Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Responding to the lack of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Vice President Jusuf Kalla appreciated the cooperation between universities and the Indonesian Association of Young Entrepreneurs (HIPMI) as an effort to develop entrepreneurship spirit among university students.

“Now, the students can compete on how to build start-ups. Local companies should be developed (through) cooperation between universities and entrepreneurs so they will get the learning,” said the Vice President when he received HIPMI chairman Bahlil Lahadalia along with the executive committee of the second HIPMI jamboree for university students in ASEAN Universities at the Office of the Vice President, Jakarta, on Monday (Aug. 21).

The Vice President then exemplified his experience as a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). At that time, he continued, KADIN in cooperation with one of the universities in Makassar held a business training to prospective graduates for five days with activities ranging from discussions with successful local entrepreneurs to internship in some companies.

“After attending the training, these graduate candidates got certificates. They could not have their diploma certificates unless they had the training certificates,” said the Vice President.

On that occasion, the Vice President also expressed his willingness to receive HIPMI’s invitation to formally open the jamboree which will be held on 10 to 14 October 2017 in Medan, North Sumatera.

He also advised that the materials presented at the jamboree is practical and easy to be implemented by the participants after wards.

According to Bahlil, this entrepreneurial jamboree for beginners is a business incubator built by HIPMI to cultivate and foster entrepreneurial spirit especially among universitystudents.

Last year, the jamboree was held in Bandung, West Java province and attended by around 7,500 participants from six countries in ASEAN. (SR / FM, KIP Setwapres)