With one of the youngest populations in the world, Indonesia is home to a new breed of entrepreneurs who are undeterred by high risks.
CNBC's Christine Tan interviewed the three founders of some of the country's hottest restaurants on this week's segment of Managing Asia to gain insight into their bold ventures.
Ismaya Group, a food and beverage firm that has dished out concepts such as Shanghai-inspired bistros, Japanese fusion and specialty coffee to a rising pool of wealthy consumers, brings in annual revenues of over $70 million and is planning 14 different outlets within the next year. Their restaurants are frequented by Jakarta's socialites and are housed within the city's most fashionable shopping malls.
The group has also branched out into the concert promotion business with Ismaya Live, which brought Katy Perry to Indonesia.
As the world's fourth most populous country, Indonesia has long enjoyed a youth bulge with over 20 percent of its residents under 30. That allows the economy to enjoy a "demographic dividend," where a younger, productive labor force outweighs the number of dependents, i.e. children and the elderly.