UNAIR NEWS – Thanks to her business initiated since in the eleventh grade of high school, Yasinta Suci Linggasari is able to make a turnover of 10 to 15 million a month. Not only that, for her business idea, UNAIR Islamic Economics student Faculty of Economics and Business won the Best Entrepreneurial Idea award at the Youth on Entrepreneurship Program held in Malaysia – Singapore, October 5-7.
The business competition was organized by YOUCEO Organization. Yasinta managed to win The Best Entrepreneurial Idea from three awards presented. In addition to getting an award, in the meeting, Yasinta also attended business mentoring, and pitching for young people in three countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
“Alhamdulillah, I got the award for The Best Entrepreneurial Idea for my business idea as featured on Instagram @ alaika_id, which is a three-dimensional photo album concept in the form of pop up and scrapbook,” Yasinta said.
Regarding the business, Yasinta said that the idea was originated from the popularity of photos to capture their important moments. Photos are usually stored on a hard drive or other storage media that is at risk of being damaged or even exposed to a virus. Some people even still use photo albums with plastic media that are prone to damage.
Technological sophistication has changed the world. Moreover, various features of Smartphone ease the activities of human activities.
“Therefore I proposed the idea of an online printing platform that allows customers to print their photos through application,” explained Yasinta.
The printing platform, Yasinta added, gives an advantage so the customers can choose the 2D / 3D design themes and concepts that they like. Some of the themes available include themes of birthday, anniversary, summer, zoo, adjusting the existing photos.
” Alhamdullilah it develops well. The capital was just 200 thousands from a school allowance, now a month it reached 10-15 million,” explained Yasinta who has two employees running her business.
Running for around four years, there are around 30-40 customers in a month. There are various requests. Some days bring more customers, such as Idul Fitri, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day.
“Hopefully my business can continue well with better improvements. Because I never expected to win this award, “Yasinta said. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifa’i