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Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Sweden as IT, start-up hub highlighted in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, and Vivianne Gillman, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden, shared with Thailand the Swedish experience of what can stimulate IT start-ups, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok reported. This took place at a seminar hosted by the Nation Building Institute-NBI‘s senior executive programme (on 26 July). The seminar was held…

Telenor’s head of innovation moved to Singapore

Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? “It’s a great…

Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China

Johan Uddman is the Swede in Shanghai who is strongly involved in building the local ecosystem for financial technology, or fintech start-ups. He is responsible for JadeValue (a CashBUS subsidiary) – a fintech investor and incubator space located in the heart of the financial centre of Shanghai. And now JadeValue InsurTech incubator has also opened.…

Scandinavian attendance at Techsauce start-up summit in Bangkok

Global tech leaders gathered at Southeast Asia’s Techsauce Global Summit 2017 on 28-29 July in Bangkok, with several Scandinavians among the invited speakers. Industrial Tech, UrbanTech, FinTech and Digital transformation were key trends as the summit drew more than 250 global tech leaders and 6,000 participants around the world to share their knowledge and make…

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

The leading international startup and technology event Slush will again reach Shanghai and Singapore this year. The event aims to facilitate startups and technology talents to meet with big investors, executives and media. Born in Finland in 2008, Slush has grown from a local 300-person event to a series of leading startup events around the…

Rune Evensen interviewed about Singapore start-up

The Norwegian Rune Evensen, the founder of an extraordinary startup in Singapore within the emerging Fintech business sector, is portrayed in an extensive interview in The EconoTimes (http://www.econotimes.com) Rune Evensen considers himself a pathfinder in the Fintech bridging the adoption of cryptocurrency with the innovative approach to the user experience. He is passionate about the…

Vietnamese lecturers graduated from Finland-Vietnam IPP2’s training

23 lecturers from 6 universities from Ho Chi Minh City has graduated from the Training of Trainer ToT-HCM course organized by Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 (IPP2) co-organized together with Saigon Innovation Hub – SIHUB (part of HCMC Department of Science and Technology). The ToT-HCMC Graduation Ceremony took place on 17 July 2017 at…

dtac accelerate start-ups awarded at Start-up Thailand 2017

Up-and-coming start-ups from dtac accelerate’s batch 5 group won multiple awards at Start-up Thailand 2017 held on July 6-9 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Tixget (Travel Tech) received a special prize from Creative Business Cup (CBC) to participate in the start-up competition in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 2017. Seekster (Property and Urban Tech) and…

Digital Transformation expert Erik Ingvoldstad

All about digital transformation with Acoustic There is a buzz around ‘digital transformation’. Everybody reads and hears about it these days. But what does it actually mean for one’s business? And how can, or should, one go about addressing it? As there is a Nordic person based in Singapore, and who has made it into…