Bali, 6/11/2018 – The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) present successful startups, namely I Ketut Adiputra, Vice President of Finance & Customer Manager at Berrybenka and Tokopedia and Gigih representatives Septianto Co-Founder & Executive Director of WeCare.ID at the national dialogue along the series of event on the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) at Kintamani 5 Room, Nusa Dua, Bali. Enthusiasm was shown through 100 startup entrepreneurs who attended this event.

I Ketut Adiputra mentioned two of the most important things for scaling up for startups, namely people and investors. According to Adi, getting the right people in business is the main thing, because investors provide trust-based investments. Even Tokopedia received the first investment of 100 million USD which created a history of investment in Southeast Asia, due to investor confidence in Tokopedia founder. Never giving up getting the right person it’s the main key to getting the right person.

“The startup founders are very important, because if we don’t have ‘people’ there is no one who believes,” Adi said. Gigih Septianto added that startups must find something in demand more than themselves so that they can continue to focus on running their business in the long term. WeCare.ID is a quality health platform for the community. WeCare.ID collects funds for those with limited financial capabilities targeting funding sources from angel investors.

The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international-level conference on creative economy initiated by Indonesia. The event held on the 6-8 November 2018 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) is attended by representatives from over 30 countries and more than 1,500 participants. It brings the theme Inclusively Creative by raising five main issues, namely social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystems, and financing of the creative industry. The outcome of WCCE will also formulate the Bali Declaration which will be proposed to the UN General Assembly next year. This is expected to further strengthen the ecosystem and support the development of the world’s creative economy, acknowledging that the world has entered a new era. (mm)