Increasing Student Entrepreneurial Spirit through Easy Capital Access


"Thank you for the trust from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia to UNY to hold this National Seminar. We must have a strong entrepreneurial spirit in various sectors so that we have comprehensive experience and are not only great in theory but also able to do the great practice. Therefore, synergy with the ministry is essential," said Prof Sumaryanto in his remarks at the national seminar on "Efforts to Increase Student Entrepreneurial Spirit through KUR and Ease of Access to Capital", on Tuesday, 28 June 2022. This seminar succeeded in attracting more than 200 students and lecturers.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, as an online keynote speaker, said that we must foster the entrepreneurial spirit as early as possible. With various policies in favor of MSMEs, the younger generation can participate enthusiastically in becoming entrepreneurs and play a role as job creators.

“The entrepreneurship program initiated by the campus is one of the keys to successful job creation from the university environment. Hopefully, students can combine knowledge and the ability to innovate to read opportunities and become qualified entrepreneurs," said Coordinating Minister Airlangga.

Furthermore, Coordinating Minister Airlangga said that this activity was one of the Government's efforts to inform financing programs for SMEs in the scheme of People's Business Credit (KUR) as alternative financing for starting a business.

“By entrepreneurship, students and young people can become game changers contributing to Indonesia's economic development. This opportunity is a momentum for collaboration between the Government and the academic community to create outstanding human resources and can also take advantage of existing financing facilities. As a result, when SMEs are awakening, the economy is booming," said Coordinating Minister Airlangga.

This seminar also presented the Head of the Communication, Information Services, and Trial Bureau Haryo Limanseto, Dr.Iskandar Simorangkir, S.E, MA Deputy for Macroeconomic and Financial Coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy of the Republic of Indonesia as an introduction to the discussion, and also presented three speakers, namely Professors of the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta(UNY) as well as the Head of the Center for Business Incubation Innovation Studies and IPR LPPM UNY, Prof. Nahiyah Jaidi Faraz, M.Pd., Head of the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Service Office of the Special Region of Yogyakarta Srie Nurkyatsiwi, and Assistant Deputy for Capital Markets and Financial Institutions of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy Gede Edy Prasetya, moderated by Middle Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Analyst of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy Satrio Aditomo . (heri-lppm, Tj.Lak)

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