What it Takes To Be Top Female Founders in Southeast Asia

Innovative Academy Hub - Bulaksumur H6, UGM YK, Caturtunggal, Depok Sub-District, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia Yogyakarta, 55284
Tue, May 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (WIB)

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About this event

We are celebrating female founder month of May with a panel with top female founders from Singapore and Yogyakarta who will share with us their challenges and insights into their lonely journey.

About the Speakers

Josephine Wong is a co-founder of QED. QED was founded on the mission to bring global awareness to the power and promise of Modern Day Southeast Asia. Through a range of carefully curated programs, QED shines the spotlight on bold-thinking companies harnessing refreshing creativity and the latest technology to improve the way millions live, work and play.

Prior to QED, Josephine was a Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) North America practice. Subsequently, Josephine joined the Portfolio Management team at Temasek International, the Singapore-based investment firm with a US$200 billion portfolio, where she led strategic reviews to identify and implement value creation initiatives for portfolio companies across the Consumer & Retail and Financial Services sectors.

Josephine earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will be flying in from Singapore for the event.

Tety Sianipar is a co-founder and CTO of Kerjabilitas. Together with other 2 co-founders, Tety founded Kerjabilitas, job matching platform for people with disability. The platform started in June 2015 and has been serving more than 7,000 job seekers with disability, and partnering with more than1,500 employers from all over Indonesia. The Initial fund came from Ford Foundation Indonesia after winning an idea competition in 2014. In 2016, Kerjabilitas was selected as one of the startups from Indonesia for Google Launchpad Accelerator in Silicon Valley.

The idea of Kerjabilitas came after her 3-year journey with non-profit work. Previously, she has worked as a media and communication specialist to develop and utilize technology for 2 international NGOs, focusing on issues such as diversity, women, and disability in Java, East Nusa Tenggara, and West Sumatra.

Prior to that, she has worked for 3 years as a game and mobile developer at Gameloft Indonesia and Suara Surabaya Media after graduating with an informatics degree from UPN Yogyakarta. She is locally based in Yogyakarta.

About the Moderator

Casper Sermsuksan is the co-founder of Kulina, Google-backed food delivery service in Jakarta, and the founding director of Startup Grind Yogyakarta. Previously, he was leading a product strategy and marketing at Product Madness in San Francisco and London, growing the company's top game to a record of $200M annual revenue. His prior experience includes product management, data science and finance at Belkin, Amazon, Sony Pictures and Deloitte in both the US and Asia. Casper graduated with a degree in business administration focusing on entrepreneurship from the Unversity of Southern California's Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.

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  • Josephine Wong

    Josephine Wong



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  • Tety Sianipar

    Tety Sianipar


    Co-Founder & CTO

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  • When

    Tuesday, May 8
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (WIB)


    Innovative Academy Hub
    Bulaksumur H6, UGM YK, Caturtunggal, Depok Sub-District, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia Yogyakarta55284

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