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by Minesh Pore   I am sure many of you have read about the impact of the Corona Virus on Trade Shows as well as Travel. We are all very concerned about the situation and our partner Trade Show organisers here in HK are worried as well. The ripple effect of the virus is going

Entrepreneurial journeys on the road less traveled   By Nayantara Bhat   A leather goods store selling custom fetish wear for the LGBT+ and kink-friendly communities. A thriving group of female fans drawn by a manga comic set in a Nigerian university. A haute couture designer of of hijabs made from vintage scarves. All

Cisco Webex allows high-quality, stable video conferencing for remote teams.

Using psychometric analysis and ecolodge retreats in Southeast Asia, Naruna aims to empower successful leaders to reach an even higher level of performance and self awareness   YAANA Ventures has launched Naruna Retreats to help rising business executives unlock leadership potential.   Naruna Retreats has been designed to deliver individual executive and team coaching.

(Beijing, February 19, 2020) – On February 18, Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, began rolling out a program to install protective sheets in its ride-hailing vehicles across China. The protective sheets create a protective divider between the driver and passenger seats and are part of DiDi’s

After months of preparation, the JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition took place online on Feb. 11-12, with five winning teams sharing US$5 million in investment and $100,000 in cash in recognition of their innovative businesses.

At ethx we are pleased to announce that ethx has been transformed into OroPocket, which is a universal investment platform. These changes come at a time when the company is evolving its service offerings and expanding its global reach with new offerings and products to global users.   When we started Ethx

By Youri van Elsland   November 5 - 7, 2019    Korea has been ranked as the most innovative country in the world by Bloomberg for six consecutive years. During Invest Korea Week, government officials dove deeper into the underlying principles and support systems that have kept the country on top. Business infrastructures, foreign

BitCherry is a blockchain infrastructure empowering commercial applications, which is to construct P2Plus point-to-point encrypting network protocol with the new thinking of physical structures and achieve highly extensible data architectures by hashing diagrams modified by relational graphs. BitCherry provides smart contract, cross-chain consensus and other operating mechanisms which can reduce

Acronis announces Acronis Cyber Cloud 8.0 rollout.   More than 40 new capabilities are available now, ensuring service providers worldwide are optimally positioned to grow. Most notably, features previously available only in Acronis' flagship on-premises data protection solution will equip service providers to deliver modern cyber protection no matter how large, complex

NGO Redress and TV director Lindsay Robertson launched the fourth season of Frontline Fashion, an award-winning docu-series featuring emerging designers fighting fashion’s waste. Set in Hong Kong, the epicenter of Asia’s fast growing yet polluting fashion industry, Frontline Fashion’s bite-sized episode format delivered via YouTube brings solutions to fashion’s environmental

F&B retail tech rising star celebrates a momentous 2019   Hong Kong, For Immediate Release - Aigens, the Hong Kong based creator of disruptive restaurant technology has announced it closed 2019 with over 41 million transactions across 1026 outlets. Aigens AI-powered software is developed in-house and facilitates ordering food on mobile phones

• DiDi will launch in Sydney Mid-March with competitive fares for riders and industry-leading service fees for drivers • Eligible early-bird drivers can keep 100% of trip fares for the first four weeks after the launch • Riders who sign up before the launch will receive 50% off rides for the first

Yangon, Myanmar,  18 February 2020 – Karzo, a tech-based logistics provider in Myanmar, has today announced its new B2B focused business strategy as it embarks on the next stage of the company growth. The change in strategy reflects a growing demand for transportation logistics services amongst businesses in Southeast Asia.   It

Car-Leasing Firms, Insurance and Finance Companies Join Hands in Lease, Insurance and Loan Extension for DiDi Drivers in China to Lessen Coronavirus Impact (Beijing, China, February 17, 2020) – An initiative for car-leasing firms, insurance and finance companies to extend current leases and insurance coverage for DiDi drivers is expanding from

