Starting Today, Ubaya Becomes the Host of 2022 Kolabpreneur in East Java

Starting Today, Ubaya Becomes the Host of 2022 Kolabpreneur in East Java
Starting Today, Ubaya Becomes the Host of 2022 Kolabpreneur in East Java

Deputy II for Human Development as well as Presidential Staff, Abetnego Tarigan (right) during the discussion at the opening of Kolabpreneur at Ubaya, Thursday (22/9/20220.

KANALSATU – University of Surabaya (Ubaya) is trusted to host the 2022 Kolabpreneur. The 2022 Kolabpreneur event will be held for four days, from 22-25 September 2022.

Kolabpreneur is a national level activity initiated by WU Hub Coworking Space. The annual event, which is held in each city, is an innovation idea competition covering four topics, namely green innovation, social innovation, creative innovation, and culinary innovation.

The competition was participated by students, students, professionals, MSMEs, and the general public.

This year, WU Hub Coworking Space collaborates with Ubaya Innovaction Hub (UIH) to hold the 2022 Kolabpreneur in East Java, especially Surabaya. The Director of UIH, Prof. Sujoko Efferin said, UIH as an institution that develops entrepreneurship and innovation at Ubaya appreciates the collaboration with the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy through organizing this event.

“We believe that young people will be the backbone of innovation and competitiveness in entering a new era in the midst of global changes. It’s time for Indonesian youth to answer the challenges of sustainable development with real actions,” he said after the opening at the 5th Floor Meeting Room, Library Building, Ubaya Tenggilis Campus, Jl. Raya Kalirungkut, Thursday (22/9/2022).

The event was opened by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia (Menparekraf), Sandiaga Uno. In his remarks, Sandiaga Uno explained Indonesia’s achievements in terms of the potential of the creative economy and the digital economy.

“If we are committed to consuming local entertainment, God willing, Indonesia can surpass Korea in the next five to ten years. We should not only be proud, but also use Indonesian products,” he said. He then gave examples of dangdut koplo songs from Ngawi, local films such as Lara Ati and others.

Meanwhile, Deputy II for Human Development as well as Presidential Staff, Abetnego Tarigan discussed the priority of human resource development (HR) which is currently the president’s priority.

“We are open to all ideas that aim to build human resources, such as the 2022 Kolabpreneur. I give my appreciation to the participants who took part in this activity. This event is not only a space to develop capacity but also important networking for the future,” he explained.

On the first day, a talk show “Innovation from East Java” was also held with four startup founders or co-founders who are Ubaya alumni. They are Rico Tedyono (Co-Founder & COO Komunal), Chandra Putra Negara (Co-Founder of PT. KK Indonesia and SB30), Ge Recta Geson (President Director of PT. Agro Mitra Alimentare), and Oraldo Emeraldi (Co-Founder and CMO Porbox).

The founder of Kolabpreneur, Aprilando Suryokusumo, said that his party did not hesitate to choose Ubaya as the venue for the 2022 Kolabpreneur because of its achievement as the number one private university in East Java.

“Therefore, we believe that this event will be a success thanks to the full support from Ubaya. We also hope that after this there will be another collaboration in the form of a startup incubation program or network needs from the WU Hub for Ubaya that we can facilitate,” he explained.

Ubaya Chancellor, Benny Lianto said that Ubaya really supports the development of entrepreneurship among the younger generation through this event.

“Ubaya wants to create a conducive climate that creates a culture of innovation among the academic community,” he added. He hopes that after this event students can further build collaboration skills and have a sustainable entrepreneurial spirit. (KS-5)

The article is in Indonesian

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