[Event][Asia] Next Bank Asia 2015

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This year’s instalment of banking and financial technology conference Next Bank Asia will be taking place on May 27-28 in Singapore with the theme of “Tracking the Digital Shift”, where participants will be engaged on topics surrounding disruptive technologies relevant to the Asian financial sector. “This is an exciting time to be in the banking industry in Asia and globally.

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Korea – Asia’s Startup Powerhouse

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With Singapore being the first Korean Startup Center in Southeast Asia , while having sights on Helsinki and Stockholm for Europe. The post Korea – Asia’s Startup Powerhouse appeared first on Young Upstarts. by Jun Byongnam, Regional Director of the Korea IT Cooperation Center in Singapore. In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea has been lauded in the speed and clarity of their response.

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How The Covid-19 Pandemic Boosted Adoption Of Emerging Technologies In Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is at an intersection of change where many traditional industries are forced to adapt to the new normal, beckoning a new digital industrial revolution. Known as the world’s mobile economy hotspot , Southeast Asia has been a hotbed for championing emerging technologies.

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[Asia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2013

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After last year’s successful Startup Asia Jakarta held in Bandung Jakarta, organizer and one of Asia’s most influential startup and technology blogs TechinAsia.com has announced that its signature conference Startup Asia will be returning to Jakarta on November 21 and 22, 2013 at Plaza Bapindo. Events & Happenings Asia Indonesia Jakarta Startup Arena Startup Asia startup launchpad startups Startups In Asia Tech In Asia

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[Asia] Tech In Asia Buys GameSaku In Acquisition Blitz

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Just a week after Tech in Asia ( Techinasia.com ) completed its acquisition of fellow Singapore-based blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum, the startup and technology blog today announced that it has also acquired Indonesia-based gaming blog GameSaku from Apps Foundry. Still it’s a surprising move from Tech in Asia, an unexpected extension into the mobile gaming space that’s not its traditional focus on startups and technology.

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[Event] WORKTECH15 Asia

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Leading international workplace conference series WORKTECH will be returning this year to Singapore – the Asia edition has been held here since 2010 – and will be held on 22 and 23 September. WORKTECH15 Asia will gather industry business leaders to share expertise and further knowledge on business strategy, technology and property. Young|Upstarts is a media partner of WORTECH15 Asia.

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[Asia] [Event] Demo Asia 2012

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If you loved the emerging startup vibes of the DEMO conference, Asia will be getting its very own version with DEMO Asia 2012 slated for February 29 to March 2 in Singapore next year. Singapore is the second country in Asia to host a DEMO event after China, and the event will comprise of conferences, pitches and networking sessions for an invited group of companies to launch their products for the first time to an audience. DEMO Asia Singapore Audition.

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[Asia][Event] ad:tech Introduces Roadshows Across Southeast Asia

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With more than 40 percent of Internet users coming from Asia Pacific (with 9.4 percent of total users from Southeast Asia), organizers believe that Jakarta, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are natural choices to host the roadshows. After all, these countries are large contributors to Southeast Asia’s online population of 62 million, and their respective digital landscapes have been growing from strength to strength over the past decade.

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[Asia] Revolver Asia Fires Its Way Into Regional F&B Scene

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Singapore-based F&B veteran Michel Lu earlier this week launched Revolver Asia , a boutique corporate advisory that looks to provide business incubation and acceleration for startup lifestyle businesses in the food and beverage sector. “Although competition is intense, business opportunities are plentiful if companies have the right strategy,” says Lu (pictured, centre), who will be founder and executive chairman of Revolver Asia.

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[Asia] Socialbakers Opens Asia Pacific HQ In Singapore

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Global social media analytics and optimization company Socialbakers has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific headquarters based in Singapore. According to Campaign Asia Pacific, two-thirds of companies surveyed in Asia-Pacific are raising their digital budgets this year as the highest return on investment is now via digital marketing channels. ”By 2017, Asia-Pacific will have the largest social network population worldwide.

