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Singapore-based Lithan plans to accelerate Myanmar’s development of tech startups


Lithan’s TechUP Accelerator programme aims to incubate digital savvy talents to create their tech startup from scratch Lithan, a Singapore-based private education institution and digital skills accelerator, has recently revealed its plan to accelerate the development of tech startups in Myanmar through its TechUp Accelerator programme, which is currently accepting applications. According to Leslie Loh, startup investor and founder of...

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Founder Institute returns to Jakarta with new directors and mentors, cash grants for top grads


Early applicants will also be eligible for different types of scholarship Entrepreneur training and startup launch programme Founder Institute (FI) today opened applications for the sixth semester of the programme, which is set to close on August 14. The four-month part-time programme also announced Izak Jenie and Boye Hartmann as new directors, accompanying Andy Zain which...

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You should now start hunting for reasons why you shouldn’t turn to freelancing


A freelancer is a CEO, CTO, CFO, Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager and employee – all rolled into one Some time ago, not so long ago, the way we took cabs was by standing on the roadside, looking for empty cabs and waving at the slightest chance of sighting one. This act of waving got...

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2 industries that can repeat Pokemon Go’s augmented reality success


As Niantic Labs had shown with Pokemon Go, AR is a game changer that can reignite a traditional industry Augmented reality had been around since 1962 but it became into mainstream with Pokemon Go. Nintendo’s 20 years franchise joined forces with Niantic Labs to superimpose digital images on the real world through a smartphone. The public...

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Singtel’s Future Makers programme aims to help social entrepreneurs and startups


Application for the Singtel Future Makers ends on August 14, 2016 Singtel, a Singaporean telecommunications company, has recently launched the Singtel Future Makers programme to help young entrepreneurs or startups with socially impactful ideas grow and scale their business. Under this six-month programme, up to seven promising social impact startups will receive cash funding of up to...

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[Updated] Line Corp goes public in Tokyo, surging nearly 50 per cent above IPO price


Earlier, it debuted in NYSE at US$42 per share Line Corp has made an impressive debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today, trading at JPY 4,900 (US$46.4) per share. This is 48 per cent more than its initial stated amount of  JPY3,300 (US$31.2) per piece. Yesterday, it also started trading on the New York Stock Exchange...

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