Welcoming top women-led startups from countries across Asia Pacific

Simona — a platform that provides access and opportunities to empower businesses and initiatives that solve the gender gap challenges — presents our first APAC Women Founders Accelerator. In collaboration with Digitaraya, this program will bring an immersive experience for top women-led startups, introducing them with the Indonesian market, providing access to local and regional investors, and connecting them to prominent local players.

Our one-week signature program will support women founders in navigating their challenges in scaling their businesses through mentorship, workshops, and intimate networking sessions with relevant people from the industry.

Startup Criteria

Must have at least one woman founder/co-founder

Have interest in expanding to Indonesian market

Must be legally incorporated and headquartered in one country in Asia Pacific

Must have raised at least $200,000

Must be seeking to actively raise $1M-$3M within 6 months of the event

Must have demonstrated traction through funding raised, revenue, customer growth, etc.

Must be confident in communicating in English

*travel expenses to and from Jakarta, including visa applications, will be borne by the startups. The organizer will cover the cost of accommodation, transportation, and meals throughout the program.


  • Day 1
    25 March 2019

    Expanding into the Indonesian market and navigating challenges

  • Day 2
    26 March 2019

    Immersion program, understanding user behavior and market opportunities

  • Day 3
    27 March 2019

    Company culture deep dive and leadership coaching

  • Day 4
    28 March 2019

    Demo Day and networking session with selected industry players

  • Day 5
    29 March 2019

    1:1 meeting with potential partners

*Detailed agenda will be shared closer to the date of the event

See our top 11 women-led startups
that will be participating in our first batch

Startup List

Check out the FAQ here, or email hello@simona.ventures for more information

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