Global Sources Startup Launchpad

By : Nayantara Bhat   April 18-21, 2019   AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong   Startup Launchpad held its Spring 2019 show from April 18 to 21. As always, the exhibition took over the sprawling AsiaWorld Expo complex in Hong Kong, filling up with buyers and retailers of hardware and business-to-business (B2B) products.    Organized by B2B marketplace and

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Running a Company the Estonian Way

By : Arnaud Castaignet   Fuelled by the rising middle class and flourishing tech sector, Southeast Asia’s (SEA) startup scene is on the cusp of a significant economic boom, transitioning from a regional market with the promise to become the world’s next major commercial hub. This acceleration of the startup scene can

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By : Min Chen   The origins of aromatherapy trace back to several ancient cultures, including China, India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. But the practice, defined as using plant oils to improve one’s mental or physical well-being, is experiencing a surge in popularity that goes beyond the confines of alternative healing practitioners.    At

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Startup Lessons Learned from the rise and fall of Sonar For those unfamiliar, Sonar Media Inc. was a mobile app created to help make the world a friendlier place. Our mobile app buzzed in your pocket when friends were near and ushered in a new wave of “Ambient Social Networking” companies.

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By Abhijeet Vijayvergiya | Southeast Asia (SEA) is a unique marketplace, with a different retail landscape in every country of the region. Despite geographical proximity, the cultural and economic differences are vivid with diverse customer preferences and levels of infrastructure development, making SEA a challenging market for retail players to

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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

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

6000 tweets are sent every second on Twitter. This adds up to about 500 million tweets every day. That might seem like a lot, but did you know that you could search every single tweet or the profiles attached to them?   Twitter has an amazing tool that allows you to do

  Almost everyone wants to better their  lifestyle, but making changes to diet and exercise is easier said than done. Many adults struggle to keep up with nutritious meals while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. With this problem in mind, it makes sense for a third party to step in

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“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

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