Gogonesia is an online booking system which enable consumers to book activities, adventures, day trip or tours in beautiful Indonesia. Gogonesia has a vision to provide convenience for people to book activities and tours easy wherever they are, bypassing the travel agent. Through our system, customer will have access to transparent pricing and give customers the lowest price possible. We try our best to offer special discounts from the exclusive rate that we received from the tour operators without any hidden booking fee or credit card fee.
Melieyana Tjioe, founder of Gogonesia shares of his first start up business with us and insights of his online activities and adventure booking startup!
How did you come up with the name for your company?
Go means move or travel. Nesia comes from the Greek and means islands. Indonesia itself is often referred to the world’s largest archipelago.
How did you get funded initially?
Self funding. We will also be receiving seed funding from IdeaBox.
How many people did you start the company with and how many people work for you now?
I started alone and grow to a 5 team member today.
How many failed startups were you involved in before this?
This is my first startup.
What’s the top 5 Struggles you face as an Entrepreneur?
1. Finding a great team member to join
2. Getting the team and third party to meet my expectation and deadline
3. Working fast on the tight budget
4. Increasing threat of hackers
At which point will you consider yourself a successful entrepreneur?
When we achieve our target and when our product meet the needs of our customers.
What inspires you? Or Who?
Naomi Simpson from RedBalloon Australia. I love purchasing gift experience from RedBalloon and her journey on how she started the company from nothing to something by herself is aspiring.
Do you have an inspiring quote which you like to share?
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Bible)
What advice do you have for fellow entrepreneurs getting started?
Great idea is never enough. Teamwork and long term vision is equally important. We also need perseverance, positive attitude and passion in what we are doing.
Top 5 mobile apps you’re in love with and why?
1 & 2. Google Map and Waze – cant live in Indonesia without them. They are definitely inventions that make driving better.
3. Whatsapp – simple, fast and no advertising. Great for long distance relationship.
4. Instagram – pictures describe more than words or status.
5. VSCOcam – a wonderful photo editing tool
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