Today, Founder and CEO of GeekHunter, Ken Ratri Iswari, showed us about Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur 🙂
Ken Ratri Iswari is one of those rare and successful CEO. She got her Bachelor and Master Degree from SBM ITB, both cum laude 🙂 She has impressive professional experiences too, that later are very useful in helping her starting up GeekHunter.
The awesome audience 🙂
If you think girls in IT would look so dull and nerdy, take a look at this one 🙂
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.
The fact is that the statistic of unemployment rate for diploma/bachelor degree is very high.
While the entrepreneur rate in Indonesia is very low compared to Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.
The biggest reasons of why Indonesia is lacking of entrepreneur are these
Plus, becoming a founder of startup is a full of stress and pressure. Lots of start up founder committed suicide due of mental breakdown.
So are you sure you want to be an entrepreneur?
#1: you have to be mentally prepared.
#2: you should be able to deal with failures
The most common mental problems of entrepreneur is depression, ADHD and anxiety problems.
Again, are you sure?
#4: change your lifestyle. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean that you will get cash quickly and immediately become rich and successful.
#5: find your way to survive.
#6: exit plan?
#7: thinking is not enough. do something.
#8: survive a year. minimum.
#9: look around to see if the environment support to you.
The signs that you are not eligible to be an entrepreneur.
Be a dreamer that do!
Brace yourself. And may the force be with you 😀
This is us! Fully inspired and enlightened! 🙂
As usual, we have lots of discussion and networking after the session 🙂
That’s the point of codeMeetUp()! To attract the tribe with the same vibe, and create good things 😉 Thank you Ken and GeekHunter 🙂