GoKampus Comes with Educational Support Services for Students

Providing features to facilitate university registrationg, student loan submission, and many more

Prayogo Ryza - 5 May 2020

The education technology industry (edtech) in Indonesia has encouraged various kinds of services. Another one rises with new innovation called GoKampus. The service founded by Nathanael Santoso and Jeganathan Sethu is developing an education ecosystem that facilitates students with university inquiries.

GoKampus’ CEO, Santoso told DailySocial that they have full commitment to provide services to facilitate students in more effective way, particularly for non-academic activities.

Was founded in December 2018, GoKampus has made it possible to register for lectures online, looking for scholarships, applying for college funding, managing campus events, and also a system that connects with companies for internships.

To date, GoKampus claims to have collaborated with 150 universities, 10 of which are abroad universities. In terms of users or students, there are a total of 145 thousand registered users.

“We collaborate with universities, students, and various related parties such as foundations, corporations, fintechs, and individuals to create a sustainable and mutual edtech ecosystem. It is by connecting related players in one place in order to present educational solutions,” Susanto said.

At the current stage, GoKampus is supported by several investors, including Sovereign’s Capital, EverHaus, Azure Ventures, and several angel investors.

Partnerships for better services

GoKampus has the ambition to be a complete platform instead of limited to features but also collaboration. In terms of educational funding, they have collaborated with some players in the education loan services sector such as KoinWorks, DanaCita, and Pintek. They are also actively exploring partnerships with other related parties, such as banking. In terms of features, instant registration becomes the leading one.

“The latest feature has launched since February 2020, we present an Instant Approval program for students to be able to get instant access to selected well-known campuses. Through this program, students only have to upload report cards and later get a letter of university acceptance instantly whether they meet the minimum criteria. (maximum 1 hour),” he continued.

The Covid-19 pandemic which limits the mobility of many people seems to be used properly by GoKampus to convince users that their services can be trusted to register for college.

“We started holding virtual counseling for students to get services around lectures or careers. We also work together to present Campus Webinars with various parties to educate students amid the study from home situations. Together with GoKampus, campus life can be easier, more productive, and enjoyable,” Susanto said.

In terms of the business model, Susanto said they take fees for the B2B service. This year, they are targeting to work with 300 to 400 campuses with 300 thousand registered users.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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