FTG Unpad Student Start-Up Business Won Second Place in 2019 Deureuham

[unpad.ac.id, 3/9/2019] Aditya Pratama, a student from the Universitas Padjadjaran Faculty of Geological Engineering (FTG Unpad), won second place in the Technology Subsector in the Deureuham 2019: Islamic Creative Economy Competition which was held by BNI Syariah and Creative Economy Agency. The winner announcement and award ceremony was held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Sunday (1/9).

Aditya Pratama, a student from the Universitas Padjadjaran Faculty of Geological Engineering (FTG Unpad), won second place in the Technology Subsector in the Deureuham 2019: Islamic Creative Economy Competition which was held by BNI Syariah and Creative Economy Agency. The winner announcement and award ceremony was held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Sunday (1/9). (Photo: Arief Maulana)*

All participants had gone through a series of competitions, starting from administrative selection and regional judging, until 30 finalists were chosen to take part in the Bootcamp in Bandung. At the end of the activity, 8 winners from 4 subsectors were selected. Those subsectors are craft, digital creation service, culinary, dan technology.

“Alhamdulillah, I won second place in the technology category,” said Aditya when interviewed at the Unpad’s Office of Public Communications, Monday (2/9)

Aditya succeeded in becoming one of the winners with his start-up business called “Cerebrum”. Cerebrum provides free online tutoring and is intended for high school students and those who want to take part in university selection.

According to Aditya, there are currently at least four problems with conventional tutoring. First, most tutoring is expensive. Second, conventional tutoring is inaccessible for rural communities.

Third, when rural communities don’t have access, there are possibilities that rural and urban communities don’t have the same opportunities to enter university. Fourth, the scheduled learning process in conventional tutoring makes it difficult for participants who want to learn outside the material being taught.

“From those four problems, I provide the solution through Cerebrum,” said Aditya.

Since it was pioneered in 2018, Cerebrum has been followed and appreciated by hundreds of thousands of participants. Aditya said that many participants admit being helped by this free tutoring. Participants could deepen the subject matter wherever and whenever they wanted to. Studying becomes fun.

“Our learning media is on the website and can also be accessed on the Cerebrum application which can be downloaded from the Playstore. We also save all the learning videos on Cerebrum’s Youtube channel,” said Aditya.

Other than free tutoring, Cerebrum also offers quality online tryouts at very cheap prices. Tryouts can be done anywhere.

“In Cerebrum we emphasize free online tutoring and Indonesia’s number one online tryouts,” said Aditya.

For the future, Aditya hoped Cerebrum will develop more, not only free tutoring for high school students but also free tutoring for all levels of society. One of the features that Cerebrum wants to develop is a medium for learning to recite and memorize the Quran.

Being one of the winners of Deureuham 2019, Aditya has the right to receive funds for the development of Cerebrum. In addition to getting a grant, Aditya also appreciated the event because he gained a lot of knowledge about proper business management there.*

Reported by Artanti Hendriyana/am

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