Startups & Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

Startups & Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

Entrepreneurship and success in Southeast Asia

Anticipating Singapore’s future to foster innovation

Anticipating Singapore’s future to foster innovation

The rise of online business in Malaysia

Latest resources for startups & entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Inside Go-Jek’s success in Indonesia

Go-Jek: ride-hailing in Indonesia

Ride-hailing applications are weighing a fierce battle in Indonesia to conquer its large and promising market. Competing against global and regional giants, the local application Go-Jek has found a way to seduce an important base of users and secure large funding to fuel its diversified growth in hyper-local services. Continue reading

FinTech startups in Indonesia

Indonesia FinTech startups

Indonesia has the largest population in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest growing economies. As financial technologies – FinTech – are becoming some of the hottest business opportunities in Indonesia, many startups and companies engage in the competition to conquer big and promising markets. Continue reading

A Filipina fashion designer’s success story and tips

Bea Valdes: woman fashion designer from the Philippines

Successful luxury companies are not common in Southeast Asia. This female designer from the Philippines nonetheless proves that it is possible to succeed in the luxury industry. Through her creative approach, traditional crafts from the Philippines now gain international recognition in luxury jewelry and accessories. Continue reading

Thailand FinTech ecosystem

Thailand FinTech ecosystem

The spread of the digital disruption to more and more sectors does not spare banking and finance. In Thailand, the emergence of a new generation of financial technology – FinTech – startups spurs the development of a complete ecosystem of supporting structures, from funding and regulation to accelerators and events. Continue reading

Female entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore

Singapore female entrepreneurs ecosystem

A regional center for startups, Singapore is home to a vibrant environment of companies, support structures and entrepreneurs. Local traditions are however hard to bend and women are underrepresented in this ecosystem. This toolkit gathers all the information to provide extra guidance for female entrepreneurs of Singapore. Continue reading

FinTech startups in Vietnam

Vietnam FinTech report

Vietnam has a dynamic startup environment with many entrepreneurs and companies engaged in the most promising sectors. And financial technologies – FinTech – have a lot promising applications in Vietnam as the country’s large population can profit from mobile technologies to access a growing number of innovative financial services. Continue reading

Southeast Asia digital economy 2025

Southeast Asia digital economy 2025

Through e-commerce, online travel booking or media, digital business is currently attracting a lot of interest in Southeast Asia. Set to grow to a total market size of US$ 200 Billion by 2025, the digital economy will expand through a host of startups that launch new technologies in the region’s most promising countries. Continue reading

Mobile finance innovation in the Philippines

Philippines FinTech startup coins.ph

With a large and growing number of Filipinos accessing the Internet, FinTech startups are able to reach people who previously were out of the financial system. New technologies now provide the convenience of digital payments and financial services to people without bank account anywhere in the Philippines or abroad. Continue reading

Donuts franchise success from Indonesia

Donuts from Indonesia coffee shop

Indonesians, especially the younger generation, are becoming very fond of sweet pastries like donuts. To benefit from this shift towards more leisure and going out with friends, local and foreign companies are rushing to grab their share of the new “café culture” in the country’s large young population. Continue reading

Television disruption from Malaysia

Iflix disrupting television in Malaysia

The development of Internet and digital technologies have pushed media, television and entertainment to undergo a radical change. With the coming of video streaming services to Malaysia and Southeast Asia, television in the region is now challenged by a new model that aims at a large part of the audience through its new behaviors. Continue reading