April is an exciting month for the Jolkona team as we prepare for the arrival of our next Jolkona Catalyst cohort! The eight social entrepreneurs in the Jolkona Catalyst program, a mentor driven accelerator for founders from developing countries, will journey from Indonesia to Seattle next month. During the three-week program these social entrepreneurs will work with mentors, innovative thought leaders, seasoned business professionals, and startup founders here in the vibrant Seattle community.
Today’s featured entrepreneur is Dipo Ramli, CEO and co-founder of DANAdidik. DANAdidik is a crowdfunding site for micro student loans that helps university students complete their studies. Dino was motivated to transform the market for student loans in Indonesia when he could not find a good funding option to help pay the education costs of his wife’s medical school. He is looking forward to the opportunities for mentorship, funding, and technical development that the Seattle startup community has to offer!
You can also register for our Jolkona Catalyst Showcase on May 25th in the beautiful Galvanize building in historic Pioneer Square. Click here to RSVP!