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Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…

dtac accelerate ‘batch 5’ start-up raises funding

Cookly, the leading platform for cooking classes and culinary experiences around the world has announced a Pre-Series A funding round led by Zcoin founder Poramin Insom. Zcoin ranks among the top 100 most valuable cryptocurrencies worldwide. Venture Capital 500 TukTuks, who also invested in the previous seed funding, followed on in this round. “We strongly…

Wärtsilä Singapore, NUS to boost maritime, energy start-up ecosystem

Wärtsilä, the Finnish smart technologies and complete marine and energy lifecycle solutions provider, collaborates with PIER71 in strengthening the maritime start-up ecosystem. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme setup by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, NUS Enterprise, in support of the Sea Transport…

Swedish Stena invests in debt collection company Collectius

Collectius, a Swedish-Singaporean debt collection and receivables acquisition company with close to 20 years of experience in the South East Asian region, has announced the conglomerate Stena as its new investor, making a multimillion dollar equity injection and increases its commitment through a credit line. Being one of the largest family-owned companies in Sweden Stena…

Augmented reality and machine learning next for games producer Jakob Lykkegaard

Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen, known from the gaming company Playlab, is clearly one of those uniquely talented entrepreneurs – and who is making it in Asia while having the whole world as his market. At the age of just thirty Jakob has already succeeded in doing two start-up exits. With his new venture Lykke Studios he…

Finnish global education disruption to Startup Thailand

Finnish start-up, House of Learning, will be presenting “A Finnish start-up disrupting global education” on Saturday, 19 May from 11:15 – 11:45 at the Fast Future Stage of Startup Thailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. CEO of House of Learning, Samuel Salmenlinna and VP Pedagogy Kati Nevatalo will explain an application…

Startup Commons invites to Startup Thailand

The Finnish company Startup Commons, will run a workshop ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development‘ on Friday, 18 May from 10.00 – 12.00 at Workshop Room 1 at the StartupThailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Its CEO Oscar Ramirez Munoz will present how to support development of start-up ecosystems with right…

Slush’s Singapore head invited speaker at Startup Thailand

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore (Finnish start-up conference) is invited as keynote speaker at the 2018 Bangkok edition of Startup Thailand. On Saturday, 19 May from 10.00 – 10.40 she will present the Slush story so far and how this movement of young change-makers helps Southeast Asia become the next start-up hotspot. Catch Anna…

Dragon Slide: Learn about start-ups in China

“For anyone with true global business and career ambitions, China is no longer an elective course, it is core curriculum.” As written numerous times before, not only by ScandAsia but pretty much every respectable business magazines, China is no longer just a market, it is ascending towards the market, the land of milk and honey.…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…