The Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) aims to catalyse Indonesia’s entrepreneurship strategies by working in partnership with existing programs and linking aspiring Indonesian entrepreneurs to global developments and investment prospects.
GEPI formally was started in January 2011 by a group of 13 prominent business leaders in Indonesia who now comprise the Board of Founders. It has a full-time Secretariat in Jakarta.
GEPI is an umbrella organization that aims to work in partnership with the many organizations and companies focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indonesia to do a number of things including:
- Raising the awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation in Indonesia
- Working together to provide what we might call the right ecosystem for emerging entrepreneurs
- Working together with entrepreneurship groups and the Government of Indonesia to improve the enabling environment for entrepreneurship
- Working together to ensure that emerging entrepreneurs can have access to finance and domestic and international angel investors and
- Helping to facilitate entrepreneurs and innovators like yourselves to go regional and global
GEPi is also part of wider global initiative called the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP), which grew from an initiative of President Obama and it is now a core program at the US State Department guided by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to promote entrepreneurship as a key pillar of economic development among developing countries.