Latest Scandinavian Start-up News

Singapore and Sweden sharing the same FinTech path

FinTech, or financial technology, was in focus for a minister-led Swedish delegation to Singapore in connection to the inaugural FinTech Festival 2016. The delegation that included 12 Swedish FinTech companies and Stockholm School of Economics representatives came to Singapore to hold meetings with industry (including Venture Capital firms and Investors) and government representatives, with the…

New Thai street kitchen in Melhus

  On 5 November 2016, the first Thai street kitchen opened up in Melhus, Norway, called Thai Familie Mat. Inside the food truck are Rinlaphat Pedersen and Ancharee Taowanri, both of whom live in or around Melhus and have experience from operating a restaurant in Thailand. The street kitchen will be open every day except…

Finland earns medal for Vietnam innovation and start-up support

During Techfest 2016 in Hanoi the Finnish government was awarded by the Vietnamese government for long-term commitment and excellent results in the development of Vietnam’s innovation system. H.E Mr. Chu Ngọc Anh Minister for Science and Technology presented H.E Mr. Ilkka-Pekka Similä Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam with a medal for Finland’s support to innovation…

Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia

Danish-owned PlayLab is a mobile games company based in and focusing on Southeast Asia as future growth market, with a global success landed with their ‘Juice Cubes’. As their third developed game became their break-through they quickly grew from a team of 20 people to over 100 within a short period of time. CEO and…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator

In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Designer Johan Persson on Hong Kong/ Shenzhen as global start-up, design hub

Meet Johan Persson, a Swedish native with a 20-year track record of brand and design management, successfully operating out of Hong Kong since ten years back. Running his own industrial design studio C’monde Studios from there Johan benefits from being at the doorstep of the ‘world’s factory’ – Shenzhen (in China); which played a key…

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA

As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor…

The Lifestyle Asia journey: ten years and still evolving

When learning all about how Lifestyle Asia came into being and grew into the recognised online platform for luxurious lifestyle it is today one can only nod in approval to how true their tagline ‘Pioneering the online luxury space’ is. Hearing their story, told by co-founder and Singapore-based Richard Nilsson, also gives perspective on the…