HUBba Kabar Changemakers

Gliding into H2 2023, we’re hosting more events than ever. Honored to see the return of Cartier Women’s Initiative 2023 – Speaker Series Jakarta in April and May. A gathering of illustrious Indonesian women change-makers with their impactful business and personal journeys.

And our greatest pleasure came a few weeks later when Indonesia CWI 2023 Fellow, Denica Flesch, of SukkhaCitta ethical fashion brand, snatched 1st Winner for Asia Region in Paris. 

We welcomed guests from far and wide. Our friends from Impact Hub Shanghai visited Jakarta in May to learn about the Indonesian Impact Ecosystem and StartUp scene. The same month saw us host Grad School Students from Sam M. Walton College of Business – University of Arkansas. Organized by Bali Institute, which saw the 30+ Students and Faculty Members visit Bali and Jakarta, gaining invaluable cultural insights and immersive experiences.    

The multi-month UN Live Museum Project @ Pos Bloc concluded in May. A truly rewarding experience to connect Jakarta communities with those around the world on the topic of Climate Change.  

We look forward to a dynamic H2 2023 with more exciting programs and events for the rest of the year. 

Stay curious. Stay impactful

Dian Hasan

Impact Hub Jakarta – Cofounder & Managing Director

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Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI 2023) – Speaker Series I Empowering Women Entrepreneurs via Inclusive Collaboration For Collective Impact

Humbled beyond measure hosting Cartier Women’s Initiative 2023 – Speaker Series I in April. Glad to run the event at the beautiful Hutan Plataran Event Space at GBK Stadium Complex in downtown Jakarta. Focusing of Empowering Women Entrepreneurs via Inclusive Collaboration For Collective Impact, attended by 50+ women leaders, community leaders, change-makers, and the media.  It was a sheer pleasure to celebrate the achievements of two CWI 2023 Fellows: Denica Flesch of SukkhaCitta from Indonesia and Mint Lim of the School of Concepts from Singapore.Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI 2023) – Speaker Series II “Harnessing The Power of Collaboration for Women Driving Collective Impact”

The stellar cast of inspiring women returned for Cartier Women’s Initiative 2023 – Speaker Series II. This time we hosted it, and prepped and decorated our space extensively. Marking a momentous occasion as we bring together incredible women from all walks of life, united in their dedication to collective impact through collaboration. As we came together to explore “Harnessing The Power of Collaboration for Women Driving Collective Impact” from various perspectives, the stage was graced by remarkable speakers, each a force in their own right.
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COMBLANGIN Investor Series

Excited to see our signature event series – COMBLANGIN, Community Building and Networking – back for the first time in 2023. We gathered with impact-driven startups and investors in the areas of: Climate Action, Circular Economy, Food Innovation & Security, Waste to Energy, and Water Security.

Honored to see some of Indonesia’s most progressive StartUp Founders and Leaders;, @nazavawater, and Recoolit.What made it extra special was our friends from Impact Hub Shanghai @impacthubshanghai attending, able to see the stellar cast of StartUps we showcased at the event. 
Special shout out to the esteemed investors who attended: @enpulse_ventures@modalkuid@eastventures, SHEN Impact Ventures, Go

High, and AMPower Capital!

Impact Hub Shanghai Jakarta Visit

One of the key rewards of being in the Impact Hub Global Network is engaging with fellow Hubbers worldwide. So it was extra special to play host to our friends from Impact Hub Shanghai

We filled their days with meetups with StartUp and Social Enterprise Founders, visiting creative lifestyle compound Mbloc @mblocspace, and a tour of Jakarta. Naturally, mouthwatering food ensued from Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, like Padang Food from West Sumatra, that’s world- famous for its Rendang beef dish. They fell in love with Jamu, Indonesia’s traditional healthy tonic beverages, and we were happy to connect them with our IHJ Community Member, Suwe Ora Jamu @suweorajamu28, pioneers of modern Jamu in a bottle.  
Impact Hub Shanghai Team attended COMBLANGIN networking event and quickly learned about the dynamics of the Indonesian impact startup ecosystem.

Halal Bihalal – Post Ramadhan Gathering

At  Impact Hub Jakarta, we prioritize people and their needs above all else. We believe that businesses exist to solve problems for people, and this philosophy is the key to our success. Community building is a labor-intensive process, where winning hearts happens one person at a time. 

To mark the end of Ramadhan fasting month and Eid Festivities, we hosted a Halal Bihalalgathering with our members and tenants. It was a meaningful gathering, akin to American Thanksgiving. Reconnecting with our community members, sharing heartwarming stories of what Ramadan meant to everyone. 

University of Arkansas Grad Students Jakarta Visit

Our second overseas visitor, from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, although from a much farther distance.

We were delighted to host a panel discussion on the Impact Ecosystem & StartUp for graduate business students from the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. The event was organized by Bali Institute, a Bali-based organization that designs immersive experiences for international communities interested in Balinese and Indonesian culture.

The event took place at Impact Hub Jakarta and lasted the entire day. During the event, we connected the students with various Impact Ecosystems and StartUps, including B Lab, Makadaya, and Alunjiva. An experience that allowed them to share their journeys and challenges.

Sharing perspectives with diverse audiences is always a welcome experience.

Updates from our Impact Community

SukkhaCitta Receives First Place Regional Awards for Cartier Women’s Initiative
Congratulations to Denica Flesch, Founder and CEO of SukkhaCitta for winning 1st place for the Cartier Women’s Initiative 2023 – Regional Awards for South and Central Asia!

SukkhaCitta is a Social Enterprise changing lives in rural Indonesia, working directly with women artisans in villages across Java to handcraft ethically-made fashion. 

Find out more about SukkhaCitta here!

ANGIN: LinkUp Speed Dating


We are pleased to invite you to participate in “Link Up: Startup Speed Dating”, an exclusive VCs, Angels, and startup speed-dating event in Indonesia. 

This event is powered by T-Connect, Tinc and Xendit, hosted by ANGIN. Here the startup founders will be matched with VCs and Angels for 1:1 curate meeting in Jakarta. There will also be a networking session (open to all applicants) for founders and investors by the end of the event.

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For further info, please reach out to Inne from ANGIN team ([email protected])

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