Wed 31st May, 2017

Entrepreneur Social Sanur Part 2

Mertasari Beach, next to Mercure Resort, Sanur, Pantai Sanur 80224
Wed 31st May, 2017
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

ENTREPRENEUR SOCIAL is a monthly networking event for entrepreneurs to engage, connect and collaborate with like-minded, purpose driven individuals who value collaboration and problem solving. Each event features 1 inspiring social entrepreneur, whose work is impacting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, sharing their story and best advice for fellow entrepreneurs.


Ben Fijal is a grade 9 student at Green School, Bali. Last year, he learned about the catastrophic fires in Borneo from the documentary ‘The Heart of Haze’ and felt like he should do something to help.

He wasn’t sure how until he went on a school trip to Borneo and met inspiring Dayak youth, doing great things

there in education, activism and conservation. He also saw orangutans for real in their peatland forest home and met with local and international

scientists helping to protect them. So, he was inspired to take action and together with his family, he came up with a plan to make difference.

Ben founded TRI Handkerchiefs and assigned as his middle school graduation project in June 2016. TRI uses handkerchiefs as a unique tool to inform the world about deforestation. 100% of net profits from this project empower grassroots organizations in Borneo and Sumatra that are working directly or indirectly to protect Indonesia's remaining forests, habitat to a growing number of critically endangered species, including orangutans. TRI aims to raise people awareness of deforestation by re-popularize the handkerchief both as a cool and attractive accessory and also as an invaluable multi-tool and alternative to single-usage products that every person should carry in their pocket. As material, TRI Hankderchiefs used up-cycled retired bedsheets donated by hotels that also act as sponsors for the project.



6-7pm | Registration + Contribute to the Connection Board 

7-7:20pm | Speaker: Ben Fijal

7:20-7:40pm | Q+A 

7:45-9pm | Speed Networking + Mingling 


Entrepreneur Socials are currently being launched in 30 cities around the globe, with plans to grow to 200 cities in the next year. The events are independently planned and organised by approved City Leaders, working with Entrepreneurs Institute - a leading entrepreneur education group founded by social entrepreneur and futurist, Roger James Hamilton. All speaker sessions will be recorded and shared online through Genius U, an online entrepreneur education platform, enabling you to find other entrepreneurs that align to your purpose, share your passions and complement your talents.