The Jakarta Post
The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) held an event in Central Jakarta on Sunday entitled “The Mighty Generations: The Future Is In Your Hands,” seeking to promote entrepreneurship among young people.
The event featured, among others, JakCloth co-founder Andro Rohmana Putera, KokBisa YouTube channel co-founder Gerald Sebastian and Giring Ganesha, lead vocalist of popular pop band Nidji, who shared their experiences in starting businesses through digital avenues.
PSI chairwoman Grace Natalie said that the party wanted to help millennials to take advantage of the “high-tech era.”
“That’s why we invited these successful young people who have creative mentalities and aren’t afraid to fail,” she said.
Grace further said PSI wanted to differentiate itself from other political parties by holding more events such as this.
“We want to share knowledge not just distribute sembako [staple foodstuffs],” she said, referring to a common tactic used by political parties to gain votes.
“We are lucky to live in a time where we don’t need that much capital to start our own business,” said PSI central executive board head Tsamara Amany.
The audience consisted of young people from universities and youth community groups, many of whom were interested in starting their own business.
Rado, a fresh graduate and North Sumatra native, said he wanted to open a business back in his hometown.
“My hometown is near Lake Toba, which has now become a major tourist destination. I think that there’s a great opportunity for tourist businesses like homestays." He hoped he could use what he learned at the event to pursue his goal. (kmt/ebf)