Startup Weekend Jakarta – Social Innovation (11-13 Nov 2016)

original report by William Hendradjaja – used with permission.

Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish.

They will not rest until they have revolutionised the fishing industry

~ Bill Drayton

Learn, Network, Startup

The inaugural Startup Weekend Jakarta: Social Innovation was held on 11 – 13 November 2016, at Coworkinc Kemang with the support of a volunteer organising team and fantastic sponsors who shared a vision to create new and innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental problems in Indonesia.




Startup Weekend is more than just an event – together we help accelerate the pace of innovation by strengthening the path for entrepreneurs, providing support for entrepreneurial communities, and helping to grow the worldwide entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Many of the ideas from Startup Weekend has turned into tangible, impactful projects. It wouldn’t be possible without the support from our world-class sponsors:

The result?

Let’s just say it’s amazing what can be achieved in 54 hours!

The group of 38 participants included designers, marketers, developers and people from a wide range of backgrounds – coming together to experience the highs and lows of creating a new startup – with the support of 13 mentors and industry experts in Jakarta.


The kick-off night opened with Alfatih Timur, founder of KitaBisa, who inspired the participants with his own journey and the story of what has become Indonesia’s largest impact crowdfunding platform. Afterwards, over 20 social innovation startup ideas were pitched and subsequently 8 top ideas were selected and teams are formed based on those ideas.


Over the following two days, teams received workshops on social business models, impact measurement and prototyping, and booked sessions with our expert mentors including: Fajar Anugerah (Kinara Indonesia), Simon Sturmer (KodeFox), Jourdan Kamal (Mau Belajar Apa), Chaerany Putri (Gerak Cepat), Angga Kautsar (UN Pulse Lab), Villia Ingriani (Collective Indonesia), and many more.

For more details on our mentors, judges and sponsors, click here.


The final pitch evening on Sunday attracted over 100 audience members, with the eight teams each having five minutes to present their prototypes to our panel of judges:

Kaitlin Shilling (PLUS – Platform Usaha Sosial), David Soukhasing (ANGIN – Angel Investment Network Indonesia), Ronald Ishak (Hacktiv8), and our guest judge Christopher Angkasa (Clapham Collective).


Prized offered to the winners included: Microsoft Bizpark Package, mentoring session from PLUS, one-year subscription of Marketeers Magazine, one-week coworking pass at Coworkinc Kemang, and of course an abundance of network and resources.


The Winner

SAVE YOURSELVES – an online-based emergency hotline for suicide prevention



Runner Up

GOOD DONATION – a marketplace that makes charity fun by providing non-cash method as a solution for those who prefer to contribute through selling their pre-loved goods and donating it directly to non-profit organisations.


And here are the remaining teams:


A digital platform to connect eco-travelers and volunteers to inspiring destinations across Indonesia.


An integrated system that help improve time efficiency for medical clinics and patients. The system provides CRM, ERP or POS system for the clinics, whereas for the patient the system looks to help them in finding and locating a doctor, and providing them with a waiting list,

Aku Ingin Bebas (AIB)

A community centre that rehabilitates former and/or recovering drug-addicts in taking back their normal lives by providing a shortened, 3-month recovery program such as community reinsertion, character building, time management, job finding, family counselling, among others.


A farmer-engagement platform powered by mobile technology and gamification.

Bantu Sehat

A mobil application to help patients reduce painful hospital registration processes by reducing waiting time via online registration, providing transport options and accurate schedule arrangements.


An online platform that provides solution for donating unwanted clutter at home, buying quality second-hand items for a fraction of the price, as well as supporting various NGO’s to raise more funds.



The night ended with a celebratory dinner and after party, sponsored by Pulau Macan – and participants headed home without much fuss thanks to Blue Bird’s e-voucher for Blue Bird Taxi.


The event received coverage by our media partner DAAI TV, featured on DAAI TV HALO Indonesia, November 14 2016 edition. Click here to watch the clip (starts at 35:25).

Want to see more? Check out this short teaser clip from the event.


Join our network of like-minded creators and innovators

Despite the accolades of Startup Weekend worldwide, what we really take pride on is our local network and community partners. Together, we believe that we can make a difference. And we would love for you to join us!

To get more information about social entrepreneurship in Jakarta and beyond, please follow our Facebook Group : Jakarta Social Entrepreneurs Community.

Through this, we hope to cultivate a community that is passionate about tackling Jakarta’s social issues through creativity and purpose.


To know more about Startup Weekend, go here.




2 thoughts on “Startup Weekend Jakarta – Social Innovation (11-13 Nov 2016)

    1. Hai Sukmo, terimakasih commentnya 🙂
      Untuk awal tahun kami belum ada rencana membuat Startup Weekend lagi di Coworkinc. But stay tuned, because you never know! Kami sih ingin sekali membuat lagi hehe.
      Tidak menutup kemungkinan akan ada Startup Weekend lainnya di lokasi lain di Jakarta lho. Check out their site for the latest updates.
      Have a nice day!

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