BLOCK71 Global

BLOCK71 is a global initiative by NUS Enterprise in collaboration with established corporates and government agencies. It is a technology-focused ecosystem builder and global connector which catalyses and aggregates the start-up community. Since our establishment in Singapore in 2011, we have since expanded into 9 more hubs across Vietnam, Indonesia, USA, Japan and China. Together as a global team, we inspire and empower people with innovative ideas and technologies and provide them with mentorship and growth opportunities in local, regional, and global markets.

BLOCK71 Jakarta is an exciting partnership between NUS Enterprise and Salim Group.

The partnership taps the synergies from the experience of NUS Enterprise, widely acknowledged as the engine behind Asia’s leading university-based entrepreneur ecosystem, and the entrepreneurial track record and passion of the Salim Group, whose products are known and present in just about every Indonesian household.

Strategically located in the heart of Jakarta, start-ups from Singapore and elsewhere exploring business opportunities in Indonesia can leverage this facility and community to better understand the Indonesian market, ‘set up shop’ and expand their networks into a new tech community. Indonesian-based entrepreneurs, companies and investors too can find out more about Singapore and other Asian markets through our signature programmes, events and activities.

BLOCK71 Jakarta. Supporting entrepreneurial journeys in Indonesia and beyond.

Whether you are exploring new business opportunities in Indonesia, or a Indonesia-based team interested to partner with NUS's and Salim Group's technologies and networks, contact us!


Founding Partners

  • NUS

    NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.

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  • NUS

    Innovation Factory by Salim Group is a technology innovation hub in Indonesia. As a platform for innovation initiatives, we enable key actors in the tech startup ecosystem to meet, collaborate, and grow together. Started in 2017 with the launch of BLOCK71 Jakarta, an ecosystem builder and global connector for early-stage startups, which was then followed by Bandung and Yogyakarta. Our latest venture, Innovation Factory@Wisma 46 aims to expand beyond being an ecosystem builder to cultivating a portfolio of key players within Indonesia’s tech industry.

Key Partners

  • IMDA
  • Enterprise SG
  • Microsoft
  • AWS
  • Indmira
  • Vertex Ventures

Beyond Jakarta

In every instance and location, BLOCK71 embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration and partnership by optimising the unique experience of each entity, the research capabilities and technologies of the university, and the investment and business acumen of the partners, to support entrepreneurial journeys within the local geography and beyond.