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Another decade has come and gone. As we enter the 2020s, we will inevitably be confronted by a host of new technologies that will improve our efficiency, alter our relationship with nature, and perhaps even challenge our perception of what it means to be human. Jumpstart skims the surface of this
Lessons in Strategic Acquisitions with Boxful Co-founder Norman Cheung By Nayantara Bhat The epitome of a densely-packed metropolis, Hong Kong experiences the problems of clutter and cramped spaces faced by most other big cities. As the tech scene heated up, startups providing on-demand storage were an instant hit. But characteristic to any
By Khadija Azhar While most self-help books make interesting bedside reads, they seldom offer much more than repetitive–often unsubstantiated–advice. Enter Edge. Written by Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang, the book distills years of award-winning research into actionable suggestions on positioning yourself for success in any sphere of life. It promises to
If you ever wanted to publish a book, get inspired by this duo who made it happen on Kickstarter! "Could You Hug A Cactus?" is a book of poems on forty pages, and painted illustrations made to be loved by folks of all ages. Tell us about your book! How did
By Annie LUI On Ni It is undoubtedly one of the most fulfilling adventures to start your own business, which can bring great rewards both financially and psychologically. For many people, entrepreneurship is their ultimate career goal. The road to entrepreneurship is, however, often filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks and dead ends.
Insurers need to evolve quickly to win By Francesco Lagutaine My son Viktor came home from school one day and told me an interesting fact: Not all dinosaurs became extinct. Some evolved into birds, and many species that lived alongside dinosaurs continue to flourish to this day. The tuatara, for instance, first appeared
By Yoan Kamalski We are in the midst of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Whether it’s giving birth to entirely new industries or revolutionizing existing ones, the startup culture across Asia-Pacific is playing a big role in the
November 6, 2019 Cyberport, Hong Kong By Khadija Azhar The Intellectual Property Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest (IPIEC) brought Cyberport’s flagship Venture Capital Forum to a close in November, with its Hong Kong chapter featuring ten promising startups shortlisted from 94 applicants. Organized by the China Centre for Promotion of SME Development, the Office of
The Bridge Co-founder Masaru Ikeda discusses Japan’s startup opportunities and its growing unicorn population By Masaru Ikeda I primarily write about startups in Japan and the rest of the world for my Japanese audience, but I occasionally do so in English to encourage interest and share what’s going on in the Japanese
Social media and the future of mobile photography with VSCO Co-Founder Greg Lutze By Min Chen As we gain more insight into technology’s effect on our well-being, we become more demanding of the companies that create it. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference in April this year, the tech giant announced that it
Using lessons learned from the 2010s to predict the 2020s By Leroy Yau Another decade has come and gone. It’s undeniable that tech has shaped much of our society over the past 10 years. The easy answer to what’s defined the 2010s is the deployment of 4G, proliferation of smartphones, commercialization of
Challenges and the road ahead Supply chains in Asia are fast evolving into smarter, technology-driven systems for the dynamic healthcare industry. Now more than ever, investment in supply chains is taking on a strategic priority in Asia. Supply Chain Intelligence is a crucial area of focus empowering pharma business operators to
By Sabrina Wang ISKANDAR Malaysia - START Malaysia, formerly Startupjohor, is joining forces with Southeast Asia’s popular tech and business news source, Techsauce Media Thailand, to bring BASE Conference 2020 (BaseConf 2020) to this side of Asia on January 15 to 16, 2020. Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Iskandar Puteri will play host
By Min Chen Founded in 2014, mininch is a Taiwanese industrial design company that makes simple and compact tools to provide elegant solutions for everyday tasks and fixes. The founding team is made up of experienced designers who have won awards including the 2013 iF Product Design Award and the 2012
Tell us about Thin Ice, how did this project come about? Thin Ice is the very first, technology-enhanced weight-loss clothing line. It’s embedded with specialized cooling technology that tricks the body into thinking it is in a cold environment. The body response by revving up and generating more heat leading to
How education will change during my career By Andrew George What I do as a teacher today will not resemble what I will do as a teacher 20 years from now. Current technological advancements and mindset shifts indicate that major changes are coming. Perhaps the most significant in the role of
By Nayantara Bhat November 27 - 30, 2019 FACTORY Phnom Penh, Cambodia Seedstars World, a global pitch competition for startups in emerging markets, held its last Asia competition of the year in Cambodia, bringing together early-stage companies, investors, and mentors from over 15 countries. The three-day program kicked off with a startup bootcamp on
San Diego is a diverse community of people and talent. Typically known as destination for tourism, food, beer and over 70 miles of beaches, San Diego also thrives as a startup hub. The startup community includes high-tech, biotech, cleantech, research, medicine and defense industries. A growing segment of the startup scene
Relying on buzzwords is a risky strategy–but there are other ways to stand out By Katherine Li Think about your favorite pair of socks. Do you have one? We wear socks quite often, but we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the company that produces them. In fact, many of us
Globalization and the new global financial paradigm with Airwallex Co-founder Lucy Liu By Min Chen At the turn of the Millennium, sitting at a Starbucks in Tokyo or watching a film with subtitles were seen as globalization doing its work. Today, in a world where billions of people know about a district
by Angie Kim As I sit here writing this, I’m exhibiting the same mental torture I go through every time I dive into any type of creative work… I am stifled by options. It’s like being at an intersection presented with a million paths, each one leading to different outcomes with
Bite-sized science fiction that packs a punch By Kelly Cho Love, Death & Robots (LDR) is an anthology of animated, adult-oriented stories that premiered in March on Netflix. Produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, the series has 18 episodes spanning genres from sci-fi to fantasy, and horror to comedy. They are
Interview with Eric Gnock Fah, co-founder of Klook 1. Tell us about Klook Put simply, Klook is an online and mobile platform for travelers to discover and book experiences and attraction tickets. Klook has currently launched activities in a handful of the most popular destinations in Asia and will be expanding to
By Gina Kershaw So, you've started your online business. You’re all in. You’ve looked at websites and products and all the other stuff you may need to get your business going. You’ve been watching the videos and reading the blogs. You are walking the walk and pretending that you know what
The impact of autonomous driving By Jiaxiong Xiao The rise of logistics and delivery platforms has revolutionized the gig economy, but with more and more countries facing problems around aging populations, labor shortages will become a critical concern in the coming decades. According to the World Economic Forum, U.S. labor force participation
Introduction With the right knowledge and support, setting up a company in Hong Kong can be quick and easy. Few regulations allow companies to set up within one week! But where to start? Below we list out the main requirements and steps you need to consider to get your company up
With a shrinking population of journalists, getting coverage is harder than ever By Anthony Caruana The last decade has seen a massive revolution in the way stories reach the media, and how these stories are told. The market's thirst for content is growing, but the number of people telling stories is shrinking.
Three steps to building an open telecom framework for current and future success By Peter Man Offering speed, bandwidth, and low latency, 5G promises to support innovative, next-generation services. According to the International Data Corporation, the mobile segment represented 53.1% of the worldwide telecommunications services market in 2018 and is expected to
The secrets to success By Kevin Fitzgerald In the past, startups were mainly seen within the technology sector, but they have since expanded to other industries that are facing unmet consumer and enterprise needs. Today’s startups have no singular formula for evolution and expansion. They can scale through acquisition or fundraising, with
On living better with less technology By Khadija Azhar Many a time I’ve caught myself tumbling down social media rabbit holes–that is, until I feel like my behavior is leading me toward a Black Mirror-esque fate and I promptly set my phone down. Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism has proven to be the