RiseBack.org, a leading affordable education technology platform founded by American Indian serial entrepreneur Dr. Tausif Malik, and Starfindo, the Indonesian Startup for Industry Association operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, have officially inked a strategic partnership to catalyze IT education and startup growth in Indonesia.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed for a 2-year term with the option of renewal, underscores the shared vision of both organizations: to empower students, professionals, and businesses with IT education, foster digitalization, and create high-paying jobs within the Indonesian IT industry.
H. Lukas Dedy Setiyawan, MBA Chairman, Starfindo speaking at the launch said that “Harnessing the power of innovation and entrepreneurship is paramount for Indonesia’s economic growth. Our partnership with RiseBack.org signifies our commitment to fostering a thriving startup ecosystem, where ideas take flight and dreams become reality, insya Allah. Together, we aim to empower the Indonesian IT industry and insya Allah create a brighter, more prosperous future for our nation.”
Collaborative Initiatives in IT Education and Beyond
RiseBack.org and Starfindo are set to embark on a series of collaborative initiatives aimed at achieving their common objectives. These initiatives may include joint educational programs, bootcamps, workshops, seminars, research projects, and other activities that promote skill development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Both H. Lukas Dedy Setiyawan and Dr. Tausif Malik said “As we unite with Starfindo, we’re dedicated to empowering Indonesia’s demographic dividend and particularly uplifting its women and underprivileged. Through affordable IT education, we aim to equip Indonesian women with the skills to lead, innovate, and drive positive change in our nation.”
Shared Resources for Enhanced Quality
A key facet of this partnership involves the sharing of educational content, resources, and expertise to elevate the quality of IT education and vocational training offered in Indonesia. By pooling their strengths, RiseBack.org and Starfindo aim to address the growing demand for skilled IT professionals.
“Indonesia is the future hub for startups and IT sourcing. With its youthful energy and untapped potential, we see immense opportunities for growth and innovation. Our vision of affordable IT education is to empower every Indonesian, regardless of background, to partake in this exciting journey and be a driving force in the digital era” said Dr. Tausif Malik, Founder of RiseBack.org.
Promoting Innovation and Job Creation
Together, the organizations will actively promote each other’s endeavors within their respective networks and marketing channels. Their joint efforts will contribute to the development of a thriving startup culture, innovation ecosystem, and employment opportunities in the Indonesian IT sector.
Supporting Indonesia’s Demographic Dividend
RiseBack.org is committed to supporting Indonesia’s demographic dividend, recognizing the nation’s youth population as a valuable asset. Affordable IT education plays a pivotal role in enhancing the skills of the Indonesian workforce, aligning with government initiatives to harness this demographic dividend for economic growth.
RiseBack Rise n Start Pitch Event
As a testament to their commitment to nurturing entrepreneurship, Starfindo will support the “RiseBack Rise n Start Pitch” event organized by RiseBack. This platform will provide aspiring students from high school and universities with an opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas and solutions, fostering a culture of innovation and offering a chance to access resources, mentorship, and potential investment. The event is free to participate.