Widya Salim

Creative Entrepreneur

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Looking to inspire and get inspired.

Widya Salim is an aspiring entrepreneur, data enthusiast, and world explorer. She is keen to find her next obsession and resolve complex and challenging problems. She is currently working as a Junior Consultant at Oracle Consulting Services in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is experienced in working with data analytics, front-end development, and project management. Successful project execution and efficiency makes her tick.

Location: London, United Kingdom


"Experience is the teacher of all things."
- Julius Caesar


University College London

September 2016 - Present

Masters of Science (MSc) in Technology Entrepreneurship

The course single-minded focus is to equip its students with the knowledge, skills, and networks to launch a high impact, successful startup. I gained the knowledge and experiences related to running a startup, including but not limited to customer development, implementation of organisational structure, prototyping, marketing analytics, and lean experiments.

London, United Kingdom

University of Toronto

August 2011 - August 2014

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hons. B.A), with Highest Distinction

I graduated with an Economics Specialist and Statistic Major degree where I completed a 4-year bachelor degree within 3 years. I specialised in applied econometrics and development economics from which I acquired data related skills and proficiency in various data processing tools such as R, Stata, Excel, SAS, and Python.

Toronto, Canada

Brainstation Inc.

Summer 2014

Introduction to Front-End Development

A four-months introduction class to Front-End Development where I learned an array of front-end languages such as HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and AJAX. Through personal projects, I channelled my newly learned skills into real-life application. I continue learning by adopting PHP, MVC, MySQL, and Object Oriented Programming on my own.

Toronto, Canada

Work Experiences

Project Curio

May 2017 - Present

Co-Founder: Business Development

Curio is an in-game analytics platform that aims to help competitive Collectible Card Game players improve their skills and performance. I am responsible to acquire new customers, to build product community, and to understand customer needs. Curio was in UCL Summer Accelerator 2017 and was selected as one of its finalist.

London, United Kingdom

PT. Arint Premium Fitting

January 2016 - January 2017

Co-Founder: System Development

Arint is a start-up that specialises in trading high-end architectural fitting. My main responsibility was to implement an Entreprise Resource Planning software that will allow us to expand regionally and to manage our warehouses. I was also responsible to build and manage Arint’s website and online presence. To succeed in my responsibilities, I designed the company’s structure and captured business requirements from multiple departments.

Jakarta, Indonesia


June 2015 - January 2016

Junior Consultant

I was involved in the restructuring of Telkomsel – one of the world's largest telecom – account payable business processes in order to create a paperless, digitized system. I gathered client's system requirements, and worked cross-functionally to help design an agreed customized solution. I also executed test cases, risk mitigations, user training workshops to impose smooth transition process.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

February 2015 - June 2015

Summer Research Assistant

CSIS is a think-tank that focuses on Southeast Asia’s economy and public policy. As a research assistant, I helped senior researchers to collect and analyse data of Governor Election candidates to measure the effect of Social Media to election results. I was also involved in creating suitable economics modelling to measure spilloever effects of alcohol bans and to identify leading economics variables in Indonesia.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Urbane Conviction

January 2014 - January 2015

Founding Member & Project Manager

Urbane Conviction was a Toronto based fast fashion start-up that targets young professional. As one of the founding members, I supported all business aspects, including marketing, daily operations, and strategy. A few of my responsibilities included managing models, organizing marketing events, writing market analytics, blogs, and legal contracts.

Toronto, Canada

Leadership Experiences


September 2014 - March 2015

Website Developer

I introduced a responsive layout that optimized User Experience (UX) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to my clients, increasing their website tractions. I also collaborated with other developers to create new website functions. I applied what was learned in my website development class into real-life application. I honed my development skills and adopted various new frameworks and languages such as PHP, MVC, and CodeIgniter.

Toronto, Canada

Hati Suci School

May 2015 - May 2016

Project Manager

A pilot experiment to create a teacher's training ground in order to elevate the quality of education in Indonesia. Through collaboration with McKinsey and the Ministry of education, I managed a team of principals and trainers to implement teaching workshops, fused national and international curriculum, and effective recruitment strategy.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Economics Students' Association (ESA)

April 2012 - April 2014


ESA is the economics union for undergraduate students at University of Toronto. Acting as the co-president, I led a team of associates to revamp the club's finances through increased reach-out activities, resulting in 465% increase in funding from $1,400 to $7,000. I expanded new members by 200% to 850 members through strategic recruitment method.

Toronto, Canada


February 2010 - August 2011

Founder & Project Manager

This project aimed to rebuild derelict kindergarten buildings at remote villages. I oversaw renovation projects of 3 kindergartens to provide improved safety and quality for more than 250 students. I also led on-site renovation projects and attained education certifications for the newly renovated schools by collaborating with government officials.

Jakarta, Indonesia


"Knowledge + 10 Thousand Times = Skills"
- Shinichi Suzuki

Data Analysis Tools





Language Proficiency






Programming Language & Tools







MVC Model


Code Igniter






"I am drawn to projects that can be unique gems."
- David Wasserman

Jemel May Photography

Created a personal website for a Toronto based photographer, Jemel May.
Tools: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Sublime Text 3

Widya's Projects
Valerine Chandrakesuma

Designed and built a personal website for a young Toronto based artist.
Tools: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, JSON, AJAX

Widya's Projects
Ideal Toronto

Built the website for a local real estate firm.
Tools: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Sublime Text 3

Widya's Projects
Project Spaces & LipMonthly

Collaborated to create new functions for a local co-working space.
Tools: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, MVC, SQL, Code Igniter.

Widya's Projects


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