BE LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD AT THE DATE OF THE SHIFT CHALLENGE.
  • THE STARTUP REPRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT(S) MUST BE ATSEED OR PRE-SEED STAGEAND HAVE NOT RAISED MORE THAN USD1M FROM ANY FUNDING SOURCE. SEE MORE ABOUT FUNDING STAGESHERE.
  • THE IDEA MUST ADDRESS A SIGNIFICANT SOCIETAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL NEED AND OR CREATE A MARKET TO SOLVE A SYSTEMIC GLOBAL PROBLEM.
  • THE IDEA MUST BE BASED ON A NEW TECHNOLOGY OR THE INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF AN EXISTING TECHNOLOGY, A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY OR ENGINEERING PROCESS.
  • THE STARTUP REPRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT MUST ARTICULATE HOW THEY USE TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE A SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL PROBLEM AND DELIVER POSITIVE IMPACT TOWARDS ONE OR MORE OF THE SHIFT CHALLENGE CATEGORIES SELECTED.
  • THE STARTUP REPRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE BEGUN DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIMAL VIABLE PRODUCT OR ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR COMMERCIALISATION PHASE. THE ORGANISER HAS THE RIGHT TO VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY OF EACH APPLICANT. ENTRIES THAT ARE INCOMPLETE OR DO NOT ADHERE TO THE RULES OR SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANIZER.
  • IF THE APPLICANT USES FRAUDULENT METHODS OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO CIRCUMVENT THE RULES, ITS SUBMISSION MAY BE REMOVED FROM ELIGIBILITY AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANIZER.
  • BY PARTICIPATING, THE APPLICANT AGREES TO BE FULLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY BOUND BY THESE RULES, AND REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT IT MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. IN ADDITION, THE APPLICANT AGREES TO ACCEPT THE ORGANIZER’S DECISIONS RELATING TO THE CONTENT OF THIS CHALLENGE AS FINAL AND BINDING.
  • EMPLOYEES OF THE ORGANISER, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND SUPPLIERS, (COLLECTIVELY “THE EMPLOYEES”), AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS AND/OR THOSE LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE.

SHIFT CHALLENGE PERIOD

The SHIFT! challenge will open for entries for a period of three months in each city. Please check the respective SHIFT City Hub pageswww.impactx/shiftfor specific dates.

HOW TO ENTER

Enter online at:WWW.IMPACTX/SHIFT

  • CLICK ON THE LINK “ENTER SHIFT”
  • THIS WILL OPEN A WEBPAGE WITH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND A SECTION TO UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
  • ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED FULLY
  • FOR THE PURPOSES OF THESE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, “ENTRY CONTENT” INCLUDES ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING ALL TEXT, PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND SUPPORTING PITCH DOCUMENTS) THAT ENTRANTS SUBMIT, UPLOAD, TRANSMIT, PUBLISH, COMMUNICATE OR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR ENTRY INTO SHIFT
  • DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE IN PDF FORMAT TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONTENT
  • ENTRIES MUST BE THE ENTRANT’S ORIGINAL WORK. THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VERIFY, OR TO REQUIRE THE ENTRANT TO VERIFY, THAT THE ENTRY IS THE ENTRANT’S ORIGINAL WORK. IF AN ENTRY CANNOT BE VERIFIED TO THE ORGANISERS SATISFACTION, THE ENTRY WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. BLUE IMPACTS, IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, EDIT, MODIFY, DELETE, REMOVE OR TAKE-DOWN ANY PART OF AN ENTRANT’S ENTRY
  • AN APPLICANT’S ENTRY MUST NOT INCLUDE: (A) ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF ANY OTHER ORGANISATION WITHOUT THE ORGANISATIONS CONSENT
  • THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT WHO TAMPERS WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, WHO SUBMITS AN ENTRY THAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES OR WHO HAS, IN THE OPINION OF BLUE IMPACTS, ENGAGED IN CONDUCT IN ENTERING SHIFT WHICH IS FRAUDULENT, MISLEADING, DECEPTIVE OR GENERALLY DAMAGING TO THE GOODWILL OR REPUTATION OF THE ORGANISER, ITS CITY HUB PARTNERS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES
  • ONLY ONE ENTRY PER STARTUP APPLICANT CAN BE SUBMITTED IN ANY CYCLE.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period.

