Friday, February 23, 2021, the student department of Business Education, Faculty of Economics and Business Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia held Coaching in order to prepare student business teams to take part in Indonesian Student Entrepreneurship Activities (KBMI) and Indonesian Student Start Up Acceleration. This activity was held online using a zoom meeting and invited 40 Business Education business teams who had businesses already running.

The event was opened by the Deputy Dean for Student Affairs of FPEB, Dr. Lili Adi Wibowo, S.Pd, S.Sos, M.M. In addition, it was attended by the Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies of FPEB, Dr. Bambang Widjajanta, M.M, Head of the Business Education Study Program, Dr. Puspo Dewi Dirgantari, S.Pd, M.T, M.M, and KBK entrepreneurship business education lecturer Asep Ridwan Lubis, S.Mat, MBA as coaches. KBMI and ASMI are a series of entrepreneurship programs organized by the Directorate of Belmawa, Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Cultural Education.

KBMI is an effort to encourage the emergence of young entrepreneurs in higher education. This program is also able to support the government’s vision and mission contained in the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture for the development of new entrepreneurs in realizing the independence of the nation through the development of student entrepreneurship. The KBMI program is also expected to produce innovative work in opening up useful business opportunities for students after completing their studies. The benefits of participating in the 2021 KBMI include:

  1. Business development assistance from the Ministry of Education and Culture in the form of cash a maximum of Rp. 25,000,000, – per one student business.
  2. Business guidance through the Indonesian Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (PMWI) and also the CEO Academy.
  3. Workshop on business development by young practitioners and entrepreneurs.
  4. A network of entrepreneurial students from all over Indonesia who are members of the Indonesia Student Entrepreneurship Network (ISEN).

ASMI is a series of entrepreneurship programs within the Merdeka Campus for the development of startups in the technology sector. Based on data presented by the Belmawa Directorate, Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesian start-ups start from students. Indonesia is strong in the quality of start-ups as evidenced by the establishment of start-up Decacorn which has a company valuation of 11 billion USD, four unicorn start-ups, namely Tokopedia (7 billion USD), Traveloka (4.5 billion USD), OVO (2.9 billion USD), and Bukalapak (2.5 billion USD). Indonesia has great potential to establish a startup with global quality.

The objectives of ASMI include:

  1. Increasing entrepreneurial motivation and building a startup ecosystem in Indonesia among students.
  2. Accelerate Indonesian student startups to become ready investors and prepare Indonesian student startups to become global startups
  3. Build a startup network of Indonesian students.
  4. Support the implementation of the Independent Learning Campus (MBKM) policy.

by: Asep Ridwan Lubis