Head of Partnership, HUBUD
Maria is an expert in Public-Private Partnership and Project Management in multilateral programs. She has been involved in raising funds for Bali’s first coworking space, Hubud, and the Coworking Alliance, where she also helped build the coworking space ecosystem across Asia Pacific.
Graduated as a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Indonesia, Maria is also a community leader for one of the world’s well-known venture capitals, Techstars, in Asia Pacific and has organized Startup Weekend Bali for six times.
She has also been involved as program curator, mentor, and organizer for several entrepreneurial and startup programs, such as Axiata Young CEO Program di Malaysia, Startup Weekend in Bali, and Youth Co:Lab Indonesia, as well as, University of New South Wales Business School’s Social Innovation Program.
Saniy is the co-founder of [E]thical, a platform that aspires to support ethical entrepreneurship in Indonesian youth. As a Public Relations graduate from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia, she has extended experiences in media relations, community engagement, as well as digital communications. She is passionate in being involved in projects tackling sustainability issues. She has been involved in several social projects and help social enterprises to amplify their impact through digital communication strategy at For Good. In addition, she has been actively involved in several volunteering projects in the past, such as being an educator and facilitator for the National Alliance of Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement and Enviro Challenge’s environmental competition.
Founder, Ran Welum Foundation
Emmanuela Shinta is a Dayak leader, activist, filmmaker and writer with a reputation for leading and empowering young people. Her work has been recognized widely in Asia Pacific, including being the icon of Asian Geographic issue 117 Planet Under Fire and featured in UNICEF Global White Paper Women Health & Climate 2017. With organization called Ranu Welum Foundation which she founded in 2016, she has trained more than 100 young indigenous people to be able to use camera to tell their causes. She has been speaking on behalf of her communities in regional and international forum about public misconception on Dayak people and bringing the stories from the ground up to global audience through short videos and documentaries.
Co-Founder, For Good
A corporate worker turned sustainability entrepreneur, Irma is currently leading an all women team at her consultancy group, For Good. For the past two years, she has worked with more than a dozen organizations and social startups in accelerating their impact and expanding their reach through communications and community engagement.
She has extended experiences in business development, entrepreneurship, communication strategy, as well as environmental management. A Master of Environment from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Indonesia, Irma strives in combining her knowledge and skills in the two areas and applying them in every work she does. Her strongest drive is to make impact on sustainability through her work.
Making sure that entrepreneurs run their business in the most responsible way possible is her mission. That’s why she has been deeply involved in several business acceleration programs and events as a mentor and facilitator, such as Startup Weekend, the Ocean Youth Summit, Food for the Future dan UNDP’s Youth Co:Lab. She is also the co-founder of [E]thical, an organization thriving to bring ethical entrepreneurship to Indonesia’s underserved youth, and a YSEALI's 2019 Professional Fellow.