ARISE (Awaken & Rediscover Indonesian Social Enterprises) by Instellar is an annual event in which we introduce our social enterprises that have already graduated from the Rise Inc. program. ARISE also includes seminars and discussion panels led by players in the Indonesian and Southeast Asian social entrepreneurship sectors.
The first session, “The Rise of Social Enterprises”, explored and bring up perspectives on recent developments of social enterprises in Indonesia and southeast Asia. The panelists are Timotheus Lesmana, Head of Filantropi Indonesia; Ari Sutanti, Senior Programme Manager of British Council Indonesia; Romy Cahyadi, CEO of UnLtd Indonesia; and Sunit Shrestha, Managing Director of Change Fusion, who shared their views about emerging community-based social enterprises, social finance and investment, and roles played by corporate and philanthropic organizations both in Indonesia and the region.
Following up on the second session is “3P Collaboration to Solve Social Issues”. This session discussed the good examples of 3P collaboration models to solve social issues in Indonesia, brought up by Agung Hikmat, Tenaga Ahli Muda Kantor Staf Presiden; Ivan Tigana, VP Sales & Marketing of Qlue Indonesia; Eko Budi, Manager Community Development of UKM Center FEB UI; and Wise Citra Dewi, Kasubag TU UP Jakarta Smart City.
We also held Demo Day 3 from our 12 months program of Rise Inc. for 14 social enterprises of Cohort 3, powered by KOMPAK. UnLtd Indonesia intensively assisted them to set prospective business plans and advance their business platform. The selected SEs presented their business to the panelists, consisting of Fadjar Hutomo, Deputy of Financial Access of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy; David Soukhasing, Head of ANGIN; Amir Karimuddin, Editor in Chief of Daily Social; Hanifah Makarim, Kasubdit Dana Masyarakat, Direktorat Akses Non Perbankan Deputi Akses Permodalan BEKRAF; and Anna Winoto, PID Director of KOMPAK.
The next session was called “Different Stage, Different Money” workshop, where this session explored how different stages of business development will require different types of funding and how this funding can be sourced. The participants will engage one another in an interactive workshop led by Fajar Anugrah, Managing Partner of PT Kinara Nusantara; Helga Angelina, Co-founder & Managing Director of Burgreens; Jamil Abbas, General Manager of PBMT Social Ventures (Singapore) & Head of Strategic Alliance of PBMT Ventura (Jakarta); and Adi Sudewa, Senior Investment Manager of Aavishkaar.
The last session entitled “SE & Beyond: Ultimately Indonesia”, discussed whether social entrepreneurship models can be used to fully address enigmatic problems and reach out to the last mile communities of Indonesia, in conjunction with media support, engagement with government, and civil society movement. The panelists for this session are M. Bijaksana Junerosano, Founder of Greeneration Indonesia; Kaitlin Shiling, Director of PLUS; Endro Catur, Co-Founder of Temptasia Asia’s #rewardingtrip; and Dian Hasan, Co-Founder of. Impact Hub Jakarta @Coworkinc.
On Thursday 26th April 2018, Instellar held ARISE (Awaken & Rediscover Indonesian Social Enterprises). ARISE is Instellar’s annual event where we introduce our social enterprises who already graduated from the Rise Inc. program. At ARISE, the social enterprises not only focus on pitching to the investors or funders but also emphasize introducing their organizations along with the services and products to the public to increase awareness.
This event featured discussion panels by stakeholders such as the private sector, government, intermediaries, social enterprises, associations, and other relevant stakeholders in the social enterprise sector in Indonesia and in the South East Asia region. This year ARISE raises the theme of “Impactful Technology For A Sustainable Future”, both informing and inspiring the audience on how sustainability can be influenced or even shaped by technology.
The second session, “From Platform To Machine Learning: Innovation That Defines Us” was to share information with the audience about frontier digital technology development which will massively affect people’s lives. A particular discussion segment focused on social impact, and whether technologies will be better enablers to create and scale social or environmental impact.
After that is the “Harnessing Technology for Inclusive Finance” session that was about the recent development in the finance industry in using technology to provide better services to more customers, including reaching out to a wider population, such as millennials and people in rural areas.
The last session is also a Demo Day for Rise Inc Star 4, our flagship program. This time 23 social entrepreneurs have undergone the six months incubation process in the Rise Inc program. They made presentations in front of selected panelists consisting of Clairine Runtung, Investment Manager of Convergence Venture, David Soukhasing, Head of ANGIN Investment, Mason Tan, CEO and Founder of Garden Impact Investment, and Pradipta Nugrahanto, Editor in Chief of Tech in Asia Indonesia.
Jakarta, 10 October 2019 – A culture that glorifies overwork and burnout has become one of the main challenges across industries, including startups and social entrepreneurship. Seeking funds or loans, managing financial reports and beneficiaries, conducting business model iterations as well as impact models are activities that require good time and energy management. Highlighting the importance of mission, meaning, and materiality, we are challenged to find a balance point between maintaining complete well-being (being well) and achieving business success (doing well).
Instellar as one of the drivers of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem remains consistent in holding various incubation and acceleration activities for entrepreneurs and social innovators to build networks and partnerships with various parties. This time Awaken & Rediscover Indonesian Social Enterprise (ARISE) with the theme Being Well and Doing Well is here as an arena for various social innovation actors who want to learn the practice of balancing work and life better.
“Entrepreneurial success is usually business success achieved in the shortest possible time with the greatest profit. However, this often comes at the expense of the physical and mental health of these entrepreneurs. We need to redefine success to include not only business success, but also the full well-being of the people who run the business, physically, mentally, and socially.” explains Romy Cahyadi, CEO of Instellar.
ARISE featured a panel session on Work + Well-being in Sustaining Impact. This session is to highlight the challenges we face to maintain jobs and well-being in the 21st century. To practice the balance of how we keep doing the best things, the panelists will share their inspirational ways and stories. Together with Mirna Harahap – GM of Human Resources of The Body Shop Indonesia, Shinta Nurfauzia – CEO and Co-Founder of Lemonilo, and Bagia A Saputra – Human Resources Director of The Golden Space Indonesia
ARISE is also a place to show performance for alumni of the Rise Inc incubation program. This time 10 social entrepreneurs from 36 participants who have undergone the incubation process in the Rise Inc program. 6 and 7 made presentations in front of selected panelists consisting of Burhan Solihin, Executive Director of Tempo.co, Muhammad Neil El Himam, Director of Information and Communication Technology of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), and Kevin Moon, Head of Social Entrepreneur Investment from Lonsdale Innovation Capital. . During the program, Instellar intensively provided assistance on business planning, marketing, and finance, to access funding sources in the form of grants and soft loans for the best social entrepreneurs.
The third ARISE was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Jakarta Design Center, Jakarta.
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