First Place Champion National Java Business Competition 2019 Achieved by SBM ITB Students

Written by Student Reporter, Elisabeth Sirumapea (Management 2020)

SBM ITB students has made another achievement. This time the ITB student team named Corporate Pirates won first place in the 2019 Java business competition business case (national) branch. This competition was held by Telkom University which took place on 27 to 29 September 2019 at Telkom University, Buah Batu, Bandung.

This competition departs from the situation that Telkom DDS as a division of Telkom companies that want to develop blockchain technology in Indonesia. So the participants were asked to look for an idea about the use case blockchain that was most useful in the community.

“We want to add experience and knowledge, especially those who use telecommunications so it is definitely technology,” said Raelis when asked why his team would like to enter this competition. The Corporate Pirates Team consists of Raelis, Dian PP, and Anisa Ramadian, all of whom are SBM students majoring in Management 2020.

Corporate Pirates brings the idea of ​​an agricultural Blockchain. With the agricultural Blockchain, all harvests from farmers are recorded and can be sold on the free market. So that farmers’ income rises and prices of products on the market go down. Then they also offer a patent blockchain to avoid plagiarism because all works of art are recorded, then the blockchain umkm aims to work with banks.

Thanks to their idea, the Caritas Pirates team finally won first place in this competition. “I am very happy, relieved because the hard work paid off.”, said Dian PP.

“No one has a technology background, and no one understood the blockchain before this race. So you have to really learn from scratch and arrange your ideas from scratch, “said Nisa when telling the struggles they experienced during the competition.

Raelis said that as a Management student he learned to provide solutions to the needs and wants of the community which would be useful, feasible to run and  also learn about how to analyze a case. “Hopefully in the future we can encourage other friends to take part in the competition as well, and can learn more through competitions in the future,” he said.