Student Affairs Collaborates with IKA to Hold National Entrepreneurship Training

Prof.Dr. Abdul Hakim, M.Si.

An entrepreneur plays an important role as a driver and controller of the local economy and the national economy. And able to encourage economic growth. It is not surprising that every country always encourages entrepreneurship so that it can develop optimally.

As an educational institution, Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in collaboration with Alumni Association (IKA) equips young people for entrepreneurship, through education and national entrepreneurship training 2022. The event is held online by UB Student Affairs, Thursday – Friday (7/4-8/ 4/2022).

Inviting keynote speakers from young entrepreneurs such as Johan Radhitama (Owner of BARAKA) and Ashab Alkahfi (Owner of Chickin Indonesia – Forbes 30 under 30 y.o.). And Prof. Ahmad Erani Yustika, S.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. (General Chair of IKA UB and the Head of the Secretariat of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia).

Besides that, there were also presenters consisting of Ahmad Sadat (President Director of Asiavesta Strategic Investment), Rizki Rahmadianti (Owner of Rira Clothing), and Yogha Pranata Atmaja (Winner of Independent Entrepreneur with Biogas Dispenser Product).

The event was opened by the Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Student Entrepreneurship, Prof.Dr. Abdul Hakim, M.Si. He said that this similar activities is UB’s real support for students and alumni to develop their entrepreneurial skills. So that a young generation of entrepreneurs will be born who are able to provide jobs and encourage economic growth.

Meanwhile, Dr. Agus Susilo, S.Pt.,M.P.,IPM.,ASEAN Eng, Vice Dean III of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB as well as the chief executive, believes that the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia is still lagging behind countries in the Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Dr. Agus Susilo, S.Pt.,M.P.,IPM.,ASEAN Eng

“There are several factors that hinder the development of entrepreneurship in Indonesia,” Agus said

First, the mindset of Indonesians who still think that the next step after completing their studies is to get a job. Second, the quality of human resources (HR) who lack of managerial skills in implementing their business strategies. Third, regulation in conducting business activities. Fourth, access to capital for novice entrepreneurs is full of obstacles.

“We hope that through this activity, we can awaken the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. Besides that, it provides knowledge and strategies in developing a business,” said Agus (dta/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)