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

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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.

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

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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%

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Music Streaming Service Deezer Launches In Singapore and Malaysia

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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

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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.

Thirty-Six Years Later

Steve Blank

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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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

YoungUpstarts

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

YoungUpstarts

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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These Are The Most Exciting FinTechs To Emerge In Southeast Asia

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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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Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay

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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 Could Take Regional Lead In Social Enterprise: Mechai Viravaidya

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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.

How To Take Your Start-Up To The Next Level

YoungUpstarts

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. As an ambitious entrepreneur with bags of talent and energy to bring to your fledgling business, you’ll be constantly searching for ways to level-up your business, scaling in a sustainable way in order to gain that all-important foothold in your industry.

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

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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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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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 Image Recognition Technology Used by Asia’s Newspapers

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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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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.

Starting A Small Business In Asia

YoungUpstarts

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

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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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Innovative Entrepreneur Creating The “Harry Potter of the Seas” Through Following Her Instincts and Vision

Hearpreneur

Alessandra was originally raised in Rome, Italy where she lived until moving to Thailand at age 15, which has helped her shape Shipsomnia into a truly global experience, now bringing this to the United States. Traveling by sea doesn’t have to be boring.

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

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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.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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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%).

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.

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.

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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Adobe Systems Rolls Out Creative Cloud Over Asia

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” 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 Seven Days of Christmas

Steve Blank

As a 20-year old in Thailand in the middle of the chaos of the Vietnam War, my days were filled being a infinitesimal part of the synchronized machinery of maintaining, arming, and launching row after row of fighter planes parked in their revetments –.

[Interview] Benjamin Yee of EMERGE App

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Navigating a rented motorbike through the winding hills of Vietnam and swimming in secret lagoons in Thailand are just some of the things that Benjamin Yee does when he’s not typing furiously away at this laptop.

China’s OPPO Sees Opportunity For Mobile In Southeast Asia

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It’s previously opened up offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Phillippines, all before it did so in Singapore, a country with a mobile penetration rate of over 150% , and the world’s 4th largest in terms of smartphone penetration.

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