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[Event] Japanese Startup Moso Wins Startup Asia Jakarta

Japan-based video-editing startup Moso ( has emerged as overall winner of Startup Asia’s second international Startup Arena competition that took place in Jakarta last week. Organized by Asia’s largest English-language tech and startup blog, the Startup Arena competition was part of the two-day Startup Asia Jakarta conference where 16 startups – out of a total of 300 applications – battled and got judged by an expert panel in front of more than 1,200 attendees.

First place winner Moso, a free Mac OS X video editing application which lets users add fun animations, and motion text, and other fun effects, allows edited videos to be exported to networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Philippines-based Payroll Hero came in second in the competition, while second runner-up was NoLimit of Indonesia.

The following were the other thirteen startups that competed in the Startup Arena: founder Willis Wee noted that Indonesian technology entrepreneurs are creating waves in the region and beyond. “Indonesia’s potential isn’t just about its numbers,” he says. “There are entrepreneurs building solid products, solving problems, and putting in a lot of hard work to make things happen.”

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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