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WineFamily – Connecting Wine People In Asia

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But newly-launched Asia-based online wine marketplace WineFamily instead aims to invite licensed wine retailers across the region to create virtual stores in an Etsy-style platform and sell directly online to consumers in Asia. But easy online access to a large portfolio of wines will likely be the key draw for consumers in Asia. Ideaspotting Asia e-commerce online commerce online community Southeast Asia wine

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[Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015

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Online platform for Asia’s tech community Tech in Asia will round off its highly vaunted Tech In Asia Conference series for this year with Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015 , which will take place on 11 and 12 November 2015 at Balai Kartini. This year, the conference looks set to exhibit some 250 companies over 2 days – the largest tech startup exhibition yet in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Events & Happenings event Jakarta startup event Tech In Asia

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[Event][Singapore] Finovate Asia 2012

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Financial and banking technology conference Finovate comes to Asia for the first time with Finovate Asia 2012. Finovate Asia 2012 will feature a demo-only format with 32 companies – each with only 7 minutes – to demo their latest innovations to the audience. Events & Happenings Asia banking technology conference event finance technology Finovate Finovate Asia Singapore startups The Finovate Group

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Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

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Financial services provider MasterCard has announced the results of its MasterCard Financial Literacy Index, which revealed that progress towards improving basic finance knowledge and skills across Asia Pacific has stalled as 12 of 16 countries record lower scores in financial literacy. 8,087 respondents aged 18-64 in 16 countries in Asia Pacific took part in the survey. Seshadri, Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, MasterCard Asia Pacific.

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[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia

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The Startup Arena competition, part of Penn Olson ‘s two-day Startups in Asia Singapore conference, saw nineteen startups from all over Asia battle it out, with Singapore-based social collaborative learning platform Teamie emerging victorious. The Startup Arena combatants were chosen by the Penn Olson team from over 300 applications across Asia, and they were: Piktochart (Malaysia). ” Disclosure: Young Upstarts is a media partner of Startup Asia and Penn Olson.

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[Asia] Online Social Stay Marketplace travelmob Continues Push Into Asia

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But Singapore-based travelmob is also eyeing a piece of that action, especially in the Asia Pacific – the social stay marketplace, which helps match property owners in the region to travellers seeking quality short-term accommodation, is pushing aggressively into the increasingly-crowded Asian market that not only sees incumbents like Airbnb, but also other players such as Roomorama and PandaBed.

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[Review] Startup Asia

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Asia – especially in countries such as India, China, Vietnam – is fast becoming the place where many entrepreneurs, whether locally born or lured back from Silicon Valley, are setting up shop. The second part covers the various sectors that have seen the biggest growth in Asia. Or how about companies that leverage on the rise of Asia consumerism, as well as the trend towards specialized outsourcing?

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[Indonesia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2012

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Earlier this year in February, the Startups in Asia conference in Singapore saw Singapore-based social collaborative learning platform Teamie emerging victorious from a pool of nineteen regional startups pitching in a ‘Startup Arena’ to win a US$10,000 prize. Buoyed by the success of that event, the Tech In Asia team will be organizing another ‘Startup Arena’, this time in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jun 7-8, 2012.

­[Asia][Event] BlackBerry® JamHack To Hit Asia Pacific In November

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­. Hackathons – coding marathons, for the uninitiated – are increasingly getting popular across Asia, but here’s an upcoming one whose scale may boggle the mind. Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is planning a simultaneous Asia Pacific (APAC)-wide hackathon called ­ BlackBerry® JamHack. BlackBerry JamHack 2012 happens in ten major Asia Pacific cities, as follows: Jammin¹ on Oct 12-14, 2012 : Delhi, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila (GMT+5.5

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These Are The Most Exciting FinTechs To Emerge In Southeast Asia

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Below are some of the most exciting FinTechs to look out for in Southeast Asia. In fact, it is one of the most trusted FinTechs in Southeast Asia with over $50 million in funding from investors. Whether it is a cryptocurrency, life insurance, credit card and personal loans, an online payment gateway solution, or a way to include the low-income class, Southeast Asia has some of the most exciting FinTechs on a global scale. Others financial services fintech Southeast Asia

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[Asia] Location-Aware Mobile Advertising Platform Launches In Southeast Asia

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“The holy grail of digital advertising is providing advertisements that users actually want to see,” says Shobhit Shukla, vice president of Asia Pacific for AdNear. In the News AdNear Asia mobile advertising Southeast Asia

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[Asia] Asia’s Top 50 Apps 2011 – Vote Now.

