Indonesia Digest: GrabKitchen adds new locations; NextICorn drive

Grab has added two new GrabKitchen locations while the Indonesian government has launched its NextIcorn initiative to boost the startup ecosystem.

Grab adds new GrabKitchen locations

Ride-hailing company Grab has added two new locations for its GrabKitchen feature to boost operations and improve delivery efficiency.

GrabKitchen, which now has three locations, is a delivery-only kitchen that offers a variety of dishes from myriad food stalls to meet customer demand in the area.

The GrabKitchen concept was first introduced in West Jakarta in September last year. Grab plans to open more kitchens by the end of this year in Indonesia.

Indonesia launches NextICorn drive

The Indonesian government has officially launched Next Indonesia Unicorn or NextICorn Foundation to push for the country’s digital economic growth.

The NextICorn Foundation, which was first initiated in 2015, is aimed to assist the country’s startups ecosystem, facilitating them to grow into a unicorn or even decacorn.

Indonesia’s Communication and Information Technology Ministry Rudiantara said that the government will help startups by offering them technical support. The minister expects that Indonesia will produce at least 20 new unicorns by 2025.