Ignition and Mindset


Exactly minggu kemarin, I spent my weekend to join the ignition of 1000startup digital di kampus Universitas Trisakti Jakarta. First time to come to this campus too anyway, dan it’s totally worth it.

Acara ini diinisiasi oleh Kibar, dan sebenarnya saya dulu ketika tingkat akhir di kampus, juga sempat mengikuti mata kuliah “Technology Based Business” di SBM ITB, which is also the initiation from Kibar as well and the first course opened about startup in campus in Indonesia. Cool isn’t it!

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To the point. Acara ignition ini diisi dengan dengan 5 panel discussions dengan topik berbeda-beda, dengan tujuan membentuk pola pikir tentang membangun sebuah startup itu sendiri.

Yap emphasize once more “membangun pola pikir” adalah hal utama yang perlu dikuatkan before we create a startup.

How should I begin? What to do? What do I need? What is the vision I should create?

Adalah pertanyaan utama kebanyakan orang ketika ingin membangun sebuah startup, and all of them are answered through these 5 panel discussions.

Find a Problem and Solve it!

I think that’s the first and foremost main point yang perlu ditanam di alam bawah sadar oleh para calon founder.

Creating a startup is not about starting a business and get the profit, but instead it’s all about how could we solve people problem and create a value out of this

Dan to be honest itu sejalan dengan salah satu visi hidup yang ingin saya capai which is bermanfaat untuk orang lain. I wish I could really be able to contribute something to people and according to my background, my present and my dreams I have a chance to choose this startup way to achieve that long term life-goal.

A Strong Reason and Persistent

That the second main point I got by hearing the panel discussions. Setiap pembicara memiliki their own story, dan jangan berharap startup story mereka seperti yang tertulis di cerita-cerita Disney which almost all of them has a happy life with a happy ending ever-after.

Alasan kita harus kuat sebelum membangun startup agar tercipta persistensi yang besar ketika menjalankannya

If it is just for money only, or so that we could have happy weekend in our every weekday, it’s better to stop dreaming to enter the startup life. You will directly get depressed and give up in a glance. We need to be persistent and ready to ‘gamble’ our life with hundreds of challenges and problems everyday waiting to be solved

Collaboration and Vision

Trust me (dari para pembicara), they won’t be able to create a big impact to society if they created those startups ALONE apalagi tanpa visi yang besar. That’s the third main point of this ignition phase.

You DO need to collaborate, therefore you need a co-founder

Saya pribadi dulu waktu di kampus pernah iseng nyobain buka bisnis sendiri, and I really felt how depressed I am to initiate and create a sustainable one. Because I didn’t have support from anyone, terutama ketika diri sudah merasakan putus asa dan enggan untuk terus maju. Persistensi tadi dapat dibangun dengan kolaborasi. Dan dengan kolaborasi we are also able to have a big vision in the future, so we always have a strong reason to keep moving forward since we have a big meaningful vision to achieve together.

Idea is Cheap but Execution is Expensive

Well, one for all, teori di atas hanyalah sebatas teori dan semuanya klise dan normatif jika tidak diikuti dengan AKSI yang nyata. Oke ini sebenernya juga rada JLEB ke saya sih.

Startup is not about idea, startup is about execution

Semua pembicara di atas, ga akan jadi seperti sekarang tanpa keberanian eksekusi. Mau sebagus apapun ide kita tanpa eksekusi yang nyata, ga akan jadi apa-apa. Ide yang biasa tapi diiringi dengan eksekusi yang kongkrit bisa terus melakukan recursive improvement dan in the end berdampak untuk banyak orang.

So let’s just do it!

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