Category: Start-up

Swedish Ambassador highlights Vietnam’s Start-up year






Swedish Ambassador Pereric Högberg to Vietnam was addressing hundreds of companies in the start up and local business community at an event to commemorate the start up year initiated by the Vietnamese Government. In his remarks, he offered the Swedish experiences in innovations and how start-ups can be nurtured and successful in a globalised economy.…

Finnish Big Bang Legends educational game success launched on Android






Lightneer, a new company consisting in some of Finland’s game industry veterans, launched their game Big Big Bang Legends on Android for the first time on 2 May. This followed a launch event in Hong Kong, and the game is now available for a free download from Appstore and Google Play in Hong Kong, Macau,…

FBCS held entrepreneurship seminar in Singapore






n Thursday, March 23, Finnish Business Council Singapore, Team Finland and SF100 Singapore organised the second ‘Finland – Singapore – Facing Common Challenges’ Dialogue Series session: ‘Growth without Boundaries – Revelations by Entrepreneurs’. The honoured guest speakers were Peter Vesterbacka and Grace Clapham. Vesterbacka is best known as the former Mighty Eagle at Rovio Entertainment,…

Singaporean tryb Capital invests in Swedish cloud platform






Singapore-based investor tryb Capital announced on 6 April investment to enhance Stockholm-based Chinsay’s risk and analytics platform and expand Asian presence via Singapore. tryb Capital is a Singapore-based growth stage technology investor. Chinsay’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution is a vital part in the ongoing digitisation of trade and trade finance, which will connect traders, brokers, shipping…

Finnish xEdu acceleration program begins Hong Kong start-up piloting






The Finnish xEdu acceleration program alumni companies are starting pilots with 24 schools in Hong Kong at the beginning of April with the support of HKEdCity platform. This is the first time ever that edtech products coming from the Nordics are trialled in schools of Hong Kong. All of the companies Bomberbot, Mightifier and Seppo…

Norway and DTAC host startup event for Thai-Norwegian exchange students






The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an event at DTAC Accelerate, joining together the Thai-Norwegian network for exchange students and the Norwegian-owned company DTAC. On Monday 27 March 2017, the Embassy, together with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted an event with DTAC Accelerate, a program by Norwegian owned…

Finnish app teaching quantum physics to 5-year-olds launched in Singapore






The future of learning. Quantum physics is usually something older kids learn about while sitting bored and distracted in a classroom, but with their new game, Big Bang Legends, Finnish start-up Lightneer hopes to change that. In fact, they want to teach kids as young as age 5 about quarks, protons and the periodic table.…

Vikingcubator invites daring Singapore entrepreneurs






Daring entrepreneurs in Singapore have been invited to join a new incubator programme, focusing on media-related start-ups, called Vikingcubator. Vikingcubator, a new initiative from NHST, a global media owner group from Norway, is raiding Singapore in the hunt for the most promising and dynamic media start-up out there. “As our ancestors, we believe in fighting…

Norwegian photobiology, Led lights company at Ag-Con Asia






As Indoor Ag-Con (indoor agriculture) returns to Asia for their second annual event on January 24-25, 2017, in Singapore, Norwegian entrepreneur Per Aage Lysaa from Intravision Group is among the speakers. Intravision Group is a bio-light and systems integration company working with new technologies for production of foods and plant made pharmaceuticals. Per Aage will…

Slush Shanghai gathered 5 000 attendees






On 31 October 2016 Slush, one of the world’s most prestigious start-up events from Finland, was held in Shanghai, gathering 5,000 attendees including 270 startups, 360 investors, 120 journalists and 500 volunteers from 48 countries. Last year Slush was organized in Beijing, China for the first time. This year it was time to move south…