|The panelist sharing their stories in building Start Up (Photo: Rizki/Humas)|
Indonesia has become one of the countries with four startup companies that have entered the Unicorn level. This level is pinned for startup companies with the valuation income reaches USD 1 billion. Those are Go-Jek and Tokopedia.
To boost the growth of new startups, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) launched the 1000 Startup program. This program was intended to grow new startups through 6 months coaching program.
1000 Startup with its initial program namely ignition were implemented in several cities. One of them is in Malang. This time, Saturday (8/24), Kominfo choose University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) as an official partner. This event was held at UMM Hall Dome.
The speakers and panelists were Angki Yudistia (Founder and CEO of Thisable Entreprise), Alif Hanif (Bukalapak Senior Product Manager), Bimo Prasetio (Founder of Smartlegal.id), Adila Inda (Senior Vice President of Sales & Marekting of Ruang Guru), and Tri Kurniawan (Kata.ai).
"This is a great opportunity for all of you to dare to realize your dreams," said Yudi Suharsono, S.Psi., M.Si., Head of UMM Student Affairs. In this industrial era 4.0, he continued, everything has transitioned. He encouraged students to develop creative thought.
The event titled Thousand Dreams, Thousand Works, One Thousand Solutions for One Indonesia Raya was also attended by more than 1000 participants. "We did not expect such a big response," said Adhina Paramita, Strategic Partner organizing 1000 Startup training.
To support this, Sadjan, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Information and Information Technology, welcomed the spirit of the success of 1000 Startups. "The government has completed the Palapa Ring (Fiber installed in the sea and land throughout Indonesia)," he said.
In the city of Malang itself, the Mayor of Malang, Dr. Sutiaji welcomed the 1000Startup program. He even plans to establish infrastructure to support the presence of a creative climate in Malang. The cultivation itself starts in 2019 and is targeted for completion in 2020.
"In line with the making of Kayutangan as the capital of Heritage Malang Raya, later on, the right and left sections of the Kayutangan road will be used as a place to display Malang startups," said Sutiaji who was also present to support the 1000Startup program.
UMM was recently entrusted by the Ministry of Communication and Information to hold the 2019 Digital Talent Scholarship, the event to search for the talents of superior entrepreneurs in the digital world. At least 100 UMM Information Engineering alumni were trained to become a digital entrepreneur (Digipreneur). (joh)