On Thursday (26/04), ANGIN was invited to the annual event hosted by Instellar, ARISE. ARISE is short for Awaken & Rediscover Indonesian Social Enterprises, and as it name suggests, it is an event that focuses on everyone who are making positive changes in Indonesia’s community and environment. This year ARISE raises the theme of “Impactful Technology For A Sustainable Future” and it was really insightful to see the discussions of the panelists in this event.

One of the highlights of this event is the launch of ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide in Indonesia which is developed together by British Council with United Nations ESCAP, Trust Law, Tilleke and Gibbins, and local partners in each country. The panelists consists of Ari Sutanti (Senior Programme Manager at British Council Indonesia), Gita Syahrani (Founder of Socolas), Nancy Margried (CEO of Batik Fractal), and Peter Ptashko FRSA (Director of Global Social Entrepreneurship Network). One of the key points from this discussion is how social enterprises in Indonesia has minimum access to regulatory framework information, hence making it difficult for them to operate. With the launch of this guide, we are hopeful that it will inspire support and growth of social enterprises in Indonesia.

Finally, the peak of the event was the Demo Day Rise Inc. Stars 4. 23 social enterprises were to present their pitch deck to a panel of judges and our very own Head, David Soukhasing, was one of the judges. ARISE is a platform for these Rise Inc. Stars to showcase their products and services. All 23 social enterprises presented their pitch deck for 3 minutes each and received substantial feedback from the judges. It was exciting to see the ideas of these social enterprises and how social impact drives them to do their business. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

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