November 2015 - Ideabox

November 27, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Business Development with Ariadi Anaya

In creating a start-up, it is crucial that the founder team members have a clear understanding in their customers and users. The following is true because their business development build-up will structured to the preferences of their customer and users. This is why the mantra: “the customer is always right,” is always mentioned when running a business. Continue Reading

November 24, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Understanding IP protection with Hari Wijayanto

Sony, Apple, Google, and General Motors, can you tell us what is common between these four big companies? The answer we are looking for is their high interest in the understanding the world of IP protection. Sony owned a total of 3,224 patents in 2014, of 2013 Google, Apple, and GM owned 2,190, 1,775, and 1,621 patents respectfully. So why do these companies invest so much in IP protection? Continue Reading

November 23, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Understanding Branding with Sakti Makki

“What is a Brand?” This was the big question asked by Mr. Makki during his workshop session. Although everyone can describe how you can create a brand, no one can truely articulate its definition and what it is in words. In a provoking and engaging method, Mr. Makki led the team members to understanding what branding is and how it is the essential task in creating a business. Without the creation of a great ‘brand’, the chance of the business surviving is very slim. Continue Reading

November 20, 2015 | Blog, Events, Mentor

Looking Into the First Two Weeks of Ideabox Batch 3

Sakti Makki with Ideabox Batch 3 As we reach the end of 2015, we decided to look back at our achievements and the progress of the finalists of our Ideabox Batch 3 Program. It’s been a great year for the Ideabox team. This year we won the “Emerging Market Initiative” in the Asia Communication Awards 2015. We opened this year’s batch 3 program with 300+ registered candidates, and after a careful selection process we ended with four amazing start-ups: Dheket, Karental, Ripple Indonesia, and SociaBuzz. Continue Reading

November 19, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Talking about Legalities with Freddy Karyadi

On November 11, one of our valuable mentor, Freddy Karyadi, came to visit the Ideabox Batch 3 team members. He taught the teams about one of the most important foundation in creating a start-up: legal. In addition to the introduction session about legal, Mr. Karyadi also helped the teams understand more about the founder’s and investor’s agreements and how it differs from each other. Continue Reading

November 19, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Sharing Experiences with Dema Tio

It’s not every day that we meet someone who does a start-up in the hardware industry, especially when it involves a product that can become a sensitive issue in this part of the world (Asia Pacific). On the 13th November, one of our mentor, Dema Tio, came to share his experience in creating his start-up. He told us about how he unexpectedly ended up creating his product. Due to the sensitivity of the product, he had to find a way to change the customers’ view in perceiving the product by selling it was a device to provide health benefits for women. Continue Reading

November 19, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Finance and Accounting with Wienanto Tanuwidjaja

Finance and Accounting are two of the top fundamentals in managing a business. A clear and simple finance and accounting book will definitely help your business in the future, especially if it expands and become more complicated. On November 11, our mentor, Wienanto Tanuwidjaja talked to the Ideabox Batch 3 teams regarding the 10 most common accounting mistakes start-ups usually make. Using different case studies and examples, he explained how sometimes the most obvious errors can still occur in real life situations. He told the teams about how the tedious tasks is the most important things to do in order to successfully manage your business efficiently as it can become the source of future problems when it is not handled properly. Continue Reading

November 18, 2015 | Blog, Mentor

Talking about Recruiting with Lisa Wantig

There is no doubt that recruiting is one of the hardest challenge when running a business, especially if you’re running on a tight budget due to being a start-up. Monday, 9th of November, our mentor from Wantedly, Lisa Wantig, visited Ideabox to refer to three of the biggest questions on recuiting: how to get the RIGHT employees, how to choose the RIGHT employees, and how to prevent other companies from hijacking your employees. Continue Reading