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Asia’s Top 50 Apps is back for the second year running and looks set to be bigger and better! One of the Asia region’s leading award competitions that recognizes innovation in the white-hot web and mobile application spaces, Asia’s Top 50 Apps last year saw saw more than a thousand submissions of which 100 web and mobile applications from 10 countries nominated.

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[Singapore] [Event] Startup Asia Singapore 2012

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We’ve seen a slew of technology- and entrepreneur-focused conferences in Singapore over the past year or so, and the trend is set to continue in the coming year with Demo Asia , and now, Startup Asia Singapore. And while like some others that aim to showcase emerging product-ready technology startups from Singapore and the Asia region, Startup Asia Singapore is unique in that it’s put together by our buddies over at Singapore-based media startup Penn Olson.

[Asia] JFDI Asia Bootcamp 2013 Applications Now Open

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Events & Happenings Asia JFDI Asia Joyful Frog Digital Incubator Singapore startup accelerator startup bootcamp technology startupsSingapore-based technology startup accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) today announced that applications for the first of its two business acceleration programs they intend to run for 2013 is now officially open. As with last year, JFDI.Asia intends to take teams of digital start-up entrepreneurs from idea to investment in 100 days.

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[Asia] Lots of Buttons Sews Up Startup Asia’s Startup Arena Competition

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E-commerce in Asia is big , and rapidly growing. And judging by the newly announced winner of Tech in Asia ‘s Startup Arena winner Lots of Buttons , it can also grow in pretty quirky ways. Hong Kong-based Lots of Buttons beat out 19 other impressive (mostly Asia-based) startups with a business model that revolves around buttons. Image credit: Tech In Asia ].

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Asia Pacific’s Small Business Leaders Buoyed By Intra-Regional Trade

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Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. Asia is on the verge of a transformation. The digital economy is so fundamentally changing how we work and live that tomorrow’s Asia will likely bear little resemblance to the region we see today. Nowhere is this more evident than in small businesses’ enthusiasm for intra-Asia trade, which is helping to define the region’s future growth. Professionalisms Asia Asia Pacific global economy Karen Reddington regional trad

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5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia

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With venture capitalists around the world shifting their focus to Asia, here are 5 ways the surge in venture capital fundraising is shaking up the startup landscape in the region. Similarly, Alibaba’s $1 billion investment in Singapore-based e-commerce firm Lazada equips it with the necessary armour to counter Amazon’s entry into Asia. Thinking Aloud Asia business funding Marek Danyluk startup startup ecosystem tech startups venture capital

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Starting A Small Business In Asia

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As commercial growth in Asia continues unabated, there’s never been a better time to start a small business on the world’s most populous continent. It may sound obvious, but before investing valuable time and money opening in Asia, it’s vital to ensure the product you sell or the service you offer has a place on the Asian market. Others Asia small business

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[Singapore] Twitter Designates Singapore As Asia Pacific Headquarters

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Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. The company is also looking to add over 100 jobs over coming years to “meet the growing demand from its users, partners and advertisers” in Asia Pacific, signalling that it is hedging its bets that continued growth – in terms of users and revenue – is likely to come from this part of the world.

[Singapore][Event] Social Media World Forum Asia 2011 & Apps World Asia 2011

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Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Asia is back for its third edition! Apps World Asia 2011. Also new for this year is the accompanying Apps World Asia 2011 , where you’ll find specific tracks applicable to developers and programmers working in the web and mobile application spaces. The exhibitions at both Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Asia 2011 and Apps World Asia 2011 are free to attend, but conferences and workshops are for paying delegates only.

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8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia

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author of “ Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships “ To succeed in the global economy, business leaders have to be culturally in tune with their Asian counterparts. Over the last four decades, Asia has been the primary engine of global economic growth. Conversely, people from collectivist cultures, common to Asia, prefer group representation in meetings and negotiations.

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[Interview] Ryan Bonnici of HubSpot On Inbound Marketing In Asia

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Inbound marketing service provider HubSpot recently released its first ever State of Inbound Report for Asia – which surveyed some 400 marketing and sales professionals at virtually all levels and across all industries in Asia to compile some of the most comprehensive analysis on online marketing in this part of the world. Many of the respondents for Hubspot’s State of Inbound 2015 Asia report – in fact, almost half – comes from India.

