Never before did founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of even the smallest companies need to think that their command of and understanding of:
... and tracking where they all intersect from moment to moment would ever be so important to how they, their family, their team, their firm survives just the next couple days... and the next couple weeks... and the next couple months, let alone plan for next year.
The fact is that most entrepreneurs today didn’t have to lead through the great recession, they weren’t CEOs during the dot com bubble, they likely didn’t study the economic impacts of the World War I and Spanish Flu one-two punch on the global economy.
How are they to be expected to do anything but follow their guts or the reactionary examples of their peers?
The pandemic has been and will continue to be the great global leveler.
As leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders we should be informed, rational, analytical and rigorous in our thinking.
No one has a crystal ball, but the markets operate virtually 24 hours, and across the globe. As markets open and close, and as their outcomes across all asset classes inform the decisions of every entrepreneur on the ground, we can at least see around the bend and do our very best to make the best decisions we can for our businesses, teams, and families.
George Katsanos joins us and presents the global markets update across all asset classes, providing colour with news and announcements from worldwide economic ecosystem stakeholders.
George is a turnaround and crisis management expert with expertise in Behavioural Finance and Corporate Re-engineering who has advised governments, financial institutions, colleges & universities, and various large and small enterprises in the US, Europe, and in emerging markets.
Startup Grind Grand Rapids' Chapter Director Corey Hart moderates the discussion.
Corey is a serial entrepreneur and startup/founder coach & mentor. He currently serves as the CMO & Co-founder of Telebehavioral Health.US, and as a Senior Business & Startup Advisor for eiconica Advisors.
Wednesday, October 7, we are pleased to host Ken Ratri Iswari of Startup Grind Bandung, Indonesia. Ken will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in her region, as well as provide advice to entrepreneurs at the event.
This event is a recurring event every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY @ 10AM EST.
Experienced Investment Banker and Corporate Finance Executive, George successfully completed engagements with governments, colleges and universities, privately owned and publicly traded companies in Europe, the U.S. and in emerging markets. Broad-based expertise includes family offices, private equity, portfolio management, manager selection and real estate management. In banking, previous engagements included commercial and residential banking, sales and marketing of financial products to individuals and companies, wealth management, retail and corporate lending, small business lending, compliance, risk management, cybersecurity, and KYC. In the hospitality sector, experience includes hotels, restaurants, food and wine producers, and supply chain management. In higher education, George has assessed the sustainable competitive advantage of colleges and universities, with a view to improving outcomes for students. Dedicated to building effective relationships with clients and providing support to stakeholders and management teams.
Ken Ratri Iswari got her bachelor and MBA degree from School of Business and Management ITB and graduated from the institution with distinction (cum laude, GPA 3.90/4.00). Ken was the best achiever for Business Leadership and Human Capital Management. Ken is also awarded scholarship from Total E&P for 9 consecutive years and a recipient of Australia Awards Indonesia's Short Term Scholarship.
Ken started her professional career as Account Manager in P&G and as Recruiter in Shell. Pursuing her passion in entrepreneurship, she decided to quit her multinational corporation career and joined a start-up incubator, Contenga International (now Liv.it) as Human Capital Manager. In 2013, Ken officially established Geekhunter, IT recruitment consultant together with her business partner, Yunita Anggraeni.
Ken is awarded Founder of the Year by JABAR Digital Awards 2019. She is on the list of Gen.T Indonesia Tatler 2018 as 50 Young Game-Changers Shaping Indonesia's Future; Cleo Magazine's 30 Under 30 Young, Passionate and Successful Women; Recruiting Daily's 300+ Women in HR Technology Worth Watching. Ken is also serving as a mentor for Gerakan 1000 Startup Digital and The Greater Hub Accelerator. Until now, Ken is the director of Startup Grind Bandung and country's ambassador for She Loves Tech 2019.
Ken has been featured in various media and has been invited to speak in various events such as TechinAsia 2015-2019, The NextDev Conference, Innovfest Unbound Singapore 2017, Gerakan 1000 Startup Digital, Slush Singapore 2016, StudentxCEO Summit 2016, Women in IT 2016, TEDx TelkomU, Startup Weekend, and various startup events.
With Geekhunter, Ken is aiming to help tech companies hiring the right IT professional; help IT professional to have a better and meaningful career; and promote Indonesia's tech talents. Afterall, it's about improving life through opportunities.
Her skills and expertise are especially on Tech Recruitment, Entrepreneurship, and Business Development. Ken is actively involved in various start-up communities and shaping Indonesia's tech talent ecosystem.
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