UGM students succeeded to earn an award in the 2nd Startup Accelerator Class which was held at Kaplan University, Singapore, from July 10 until 12, 2017. In the competition, UGM team succeeded to earn the Best Delegate title.
They are Irvandias Sanjaya (Faculty of Psychology) and Wahyuningtyas Puspitasari (Faculty of Economics and Business) who succeeded to be the best team by proposing a startup business idea entitled Design for Dream (DfD) that engages children with disabilities.
Irvandias said the event which was held by Indonesian Youth Academy was attended by as many as 85 participants from various universities in Indonesia. They attended workshop, seminar, mentoring, as well as pitching for three days.
“We are glad UGM team succeeds to earn the best team award in this prestigious event,” said Irvandias on Monday (17/7) at UGM campus.
Irvandias further said their startup business is the first business platform based on crowdfunding for children with disabilities in Indonesia. It aims to advocate, encourage, and realize the dreams of the underprivileged, disabled children in Indonesia.
“In the future, DfD will create a product design in the form of clothes which are made by the disabled children. Meanwhile, as much as 40% of the profit will be allocated to help realize their dreams,” he added.