10 women-led startups powering Indonesia’s clean energy transition

February 11, 2023

New Energy Nexus Indonesia officially announces 10 startups that will join the Bali Women Climate Entrepreneur Project. This acceleration and incubation program offers four months of tailored business support for women-led climate entrepreneurs in Bali to enhance their business. With this program, New Energy Nexus Indonesia aims to close the gender gap and increase women’s participation in  clean energy and climate solutions sectors, helping to improve women’s response and adaptation to climate change.

The Bali Women Climate Entrepreneur Project is supported by the ClimateWorks Foundation and is part of the Bali Climate and Development Initiative (initiated by New Energy Nexus Indonesia, WRI Indonesia, and IESR). The project runs in collaboration with Pratisara Bumi Foundation.

“There are undeniably still many challenges women have to face in the climate space, but we hope that these 10 incredible startups with females in leadership positions will inspire the next generation of women to begin their journey toward making a difference.” Rainy Putri, Program Manager at New Energy Nexus Indonesia and  Co-Leader of this project.

Women are paving the way to become leaders in their communities. From early ideas to later-stage, here are the 10 startups selected to be part of the project.

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Griya Luhu

Aims to change people’s behaviour and awareness of sustainable waste management using user-friendly and straightforward mobile applications to help improve waste segregation at home. Learn more about Griya Luhu.

Prawita Tasya, Executive Director & Co-founder, Biorock Indonesia

Prawita Tasya, Executive Director & Co-founder, Biorock Indonesia

Biorock Indonesia

Engages with local communities and the government to protect and restore coral reefs so these underwater ecosystems can thrive, while also  providing livelihood and economic benefits to  local communities. Learn more about Biorock Indonesia.

PT. Kolaborasi Bumi Pertiwi

Aims to replace coal with “imitation” coal that contains more heat calories than real coal.


Offers a digital platform to rent electric vehicles in Bali at affordable prices.

Go Sustainable

Aims to increase public awareness of environmental impact  from food production by encouraging restaurants to add a  ‘climatarian’ menu (ingredients used must be plant-based, locally sourced, unprocessed, minimally packaged, and organic).


Aims to empower coastal communities and fishers with knowledge, facilitation, training, and support with IT tools to adopt green-blue habits.

Nadea Nabilla, Co-founder at Azura (right) with local fisherfolk in Bali.

Nadea Nabilla, Co-founder at Azura (right) with local fisherfolk in Bali.

“Seeing the environmental damage worsen especially in coastal areas like Bali, we aim to empower coastal communities and fishers with knowledge, facilitation, training, and support with IT tools to adopt green-blue habits. As the only female leader among my colleagues, I truly believe that an inclusive environment, as well as being surrounded by supportive male allies can significantly improve our business and create a greater impact for the community.” Nungky Adzani, CMO at Bendega. Learn more about Bendega.

Tri Hita Consulting

Encourages and supports their clients to create an impact through sustainable business practices, deployment of green technology, policies to promote the energy transition, and sustainable investment in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets. .


Aims to herald a new era of green investments with an intuitive and easy-to-use app that lets you perform all green investment transactions on the go. Learn more about 360E.io.


Acts as an intermediary between organic rice farmers and the market to support organic farming practices and food security in local villages.

Azura Indonesia

Delivers a solution for the coastal community with their MantaOne electric long-tail boat engine – offsetting 345 kilograms  of carbon footprint per month. Learn more about Azura Indonesia.

“Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Considering its potential and emerging opportunities in climate sectors, such as sustainable tourism, we need to make sure that female talents in the sectors are able to fully participate in the shift toward sustainable tourism in Bali.” Diyanto Imam, Program Director, New Energy Nexus Indonesia.

In 2018, Indonesian women made up only 12% of all STEM graduates. In the global energy industry, only 11% of energy startup founders are women – these statistics need to change. As a pioneering clean energy and climate innovation ecosystem builder, New Energy Nexus Indonesia is breaking the status quo. The Bali Women Climate Entrepreneur Project is only the beginning of our efforts to disrupt the rooted beliefs that the clean energy and climate tech sectors are the ‘boys club’.

About New Energy Nexus Indonesia

New Energy Nexus is the world’s leading ecosystem of funds and accelerators supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs, from emerging tech through to clean energy deployment and adoption. In Indonesia, New Energy Nexus works to support the development of ecosystems that can support the needs of innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders in the clean energy and climate solutions sectors.

Learn more: New Energy Nexus Indonesia.