Ben Soebiakto has had a hand in starting up and supporting creative ventures, such as media network Kapanlagi, e-commerce platform Muslimarket in 2015 where it was valued at US$10 million, and earlier this year, a partnership with Shanty Harmayn and Aoura Chandra to form BAS Entertainment which develops and co-produces Indonesian films. He currently owns 18 businesses, most of which is in the creative sector.
Ben is also the co-chairman of IDEAFEST, an event that aims to inspire and connect creative communities to meet, share, and be inspired within a creative hub. IDEAFEST’s theme this year is Festival of Collaboration, reflecting the spirit of collaboration and connects the stakeholders of the creative industry. Into its 7th year now, IDEAFEST will take place on 5 and 6 October 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center. Notable personalities who have attended the festival include Grab co-founder Hooi Ling Tan, Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil, and BukaLapak.com CEO Achmad Zaky.