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SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Shoes from coffee grounds to be launched in November

Tran and Son Chu are friends and entrepreneurs that are about to launch something unique in November 2019. They met at a coffee shop in Helsinki, Finland during their study 2 years ago. As their friendship developed they also sharing common passions. “I can never have enough of Vietnamese coffee,” says Tran. But the duo…

Swedish protective gloves business in Kuala Lumpur

Soft Touch AB is a leading brand and producer particularly of work gloves for the international market. STIL Services Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (STIL) is the group’s Kuala Lumpur-based entity, where also the Swedish CEO Michael Cederkvist is based. From Malaysia STIL conducts product and business development, quality assurance and logistics for the production in Asia…

Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells ScandAsia, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

IWG: The shift towards flexible workspaces for all generations

Working smart not hard is the new trend in business as generations strive for coherency and work life balance With the shift of consumer preference towards personalization and everything customizable, people around the world, in all generations are starting to adapt to the use of flexible working spaces as the new ideal. At the forefront…

Prince Daniel of Sweden visited Singapore

Prince Daniel of Sweden took a trip to Singapore together with a delegation from Prince Daniel’s Fellowship. Taking place around May 21-23, the visit purposed to provide Prince Daniel and his delegation with an insight of the Singapore’s business operation along with a focus of start-up companies and innovation. The visiting programe started with a…

Angry Bird’s developer to teach in Indonesia’s Business Program

Peter Vesterbacka, a Finnish Angry Bird game’s developer will take a part as a mentor of Bali Business Foundation Program, co-organized by Asia Exchange (AE), Finnish study exchange provider in Indonesia and Indonesia’s Warmadewa University (WU). Scheduled to start in September, the program aimed to provide both exchange and domestic students the opportunities to learn…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Travel, explore, make friends and even find a date – Swedish-made travel application Gayze makes navigating Southeast Asian cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta safe and fun for LGBTQ globetrotters. Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse. Two Swedish…

Finland’s Ambassador attended the opening of Thailand Digital Startup Institute

H.E. Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, the Ambassador of Finland to Thailand together with her delegation attended the launching ceremony of Thailand Digital Startup Institute hosted by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) on March 20, 2019. Located at Ladprao Hills building, Bangkok, Thailand Digital Startup Institute purposed to promote both Thai and foreign startup entrepreneurs operating in…