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Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) Workshop: Acceleration of Accelerators in Asia-Pacific

Join us for this full-day workshop for regional entrepreneur-support programs where we will share GALI’s data on acceleration, solve problems via peer coaching, and share tools and best practices.

When: 12 November 2019
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Greenhouse Coworking Space (Jumanji Room)
Multivision Tower 25th Floor
Jl. Kuningan Mulia Lot 9B
Jakarta 12980
Contact: Andrea Skinner
+66 82 249 2542

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ANDE East & Southeast Asia

Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) Workshop: Acceleration of Accelerators in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, November 12th 2019 Greenhouse Coworking Space | Jakarta, Indonesia


Workshop for Accelerators | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email Andrea at if you are interested in attending.


Networking Reception: Open to the Public | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Register for the Reception

  • Have a space to collaborate with other accelerators/incubators in the region
  • Share GALI Asia Pacific Data Summary Report on effectiveness of acceleration
  • Align common understanding on models, funding, and the state of the ecosystem
  • Share tools for mentorship and address problems via peer coaching
  • Build capacity of accelerators through sharing best practices


8:30 AM – Arrivals and Registration

9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (TBC)

          Fai Wechayachai | Chapter Manager | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Hear about ANDE‘s Programs and Activities in 2020, including an announcement on the Advancing Women’s            Empowerment Challenge Fund

9:30 AM – GALI Overview: Asia-Pacific Data Summary

Abigayle Davidson | Senior Research Analyst | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

10:15 AM – Coffee Break

10:30 AM – Program Model Mapping

Diyanto Imam | Program Director | New Energy Nexus, Indonesia
New Energy Nexus is an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks. Learn how they use their program model to identify and support renewable energy startups in Indonesia.

Love Gregorie Perez | Director | xchange, Philippines
xchange is an impact investor and incubator for early stage social enterprises in the Philippines. Hear about their journey, their insights on the accelerator space, and their new initiative to set up an angel network


Tomo Hamakawa | Managing Director | Earth Company, Bali Indonesia 
Based in Japan and Indonesia, Earth Company is an impact-driven social enterprise that offers transformational support to change-makers, delivers inspiring educational programs, provides professional consulting services, and manages a next generation eco hotel in Ubud, Bali. 
Hear from a unique accelerator that goes all-in supporting an innovator for the course of three years, delivering > $150k in funding, marketing boost, and tailored capacity building.

11:30 AM – Mentorship

Tsania Rahmadani | MicroMentor Lead | Mercy Corps, Indonesia
MicroMentor provides solution for entrepreneurs to find their fit mentors, build pipeline, and create wider impact for their works. 

Peer Coaching
Participants break into small groups to share specific challenges for peers to problem solve.

12:30 AM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Financial Sustainability

Abigayle Davidson | Senior Research Analyst | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Hau Ly | Investment Manager | 500 Startups Vietnam
500 Startups Vietnam is the Vietnam-focused fund of 500 Startups. They provide finance, mentorship and connections to both global and regional startups. Hear about their funding model and strategy and how they approach the future of acceleration.


Atika Benedikta | Impact Investment Lead | Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN)
ANGIN Investment operates as a strategic bridge between entrepreneurs and investors in Indonesia. Atika will share learnings related to accelerator support focused on deals sourced by accelerators and the position of angel investors.

2:30 PM –Best Practices of Acceleration

Stephanie Arrowsmith | Network Lead | SecondMuse
SecondMuse is a global collaborative innovation agency dedicated to building ecosystems, markets and communities towards social and environmental justice. Stephanie will share a snapshot of key learnings and takeaways from acceleration programs.

3:00 PM –Gender Lens Toolkit for Accelerators and Incubators

Lily Yu | Senior Advisor for Gender Investment and Innovation Department | Sasakawa Peace Foundation
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) is a Japanese private foundation, which addresses a variety of societal challenges that fast-emerging Asian countries currently face.

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM – Sharing by Participants 

4:30 PM – Networking Reception (Open to the public)

About the Speakers

Fai Wechayachai | East and Southeast Asia Chapter Manager | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Omkaew “Fai” Wechayachai joined ANDE in 2017 as the East and Southeast Asia Chapter Manager. Fai holds a Masters in Comparative International Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She brings both private and public sector in education industry expertise. Working and living in three continents, Fai had the intercultural experience working with Caritas Sweden, UNICEF Canada and helped fundraise for a local NGO in northern Thailand working with minority and sexually-harassed children. She most recently served as the Deputy Managing Director of a Thai educational institution that established the Canadian International School of Thailand, an institution she helped build from the ground up. Her role included everything from identifying and managing relationships with educational partners and stakeholders overseas to assisting with the operational set-up of the school. Prior to her role with the Canadian International School, Fai was part of the management team of KidZania Bangkok where she led the creation of a 15-person sales team while identifying and cultivating leading industry brands and corporates in the market.


