2015 was a watershed year in Malaysia for venture funding and recognition as an emerging startup hub, and there is that matter of Netflix launching soon in SEA, writes Karamjit Singh.
The startup innovation arms of Singtel (Singtel Innov8), Orange (Orange Fab), Deutsche Telekom (hub:raum) and Telefónica (Telefónica Open Future), said they have joined forces to bridge the startup ecosystems across South-East Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
The Hub Singapore has moved into its new premises at 128 Prinsep Street, saying that it would also be introducing “tailored innovation and impact lab” programmes for corporations looking to innovate through collaborations with startups and entrepreneurs.
If there is one thing that isn’t a problem for startups under the care of Microsoft Ventures’ accelerator programme in Beijing, it’s funding, says its director Frances Du.
Accelerator programmes are mushrooming in the tiny nation of Singapore, which is part of the plan – but there are still challenges in Singapore’s vision to become the startup hub of South-East Asia, writes Gabey Goh.
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall on what Singapore is learning from the US state of Delaware, and why the island-republic looks set to remain the regional startup and funding hub for the foreseeable future.
A beach getaway for your startup may allow you to focus, or takes you away from essentials Still, the idea of beach-based startup hubs may be a business opportunity in Malaysia