World Café Event hosted at UNPAR September 27th 2018 in Bandung / Indonesia
Based on a variety of social entrepreneurship sectors and activities, the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies Program in Business Administration of Parahyangan Catholic University in collaboration with the Regional Government of Cimahi City organized the International Conference of Business Administration in 2018 (ICBA 2018). To provide more synergy with the conference, International Office of UNPAR also organized a world cafe of social entrepreneurship. The world cafe event was simultaneously conducted at the first floor, in the co-working space for business incubation of Cimahi Technopark.
The aim of the world café is to discuss, disseminate and facilitate students who want to explore and envolve in the world of socio entrepreneurship. This event was steered by Mr. Elivas Simatupang (Regional Development Planning Board of Cimahi City) and Ms. Fiona Ekaristi (Faculty member of Business Administration Department of UNPAR), accompanied by Mrs. Ratih Indraswari (International Office of UNPAR), Mrs. Tutik Rachmawati (Faculty member of Public Administration Department of UNPAR) and Mrs. Maria Widyarini (Head of MBA Program of UNPAR). At this event Mr. Simatupang presented an introduction of the concept of social entrepreneurship. To be more local and relevant to Indonesia context, he presented two case studies of developing previously discriminated communities in Cimahi Municipality. As part of excercise participants were then divided into several working groups following five steps of making an SE business model namely semphatize, define, ideate, prototype and test (Vial, 2018).
Situated in a real common room for tenants of business incubation programe of Cimahi municipality, there were 70 domestic lecturers, domestic and foreign students who participated in the event. Foreign participants were originated from 11 countries of Australia, Germany, France, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Philippines, East Timor, Madagascar, China and Thailand. There were also representatives of partner universities in the INSPIRE of Erasmus + Programme namely Udayana University Bali, North Sumatra University of Medan, and Andalas University of Padang. More information can be found on: http://io.unpar.ac.id/inspire-introducing-social-entrepreneurship-indonesian-higher-education/