[Event] Ukraine, Thailand And US Take Top Spots At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


Thailand team TANG Thai and U.S. First Place: TANG Thai (Thailand). They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered. The student teams from all over that participated in the 10th annual Imagine Cup have challenged each other and themselves with their technology innovation projects, and the winners have now emerged.

JD.com Celebrates a Decade of Non-stop Delivery Service During Spring Festival Holidays

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Additionally, it operates several cargo flight routes between China and the United States, United Kingdom and Thailand, and most recently announced plans for an air freight company in a collaboration between JD Logistics and Nantong Airport Group.


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How has the price of currency fluctuated as a result of COVID-19?

The Startup Magazine

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the ASEAN-5 grouping of nations (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) will record average negative growth of -0.6%

Zanzibar Investment – Is It Worth It?

The Startup Magazine

Just like Thailand or the Philippines, it consists of numerous small islands as well as two of the largest ones, namely: Pemba Island and Unguja (which is also referred to as Zanzibar at times).

Music Streaming Service Deezer Launches In Singapore and Malaysia


Music streaming subscription provider Deezer has announced that it will be enlarging its Asia footprint by extending its services to Singapore and Malaysia, just a few days after launching in Thailand. Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said, “We are thrilled to launch Deezer in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia as part of our first foray into Asia,” says Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez.

4 Simple And Savvy Tips For Real Estate SMBs


Thailand has a lot of restrictions on who can and own property and where. Others property real estate ThailandImage credit: Real estate from Shutterstock. Whether you’ve only been in the real estate business for a short time or you’ve grown to a medium sized enterprise, this industry can chew you up and spit you out. On the other hand, it can also yield great returns if you know what you’re doing.

Why buying land in Koh Samui is a good investment opportunity?

The Startup Magazine

Koh Samui, off the coast of Thailand, is one of the fastest growing islands in the world, it has over time been considered as a tourist attraction center due to its surroundings and how beautiful the place looks. Community Real Estate agriculture land thailandPeople all over the world often come on a visit and it’s indeed a fabulous place to explore.

More innovation off the beaten path

deal architect

Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Big Bertha – Seattle Aviation Powerhouse – Dubai Tweet Experience Hotel – Spain Starchase – various US police departments Breaking the mold – UK, Denmark, Thailand earlier.

Love/Hate Business Plan Competitions

Steve Blank

I Love Business Plan Competitions I had a breakfast with a friend who has founded a few companies in Thailand and started the New Ventures Program at one of their universities.

Global Perspective: Current Opportunities for Low-Cost Manufacturing in China

The Startup Magazine

More recently, US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led to apprehension that US-based companies will be moving their production from Chinese manufacturers to factories in other low-cost countries such as India, Thailand and Vietnam. Few other countries can match China in this – be it India, Thailand or Vietnam. Businesses all over the world – including startups – have sourced their product manufacturing in China for over a decade now.

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Book: Three Laws Lethal

Feld Thoughts

When paleontologists Samira and Kit uncover dinosaur skeletons in northern Thailand, they find the remains of an ancient genetic technology that nations will kill to control. I’m a fan of David Walton and his near-term sci-fi books. In 2015, I read a few of his books, wrote a post titled Awesome Near Term Sci-Fi – David Walton , and promptly forgot about him. Eleven days ago, I got the following email from David. Mr. Feld: Since you’ve enjoyed my books in the past (e.g.

What you need to know about Bangkok’s startup ecosystem

The Next Web

Situated in Southeast Asia, a section of the continent that is rich in natural resources, Thailand attracts investors and travelers en mass every year. Adding to these attractive foreign entrepreneurism qualities is the fact that Thailand is also a great place to live for foreigners. This post originally appeared on Geektime. The cheap living costs make it the perfect place to bootstrap and the investment culture is truly blossoming.

5 Ideal Locations For Young Startups


Thailand. Young startups love Thailand. Anywhere can become an ideal location when in Thailand if the startup has access to the web. Thailand is also very close to other countries with vibrant startup culture such as India and China, providing access to an unimaginable amount of resources. A startup may spark from a simple idea and quickly grow in momentum due to the ease of launching a product or service.

What it’s like to interview with Y Combinator

The Next Web

YogaTrail is a global yoga directory, created and maintained by a team that’s based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Things are going well – but living and working in Northern Thailand occasionally has us wondering if perhaps ‘Team YogaTrail’ is a little bit isolated. Alex Klein is the co-founder of YogaTrail. This post originally appeared on the YogaTrail blog.

