Endeavor Indonesia, a global organization that plays a significant role in the growth and success of entrepreneurs in emerging countries worldwide, hosted a Scale-Up Conference on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The event brought together entrepreneurs and business experts for an exciting day tackling entrepreneurial challenges in rapidly growing their business.
“This year marks the third anniversary of Endeavor in Indonesia. We are proud to be the first Endeavor office to open in Asia and be a pioneer in the space of high-impact entrepreneurship. In Indonesia, there are only a handful of entrepreneurs who have scaled up to propel exceptional growth in their companies and become role models. We need more local role models to look up to. Through mentoring and a supportive ecosystem, Endeavor allows for such scale-ups to happen,” said Husodo Angkosubroto, Endeavor Indonesia Board Chairman.
(Husodo Angkosubroto, Endeavor Indonesia Board Chairman giving opening speech at Endeavor Indonesia Gala, 3 February 2015)
The Scale Up 2.0 Conference is designed for growth-stage entrepreneurs who would like to get the insights tools that would help them tackle some of the major challenges of scaling up their business. Scale Up 2.0 participants will also have the opportunity to mingle with leading investors from Indonesia, South-east Asia and Silicon Valley, who are keen to learn, share and collaborate with local entrepreneurs at the Endeavor investor gathering session.
With the theme “Scale-Up Indonesia”, the event includes international and local speakers discussing comprehensive topics such as Leading your Scale-Up in the 21st Century, Building a Winning Team & Culture for your Scale-Up, Funding Options for your Scale-Up, The Future of Mobile & How It Affects your Scale-Up, Leveraging Founder’s Mentality for your Scale-Up which looks at how leaders can reap the benefits of scale and scope while retaining their core values and purpose.
At Scale Up 2.0 speakers, participants will connect and gain insights from founders, investors, and global business thinkers, including: Chris Zook, international best-selling business writer of “Repeatability”, “Profit from the Core” and “Unstoppable”; Raoul Oberman, business and leadership coach, angel investor and Endeavor Indonesia Board member; Peng T. Ong, Managing Director, Monk’s Hill Ventures and the founder of Match.com (sold to IAC), Interwoven (NASDAQLIWOV; now Autonomy), and Encentuate (sold to IBM); Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 startups and founder of SAYS.com (aquired by Catcha Group) and Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon); Niki Luhur, President Director of Kartuku and Endeavor Entrepreneur; and Prashant Gokarn, Chief Digital Strategy and Operation, PT Indosat Tbk.
(Speakers at Scale-Up 2.0 Conference. Photos courtesy of BCA)
“It has been exciting to see how our young network is growing over the last few years. Endeavor Indonesia now is supporting 17 entrepreneurs from 15 companies in areas including food and beverages (F&B), retail, financial technology, housing, health, e-commerce, and digital media. By holding such as Scale-Up Indonesia, we hope to expand the companies we support and also create more awareness of the support and knowledge base that is available for Indonesian entrepreneurs,” said Sati Rasuanto, Managing Director of Endeavor Indonesia
Endeavor Indonesia’s Scale Up Conference is made possible through the support of BCA, Indonesia’s largest private bank.
“We are excited to partner with Endeavor for the Scale-Up event and see great potential in our collaboration, “said Jahja Setiaatmadja, President Director of PT Bank Central Asia (BCA). “Their mission in developing high impact entrepreneurs are very much in line with our goals to assist entrepreneurs and to create sustainable and growing enterprises in Indonesia.”
(Pak Jahja Setiaatmadja and Pak Henry Koenaifi from BCA along with few of our Board Members in Scale-Up 2.0 Conference opening session. Photo courtesy of BCA)
In addition to the Scale-Up 2.0 Conference, Endeavor held its second annual Endeavor Gala Dinner on February 3, 2015. The gala will gather over 280 entrepreneurs, business leaders, and other key influencers in the Indonesian entrepreneurship ecosystem. With the theme “Celebrating High Impact Entrepreneurship”. The gala is held in support of the organization’s mission to select, support and scale high-impact entrepreneurs in Indonesia. This year, we are proud to include PT Indosat Tbk., Ernst & Young, The Body Shop, Bluebird Group, and our distinguished Endeavor board members as our sponsors.
This year Endeavor Indonesia acknowledge two of its mentors Suzy Hutomo (The Body Shop Indonesia) and Rudy Halim (PT. Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk – Sinarmas Group) as Mentor of The Year 2014 followed by Anton Wirjono (The Goods Dept) and Vincent Iswaratioso (Indomog) as Entrepreneur of The Year 2014.
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