The community learning provider Lingkaran has hosted its first Sunday brunch event at Common Grounds coffee at Pondok Indah Mall in Jakarta. Among the 15 participants were the founders of a co-working space, a fashion brand, and a vegan f&b concept as well as digital startups.
Wendy Pratama, the founder of Lingkaran and Jakarta delegate to the StartUp AsiaBerlin roadshow in October 2017, was happy with the turnout and hopes this can be a sustainable and growing community. “Jakarta needs more collaboration” says Wendy striving to improve the ecosystem with networking and collaboration opportunities. Lingkaran already offers seminars and other networking possibilities and is now set to create a new line of programs targeted to the Jakarta startup ecosystem.
Therefore he also invited Daniel Tumewu, SUAB’s hub manager for Jakarta, to introduce the global ecosystem program. “I would like to invite all of you to join us for our programs and events in Jakarta and to come to Berlin to showcase and represent the Indonesian startup ecosystem. Jakarta and Indonesia as a whole is still not top-of-mind abroad, when it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation, but is a fast growing market that has a lot to offer” says Daniel to the breakfast participants. His goal is to form a strong delegation for the Asia Pacific Weeks in Berlin in 2018 to foster international collaboration and help improving the local Indonesian ecosystem.
All participants were asked to introduce themselves describing their view of the entrepreneurship ecosystem and telling their own story how to deal with the daily struggles as well as how to become successful at their endeavors – the perfect way to better understand the Jakarta startup ecosystem. For the next meeting it is planned to further introduce StartUp AsiaBerlin and the benefits of an international collaborative ecosystem.