The selection process for SHIFT! is an essential component of the SHIFT! City Challenge. The selection process is conducted by a review committee and enables the discovery of start-ups that have met the impact technology eligibility criteria in one of our six impact technology category areas:

The filtering process is anchored by a set of simple scoring metrics.

  • PROBLEM SOLUTION FIT (1-5)
  • MARKET SIZE OPPORTUNITY (1-5)
  • TEAM (1-5)
  • IMPACT VISION & GOALS (1-5)
  • IMPACT MEASUREMENT (1-5)

WINNER SELECTION

Up to three applicants in each category will then progress to the City Challenge to pitch their idea to a judging panel comprising of three investors, an impact expert and audience.

PRIZES

Two (2) city winners will be chosen by the judging panel to compete in the SHIFT global challenge semi-finals held in conjunction with the Impact X Global Summit.

Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

Any attempt to influence or damage the content or operation of SHIFT is unlawful and subject to disqualification. The organiser reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Challenge, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if the organiser determines that SHIFT cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond the organisers control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper administration of SHIFT. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, the organiser reserves the right to void suspect entries. The organiser and its city hub partners, affiliates, agents, and representatives, and any network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering shift, each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Blue Impacts and its affiliates and subsidiary companies, city hub partners, administrators, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from that entrant’s participation in shift and the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won. Blue Impacts and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies do not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prize. Blue Impacts and its city hub partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from access to or the download of information or materials connected with the shift.

PUBLICITY

By participating in SHIFT, each applicant grants the organiser permission to use their name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment or additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SHIFT

PURPOSE

This is the code of conduct for SHIFT. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for people who share our values of tolerance and inclusivity. To that end, we have adopted this code of conduct in order to support and welcome everyone to our global community.

SCOPE

We expect everyone associated with SHIFT to abide by this code of conduct, including employees, contractors, founders, funders, investors, mentors, advisors, students, volunteers, speakers, and attendees of our events. This code of conduct applies to all of these people in any setting associated with SHIFT, including offices, work events, social outings, conferences, homes, lodging, phone calls, video conferences, emails, chat, social media, blogs, or other online communication.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOURS

Discrimination. Comments or behaviour that discriminates against, stereotypes, or harms members of marginalised groups. This includes but is not limited to:

  • RACIAL OR ETHNIC SLURS
  • MISOGYNIST COMMENTS
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • HOMOPHOBIC OR TRANSPHOBIC COMMENTS OR SLURS
  • DELIBERATE MISGENDERING (E.G., USING DIFFERENT PRONOUNS THAN REQUESTED)
  • DELIBERATE USE OF NAMES PEOPLE HAVE ASKED OTHERS NOT TO USE
  • NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT BODY SIZE OR SHAPE
  • DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PREGNANT PEOPLE OR MOTHERS
  • DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS AGAINST MEMBERS OF MARGINALISED RELIGIONS AS A GROUP
  • NEGATIVE COMMENTS OR DISCRIMINATING BASED ON AGE OR FAMILY ROLE

LICENSE

This code of conduct is licensed CC Zero (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). Credit to the authors: Blackbird Ventures, Startmate, Airtree, Squarepeg, Rampersand, Blue Sky Venture Capital and Frame Shift Consulting LLC.

SHIFT ADMINISTRATOR

The SHIFT! Challenge is administered by:
Blue Impacts PTE LTD
For further informationshift@blueimpacts.com

Enter Shift! Now

FAQ

Q. What is SHIFT?

A. SHIFT! is a startup pitch competition open to early stage, pre-series A, impact technology companies who can enter by completing an online questionnaire and submitting a 2-3-minute video pitch. Technologies pitched must demonstrate a viable business model as well as an intention to create positive impact in one of the following areas - food, energy & carbon, inclusive finance, resilient cities, health or circular economy. We will be progressively adding new areas of Impact tech application in 2022.