EMERGING PAYMENTS ASSOCIATION ASIA OUTLINES HOW ASIA PACIFIC CAN LEAD INNOVATION IN OPEN BANKING Open Banking promises innovation and competition; more seamless and frictionless user experiences 24 out of 51 markets in the region are ready for Open Banking Singapore, February 14, 2020 – The Emerging Payments Association Asia (EPAA), the leading pan-Asian

Women are leading next-generation consumer brands, and for good reason   By YeeLing Chang   Female consumer brands are rising in popularity, so it’s only right for the number of female founders to follow suit. This much-welcomed trend will only pick up pace over the next few years, as the market size is estimated

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced the availability of Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0. This is a major update to its universal software-defined infrastructure solution, which uses industry-standard hardware and combines compute, software-defined network, block, file and object storage workloads. With the release of Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0, the company

Diginex, a digital asset financial services and advisory company, has appointed Mr. Jim Pollock as Chief Operating Officer (COO) based in Singapore. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the company’s business strategy, which includes the development of fully regulated and institutional grade digital asset

Click Ventures Founder Carman Chan discusses the path to success   By Jasmine Chan   Even though Carman Chan is one of Asia’s most influential women in tech, she is continuously looking for ways to further expand her reach. Named by Preqin as the ‘most consistently top-performing VC fund manager globally,’ Chan’s firm, Click

Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF) has been preparing for the international fashion project HKFG (formerly known as Fashion Guerilla) since 2013. Committed to providing opportunities for young professionals in Hong Kong as well as promoting the local fashion industry, HKFG Paris AW20 is leading eight Hong Kong labels to Paris Fashion

•Singapore digital bank hopeful ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL) has provided humanitarian aid to the people of Hubei and Wuhan to fight the coronavirus outbreak. •Donated four air cargo shipments of emergency medical supplies, including surgical and N95 masks; medical protective clothing; protective goggles and gloves as well as disinfectant supplies,

●Tookitaki is a Singapore-based next-generation regulatory technology company, which was founded by JP Morgan veteran Abhishek Chatterjee, CEO, along Jeeta Bandopadhyay, COO. It works with global banks and financial institutions to tackle regulatory compliance-related issues using new-edge technologies such as machine learning and Big Data analytics ●Appoints Joe Friscia, former President

72% of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit participants 2019 feel that their organizations are impacted by global interoperability challenges. There are numerous successful regional and national initiatives and models for interoperability, but what does it need to build a truly global framework? Since so many different national approaches and regulations exist,

Hong Kong is planning a huge shift from traditional IT datacentres to hybrid clouds over the next five years, following same general deployment trends in global and Asia Pacific region. However, Hong Kong is taking a “private cloud first” approach, – according to the findings of a new report from

SolarWinds Expands International Leadership Team in APJ Market New VP of sales will strengthen the local team to better serve customers and partners in the region Hong Kong – February 12, 2020 – SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the appointment of Sojung

To tie in with the Safer Internet Day this year, SmarTone announces the launch of the "Be a SmarTizen" Digital Intelligence Programme. Through the Programme, we aspire for every citizen in Hong Kong to be a smart netizen. It covers not only launching the online one-stop information hub, but also

The Kickstarter campaign for the Wondermom is now officially out. Hong Kong, January 21, 2020 – Wonderkin, a company that aims to ease caregiving through the implementation of smart technology, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new product, the ‘Wondermom’, running until March 15, 2020. Scheduled to be launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAROUSELL DRIVES INTEGRATION WITH APPOINTMENT OF HEAD OF PEOPLE New senior appointment, Jennifer Lim, to lead company’s people operations in steering growth and transformation across the region Singapore, 11 February 2020 – Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Lim as

By Youri van Elsland   November 9, 2019   The Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) is a tech conference with a mission to foster tech entrepreneurship and to encourage the Asian innovators to start impactful ventures to benefit the region and the world. This year’s ATEC was held at K11 Arthouse.    The event opened with