07 March 2018

Jenius x EV Hive @ Menara BTPN, Creating a Collaborative Space Toward Economic Digitalization

Jakarta, 7th March 2018 - EV Hive, Southeast Asia's largest collaborative workspace, PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN) through Jenius, an innovative digital financial service aimed at digital savvy, and PT Bahanasemesta Citranusantara today inaugurated the Jenius x EV Hive Coworking Space, a collaboration network and startup business community hub located at Menara BTPN 47th floor, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta.


Located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Jakarta, the presence of Jenius x EV Hive Coworking Space involves a three-party collaboration, namely PT Bahanasemesta Citranusantara which provides the property, BTPN through Jenius as a strategic partner, as well as EV Hive as a community platform and collaborative space designer. Jenius x EV Hive Coworking Space @ Menara BTPN is the 17th coworking space managed by EV Hive, providing an area of 1,800 square meters with a variety of facilities such as coworking area, meeting room and 40 dedicated office spaces.


This collaboration space is expected to bridge the growth and establishment of good cooperation for the development of financial technology (fintech) industry in the future. By making Jenius x EV Hive Coworking Space as a place for startup businesses to collaborate and be creative, as well as to share experiences, ideas, innovate and develop new ideas to answer the needs of society, a leading life financial solutions can be realized immediately. EV Hive and Jenius are both committed to delivering various interesting activities that are designed together. Some of these activities include workshops, seminars and focus group discussions.


EV Hive CEO and Co-Founder, Carlson Lau, said that EV Hive has a vision that is in line with Jenius. "We want to provide a hub for the technology community, especially for a creative fintech. This aspiration was welcomed by BTPN to connect it with the life finance solutions, Jenius. That's why we named the event space in our 17th coworking space Jenius Co.Create. We want this meeting room to be a place to held co-creation and give birth to new ideas and new solutions for the community. Through this partnership, we want to create a wider collaboration between Jenius, EV Hive, and the startup business community that are in it," he said.


Besides the same vision between EV Hive and Jenius, the collaboration is also selected with consideration of the development of the digital economy and financial technology that has become a necessity. "With this collaboration, we believe BTPN can get positive benefit from the startup community that is under the umbrella of EV Hive. And vice versa, the startup enthusiasts at EV Hive can learn a lot from the innovations that Jenius does. This collaboration will certainly further encourage the growth of the digital economy and financial technology in Indonesia, "said Carlson.


Carlson says the similarity of Jenius and EV Hive are both innovators in their respective fields. By bringing in startup companies in the community, EV Hive hopes to establish a sustainable collaboration between startup with Jenius and EV Hive itself, which leads the acceleration of the fintech development in Indonesia.


On the same occasion, BTPN Director Arief Harris Tandjung stated that since its establishment, BTPN has collaborated and co-created with the digital savvy community to enrich the features of Jenius and offer the best life finance solutions to meet the needs of these people appropriately.


"The co-creation that we held does not stop in the initial phase. We want Jenius to continue evolving and consistently bring solutions to the dynamic lifestyle needs of the digital savvy. So, we will continue the spirit of co-creation, thus Jenius can remain relevant, including through collaboration with some partners who have the same spirit and vision with us, such as EV Hive," said Arief.


The collaboration between Jenius and EV Hive is the right momentum for Jenius to open up opportunities and create a hub of startup business initiators community and build better life finance solutions. With this partnership, EV Hive and Jenius also stimulate opportunities for them to share their excellent ideas, inspiration, and creativity by becoming part of the Jenius Co-Create.

For further information please contact:


PT Bank BTPN Tbk
Andrie Darusman – Communications & Daya Head
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Bank BTPN in brief

PT Bank BTPN Tbk (Bank BTPN) is a foreign exchange bank and is a merger between PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN) and PT Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Indonesia (SMBCI) in February 2019. Bank BTPN serves various segments in the banking industry, from retail to corporate customers, including retirees, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) and productive underprivileged communities; the consuming class segment; and the corporate segment. Bank BTPN provides the services through business units, such as BTPN Sinaya—a business unit for wealth management, BTPN Purna Bakti—a business serving retirees, BTPN Micro Business—a business unit serving microbusinesses, BTPN Business Banking—a business serving small- and medium-sized enterprises, Jenius—a digital banking platform serving the consuming class segment, and the corporate business unit, which serves national, multinational, and Japanese companies. Bank BTPN also has a subsidiary, namely PT Bank BTPN Syariah Tbk, which focuses on serving productive underprivileged customers. Bank BTPN also regularly provides training sessions and information for customers through the Daya Program—a sustainable and measurable empowerment program—to improve customers’ capacity so they can grow and have a chance to live better.