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Bukalapak trains small entrepreneurs one city at a time

Bukalapak Community recently held an event where about 200 small and medium entrepreneurs in Palu, Central Sulawesi, could learn about how to take good pictures, write enticing introductions for their businesses and promote their wares. The event in July, called Learning to Sell with Community, also taught participants how to make their customers happy. In […]

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Bukalapak CEO: Our rivals may have a ton of money, but we’re ‘the most efficient’

How do you beat a competitor with pockets thousands of times deeper than yours? That was a predicament Bukalapak CEO Achmad Zaky faced during the company’s early days in 2012, when a “European player” entered Indonesia and started to flood the market with generous subsidies. “It made me sad. I thought Bukalapak was going to die because […]

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Bukalapak’s CEO: Indonesia needs more digital literacy

As a university student, Achmad Zaky was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. While studying information technology at the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), he launched his first business with a few friends — a chicken noodle stall. After just six months, the funds dried up and the business went bankrupt, opening Zaky up to launch […]

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For its next trick, Bukalapak will get Indonesia’s rural population to shop online

You may think of Bukalapak – Indonesia’s most recently minted unicorn – as an ecommerce company. But co-founder and CEO Achmad Zaky thinks it’s a lot more than that. “Ecommerce is just one of our businesses,” he said while being interviewed on stage at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2018 today. “We also have finance, as well as […]

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Karo farmers hone skills in coffee production with help from Starbucks

Karo regency in North Sumatra was previously known for producing oranges. However, crop failures due to pests have led local farmers to grow coffee instead. The regency’s head of farming, Sarjana Purba, said on Friday during a handover ceremony of Starbucks Indonesia coffee beans at the Starbucks Farmer Support Center (FSC) in Brastagi, North Sumatra, […]

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Kopi Sumatra Paling Digemari di Seluruh Starbucks Dunia

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Gerai kopi Starbucks punya ragam pilihan biji kopi, mulai dari asal Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya hingga Sumatra. Dari banyak biji kopi, Sumatra adalah paling digemari. “Kami menjual lebih dari 10 jenis biji kopi, tapi kopi Sumatera selalu menjadi nomor satu. Tak hanya di Indonesia, juga di seluruh dunia,” kata Direktur Starbucks Indonesia Anthony […]

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Starbucks Farmer Support Center, Satu-Satunya di Indonesia

MEDAN, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia boleh berbangga karena kopi Sumatera bisa ditemukan di 28 ribu gerai Starbucks di seluruh dunia dan menjadi yang paling digemari. Namun, ada hal lain yang juga membuat kita warga Indonesia patut berbangga, yakni adanya Farmer Support Center (FSC) Starbucks di Indonesia, tepatnya di Brastagi, Sumatera Utara. Tidak hanya menjadi satu-satunya di […]

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