[UPCOMING] The Secret to Building a Successful Cross-Border E-Commerce

The first ever Cross-Border XChange is Coming!

XChange Internet is bringing you the big players of E-Commerce to share insight with you, regarding the secret of building a successful E-Commerce business, both from Jakarta and Taiwa

The Speakers

  • Florian Holm – Co-CEO Lazada Indonesia
  • Derek Wang – Country Manager Alibaba.com Indonesia
  • Andy Kuo – Co-founder of Kuobrothers Corp
  • Jerry Gu – Head of LINE Commerce Business

Event details:

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | starts from 18.30 | Kantorkuu Coworking Space, Kuningan



[UPCOMING] Endeavor Scale-Up Asia 2018

Endeavor Indonesia is back again with Scale-Up Asia 2018!

Hear inspirational stories from great founder from the region on their experience in scaling up their business, as well as insights on how the see entrepreneurship ecosystem, opportunities and challenges going forward. From founders and CEOs behind great brands Bukalapak, Warunk UpNormal, Dattabot, Kartuku, Cottonink, Investree, Snapcart, iFlix, Xurpas Inc, Mumzworld, and many more (see list of speakers here); this conference is exclusively made for you!

Event details:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | 09.00 – 18.00 | The Hall, Senayan City

Get 20% discount as part of ANGIN’s network

Register here: bit.ly/buyticket-sua2018 (use code  SUA18-AGN20D!)


[UPCOMING] What’s Best for Your Startup: Angel Investors vc Accelerators vs VCs

Have you ever wondered which investor suits your startup best?

Every investor is good, but choosing the right match that suits your startup’s need requires more research. Join Plug and Play (PnP) talkshow and get insight on benefit of each investor, what criteria they are looking for, and many more! After this session, you will get a better knowledge on how to choose investor for your startup.

The Speakers


  • Wesley Harjono – Director at GK Plug and Play
  • David Soukhasing – Director at ANGIN
  • Melisa Irene – Associate at East Venture
  • Chrisvania Nyssa – Investment Manager at Merah Putih


Event details:

Friday, 9 March 2018 | 16.00 – 19.00 | EV Hive D.Lab Menteng




[UPCOMING] AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum

AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum 

  • February 27th, 2018, 8:30am – February 27th, 2018, 5:30pm
  • Yangon
  • Country: Myanmar

Following the success of last year’s inaugural AVPN Social Impact Forum in Myanmar, the second edition will take place on 27 February 2018, bringing together 250 participants across various sectors.
This year’s theme, “Accelerating Social Impact’, reflects the importance of catalysing synergies across diverse key stakeholders and funding approaches to maximise impact. From companies looking to improve their CSR practice, foundations and high net worth individuals looking to maximise their impact, and incubators/accelerators looking to provide effective support, the AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum provides frameworks, connections and tools to empower this approach and create real and lasting change.
Register for Myanmar’s leading gathering of social investors to connect, learn, and lead!
For more information, please contact Emilie Roell at emilie@avpn.asia.

