Jakarta. For the first time, annual entrepreneurship talk show Creativepreneur Corner will not be held in Jakarta, but will tour Yogyakarta, Surabaya (East Java) and Bandung (West Java).
Putri Tanjung, initiator and chief executive of Creativepreneur Event Creator, said the decision to tour the talk show was made to answer people’s demand and to widen the reach of the event.
"Almost 50 percent of the participants in our previous talk shows came from outside Jakarta, mostly from Surabaya, Bandung and Yogyakarta. Many of them have contacted us on Instagram asking for the event to tour their cities," the 21-year-old — the daughter of media tycoon Chairul Tanjung — said in a press conference on Wednesday (10/01) at Menara by KIBAR in Cikini, Central Jakarta.
Returning for its fourth year, Creativepreneur Corner is a day-long talk show that combines knowledge-sharing with entertainment. The event is geared for youngsters interested in creative entrepreneurship.
High-profile names from the creative industry and the government have shared their insights in the event. Last year’s edition featured Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) chairman Triawan Munaf, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharani, singer Tulus, Lippo Group director John Riady and start-up founders Alfatih Timur from Kitabisa.com, Belva Devara from Ruangguru and Leonika Sari from Reblood.
Creativepreneur Corner 2018 will have different speakers for each city.
The Yogyakarta event will take place at The Alana Yogyakarta Hotel & Convention Center on Jan. 20 and feature Chairul Tanjung, TV presenter Najwa Shihab, filmmaker Joko Anwar, comedian Raditya Dika, artist Naufal Abshar, online ticket-booking platform Tiket.com co-founder Gaery Undarsa and Papermoon Puppet's Maria Sulistyani.
At the Jatim Expo in Surabaya on Jan. 28, audience will get the chance to meet with singer Vidi Aldiano, actress and fashion e-commerce 8wood co-founder Alice Norin, catering company Chilipari founder Gibran Raka, online video start-up Layaria chief executive Dennis Adhiswara, chef Andrian Ishak and IT development program Code for Indonesia founder Prasetyo Wicaksono. Raditya Dika will also make another appearance.
Creativepreneur Corner 2018 will finish up at Bandung’s Trans Luxury Hotel on Feb. 3 with speakers Vidi Aldiano, Gaery Undarsa, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, filmmaker Mouly Surya, Zanana Chips chief executive Gazan Azka, illustrator Andhika Nugraha, actor and food and drinks brand Jannah owner Irwansyah and architects Ren Katili and Riri Yakub.
The talk shows will be hosted by news anchor Budi Adiputro, radio host and writer Adhiramsyah and start-up incubator company Kibar chief executive Yansen Kamto.
According to Putri, Creativepreneur Corner is distinguished from other talk shows by its fun and relaxed atmosphere, down to its eye-catching decorations and a casual approach to the discussions.
Last year, the speakers were served their favorite meals onstage.
"We want to spread the message that inspiring others doesn’t have to be dull. People can get to know our speakers much more personally," Putri said.
Visitors to the shows this year should expect to see the speakers play like children — going down a slide or competing in eating contests — since this year’s theme is "Playground."
The seemingly light-hearted theme actually carries a deeper philosophy: children are known to be imaginative, fearless and curious — all traits that entrepreneurs should possess.
"Kids usually believe in their dreams and come up with things that adults might never have thought of. This is the reason why everyone needs to embrace the children in them and 'play' more," Putri said.
What Happens After All the Talks?
Putri has heard many success stories from people who had attended the previous talk shows, but she noted there was no platform to kick off their entrepreneurial ideas.
Yesterday’s press conference included the launch of Krowd, an online platform that bridges start-up initiators with creative talents such as designers, musicians, developers, data researchers and writers.
Founded and helmed by Vidi Aldiano, whose businesses include a clothing line and a music label, Krowd wants to foster collaborations involving youngsters from all over Indonesia.
"Once they've finished with the Creativepreneur Corner, the participants will be encouraged to join Krowd," said Putri, who is also Krowd's chief marketing officer.
Tickets to Creativepreneur Corner cost Rp 150,000 ($10) each and are available now from its official website.