Solo, Surakarta – May 13, 2018. AIESEC in Uiversitas Sebelas Maret held a youth activation event entitled Youth Speak Forum Solo 2018 with the theme of Edge of Youth in Digital Entrepreneur Collaboration Era. The forum aims to bring together youth in Solo with expert practitioners in the startup field, to create multi-generational discussions in order to get fresh ideas to make a good impact in Solo, especially in the economic sector. In appointing the theme, Youth Speak Forum Solo 2018 based the theme of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) number 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDGs number 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
Youth Speak Forum Solo held on May 12, 2018 at Hotel Aziza Ballroom, packed in a one-day event where during it, there are three main sessions consists of: Inspire, Engage, and Act. At the Inspire session, the participants met with three keynote speakers to hear their thoughts on start up development nowadays. At Engage sessions, participants discussin small forums guided by facilitators who are also CEOs and then submit their project ideas to be developed as a form of Act sessions.
Seeing the potential startup in the city of Solo for its happening among the youth, AIESEC in UNS invited 5 growing startup CEOs with their respective inspirational backgrounds, Irvandias Sanjaya (CEO Design For Dreams), Ryo Juara (CEO & Founder EVO & DELIVO), Carl Ideas (CEO of Ideasmart), Gisneo Pratala (CEO & Founder Wideoboard), and Agustinus Adhityap (CEO Triponyu).
Rahmi, one of the participants who is a student of Industrial Engineering UNS admitted motivated because of this event. “I feel dare to not just be a formal worker, instead everyone have their own passion, so just do what you like and passionate for.” said Rahmi.
During the session, Gisneo, one of the speakers emphasized the message “make your business as something that you love, why do I need to be here and why I do not have to be there. Do not do something we are not good at.”
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