Forum Schedule

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45
Opening Speeches
Naina Subberwal BatraCEO, AVPN | View bio
Aung Naing OoDG, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
Caroline McLaughlinDirector of Partnerships, AVPN | View bio
To present the social investment landscape in Myanmar and the region
09:45 – 10:45
Plenary Panel: Effective Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy & Impact Investing in the Region & Myanmar – The Status Quo
• Moderator: Caroline McLaughlin
Anil SinhaSouth Asia Advisor, Global Impact Investing Network
Martin PunHead of CSR, Yoma Strategic | View bio
Myo ZinMyanmar Advisor, Omidyar Network
Nikki Kinloch –  CEO, Simply Giving View bio
10:45 – 11:15
Tea Break
11:15 – 13:00
Creating Social Impact – Looking Forward
• Break Out 1: Workshop for Corporates
How to switch to a more strategic, impactful and business oriented corporate social responsibility approach
• Moderator: Nicolas DelangePartner, Yever
1st Round
Min ThuHead of Business Sustainability, Telenor
Htet Htet KhineSustainability Manager, City Mart
Swe Swe MinSustainability Manager, Total Myanmar
2nd Round
Aarti MohanCo-Founder and Head of Knowledge, Sattva Consulting | View bio
Kunal Walia Associate Partner, Dalberg
• Break Out 2: Discussion on Impact Investing in Emerging Markets: Exploring the role impact investing could play in the development of Myanmar and the interplay of official development assistance, philanthropy and commercial investors.
• Moderator: Liz Patterson – Private Sector Development Adviser, DFID Burma
Anil Sinha – South Asia Advisor, Global Impact Investing Network
Alexandra Vanderschelden – Director, Delta Capital Myanmar
David Soukhasing – Head, Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN) | View Bio
Thura Ko Ko – Managing Director, YGA Capital Limited
• Break Out 3: Policy-making for social entrepreneurship
Policy-making for social entrepreneurship: examples from the region and the way forward in Myanmar.
• Moderator: Tristan AceGlobal Partnerships & Development Lead Social Enterprise, British Council | View bio
Show Ei Ei Tun – Deputy Chief of Party, Nathan Associates – Private Sector Development Activity
Dr. Aung ThuraMyanmar Young Entrepeneurs Association
Peter BrimbleTeam Leader, Dana Facility
• Break Out 4: Dialogue Between Investors, Intermediaries / Capacity Builders & Social Enterprises
Building the ecosystem: priorities and challenges in the collaboration between different actors.
• Moderator: Jasmine ChewDeal Share Manager, AVPN | View bio
Kineret KarinFounder, ImpacTech | View bio
Ye Min AungFounder, Impact Hub
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
Trends & Initiatives in 4 Sectors
• Deep Dive 1: Funding for impact in Micro-finance and Rural Development
How to fund solutions that meet the unique needs of the rural poor in deep and measurable ways?
• Moderator: Klaus OberbauerOrganisational Development Lead, Impact Hub Yangon | View bio
Gaurav Chakraverty Associate Director, Innovations in Digital Financial Services, Grameen Foundation
Soe Htike Lwin Business Operation Manager, Proximity Designs
Nimish Jhaveri Chief of Party Value Chain for Rural Development Project, Win Rock
Lauren SerotaHead of Service Design, Yoma Bank
Deep Dive 2: Collaborations for Inclusive Energy Solutions: The supply of energy for the poor as a viable commercial proposition and collaborations between different types of funders
• Moderator: Matthew SeboniaFounder, Global Climate Capital
Collaboration 1: Myanmar Stoves Campaign
Bhushan TrivediConsultant, Soneva Foundation
Drew JohnsonProgram Director Market Development, Mercy Corps
Ravi KumarSenior Manager, Envirofit
Collaboration 2: Solarhome
Vaishnav SunilCFO, SolarHome
Collaboration 3
Richard Harrison Country Director, PACT
• Deep Dive 3: Collective Impact in Education
The difficulties and benefits of deep collaboration for better education outcomes.
• Moderators: Aarti Mohan and Smita KumarSattva Consulting
Hla Hla Win Co-Founder & CEO, 360ED
Veronica Colondam Founder, YCAB Foundation  | View bio
• Deep Dive 4: Initiatives for Gender Equality & Inclusiveness in Companies
Gender equality on the workfloor and beyond: how to effectively incorporate gender equality in corporate governance as a starting point for gender lens social investments.

• Moderator: Sarah FriendshipBusiness Partnerships Manager, Investing in Women
Ellen Maynes Gender Advisor, IFC
Yu Wai MaungHead of CSR, KBZ Bank | View bio
Sandar HtunCEO, Shwe Taung Real Estate
Carl CrickCFO, City Mart
16:00 – 16:45
Key Insights from Break Outs & Deep Dives
• Moderator: Caroline McLaughlin Director of Partnerships, AVPN
16:45 – 17:30
Closing Remarks
• Moderator: Naina Subberwal BatraCEO, AVPN
Shuichi Ohno President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Getting Here

Pan Pacific Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

Outreach Partner

The European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar – EuroCham – serves as the voice of European business in Myanmar.
Its mission is to promote the development of trade and investment between Europe and Myanmar, and to assist European companies, in particular SMEs, in doing business in Myanmar.
With a strong growing network of partner organisations in Myanmar and the ASEAN region, EuroCham seeks to offer on the ground assistance to European businesses interested in commercial endeavors in Myanmar – be it in the form of advocacy, services, studies, publications or other related activities.
Find out more about our services here.
Media Partner
AsianNGO is the premier source of information for organizations working in NGOs & Civil Society, CSR, Social Enterprise. With a mix of print, web and digital media, AsianNGO provides information on grant opportunities, news and policy updates, partnership linkages and learning resources. Sign up now at www.asianngo.org or contact partner@asianngo.org.

[UPCOMING] UNDP Indonesia, Government of Canada, ANGIN: Roadshow to Lampung and Manado

Calling all entrepreneurs in agricultural value chain!

This February, UNDP Indonesia, Government of Canada, and ANGIN will organize a roadshow in Lampung and Manado! Interested to learn the art of fundraising and sustainability? Visit their workshops and talk show!

