Gideon Hartono was the winner of the 2019 Alumni Awards in the Entrepreneurship Pioneer category at the Award Night for Individuals of the University of Gadjah Mada with Achievements held at the UGM Hall. Gideon is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine graduated in 1989. As a medical worker, Gideon always promotes the importance of maintaining health.
Gideon was recorded as a doctor at the Public Health Center in Yogyakarta from 1990 to 2003. Being a doctor does not make Gideon close to other career fields. Departing from his hobby with the world of photography, Gideon pioneered the photo studio “Agatha Photo” and became the managing director of PT Agatha Visi Pratama (Agatha Video).
In 2002, Gideon began to try other businesses that were in line with his profession, namely building a pharmacy business called “Pharmacy K-24”. Pharmacy K-24 provides a complete stock of drugs at an affordable price. Not only that, the pharmacy operating hours are also different from other pharmacies because they are open 24 hours non-stop to meet the needs of the community at any time. The doctor who was born in Yogyakarta, October 10, 1963 continues to innovate in developing the business he founded. K-24 Pharmacy successfully won the attention of the community. Since it was first opened in Yogyakarta (2002), until now the K-24 Pharmacy has more than 430 outlets spread across 24 provinces and 111 districts / cities in Indonesia. Thanks to his hard work and efforts, dr. Gideon won numerous awards, one of which won an award from the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) as an original Indonesian pharmacy with a franchise system and the first network pharmacy in Indonesia, which is open 24 hours a day. In addition to the pharmacy, Gideon continued to expand its business by creating a Hi-Lab Diagnostic Center clinical laboratory, establishing PT KDE Phamaceutical Trading & Distribution in 2010, establishing PT Brillian Dinamik Gumilang (2003) engaged in IT and software development namely Bridge Healthcare System Solution. In 2014, Gideon also established Ergia Skin Care & Research Clinic and PT Odixa Pharma Laboratories in 2015.
In addition to the business and medical world, Gideon is also active in the world of education. In 2013 Gideon established a school through the Pelita Bangsa Foundation, the Pelita Bangsa Health Vocational High School (SMK). High enthusiasm, dedication and work ethic make Gideon always active in various activities and organizations. Gideon became Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Budya Wacana National Education and Teaching Foundation, Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) region of DIY, and served as an Advisor to the Yogyakarta Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs Association (GP Pharmacy).
A lot of awards have been inscribed by Gideon. Achievement after achievement continues to be achieved, among others, received the award “The Best Enterprise 50” in 2006, won the award “The Indonesian Small & Medium Business Entrepreneur”, and Jogja Marketeers Champion in 2013. In 2014, Gideon also won an award as Change Figure by KR Award in 2014, received the 2015 APEA Award VIII (Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards), as well as the Jogja Marketing Champion award in 2018.