Posts Categorized: Contributors Corner


A tech startup ecosystem in paradise

Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Mailbird, an email tech startup based in Bali. She is half American and half Filipino, but having lived ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Singapore needs Silicon Valley’s open source culture, says Meng Weng Wong of JFDI

Meng Weng Wong speaks about the challenges to build a high-tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in Singapore.

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 10:31 am
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app discovery

A simple suggestion for improving app discovery on Android and iPhone

Users browsing app stores should have the option of hiding the apps already installed on the device. This could be achieved with a simple to...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 9:33 am
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Don’t get caught in the missing middle

Piyush Chaplot is currently the Vice President of Finance & Investments at Innosight Ventures and a Director at Chope. This article is...

  • July 14, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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Why fashion labels grow fast and die young

Does that have to be the mode for every fashion label, asks Carl Thompson, Co-founder of TradeGecko. Meet the former fashion label owner-tur...

  • April 13, 2012
  • at 1:52 am
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You don't need professional designers to develop good products

And other penetrating insights from the Rainmakers LIVE! 2011 mini-conference, which brought together designers and startup founders from Si...

  • July 4, 2011
  • at 9:49 am
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Surveylicious Scouts NYC

Surveylicious is a mobile geo-location survey platform which allows businesses to collect customer feedback in real-time. It was one of the ...

  • June 1, 2011
  • at 5:26 pm
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Joi Of Neoteny Labs Speaks On His New Role MIT Media Lab

In an interview with AsianScientist, Asia and Middle East early stage fund, Neoteny Labs‘ Joichi Ito speaks about his new role as the ...

  • May 4, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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A Daily Deal Audit In Singapore

Guest contributor, Ridza Salim does a daily deal audit for Singapore.

  • January 17, 2011
  • at 4:21 pm
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Vietnam Startup Investment is Not Slowing Down, but Japanese Strategic Investors are Eating VCs’ Lunch

By Dr. Pham Minh Tuan, Founder and CEO of Topica Education Group, a company offering online-offline Bachelor degrees in partnership with uni...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Amidst a Blossoming Startup Scene, The Philippine Government Slips into the Dark Ages

Sharing or retweeting something defamatory could land you in jail in the Philippines. In response to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, ...

  • October 9, 2012
  • at 3:27 am
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Learning from the failure to maximize value

All three startups were eventually acquired but here Jeremy shares what he learnt from their several failed, missed opportunities: a startup...

  • September 1, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Why entrepreneurship is like playing Poker

Recently, I did a talk at JFDI, a Y-combinator-quality incubator for South East Asia, where I shared how it is like to be an entrepreneur. A...

  • May 7, 2012
  • at 6:37 pm
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Sarah CHeng-De Winne

5 reasons why creatives & entrepreneurs need each other

Creative Mixer brings together creatives, hackers, entrepreneurs into a single space to redefine creativity. Sarah shares why this event w...

  • March 17, 2012
  • at 12:43 am
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A Startup Roots Speaker Teaser With Derek Sivers

This Thursday, the Startup Roots Speaker Series will have as speaker Derek Sivers, founder of former president of CD Baby. One of the people...

  • June 7, 2011
  • at 6:59 pm
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Overview of Angel Investing in Singapore

Angel investor and professor Dr. Wong Poh Kam here provides an overview of the angel investing scene in Singapore.

  • May 28, 2011
  • at 3:34 pm
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One-Stop Look At Singapore Business Plan Competitions

If you belong to the camp that believes in business plan competitions, there are three main ones in Singapore: Start-Up@Singapore National B...

  • January 28, 2011
  • at 6:10 pm
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Manga Fanatics Create Manga Gaming Platform

But Sylvia Yao and Wu Di, both manga fanatics and gaming enthusiasts, decided they had to do something manga-related to fill the void that t...

  • December 27, 2010
  • at 10:57 am
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