RECAP: Clapham StartupFest 2018

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From February 2 – 3, EV Hive at Clapham was buzzing with young entrepreneurs, students, and investors alike attending the third annual Clapham Startup Fest. Clapham StartupFest is an annual event that aims to bring together the startup community of Medan through two jam-packed days of workshops, panels, and networking. Founders did quick pitches at the expert speed-dating sessions to representatives from investor groups like ANGIN and East Ventures, while others sat in on specialized workshops such as copywriting for social media and legal considerations for startups. Attendees were able to attend a variety of panels and talks ranging from an all-female panel speaking on the unique challenges faced in the workplace to Go-Jek’s Crystal Widjaja speaking on using analytics to manage growth to a personal fireside chat with Kevin Darmawan of Coffee Ventures.

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ANGIN and Connector.ID were able to take special part in Clapham StartupFest this year. ANGIN’s Valencia Dea explained angel investment to a crowd of young and aspiring startup leaders and sat on the Womendiri panel, while Meredith Peng hosted a workshop on the fundraising landscape of Indonesia and how to approach various capital providers. ANGIN team were also glad to discover confident and passionate founders at speed dating and Pitch Stage session.

It was an especially vibrant event this year, with inspiring panelists and event attendees alike. The future of startups is looking bright in Medan, and our hope is for ANGIN and Connector.ID to continue to support this entrepreneurial city’s ecosystem. Special thanks to the Clapham StartupFest team, the event sponsors, and Christopher Angkasa for creating this event and showing us some signature Medanese hospitality!

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