Warung Pintar: Creating a little place of happiness with smart kiosks

Warung Pintar transforms an old Indonesian tradition into an economic force © Warung Pintar

CEO Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro on how Warung Pintar is tapping IoT and other digital tech to unleash the economic potential of Indonesia’s traditional street vendors

Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro was in the midst of setting up a spanking new co-working space for East Ventures when a rather worried “warung” vendor approached the new office occupants to ask if they would be kicking him out. The VC's new co-working hub, Jakarta Smart City (JSC) Hive, was located in a busy urban area popular with street vendors, or warung.Faced with the threat of urban regeneration and new high-rise buildings, many family-run warung businesses have been relocated or closed down as city streets and five-foot ways are being “cleaned up” for upmarket offices and shopping malls since...
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