Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo (also known as Shinta Bubu), founder of Bubu.com, the leading digital media agency in Indonesia joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Under Shinta’s direction, Bubu was acknowledged by Red Herring as one of Asia’s TOP 100 Most Innovative Companies. Continuing the winning from Red Herring Asia Awards, Bubu has won the Global Red Herring Award, which was honored in the USA in Los Angeles. Bubu.com is also known for organizing a nationwide web design/digital campaign awards called Bubu Awards. Shinta has been in the Indonesia’s digital industry for 20 years.
On the show, Shinta shares her start as an entrepreneur in Indonesia with a curiosity for the Internet and the World Wide Web. Although she studied Architecture, she quickly taught herself how to create websites and became a pioneer in the Indonesian digital economy. Shinta also discusses her latest venture, VC Network, which recently launched to help connect high-growth start-ups to Venture Capital firms. With no shortage of opportunities, she is helping to educate and empower women in tech. For Shinta, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female. Regardless, you have to have value and prove your worth by building your product and business. She offers advice to Women Worldwide listeners on how to achieve success through networking, learn from failure, be creative and innovative and figure out how to monetize early. Shinta is on a personal mission to put her country on the digital map as a global player. Shinta knows “an idea without execution is a hobby.”
A little more about Shinta Bubu
Among her many awards, Shinta was named on the Inspiring Women Honor Roll by Forbes Magazine and Globe Asia recognized her as one of the most powerful women in tech. She is also the Head of Digital Business, e-Commerce and Startups Center at The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and Board of Advisory at The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia. She was also the former Managing Partner at Nusantara Ventures, a pioneering technology venture capital fund in Indonesia aimed at helping entrepreneurs create and grow market-leading digital media companies throughout the region.
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