May 15 2018
On Saturday, 5 May 2018, Xcidic held an event called Xcelerate Series #1 in Campaign Hub #ForChangeID. The name Xcelerate itself is derived from the word "Accelerate"; which is a startup incubation program from Xcidic. The theme “Why Am I An Entrepreneur in College?” was inspired by the enthusiasm of fresh graduates and college students in relation to starting a digital startup in college.
The main focus of Xcelerate Series #1 was to inspire and introduce the students to digital startups. Furthermore, we also invited some representatives of venture capitals and startup incubator so
the students and speakers had a chance to talk with them during the event. In Xcelerate Series #1, we've successfully invited and gathered 4 inspiring speakers who had built their startups since college:
Michael Jovan. Michael is the Co-founder of Tani Group. TaniHub/Tani Group is an e-commerce that enables people to buy daily fresh products directly from farmers. Their current clients are big supermarkets in Indonesia such as HERO supermarket, Lotte Mart, Giant Supermarket, Hypermart, etc. They are also successfully funded by Angel investors and local VC.
Farid Fadhil Habibi. Fadhil is the CEO of Svara. Svara is an app that brings Music, Radio, Podcast, and Social Media in one place. They're the 2nd winner in Swiss Innovation Challenge 2017 (won prize $5000), received government grants (Kemenristekdikti 2017) regarding the implementation of Blockchain in music industry (won prize around $25.000). They were also selected as the Top 100 Startup of 14.000 Startups in the world and went to Turkey for Startup Istanbul Challenge 2017.
Riva Rumamby. Riva is the COO of Save Yourselves. Save yourselves is a mental healthcare startup that provides help in a form of online consultation and preventing self-harm. They were selected as the Winner of Startup Weekend Jakarta 2016, participant of SIAP (Social Innovation Acceleration Programme) 2017 by Impact Hub and selected as Top 100 startups Echelon Asia Summit 2017.
Benyamin Pratama. Ben is the CEO of Kopilembur. Kopilembur is a product service provider in the field of beverages focusing on coffees; where coffee drinkers can order coffee online. Kopilembur is one of Skystar Ventures tenant where they are successfully graduated from the incubation program.
The event, which were attended by 56 college students from various universities, was successfully carried out from 9 am until 12 pm. BTF Ventures (Xcidic's Venture Capital partner), Binus Incubator also attended the event. It was safe to say that our event was successful (the exceeded amount of participants, the enthusiasm, etc). Beyond that, the most important thing was the amount of insights gathered to assist the curiosity of the participants. We were grateful to those who had come and helped making it come true.
Want to know more about our next speaker in Xcelerate Series? Stay tuned to our social media accounts and updates! IG: @xcidiclab, Facebook: Xcidic Lab, and Twitter: @XcidicLab.