SketchNotes of My 2014 DCBKK Talk: “Optimizing Lifetime Value: How to Make More Money from Your Business”

Software By Rob

In October I spoke at Dan & Ian’s DCBKK event in Bangkok, Thailand about how to make more money from your business. Through the mad illustration skills of one Maggie Appleton , here are SketchNotes summarizing my entire talk in a single image (click the image for a hi-res version). Startups

5 Mistakes We Made While Growing A Startup In Southeast Asia


The first platform we launched was our Singaporean site and we realised that most large companies there provide their staff with basic health insurance coverage and the same goes for Malaysia and Thailand. Similarly in Thailand, potential business endeavors rarely happen prior to having met face-to-face and it is very common for people to only start talking business after they are more familiar with one another.

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Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay


According to the first-ever Asian Exporters’ Index launched by online auction and shopping platform eBay , Singapore-based exporters on the site have the second largest sales in Southeast Asia after Thailand. These businesses are exporters from around Asia including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

[Singapore] eBay And SingPost Introduces New ePAC Enhanced Shipping Service


This is primarily why this market has the second largest sales in Southeast Asia after Thailand,” says Oliver Hua, Chief Operating Officer, Greater China, Southeast Asia and Japan, eBay Marketplaces. “We Lest you think this feature may not amount to much – according eBay ‘s first-ever Asian Exporters’ Index , Singapore-based exporters on the site have the second largest sales in Southeast Asia after Thailand.

Singapore Could Take Regional Lead In Social Enterprise: Mechai Viravaidya


Singapore is the best Southeast Asian country to produce and promote social entrepreneurship in the region, according to Mr Mechai Viravaidya, founder of Thailand’s Population and Community Development Association (PDA). He set up the non-governmental PDA in 1974, when he realized that Thailand’s poverty levels couldn’t support her high population growth.

The Path of Our Lives

Steve Blank

My roommate, Glen, would become my best friend in Florida and Thailand as we were sent to different air bases in Southeast Asia. In Thailand I even figured out how to sneak off base for a few days, cross Thailand via train, visit him in his airbase and convince everyone I had been assigned to do so (not that easy with a war on.) “ Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not ?”. Robert Kennedy/George Bernard Shaw.

Entrepreneurship is hard but you can’t die

Steve Blank

Most of the fighter planes used to support the war were based in Thailand , or from aircraft carriers (or for some B-52 bombers, in Guam.) But the temptations in Thailand for a teenager were overwhelming: cheap sex, cheap drugs (a pound of Thai marijuana for twenty dollars, heroin from the Golden Triangle that was so pure it was smoked, alcohol cheaper than soda.) While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam.

SketchNotes of My 2014 DCBKK Talk: “Optimizing Lifetime Value: How to Make More Money from Your Business”

Software By Rob

In October I spoke at Dan & Ian’s DCBKK event in Bangkok, Thailand about how to make more money from your business. Through the mad illustration skills of one Maggie Appleton , here are SketchNotes summarizing my entire talk in a single image (click the image for a hi-res version). Startups

Why And How Your B2B eCommerce Start-up Should Work On Having A Strong Sales Team


Gogoprint , a leading Southeast Asian online printing company founded in late 2015, has been working hard to do just that in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Trust is often a big barrier to business in Thailand for example, especially when it comes to businesses that are based online, as companies tend to favour established, well-known suppliers. In the world of e-commerce, online sales are the bread and butter for firms of any size.

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How To Take Your Start-Up To The Next Level


A recruitment agency in Bangkok can help you find talent in Thailand to help work on your business – whether that’s remotely from southeast Asia, or by flying over to help you.

[Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed


NoonSwoon (Thailand). Stamp (Thailand). Echelon put out a call looking for more of Asia’s most promising startups earlier this year. Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup.

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These Are The Most Exciting FinTechs To Emerge In Southeast Asia


The countries are Singapore (490 FinTechs), Indonesia (262 FinTechs), Malaysia (196 FinTechs), Thailand (128 FinTechs), Philippines (115 FinTechs), and Vietnam (77 FinTechs). Omise is an innovative FinTech with headquarters in Thailand and other operational hubs in Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore. Financial services is one of the fastest growing industries all across the world. It is being driven by financial technology, popularly known as FinTech.

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[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform


The startup scenes in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, among others – have been thriving, attracting scores of students and young graduates who want to be part of their local startup movement. And many of these startups, some flush with cash and others eyeing international expansion, are hiring. The problem, however, is knowing which startups are hiring.

[Singapore] Startup Asia Singapore Back For 2013 Edition


Speakers slated to present at the event include Jixun Foo of GGV Capital, Tetsuya Mori of DeNA Asia, Singapore’s Darius Cheung who sold his startup tenCube to McAfee, and Thailand’s Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, who likewise sold his startup Tarad.com to Rakuten.

Singapore Image Recognition Technology Used by Asia’s Newspapers


A Singapore-based start-up company will soon have its technology adopted by a number of leading Asian newspapers, including Thailand’s The Nation , Hong Kong’s China Daily and The Star of Malaysia. An agreement was recently concluded with Thailand’s Nation Multimedia Group that owns regional papers Kom Chad Luek and Krungthep Turakij. by George Graver.

