16 October 2019
Kaesang Pangarep, son of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, graduated from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) recently.
Mr Kaesang, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications, was also one of three students honoured for entrepreneurship at the graduation ceremony held last Wednesday.
The awards recognise graduating students who have shown strong entrepreneurial attributes such as leadership and a “high potential for achieving a positive impact on society”, SUSS said.
Around 2,000 SUSS graduands received their bachelor’s and higher degree certificates this year.
Mr Kaesang has founded six businesses, the latest being Ternakopi, a coffee delivery brand that has raised seed money from angel investors and venture capitalists. His first start-up — established before he entered SUSS — was Sang Javas, which sold T-shirts. It was a flop, but the failure did not deter him.
During his four years at SUSS, Mr Kaesang also founded Sang Pisang, a banana fritter franchise, board game firm Hompimpagames, food app Madhang.id and restaurant site Kaetering, in addition to Ternakopi.