ProCodeCG codeMeetUp() #62 – Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur

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Today, Founder and CEO of GeekHunter, Ken Ratri Iswari, showed us about Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur πŸ™‚

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Ken Ratri Iswari is one of those rare and successful CEO. She got her Bachelor and Master Degree from SBM ITB, both cum laude πŸ™‚ She has impressive professional experiences too, that later are very useful in helping her starting up GeekHunter.

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The awesome audience πŸ™‚

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If you think girls in IT would look so dull and nerdy, take a look at this one πŸ™‚

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After you graduate, what do you want to do? Most will answer that they will get married, or running family business, applying for a job and start up a company.

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The fact is that the statistic of unemployment rate for diploma/bachelor degree is very high.

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While the entrepreneur rate in Indonesia is very low compared to Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

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The biggest reasons of why Indonesia is lacking of entrepreneur are these

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Plus, becoming a founder of startup is a full of stress and pressure. Lots of start up founder committed suicide due of mental breakdown.

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So are you sure you want to be an entrepreneur?

#1: you have to be mentally prepared.

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#2: you should be able to deal with failures

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The most common mental problems of entrepreneur is depression, ADHD and anxiety problems.

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Again, are you sure?

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#4: change your lifestyle. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean that you will get cash quickly and immediately become rich and successful.

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#5: find your way to survive.

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#6: exit plan?

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#7: thinking is not enough. do something.

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#8: survive a year. minimum.

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#9: look around to see if the environment support to you.

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The signs that you are not eligible to be an entrepreneur.

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Be a dreamer that do!

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Brace yourself. And may the force be with you πŸ˜€

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This is us! Fully inspired and enlightened! πŸ™‚

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As usual, we have lots of discussion and networking after the session πŸ™‚

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That’s the point of codeMeetUp()! To attract the tribe with the same vibe, and create good things πŸ˜‰ Thank you Ken and GeekHunter πŸ™‚

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