How this generation will change the workplace Millennials currently make up 30% of the workforce (New York Times). As baby boomers retire by the thousands, millennials are becoming leaders in every industry. However, just when many employers have figured out how to woo and keep millennials in the workplace, a whole

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Insights from a design-led venture firm   By Vincent Tan | From ventures like Airbnb and Square to enterprises like Virgin Atlantic and General Electric, design-led businesses have been making headlines for their ability to enable growth and change within their organizations   With more and more startups using design to articulate their value proposition

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If you’re a freelancer or business owner of any kind, it’s practically inevitable that one of your clients will one day miss the payment deadline on your invoice. This can be a frustrating experience, especially when you’ve put in the hard work to deliver on your own obligations to the

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On the second day of RISE we were once again on a mission to find interesting startups. The first place we looked were the booths (most were different from those on day one) however we found an overwhelming number of "me too" startups. So instead we used the RISE app and random meetings to discover these. Here is our

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Apple Pay launched in Hong Kong this July becoming the 9th major market to offer this service (some 2 years after it was first launched in US). In a remarkably successful debut they were quickly embraced by major banks, apps and retailers.  So what is it, how does it work, and how will it

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Describe the founder in 50 words or less. I am the Co-founder and CEO of Lamplight Analytics and a market researcher by trade. I’ve held senior research positions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East as the Head of Research in North Asia for PR giant Edelman. I’m now leading Lamplight

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The world’s first user-designed eyewear The eyewear industry is not as it would appear. Nine out of ten frames you reach for will be from the same manufacturer: Luxottica Group. Their near-monopoly on the designer eyewear space means those Ray Bans or Dior sunnies you saved up to purchase cost almost

Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to own solar panels. I does this by measuring how much power you take from the wall and matching it to solar credits that come from real

Bringing about a healthier startup ecosystem through the Venture Capital Method   By Douglas Abrams | There’s an epidemic of overvaluation raging in Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial community. It appears to be highly contagious, as most entrepreneurs I meet seem to be infected. Overvaluation is dangerous for startups and can even be fatal in extreme

“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions - Leonardo da vinci”   Price is merely a perception. Our brain remembers prices as either being high or low, rather than recalling specific numbers. It is therefore beneficial to your brand for people to perceive your price as low.   How can you

Is the Philippines Asia’s next technology tiger?   The Philippines has been a popular destination for foreign entities looking to enter emerging markets for the better part of the last two decades. Today, investors are increasingly inclined to allocate their resources to the country’s tech and innovation sector, and for a good

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Stewart Butterfield is the founder of two widely successful startups – Flickr, sold to Yahoo for reportedly $35 million, and Slack, one of the most popular communication tools among the startup community. However, Stewart did not start with these lucrative ideas. In fact, these successes came into being from the

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