Spark Indonesia is a social impact organization that is on a journey to develop Indonesia both socially and environmentally. The time has come where young Indonesians must take action for the greater good of their country, and we at Spark are here to help. Social entrepreneurship in Indonesia is growing, and that along with social impact in Indonesia as a whole must be nourished so to create the most positive changes. The Spark Summit is a social impact summit and gathering where top university students from Indonesia meet to discuss how they can best create social change in the country. 

 

 

 

 

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We, like you, are only beginning our journeys to driving lasting change.
SPark indonesia team 

STEPHANIE SEPUTRA

 

Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Growing up in Jakarta, Stephanie was exposed to the inequalities of life quite early in her life - and that is why for Stephanie the change that she wants to see in the world is to level the playing field in Indonesia, specifically by increasing opportunities for people to pursue their education and better their social welfare. To date Stephanie had started a couple of initiatives including Bentley Indonesian Students Association, Project Push Pin and Spark Indonesia as well as being involved in student-run organization such as PERMIAS Massachusetts.

 

CLARA LINANDA

 

Having been raised by a true believer in entrepreneurship and hard work, Clara has learned to acknowledge the power of education and inspiration to change individuals, communities, and even entire nations. Having been exposed to a life that is incomparable to that of her parents’, her goal is to step out of this ‘bubble’ and bring others with her - in hopes that increased equality and a strong education system will lead to a nation that moves nowhere else but forward. Throughout her high school and university years so far, she has gained meaningful experiences through kickstarting various projects, founding her own travel startup, her position as President of PERMIAS Massachusetts, and being an active member in communities such as Delta Sigma Pi and Babson Indonesian Association. Currently, she is an intern at Plug and Play Tech Center, the most active VC in Silicon Valley and the largest startup accelerator in the world. 

 

JAMES PRATAMA

 

James hopes that in learning about social entrepreneurship, he can make an impact back home in Indonesia where a significant amount of its people are subject to different kinds of injustice. Currently, James is a Junior at Babson College, where he is President of both Babson Social Impact Club and Babson Indonesian Association. Additionally, James is the founder of Orange Papaya (www.orangepapaya.org), a fair trade company that partners with Indonesian social enterprises to create joint-products that they bring worldwide. James is a Fellow at StartingBloc and CGIU (Clinton Global Initiative University), an organization created by President Bill Clinton to bring together change leaders from universities around the world. James has interned at Prep Corps, a U.S. social enterprise that leverages its test prep business to fund its nonprofit in Paraguay, and will be interning at Traveloka this summer, currently the largest online travel agency in South East Asia. 

 

 

NICHOLAS TANIADI

 

From a small age, Nicholas has been continuously reminded of the need to give back to the community. He believes that people are too disconnected in today’s world, and they have lost touch with their own communities. By creating social change through entrepreneurship, Nicholas hopes to create more community engagement and raise awareness of the social issues that matter, especially on the topic of sustainable energy production. As a freshman at Babson College, Nicholas is involved in AIESEC Boston and is part of the college’s Honor Board. He was also involved in the creation of a business that raises the awareness of causes, such as Breast Cancer and Water Conservation, by selling cause-specific bracelets.

 

 

ANANT MATAI

 

Anant is a self-proclaimed everything geek—his interests take him from coffee to diving to urban exploration. At the University of Chicago, Anant is studying Sociology and Economics, while hoping to add a component in the Environmental Sciences. He works for the university's newspaper, is a barista, and did his divemaster over his gap year. 

On his gap year, Anant also spent a lot of time in Jakarta, getting to know different people in the development and start-up ecosystem, as well as the many facets of Jakarta. This sparked an interest in sustainable business, and he hasn't looked back since! As an Indian who grew up in  Jakarta, Indonesia, Anant is tied strongly to both worlds, and wants to eventually work in impact investing and sustainable development. He hopes to create a framework through which young professionals can access impact-related fields, and achieve their highest potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPark San Francisco team 

also known as: The Intersect

CLARA LINANDA

 

Having been raised by a true believer in entrepreneurship and hard work, Clara has learned to acknowledge the power of education and inspiration to change individuals, communities, and even entire nations. Having been exposed to a life that is incomparable to that of her parents’, her goal is to step out of this ‘bubble’ and bring others with her - in hopes that increased equality and a strong education system will lead to a nation that moves nowhere else but forward. Throughout her high school and university years so far, she has gained meaningful experiences through kickstarting various projects, founding her own travel startup, her position as President of PERMIAS Massachusetts, and being an active member in communities such as Delta Sigma Pi and Babson Indonesian Association. Currently, she is an intern at Plug and Play Tech Center, the most active VC in Silicon Valley and the largest startup accelerator in the world. 

 

TAMARA GONDO 

 

Tamara is a undergraduate at Biola University, double majoring in Sociology and Communication Studies, and double minoring in Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation and Biblical studies. Her experiences has immersed her in diverse culture and worldview, thus she is passionate about seeking for justice all, regardless of their race, background, gender or religion. As an aspiring change maker, her experiences cover being in the intersection of corporations and nonprofits. In 2013 as a response to the growing apathy of her friend group, she started her own non-profit, Second Chance Initiative, focusing on empowering youth and building sustainable communities. In the future, Tamara hopes to travel across the globe, interacting with different sectors, to empower women and vulnerable communities.

 

ADELLENE ODELIA TANURI 

 

Growing up in Indonesia, Adelle was constantly confronted with the harsh reality of poverty and inequality in the country she calls home. This early exposure planted the seed of her passion to instigate social change and to create equal opportunities for all, especially through education and financial inclusion. Her holistic experience in the nonprofit, private, and the public sector, allowed her to realize that one of the greatest catalyst for social justice is the unparalleled collaborations across traditionally bounded spheres of society. She believes in the potential of innovative solutions like impact investing, social finance, and social enterprises - where there is a symbiotic relationship between profit and purpose. Her ambitions are reflected in her past involvement in Microfinance at Berkeley, and past internships in the Executive Office of The President and a non-profit based in the Bay Area called The Green Light Fund. 

 

ELIZIA LIAUW

 

Elizia is an undergraduate at University of Southern California with a major in Economics and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Her area of study truly reflects her passion in integrating profit and purpose. Elizia believes in finding solutions that leverages the power of the for-profit sector and the social capital inherent in the nonprofit sector to bring effective and sustainable impact to our surrounding community. Currently Elizia is interning with the PNF group at RBC Wealth Management that focuses on working with non-profits, foundations and endowments. 

 

DIANDRA PRIBADI (Marketing Lead)

 

Diandra Pribadi is an undergraduate at Pepperdine University pursuing an Integrated Marketing Communications major and Accounting Minor. Despite the disconnect between her studies and social work, Diandra intends to utilize her skills in marketing and design in assisting the creation of social good. Her passion for social work began to sprout during high school, when she co-founded Food For Youth, a non-profit focusing on increasing student enrollment and performance by providing food and weekly tutorials. Currently, Diandra is VP of Marketing of the Pepperdine Indonesian Society and Permias L