The Faculty of Economics, State University of Malang (FE UM) also won first place in the cultivation production category in the Indonesian Student Entrepreneurship (KMI) Expo X 2019 which was held at Batam State Polytechnic (22-24 / 11). The product offered by the team from FE, Reddi Apparel, managed to captivate the jury in this prestigious event. The great team that initiated Reddi Apparel consisted of Miko Dwi Abadi, Muhammad Ilham Aly Ma'sum, and Muhammad Wildan Fajar Saputra, with Andy Prasetyo Wati SE, S.Pd., M.Pd. as the supervisor.
"Before joining the KMI event, we started the struggle by participating in the 2019 Indonesian Student Business Competition (KBMI)," said Miko. According to his explanation, in the competition participants submitted business proposals which would later be selected and if elected would have the opportunity to be funded up to a maximum of IDR 40 million. Reddi Apparel, which was submitted for the 2019 KBMI, managed to get funding of IDR 14 million. "After the announcement of funding, business activities last for approximately five months, followed by monitoring and evaluation, as well as progress reports. Then, then Reddi Apparel was brought forward to the 2019 KMI event. "Alhamdulillah, we won 1st place," explained the man born in Madiun.
Reddi Apparel is a sports clothing manufacturing business that began in 2017. Within two years, this business has grown rapidly and has been able to serve consumers from all over Indonesia. The turnover generated during 2019 has reached more than IDR 400 million with a profit of around 35%. With the success of the team's efforts and experience in competition, Andy Prasetyo Wati SE, S.Pd., M.Pd. as the guide, he felt that there were no significant obstacles during the preparation process or the competition. "There are only obstacles to mastering the battlefield. "Because the team is solid and unified, the rest is just an endeavor which is finally answered with a victory," he said.
As well as being established to participate in competitions and make a profit, Miko hopes to create jobs through this business. Miko also hopes that her sportswear products will not be less competitive with foreign products.
At the end of the interview, Miko advised students who are interested in entrepreneurship to continue to develop their potential. "The government is very serious about providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to develop. Therefore, it is better to develop entrepreneurial talents for students who have an interest in this field, "he said. A similar hope was expressed by Andy, the supervisor, to UM students in general. "Keep exploring your potential both in the academic and non-academic fields. Never get tired of struggling even though sometimes the results are not as expected, "he concluded. Nurul