Q. What is Impact technology?

A. Impact technologies are technologies designed to have a measurable and positive impact for people, society and the planet. Here is a useful resource to help further your understanding of Impact Technology.

Q. When are applications accepted?

A. SHIFT! city applications are taken twice a year. Applications are now open for Jakarta, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai. Check the key dates on the respective city hub pages.

Q. How do I apply?

A. Click the ‘Enter Shift’ link on the SHIFT! page of the IX website here. Please note it will take around 18 minutes to complete the online application. We suggest you first review the questions and gather supporting materials before beginning the application.

Q. Does it cost to apply?

A. No, it’s free to apply.

Q. How many applications do you shortlist for SHIFT! City pitches?

A. Our judges will select on average 18 startups to compete in each city challenge.

Q. Are all applications reviewed?

A. Yes, 100% of them. All applications go through the same unbiased process.

Q. Is my application confidential?

A. Yes, your application will be kept confidential and shared with the internal SHIFT! City Challenge review committee only.

Q. What is the criteria for selection?

A. A panel of expert investors will short list up to 18 startups based upon what you tell us in the online application. Through a collaborative process, our evaluation panel of investors & impact experts shortlist the SHIFT! City Challenge finalists. Consequently, submissions will be vetted through a review committee to filter the best startups – in terms of the eligibility criteria, novelty or originality of business idea, and its potential for impact.

Q. Do we have to be a software company?

A. No, not explicitly, however, there should definitely be an underlying technology innovation associated with your idea where the intention is to have impact as described above.

Q. If selected, who will I be pitching to?

A. Typically three investors, one impact expert and an audience.

Q. If selected how will I be notified?

A. SHIFT! City Challenge finalists will be contacted directly by a member of the Impact X SHIFT! team. This typically occurs around one month after receiving the application. They will set up a call to brief you further on the process and preparation required.

Q. If selected as a SHIFT! City Challenge finalist, will I be allowed to use a Pitch Deck?

A. Yes for sure. We will provide you with a template to ensure consistency throughout the pitching process.

Q. How long will I have to pitch?

A. You will have 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for Q&A.

Q. Can I bring members of my team?

A. Yes, please bring them along. We just ask that one person (the Founder/ Co Founder) is on onstage for the pitch.

Q. Are there rehearsals for the SHIFT City Challenge finals?

A. No, but we will conduct a 15 minute onboarding call and are always available to offer support. This does not mean you should not rehearse. You should practise, practise, and practise until you feel your delivery is perfect. If you are selected to progress to the SHIFT! Global Challenge, two rehearsals will be arranged by the SHIFT team.

Q. Will we know the judges prior to pitching?

A. Yes! Their bios will be on the SHIFT! website.

Q. Do I have to be an actual resident of the SHIFT! city competition I am applying to?

A. No. But your company must be registered in the country and or you are applying from.

Q. How many startups will be selected to pitch at the SHIFT! Global Challenge?

A. The judging panel will select two startups from the shortlisted SHIFT! City Challenge finalists.

Q. Is there cash prize money for the SHIFT! City Challenge winners?

A. No. But the City Challenge winners will receive airfares and accommodation to the SHIFT! Global Challenge in China. And of course the opportunity to win the grand prize of USD $50,000.

Q. If we are selected as two of the City finalists what happens next?

A. Congrats. A member of the Impact X SHIFT! team will reach out to set up a call to walk you through the process for preparing for the big event. And they will stay with you throughout the entire journey.

Q. What is the format of the SHIFT! Global Challenge?

A. The format of the Global Challenge will be the same as the SHIFT! City Challenge, 5 minutes to present plus 5 minutes of Q&A.