With a large population, strong technological foundations, and abundant talent pool, China remains a competitive and potentially lucrative market for technology firms even amidst shifting economic trends. While it is prudent for foreign brands to heed the key success factors of localisation in...

If social media juggernauts like Facebook are known for anything, it is for building communities, bridging people, and amplifying voices that can impact the world meaningfully. In order to fortify this mission and help uplift more communities, Facebook recently launched a six-month Community...

The HKSTP team at the Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 For startups around the world, finding funding and support is always important. With today’s business climate, it has become even more pertinent particularly in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region where competition is cut-throat. Amidst the...

Should startups begin with an exit in mind? There are different ways of looking at this question. When founders present their companies and have a fully fleshed-out exit strategy, it might spook investors. At the early stage of your startup, it’s nearly impossible to construct an exit strategy....

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Because of the global pandemic, customer needs and demands have shifted in ways that few, if any, companies were prepared to handle. All of this means companies are having to re-examine how they approach consumers to align with these new realities. How well...

Attribution data and in-app analytics are key to understanding user behaviour and ensuring growth. When it comes to app installs, competition is fierce, and today’s consumers have a combined total of close to five million apps to choose from in the Google Play and Apple app store.That’s...

COVID-19 has hit the fossil fuel industry hard. Throughout the pandemic, renewables seemed to offer a better dependable alternative to fossil fuels. Minimum disruption to the supply of renewables was due to the ease of set-up and remote operations. However, in the case of fossil energy, disruption...

Learn the ins and outs of technopreneurship with Vertex Holdings’ Technopreneur Webinar Series 2020, a series of virtual events designed to help bolster the startup ecosystem by discussing the latest trends and strategies. The 11-part webinar series features partners from Vertex Ventures...

Gladys Lim Fang, Tan Si Hui, Beatrice Ng (from left to right) at Pomelo Fashion in GII Thailand 2019/ Image: SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship As COVID-19 continues to redefine virtually every aspect of human experience, businesses across the world are faced with challenges in one of...

While the backbone of every company is a vision founded on new and innovative ideas, how they bridge the gap between that vision and its sustainable execution is ultimately what spells success. According to CB Insights, the second leading cause for startup failure is a lack of access to cash. 29%...

  Malaysia’s clean energy industry is in a state of flux.  Ambiguity remains with the end of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2.0 scheme and the entry of big players. Here we unravel some of the scenarios happening within the clean energy sector in Malaysia and reveal an independent player’s...

On Singles’ Day (November 11) last year, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba banked a whopping US$38.4 billion (EUR32.2 billion) in sales, shattering its 2018 record in the process. The year-on-year growth of the world’s largest shopping event was impressive but noticeably slower — a trend that...