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[India] [Event] Click Asia Summit 2012

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Click Asia Summit 2012 is positioned as Asia’s largest digital and mobile marketing conference, expo, workshop that provides a platform for mobile and online marketers, entrepreneurs, brand owners, content developers, agency executives, SEO architects and digital media experts to come together and explore the possibilities of mobile and digital marketing in this region.

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5 Mistakes We Made While Growing A Startup In Southeast Asia

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In March 2016, Rosanne Hortensius left the Netherlands to launch online couponing platform Saleduck in Southeast Asia. Along with Ben Rogmans – Saleduck’s CTO and co-founder, the two have spearheaded the movement towards expanding Saleduck in five countries within Southeast Asia and are now looking towards furthering the platform’s presence in more countries within the region. From experience here in Southeast Asia however, it’s the exact opposite.

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[Asia][Event] BroadcastAsia 2014 Brings Focus On OTT Content Revolution

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Not only will BroadcastAsia2014 showcase Asia’s potential and growth in the OTT market but it will reflect a global perspective and give us some insight into the future of OTT broadcasting.” ” Events & Happenings Asia BroadcastAsia broadcasting conference content delivery exhibition mobile content

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Daily Deals Still A Big Deal In Asia; All Deals Asia Launches iPhone App

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The daily deals industry may be taking somewhat of a beating to its reputation in recent times – stories of deals gone bad abound – but according to All Deals Asia , this space is still growing rapidly in Southeast Asia. All Deals Asia iPhone App. ” She adds that the company recognized on hopping onto the mobile bandwagon, with the increasing mobile penetration here in Southeast Asia and an uptake in usage of smartphone applications.

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[Event] [Singapore] DEMO Asia Starts This Week!

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This week will see DEMO Asia kick off in Singapore. If you haven’t heard of DEMO Asia 2012 , the event looks to gather Asia’s brightest innovators and budding entrepreneurs into one place, giving them the opportunity to debut, pitch and showcase breakthrough ideas and products to corporate acquirers, media, venture capitalists, angel investors and strategic partners. Events & Happenings DEMO Asia event pitching Singapore startups

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[Asia] HKers, Singaporeans Eye Higher Salaries: jobsDB

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In the News Asia Asian Consumer Market Survey Hong Kong human resources jobsDB salary expectations Singapore It looks like the Singapore worker has a big and growing appetite when it comes to salary expectations.

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[Singapore] Beepmo Brings Mobile Networking To Next Bank Asia

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Singapore-based mobile professional social network Beepmo has announced a partnership with upcoming banking conference Next Bank Asia to bring its real-time, location-based professional networking service to the event held 9-10 May, 2012, making it the first event in Asia to incorporate mobile location-based social discovery and business networking. “ Beepmo really comes alive at events and conferences and we’re thrilled to be partnering Next Bank Asia.”

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Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

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VISA, through research firm Milward Brown, recently conducted a study on this generation in Asia that found some interesting statistics which may surprise you. Perhaps closely related to entrepreneurship, 72-percent of Millennials in Asia said they were ambitious and have big dreams. Weekly Facebook use is incredibly high especially in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia rated 93-percent) as compared to other social networks.

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Adobe Systems Rolls Out Creative Cloud Over Asia

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” - Vicky Skipp, Adobe’s head for Southeast Asia. “In just seven months, we’ve seen an incredible take-up, with more than one million individuals in the US and globally joining Adobe Creative Cloud,” says Vicky Skipp, Adobe’s head for Southeast Asia. ” In the News Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Systems apps Asia cloud service cloud-based service Singapore software

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[Singapore] Startup Asia Singapore Back For 2013 Edition

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After a series of successful startup events in Singapore, and Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia last year, Asia-based online technology news site TechinAsia will be kicking off Startup Asia Singapore ‘s second edition later in April this year. There are also networking events that allow startup founders the opportunity to meet with investors, advisors, as well as incubators from across Asia.

[Event] DEMO Asia: Is Being Female A Handicap?

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Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia , it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. Aprilia participated in DEMO Asia ‘s Alpha Pitch segment. Feature Story Agate Studio Asia DEMO Asia event female Fiette HobbyMash Learnemy Singapore startup startup pitches women entrepreneursby Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy.

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