You should never pick your co-founder(s) because they are your family members or friends. Sure, trust is very important when creating a business together. However, if your co-founder(s) are not qualified to run the startup, it will become a huge problem in the long-run as you will have to your partner(s) short-comings. Building a business together is not a small thing as you will spend a lot of time together and you will be financially involved with each other. Because finding co-founder(s) is quite complicated, we decided to share to you our list of traits that you should look for when finding co-founder(s) for your startup. Continue Reading
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There’s no doubt that there are many risks involved when creating your own startup. However when you start your startup with one or more co-founder(s), you have more people ensuring the success of your startup. In addition you can share the risk and expenses of your startup with your co-founder(s) by bootstrapping. In this article, we will give you tips to help you find your potential co-founder(s), if you are looking for one or planning to look for one in the future.
When starting your startup, the first thing you need is a solid founder’s team that will build your startup with you. Whether they are your co-founders or your employees, it is important they complement each other. No one in your founder team should do the same thing as another. They can help each other but they cannot have the same task or responsibilities. Especially if you are currently bootstrapping your startup, you cannot afford to burn your resources on expenses that are not optimal. Continue Reading
On 22nd March 2016, Aspar (Asosiasi Pengusaha Rental) hosted an event for new car rental owners and the members of their Aspar association. What is Aspar? Aspar is the collective of car rental businessmen in Bandung that was founded since 2012. The association consists of more than 60 car rental companies and the biggest independent car rental organisation in Bandung. Aspar is also the main partner for Uber in Bandung. Continue Reading
In this chapter of our “The Tipbox” series, we will talk about characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. Find out whether you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Or what skills must you hone in order to prepare yourself to become a successful entrepreneur. Continue Reading
We believe that the future of commerce will be heavily integrated with technology innovation. According to a report done by ICSB, 99.95% of the Indonesian economy contributions comes from traditional SMEs. In addition 97.2% of workers from the Indonesian labor force are employed in SMEs. There’s no doubt that SMEs are the backbone of the Indonesian economy. A report made by Deloitte commissioned by Google reveals that with integration with technology innovation and boosting of digital engagement in the operation of SME businesses will increase the Indonesian annual growth by 2%. Unfortunately, most of these SMEs has not join the digital trend and are reluctant due to the unfamiliarity towards technology. However with the recent success and awareness to local tech startups such as GoJek, Tokopedia and many more, these SME owners slowly shift towards digitalizing their company. However to fully optimize the creation of the new technology sector in Indonesia more startups must arise to fully integrate the Indonesian commerce with technology. Continue Reading
On Monday, 22nd March 2016 , our Batch 3 Ideabox founders had a workshop with Pak Eri Reksoprodjo, Partner of Mountain Kejora Ventures, to talk about step they have to take in order to approach and attract investors to fund their startup. We talked about what information the founders have to provide to the investors in order to convince them to fund their startup. Pak Eri talked about ways to convince your investors that your company can bring them great returns to their investment. Continue Reading
As we begin our session in marketing strategies and growing traction, we invited our mentor from Digitalmarketer.id and supplier.id, Denny Santoso. During our session with Mr. Santoso, we talked about the tips and how-to techniques in optimizing our marketing campaign in order to increase traffic and traction. Continue Reading
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On January 27th, one of our resident CEO in Kejora HQ gave a presentation for our Ideabox batch 3 start-ups. Boye Hartman, CEO of Y Digital Asia Group, is no doubt one of our many inspiring resident mentors in our program. He talked to the start-ups about the beauty of branding and the discovery of the identity or “soul” of your company. Continue Reading