The celebration of our first anniversary had officially been triumphant.
Friday, November 1st, 2019, marked the first year of BLOCK71 Yogyakarta as an ecosystem builder and global connector in Yogyakarta. In this one-year anniversary party, our purpose is not only to celebrate, but also to be reminded of our core goals and reasons for why we were here in the first place. Together with the representatives of respected universities in Yogyakarta, as well as government agencies and officials, communities, and our partners, we took a good look back on the past year through a series of sessions.
First was exclusive to our in-house partners; Founder’s Circle, where we shared insights and some secret keys on the chances a startup will get fundings with a key speaker from Gobi Ventures, Nadia Ivonny. The next session is the Open House - Anniversary BLOCK71 Yogyakarta, where over 100 people came together to celebrate with us. We were more than happy to see how enthusiastic the guests were, looking at how crowded our building was. Together, we went through a recap of this past one year and the future plans and prospects of BLOCK71 Yogyakarta. In this past year, we have connected 23 startups from Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. We have partnered with Yogyakarta’s most famous universities, such as UGM, UII, UKDW, and AMIKOM, as well as communities and companies like Sadasa, UXiD, Facebook Developer Circle, Indofood, and many more.
With the representatives of respected universities, government agencies and officials, and communities in Yogyakarta present, we took this party as a chance to let them know more about BLOCK71 Yogyakarta. Led by Sazali Johari, the Program Director of BLOCK71 South-East Asia, the open discussion was about the potential collaboration audience and BLOCK71 Yogyakarta served to delegate future collaborations. The discussion included BLOCK71’s programs and facilities that aimed to further boost the startups that have partnered with us and help them grow globally.
The celebration ended with our signature event; KopiChat: Deep Dive Series. In this session, we delve deeper into the startup ecosystem in Yogyakarta with key speakers the Head of Aditif, Saga Iqranegara; CEO of Gamatechno, Aditya Arief Nugraha; CEO of Wideboard & Co-Founder of Srawoeng, Gisneo Pratala; and Managing Partner of G45 Ventures, Arie Liyono and moderated by our General Manager of BLOCK71 Indonesia, Agustin Marjanti. To read more about Kopi Chat: Deep Dive Series click here.