In October 2021, ICC announced the creation of the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship Jakarta to equip entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region with the tools and skills to grow their businesses.
In partnership with ICC Indonesia, the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship Jakarta works with various stakeholders, including businesses, chambers of commerce, local chamber of commerce, academic institutions, international corporation, intergovernmental and governmental agencies, to connect local entrepreneurs to global markets. The Centre of Entrepreneurship Jakarta will mentor local start-ups, educate young entrepreneurs, and provide small businesses with resources to digitise and expand their operations.
Based in Jakarta, the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship is uniquely placed to support Indonesia’s community of 64 million small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and growing start-up ecosystem. Despite the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia remains Southeast Asia’s largest economy with the World Bank estimating that the country’s GDP is expected to grow as much as 5% in 2022. Given Indonesia’s economic importance, the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship Asia-Pacific Hub will play a critical role in supporting local innovation and preparing the next generation of business leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
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