Amidst the recent hike of transportation-related startups in Indonesia, we noted that there were several healthcare-related ones appearing in SSW, aiming to answer the country’s toughest medical challenges. Another notable startup is Ovula, a mobile app that allows women to plan for a family through the natural and medically proven Billings Ovulation Method.
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“The Billings method allows women to understand ovulation through changes in the body, and the mobile app helps make that process easier,” explained Dr. Friesca Vienna Saputra, Co-Founder of Ovula. Noting the arrival of the Internet of Things (IOT), she and Co-Founder Yuvensia Lidya Riyanto then began developing the mobile app in early 2015. The product launched in Google Play Store in August, and it also includes a feature for users to report concerns regarding reproductive health to experts.
This phenomenon received praise from Karen Mok, Asia Regional Manager of Seedstars World and member of the judges panel. She was particularly impressed with how participants are using the desire to solve local problems as motivation to become an entrepreneur.
“The energy and the vision that we saw in this competition is really on top of the line with what we saw in the region … We hope that the ecosystem will grow stronger,” she stated.