UGM students, again, participated in the international arena. This time, three students of UGM, namely Irvandias Sanjaya (Faculty of Psychology), Alliyah Damar Fitriani (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences), as well as Daniyyah Damar (Faculty of Economics and Business) were selected to join the Youth Entrepreneurial Symposium (YES) 2016.
Youth Entrepreneurial Symposium 2016 was held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, Singapore from June 12-16 2016 with the theme "Startup Gateway ". YES is an activity organized by Nebo which is an organization under the Singaporean Ministry of Youth.
Irvandias Sanjaya said that YES 2016 was attended by 275 representatives from several universities in Singapore and 22 Indonesian delegates. In this event, all delegates shared their experiences and ideas on creation and development of a startup business in answering the regional and global challenges.
"In the event, the delegation was also accompanied by a mentor who helps them on how to make their startup have a broader impact," said Dias on Thursday (15/9) at UGM.
Dias said that the symposium was attended by Ms. Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. In these activities, the delegates were not just mentored in the development of startup business ideas. Also, at the end of the symposium each delegation was grouped in small groups to do a quick pitch challenge on startup ideas to the jury.
"In this symposium, participants could exchange thoughts and ideas to make a joint collaboration and bring new startup businesses," he concluded. (UGM /adelily)