This event is limited to 20 participants who own company across the agricultural value chain and address social and/or environmental issue. Even better, the best workshop participant will receive a 1-on-1 consultation session with ANGIN team.

When and where?

  • Lampung: Monday, 19 February 2018, Hotel Novotel Lampung
  • Manado: Thursday, 22 February 2018, TBD



[UPCOMING] Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture 2018

The Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Food & Agriculture 2018 will be held in Jakarta.

The theme of 5th Responsible Business Forum in Jakarta will be on scalable solutions to achieving ‘Zero-Hunger’, recognising that this underpins most, if not all, of the SDGs. Delegates will share partnerships, projects and initiatives designed to transform the food and agriculture value chain, and partake in focused working groups, which will cultivate recommendations to accelerate and scale these initiatives through collaboration and partnership.

This year, RBF is expecting more than 500 food, agriculture and nutrition decision makers from companies, government, investors and NGOs, as well as farmers. There will be various interesting panels, with speakers including Bambang Brodjonegoro, (Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia), Shinta Kamdani (President, Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development), Cristianne Close (Deputy Practice Leader, Food, WWF International) to Axton Salim (Director, Indofood).

Event details:

Time and place:  27-28 March, Pullman Jakarta (Thamrin)

Click here for agenda

Get 20% discount as ANGIN’s member by inputting this promotion code: ANGINRBFJKT18D!




Alpha Leader Series is Alpha JWC Ventures’ quarterly event where we highlight important and exciting topics in the tech industry though panel discussion and other activities. In this event, we put females on the spotlight as we want to encourage all women to tech up: get involved in the rising and fast-changing industry or even to build a company of their own.

Through ‘Alpha Female: How We Tech Up’, we wish to share and learn how to excel in different aspects of tech sector from top female leaders, from natural challenges, work/life balance, to getting the right support — proving that we can have it all!

The mini-festival will feature:

  • Panel discussion with female tech leaders
  • ‘Ask Me Anything’ session
  • Career in tech consultation
  • Techpreneurship consultation
  • Rising start-up booths
  • Networking and lunch

Please RSVP through alphafemale.eventbrite.com and if you’d like, bring your colleagues as well — the more the merrier!


[UPCOMING] Fundraising Strategies for Early Stage Startups

From Block71:

We all know that startup founders face many challenges when they first launch their business; from working on product development, customer acquisition, team building and so on. But fundraising is one of the biggest challenges that comes in the process. It is a difficult process that requires time and preparation. So what do prospective entrepreneurs need to know?

Find out what criteria investors are looking for when investing in startups at BLOCK71 Jakarta Kopi Chat on “Fundraising Strategies For Early Stage Startups

Event details

Date: Wed, 21st February 2018

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue: BLOCK71 Jakarta, Ariobimo Sentral level 8, Jl HR Rasuna Said X2-5, Kuningan Timur


Peng T. Ong, Managing Partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures


Adrian Lim, Director of BLOCK71 Jakarta and CEO of Popbox

Register here: bit.ly/kopichatfundraisingstrategies

Hope to see you at the event!



BLOCK71 Jakarta


[UPCOMING] Event AliChat@BLOCK71: Fintech in China, Built to Scale

Fintech is a boom right now and expected to grow even more for the upcoming years. Indonesian unicorn like GO-JEK, Tokopedia, and Traveloka are developing their own fintech, but China is the leader on this sector with 8 out of 27 most valued fintech unicorns are coming from the country.

More than USD 5 trillion transaction happened in China via mobile payment alone in 2016, and Financial Times report that in 2017, China mobile payments number is 50 times ahead of US, thanks to fintech player like Alipay.

Fintech in Indonesia can grow like that, considering the unleashed potential in the country, with the right way. Now you wondering, how fintech in China grow so fast? What’s happened behind the China fintech to scale their business?

AlibabaCloud, in partnership with BLOCK71 Jakarta, presents you “AliChat @BLOCK71: Fintech in China, Built to Scale”.  Here, you’ll meet Siju, a representative from Alibaba. He will share all about about fintech industry china, what to learn from them, and how to scale and support the business.

Event detail

  • Date: Wed, 8th February 2018
  • Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Place: BLOCK71 Jakarta, Ariobimo Sentral level 8, Kuningan Timur
  • Speaker: Sijukumar Kumaran, Pre-sales, Lead Solution Architect – Banking and Financial Services at Alipay

RSVP Here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alichat-fintech-in-china-built-to-scale-tickets-42522504957



[UPCOMING] Wu-Hub Connect party (with ANGIN)

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Join us this Thursday for a casual event. RSVP HERE