Abigayle Davidson | Senior Research Analyst | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)


Abby joined ANDE in January 2016 and supports the research initiative, with a special focus on the role of accelerators in emerging markets. She served two years with ForgottenSong, a non-profit organization that supports small business as a means of community development in war-torn countries and also co-founded Markham & Fitz, a bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Business and Economics and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Arkansas.



Diyanto Imam | Program Director | New Energy Nexus, Indonesia

Diyanto has more than 15 years of professional experience in business advisory, including more than 10 years in business incubation and acceleration and impact enterprises.
Prior to joining New Energy Nexus, he led Inotek, a Jakarta-based business incubator for manufacturing startups. Prior to that he was responsible in establishing and leading the World Resources Institute’s New Ventures Indonesia program, which was one of the pioneer accelerator programs in Indonesia for socially responsible and environmentally sustainable startups. He had also worked for various organizations including the Ministry of Agriculture of the Netherlands, Queensland State Government Trade and Investment Office and Australian Trade Commission.


Love Gregorie Perez | Director | Xchange

Greg is currently Director at xchange. Prior to joining xchange, Greg was Executive Director of social enterprise Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation. Greg has worked in the field of social development, innovation, and entrepreneurship for the last 15 years and is strongly committed to social equity and poverty eradication through entrepreneurship, education, and culture. In recognition of her being one of the Philippines' young leaders in social development, Greg was named an Asia Society Asia 21 Philippines Fellow, Class of 2007. Greg was a Supporting Women Leaders Scholar of the IE Brown Executive MBA. She graduated from the program in 2013 and was invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. 



Tomo Hamakawa | Managing Director | Earth Company, Bali Indonesia

Tomo currently serves as the Managing Director of Earth Company, Co-owner of Mana Earthly Paradise, and Chief Strategy Officer at Kopernik. He is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesias tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local agencies across Asia and Africa, including the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Save the Children, and UNICEF. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo. 



Tsania Rahmadani | MicroMentor Lead | Mercy Corps

Tsania is currently leading a Team for MicroMentor Indonesia at Mercy Corps Indonesia. She has more than 7 years experiences in the field of education and socio-economic development programs, especially through entrepreneurship with a variety of targeted segments, locations, and interventions, including social entrepreneurship. Tsania has a diverse experience, such as a being facilitator in various economic development programs, mentor for early stages entrepreneurs, speaker in entrepreneurship events, and judge in entrepreneurship competition.



Hau Ly | Investment Manager | 500 Startups Vietnam

Hau Ly is Manager at 500 Startups Vietnam. Previously focused on investment and fund operations, she is now operational head of the Saola Accelerator Program. Before joining 500, she worked across marketing and operations functions at an entrepreneurship center, microfinance institution, and several startups in the U.S., Germany, and Vietnam. In 2019 she was recognized on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 List for Finance and Venture Capital.




Atika Benedikta Impact Investment Lead | Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN)

Atika is the Impact Investment Lead at ANGIN. She is mostly in charged in sourcing investment opportunities towards social enterprises and exploring impact investment scheme with clients. Prior to ANGIN, she had worked in corporate finance and capital market for 3 years, before moved to the impact space. In 2018, she worked with Solve Education!, an education technology organisation, and Wattblock, a Sydney-based clean energy startup in 2018. During her study, she consulted in some impact investment projects in Australia. She earned a master’s degree in Business Strategy and Social Enterprises from University of New South Wales, Australia, being funded by Australia Awards long-term scholarship from DFAT.



Stephanie Arrowsmith | Network Lead | SecondMuse

Stephanie is the Network Lead at SecondMuse. She has led regional engagement and cohort management of Frontier Innovators and Frontier Incubators - initiatives of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s InnovationXchange that aims to build stronger market-based approaches to development in the Asia-Pacific.

Stephanie is a global citizen and happiest with her backpack on, exploring new places and turning strangers into friends. Her experience in social entrepreneurship, consulting, fundraising and advocacy has taken her to over 35 countries, including living in Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Guatemala, USA and Denmark.



Dr. Lily Yu | Senior Advisor for Gender Investment and Innovation Department | Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Dr. Lily Yu is a Senior Advisor at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Japan, where she coordinates Research and Programme Development relating to Gender Equality and Women's Entrepreneurship with a focus on technology-based solutions and evidence-based design and assessment.

Lily has experience leading a range of initiatives in the public and private sector. Prior to joining SPF, she was Research Partnerships Manager at the British Council in Tokyo, where she managed bilateral programmes to strengthen social innovation, education, research and funding links between universities, government agencies, foundations and the private sector in the UK, Japan and South East Asia. She holds a PhD and MSc in Neuroscience from University College London, UK and was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at RIKEN and a Fellow of the University of Tokyo, Japan. She has recently completed courses at the Harvard Kennedy School on Applying Behavioral Insights to Public Policy and Leading Successful Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness and Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organisations at Harvard Business School. 


This event and other GALI activities in the region are supported by the Australian Government