University of Bath

Ignasius Ryan Hasim studied a Master’s in Accounting and Finance at the University of Bath. Ignasius created, a tech-based start-up connecting local batik artisans with potential customers. Previously, he was involved with, a marketplace connecting tutors and students. Ignasius hopes that technology can help in tackling the challenges faced by artisans, by connecting them to potential customers. His start-up also aims to provide additional services such as free product photo shoots and digital marketing support.

Ignasius says that studying in the UK is a life-changing experience that broadened his horizons and was fundamental to his career as an entrepreneur. The UK’s multicultural and dynamic environment strengthened his understanding of the economic potential of the intersection of culture and creativity, and inspired him to build