Celebrating Victory at the Startup Competition

In this photo, I stand proudly alongside my fellow Chief Operating Officer, Tiffany, basking in the exhilarating moment of being crowned champions of the prestigious startup competition. Amidst a sea of 141 talented teams, our innovative vision and unwavering determination propelled us to the top, a testament to the collective brilliance and unwavering spirit of our team. The trophy in our hands serves as a tangible symbol of our hard work, perseverance, and unwavering belief in the power of innovation to transform the world.

From Humble Beginnings to Startup Stars

In 2019, QTCOMM was a nascent dream, a spark ignited by three individuals huddled in a cramped office space within a government building. Resource constraints loomed large, and the future was shrouded in uncertainty. Yet, we embarked on a mission to revolutionize Indonesia’s tax system.

Navigating Challenges and Doubts

The early days were a crucible of challenges and skepticism. Operating in a foreign market as a small, unknown entity, we faced an uphill battle in convincing people of our vision. Potential employees questioned our legitimacy, while others doubted our ability to deliver on our promises.

Despite the skepticism, we held firm to our commitment to making a difference. We fostered a culture of travel within our team, encouraging them to witness the impact of their work firsthand in Indonesia. There, they immersed themselves in the local culture and collaborated with our passionate Indonesian colleagues.

A Test of Resilience

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic threw a curveball, forcing the evacuation of our Indonesian team and the temporary halt of many operations. Travel restrictions and lockdowns in Indonesia made maintaining a physical presence increasingly difficult.

However, we refused to surrender. We leveraged technology to bridge the geographical gap, staying connected with our Indonesian team and continuing to develop solutions remotely. This period also presented an opportunity to refine our strategies and prepare for the post-pandemic landscape.

Emerging Stronger and Recognized

As the pandemic eased in 2022, we were able to return to Indonesia, reinvigorated and determined to accelerate our progress. Our efforts bore fruit, and tangible results began to emerge. We gained recognition from the Indonesian government and industry partners alike.

The pinnacle of our journey thus far arrived in 2023 with our crowning achievement: being named Startup Stars Champion at the Economic Daily Startup Selection Competition. This prestigious award stands as a testament to our tireless work and our ability to deliver innovative solutions on a global scale.

A Journey of Gratitude and Looking Ahead

The QTCOMM journey has been a powerful demonstration of perseverance, collaboration, and a shared belief in positive impact. We extend our deepest gratitude to our team, partners, and supporters who have played a crucial role in our success story.

Looking ahead, we are brimming with excitement as we chart a course for continued growth and expansion. We aim to bring our expertise to new markets and address the evolving tax challenges faced by businesses worldwide. We invite you to join us on this expedition as we strive to make the world a more efficient and equitable place, one tax system at a time.

We emerged as the champions in the startup competition among 141 teams and made it to the front page of a highly authoritative newspaper in Taiwan.