Being An Entrepreneur: Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion


“The risk of failure is so high that there’s a good chance I’m investing years of my life in things that will ultimately fail.”

- Entrepreneur, Generation Startup

Most startups don't make it beyond their early stage.

To start a company, you have to be bold, ambitious, innovative and some may even say, a little crazy. You’re taking chances, constantly battling with the unknown, working non stop. It’s a leap of faith, that others will believe in your product as you do.

You learn to fail but you also learn to get back up again. The low’s are low but the high’s make up for it all in the end.

To celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, 500 Startups together with @america are hosting the screening of Generation Startup, a documentary that takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship featuring 6 startup entrepreneurs from across USA. The documentary follows them for 2 years on their incredible journey of trials, struggles and triumphs in making their startups work.

"Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake."

But what does it mean to be an entrepreneur in Southeast Asia?

To answer that question, we’ll be hosting a panel discussion at the end of the screening to draw parallels between the entrepreneurial journeys in the east and the west. Between the Valley and Southeast Asia.

Moderated by Ashraf Sinclair, Venture Partner at 500 Startups, you will hear from Andreas Senjaya, CEO of iGrow, Doni Priliandi, Founder & CEO of Happy5 and Ihsan Fadhlur Rahman, Founder & CEO of Infonesia on their struggles and triumphs as entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.

Program schedule

6.00 pm: Arrival of guests, registrations and networking

6.30 pm: Event opening by @america

6.35 pm: Welcome remarks from the US Embassy & 500 Startups

6.45 pm: Documentary screening

8.15 pm: Being an entrepreneur in Southeast Asia’ panel discussion kicks off

9.00 pm: Event ends

About 500 Startups: We are a global venture capital firm and accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley with over US$400M under management and 1800 companies across 50 countries in our portfolio.

500 Startups has become the most active early-stage investor in the Southeast Asian region with over 180 investments into the most talented, passionate founders and promising, high-growth startups including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, Revolution Precrafted and Gilmour Space Technologies.

About @america: @america is the US Embassy's American cultural center located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Their mission is to provide a space for young Indonesians to learn more about the United States and to share ideas about issues that both Americans and Indonesians care about.

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Wed Aug 23, 2017
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