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Starting A Small Business In Asia


Some areas won’t allow you to operate unless you have a business partner who’s a national of that country, with 51 per cent of company shares in Thailand expected to be in Thai hands, for example. 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. With Asian firms weathering the global financial crisis resiliently, it’s left Western organisations keen to dip a tentative toe in foreign waters.

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


Thailand, ahead of its neighbouring countries in maturity and long term economic growth, has risen 33 percent to reach 24 million Facebook users over a quarter in 2013. Digital marketing events have been getting tired of late, and perhaps it’s no surprise that interactive advertising and technology conference ad:tech in these parts recently rebranded itself into a regional event, ad:tech asean 2014.

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[Singapore] GrabTaxi – Disrupting The Singapore Cab Industry, One Cab At A Time


But the largest Southeast Asia-based taxi booking mobile application provider has set its sights on Singapore as its fourth market – Malaysia-based MyTeksi has announced the beta launch of its app GrabTaxi , after recent expansions to Philippines and Thailand. Singapore’s taxi industry has been the subject of many recently introduced services looking to disrupt that sector.

Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons


Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam) We’ve identified some factors that set them apart from other ride-sharing outfits. Globe (Philippines), AirAsia (Thailand) KitKat, Revive Isotonic and Wonda Coffee are a few names in their partnership repertoire, with innovative campaigns for the same. by Samar Singla, founder of Click Labs.

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Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos are all seeing rapid growth in American franchise restaurants. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia. One of the most popular franchises is KFC. Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew.

[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response


Applications has streamed in from all over Asia, with applicants from Singapore and India comprising over half of the total number, with representation even from the UK – India (28%), Singapore (23%), Philippines (7%), Indonesia (6%), Taiwan (4%), Vietnam (4%), UK (3%), Malaysia (3%), Thailand (3%), US (3%), Australia (2%), Japan (1%) and Hong Kong (1%).

Careers Start by Peeling Potatoes

Steve Blank

When I got to my first airbase my job was lugging electronics boxes on and off fighter planes under the broiling hot Thailand sun, to bring them into the technicians inside the air-conditioned shop, to troubleshoot and fix. Listening to my the family talk about dividing up the cooking chores for this Thanksgiving dinner, including who would peel the potatoes, reminded me that most careers start by peeling potatoes. KP – Kitchen Patrol.

Evernote Means Business In Asia Pacific, Rolls Out Evernote Business To More Countries


Evernote Business then came to Asia through Korea and the launch of Yinxiang Biji Business in China earlier this month, but the company has announced that Evernote Business will now be made available in more markets across APAC including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more.

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Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

My first week on the base… our shop chief announced: “We’re looking for some volunteers to go to Thailand.” Two weeks later I was lugging heavy boxes across the runway under the broiling Thailand sun. Eighteen months after arriving in Thailand, I was managing a group of 15 electronics technicians. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation from Philadelphia University.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success


Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington leads the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and manages over 2,900 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. By Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific. Baidu, Tencent, Rakuten, Alibaba – the list goes on.

Ejection Seats

Steve Blank

In the year and a half I was in Thailand I climbed in and out of the cockpits of F-4’s , F-105 Wild Weasels and A-7’ s. And a few months later at my base in Thailand the same thing happened again. When I came home from Thailand I was stationed on a B-52 bomber base. I pulled a few pranks in the military, but the one that got pulled on me took years off of my life. Alone in the Cockpit.

Adobe Systems Rolls Out Creative Cloud Over Asia


” Skipp says that the next markets to get access to Creative Cloud after Singapore will be Malaysia and Thailand next week, followed by Philippines and Indonesia, and later India and Korea. Adobe Systems , a leading maker of multimedia and creativity software, brought its experience to the cloud when it launched Adobe Creative Cloud , a membership-based online cloud-based platform that allows users unlimited access to its entire suite of tools and services in the U.S.

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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

Both Sides of the Table

We are the most diverse city in America — perhaps the world — with 200 nationalities, 100 languages and the largest population outside of a home country for 39 nations around the world including Mexico, South Korea, Armenia, the Philippines, Thailand and many others. Mayor Eric Garcetti at Upfront Summit, February 2017 I first sat down with then councilman Eric Garcetti on the Ides of March 2012 — almost 5 years ago exactly.

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Founder Interview: Michel Ruiz on Augmented Reality and Building the KaviAR Tech Startup

The Startup Magazine

Here’s more from The Startup Magazine Founder Interview series. We interviewed Michel Ruiz, CEO and co-founder of KaviAR Tech , an augmented reality software startup headquartered in Paris.