Friday, October 22, 2021
WeWork, a global space provider, has launched WeWork Growth Campus, a new initiative aimed at boosting Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial startup ecosystem. While Southeast Asia has seen some scale-ups rise to new heights during the pandemic, COVID-19 has presented a huge challenge for startups and the community that supports them. With...
In just two decades Vietnam's exports have skyrocketed. In the same time period, their GDP per capita also took a big jump from from $390 dollars in 2000 to $2,800 dollars in 2020. And, this is probably the only nation in Southeast Asia whose economy remained in a good shape...
A report by the Wall Street Journal on Monday (Aug 2) claims that the highly contagious Delta variant is stalling Asia's economic recovery after an early rebound. The report said that adding to rising COVID-19 cases, slow progress on vaccinations has begun to paralyze the region that had, until recently,...
Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 million in startup support at the inaugural HUAWEI CLOUD Spark Founders Summit, which took place simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong. Huawei said the investment would go towards its Spark Program in the Asia Pacific region, which aims to build a sustainable startup...
Entrepreneurs - Is This The Right Time To Start A Business
At the moment with the never ending sight of the pandemic waning away, obviously there's a high degree of uncertainty in the world. For some though, in this unprecedented time, it's the perfect opportunity to start a business. Historically, after every financial crisis, innovation and creativity tends to spark new...
SoftBank Group (SBG) is stepping up investment in startups in Southeast Asia again. Many of these startups are unicorns -- a company valued at over $1 billion -- or soon-to-be unicorns. SBG aims to repeat the success it made with Grab, a Singapore-based ride-hailer, whose corporate value shot up after...
South Korea's trade ministry said on Tuesday (Jul 27) it has launched talks with ASEAN to update their free trade agreement (FTA) and further lower trade barriers, as the country seeks to diversify its trade portfolio and expand its presence in Southeast Asia. Officials from the two held a virtual...
Enterprises in Hanoi have been receiving support to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey conducted by the Hanoi Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Hanoisme) among 1,500 of its member businesses, 57 percent of them are operating moderately and 38 percent are at normal operation levels....

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