Thursday, November 15

All day: Arrivals 

Optional: Inno-creativation* Conference & Expo, offering local and international speakers, as well as workshops and panel discusssions

Evening: Welcome Ceremony, in conjunction with the Innocreativation Event

*The Startup Nations Summit (SNS) will take place parallel to the Inno-Creativation event, organized by the City of Surabaya and detikcom. This event will showcase the city's digital movement which combines innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The event includes a conference, workshops, an exhibit of digital products and experiences, digital art installations, music performances, and digital community meet-ups. SNS delegates are welcome to participate in all components which don't conflict with SNS-specific sessions.


Friday, November 16

Two parallel tracks. All delegates will gather for joint lunch and subsequent Policy Hack pitches, as well as for the evening SNS Banquet.

Policy Hack track

*Please note: SNS delegates must apply in advance to become team leaders. You must also sign up in advance to participate as a team member to one of the selected policy issues, since team members connect ahead of SNS to prepare for the hacking day.

9.00 am - 4.00 pm: Startup Nations Policy Hack

9.00 am- 9.30 am: Opening. Team leaders, mentors and judges will be presented, as well as the rules of the day.

9.30 pm - 11.30 am: Team leaders work with the Public Policy Lean Canvas to refine their proposed policy solutions with support from their team members and mentors.

11.30 am - 12.00 pm: Teams prepare to pitch

12.00 pm - 1.15 pm: Networking lunch

1.30 pm - 2.20 pm: First round of pitches

2.30 pm - 2.45 pm: Judges deliberate

2.45 pm - 3.00 pm: Judges announce the three finalists.

3.00 pm - 4.00 pm: Finalist teams iterate to prepare for the final pitches. Other teams are welcome to stay to also receive mentor support to help improve and implement their solutions.

Panels & Workshops track

9.00 am - 10.20 am: Indonesia's startup ecosystem: achievements & opportunities ahead (by invitation only).

During this session, top analysts from the World Bank Group and local ecosystem stakeholders will present their perspectives on the country's ecosystem. 

10.30 am - 12.00 pm: National-level policymaking for dynamic entrepreneurship

This workshop will walk participants through the process of focusing policy interventions on the goal of promoting dynamic entrepreneurial activity. The session will be led by Hugo Kantis (PhD), Director of the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP-Prodem), author of the Index of Systemic Conditions for Dynamic Entrepreneurship and a consultant to several governments and multilateral organizations. Dr. Kantis' work on smarter entrepreneurship strategies has been recognized by the 2017 Startup Nations Award for Growndbreaking Policy Thinking. 

12.00 pm - 1.15 pm: Networking lunch

1.30 pm - 2.20 pm: Presentation of policy solutions developed by the Startup Nations Policy Hack teams

Delegates are requested to listen to the pitches of policy solutions developed by the Startup Nations Policy Hack teams, as it will feed into the next day's activities.

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm: City-level policymaking - How to develop a strategy

Led by the Startup Genome team which authors the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report, this workshop will walk participants through the process of deciding which actions an ecosystem needs according to the stage in which it is.


Evening program

7.30 pm - 10.00 pm: SNS Banquet

This SNS sit-down dinner will feature remarks by the Mayor of Surabaya, and the presentation of the top three finalists public policy solutions emerging from the Policy Hack.


Saturday, November 17

9.00 am - 4.30 pm: SNS Unconference 

Sessions include:

- Regulatory brainstorming: Delegates will share about anticipatory regulation and experimental approaches to regulation, as well as their experience in tackling regulatory legacies and the politics of regulation.

- New metrics and big data: we will showcase examples of how to develop more accurate metrics of ecosystem improvement, and an introduction to use “big data” in measuring the impact of policy interventions.

- Official launch of the World Bank Group's flagship report on High-Growth Entrepreneurship. 

5.00 pm - 8.00 pm: Optional city tours and field visits.


Sunday, November 18

9.00 am - 12.00 pm: Planning meeting of the Startup Nations Ministerial Steering Committee (closed to the public)

All day: Optional city tours