HendarmawanHendarmawan, a lecturer of Computer Science Universitas Brawijaya attended GEPI (Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia) in Jakarta, Saturday-Thursday (16-21/7). His presence as a finalist of 32 categories of technology and non-technology for start-ups and non-startup in Business and Pitching Competition conducted by GEPI. A product that was run by Hendarmawan was Game4Smart.
Fatkul Amri and Hendarmawan run Game4Smart business that is an online gaming for education with the material in accordance with the curriculum of each class, lesson, chapter and daily materials for the students of elementary schools, junior and senior high schools that can be played on many platforms such as web, desktop, android smartphone, IOS smartphone apple, wii and xbox. With a background as an educator, a youth who is as a pioneer in the field of education and National Focal Point, UNICEF Rural Voice of Youth for Indonesia, Hendarmawan wants to educate the nation through game4smart, where children can learn with fun and spirit of competition either alone or with friends without fear of being scolded by parents, parents may get a report via SMS or internet learning and assessment system with teachers and schools can find out and evaluate the ability of each student.
In the competition which was followed by finalists from the good businessmen as well as growing start-ups were done mentoring, coaching in APINDO (Association of Indonesia Businessmen). Then performed the judging and pitching investors by Edel (Entrepreneur Delegate) 12 people from Silicon Valley, USA; Angel Investors: Venture Capital and the Government of the United States. The result, Game4smart into 8 large elected in all categories.
Next, on Thursday (21/7), 8 finalists were followed by Question & Answer by 12 Edel to be determined the winner of each category and will be announced in the event the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit 2011 in Nusa Dua on 22 to 24 July 2011. The awarding of prizes will be made by Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S. Govt. Secretary) and Eric Smith (a Chairman & CEO of Google). On Thursday, Hendarmawan and 8 great fellow finalists were invited in Sampoerna Strategic Square for the launch party of MEKAR Entrepreneurship and Exhibition. In the evening, he attended a dinner with Edel, entrepreneurs, investors by the Son of Sampeoerna in the Chief Executive Room, Sampoerna Strategic Square.
Today, on Friday (22/7), they go to Nusa Dua Bali to attend the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit 2011 until Sunday (24 /7). The event will be opened by State Minister for Industry and Commerce Secretary, Maria Eka Pangestu and the Government Secretary of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is also attend by the Founder and Chairman of Google, Eric Smith.
GEP is a program from the Government of the United States for Entrepreneurship. GEP Indonesia itself is a joint initiative of the great entrepreneurs and investors in Indonesia like Ciputra, Putra Sampoerna, Mandiri, USAID, Erness and Young who are working with entrepreneurs, investors and the American government. [hen/ai]