Future City Accelerator: Empowering Entrepreneurs, Corporates and Government Institutions to Conjointly Solve City Challenges



Future City Accelerator is an entrepreneurial accelerator program under the Smart Change initiative, implemented by enpact. The goal of the program is to empower entrepreneurs, corporates and government institutions to conjointly solve city challenges with exciting selling points of proximity to policy makers.

The program offers access to international and local mentor networks as well as specially designed business training through experts and coaches.

Future City Accelerator is running three innovation challenges with topics surrounding urban challenges & smart city to enable a cross-sectoral collaboration and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Jakarta.

  • Innovation Challenge 1: Smart Mobility       

MRTJ Innovation Challenge: create an innovation and growth ecosystem to transform Smart Mobility in Jakarta through synergy with the MRTJ ecosystem to encourage the commercialization of products or services.

  • Innovation Challenge 2: Smart Economy

SMEs Digitalization and Internationalization: supercharge growth in local brands & the creative industries economy retail ecosystem and support the professional development of SMEs and job creation via market access training and landing pad to Berlin.

  • Innovation Challenge 3: Smart People

JAKI Innovation Challenge:Open API challenge to increase JAKI users, engagement, retention, and integrate services in Jakarta. Challenge winners will be invited to Berlin (delegation trip or AB Summit).

MRTJ Accel X Future City Accelerator

MRTJ Accel x Future City Accelerator (FCA): The MRTJ Innovation Challenge is established to transform Smart Mobility in Jakarta and accelerate its innovation efforts on a human-centered mobility ecosystem through synergy with the MRT Jakarta ecosystem.

The objective of this program is to create partnership with startups to develop and launch new commercial innovative products/services that will benefit both parties to increase revenue, branding, and customer experience. By accessing the MRT Jakarta ecosystem, startups can develop new ideas of use case and implement it during the program. 

About MRTJ Accel

An acceleration program hosted by PT MRT Jakarta to collaborate with start-ups to create innovative products or services with the end goal of commercializing together with MRT Jakarta.

Program Benefits

  • Access to MRT Jakarta Ecosystem, consists of 90.000 average daily ridership, 13 MRT Jakarta Station, tenants and TOD Area.
  • Access to local and international mentor networks from internal MRT Jakarta, Founders and Veterans from startup and VCs
  • Strategic partnership with MRT Jakarta to commercialize startup solution or service within MRT Jakarta Ecosystem

Program Eligibility

Time & Key Dates


Find out more at MRT Jakarta’s website!

Implementing Partners


Hypelokal Awards

Hypelokal Awards is created by HypeFast in partnership with Future City Accelerator, Forbes Indonesia, and The Habibie Center as a platform to recognize, celebrate and reward brand founders of the best performing local brands in Indonesia for their contribution to the national creative industries economy, and continue our commitment to support the local brands as well as supercharge their growth to the next level.

The objective of this program is to:

  • celebrate the best local brands in Indonesia for their contribution to the national economy
  • provide a new platform for networking and learning for Local Brand founders
  • showcase achievements of local brands within their respective categories
  • expose local brand founders for future development and expansion

Find out more at the Hypefast website!

Program Eligibility & Requirements

Hypelokal: Brand Founders of The Year Award 2022 is open to all local brand founders in seven categories as follows:

  • Health, Beauty & Personal Care
  • Mom & Baby
  • Fashion
  • Electronics
  • Sports & Hobby
  • Home & Living
  • Food & Beverages

Program Benefits & Reward

Main Award for the Top 3 Winners: Trip to Berlin & Access to Prestigious Events

The final three winners will get the exclusive chance of traveling to Berlin to attend prestigious events and to meet prominent figures in the world of brands and business.

  • Trophy
    Top Ten Brands will receive a trophy to commemorate their achievement
  • Access to Exclusive Networking Event
    Invite to attend the Awarding Event with ample opportunities to network and connect with like-minded individuals and key figures in the industry
  • Capacity Building & Training
    Opportunity for mentoring sessions & development opportunities (Habibie Center, Future City Accelerator, others)
  • Profiling by Media
    To have an opportunity for their brand and founder to be covered by Media



Meet the Judges

Achmad ‘Mad’ Alkatiri, CEO and Founder of Hypefast
Gita Wirjawan, President Commissioner of Hypefast, Former Minister of Trade of Indonesia (2011-2014)
Ilham Akbar Habibie, Chairman of Habibie Center
Ulisari Eslita, Senior Editor at Forbes Indonesia




Implementing Partners


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Timeline & Key Dates


Find out more at the Hypefast website!


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