Stanford Seed Expands to Indonesia with the Seed Transformation Program

Stanford Seed invites an inaugural cohort of 45 CEOs and founders from Indonesia to partake in a journey of exponential business growth and become catalysts for economic change.

February 29, 2024

With a mission to empower high-potential, well-established entrepreneurs in emerging markets, Stanford Seed is introducing the Seed Transformation Program to Indonesia, inviting an inaugural cohort of 45 CEOs and founders to partake in a journey of exponential business growth, camaraderie, and personal leadership.

The Seed Transformation Program is Stanford Seed’s flagship 10-month leadership program designed specifically for CEOs and founders, along with their management teams, to identify growth opportunities and formulate actionable plans to revolutionize their businesses. This program, now welcoming Indonesian companies with revenues ranging from $300K to $15M, combines in-person and online learning experiences tailored for business leaders.

“In line with our ambitious global vision, expanding beyond Africa and South Asia was always part of our plan. Extending our footprint to Indonesia is a natural progression in that journey,” says Stanford Seed’s executive director, Darius Teter. “Indonesia has a vast population, pro-growth governance, and a critical mass of companies ripe for exponential growth. Our market analysis reveals that Indonesia is not just a land of opportunity but also a place where we can make an impact by partnering with established entrepreneurs and their management teams.”

Impressive Track Record

Stanford Seed takes pride in the accomplishments of its participants, with 75% reporting increased revenue, 39% engaging in business with fellow participants, and 34% expanding into new markets. To date, past participants from across Africa and South Asia have collectively raised over $1.025 billion in capital.

Program Details

Application Deadline: 7 June, 2024

Program Fee: US $6,000*

*Subsidized by the generous contributions of Robert King (MBA ’60), Dorothy King, and many other donors. 

Scholarships and Eligibility

Scholarships are available for smaller enterprises, women founders, and social entrepreneurs, with applications provided to those advancing to the interview stage. The program is designed for CEOs and founders of for-profit companies or market-driven social enterprises based in Africa, South Asia, and now Indonesia, with annual revenues between US $300,000 and US $15 million.

Program Commitment

  • Length: January – November 2025
  • Format: Part-time, combining in-person sessions and online classes
  • In-Person Sessions: Held twice in Jakarta and/or Bali 
  • Company Workshops: Two full-day sessions at your company with you and your management team
  • Online Learning: Engaging and flexible schedules for CEOs/founders and management teams

Key Benefits

  • Leverage Stanford GSB’s world-class curriculum to scale your business
  • Include up to five members of your management team for comprehensive development
  • Create a detailed growth action plan
  • Collaborate with a dedicated Seed business advisor
  • Earn a certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Join the Seed Transformation Network of over 1,000 CEOs/founders from 30 countries
  • Gain access to Seed coaches, consultants, and Stanford student interns

A Call to Indonesia’s Visionary Leaders

Stanford Seed invites the CEOs and founders of Indonesia to seize this unparalleled opportunity to transform their enterprises and become catalysts for economic change.


Director, Marketing & Communications, Stanford Seed
Associate Director, Global Operations and Indonesia Admissions Lead, Stanford Seed

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