Wantedly Founder and CEO Akiko Naka wants people to lead their professional lives with purpose and meaning.   By Daneesh Shahar   In recent years, the idea that work could become something more than a means to an end had been brewing in college dorms...

The ethical dilemmas brought about by the drive to succeed    By Anagha Subhash Nair    Today, the ‘hustle’ has become an indelible part of achieving success as an entrepreneur. We draw inspiration from the rags-to-riches story of Jeff Bezos, and are enticed by the...

Metro Workspace is primed to take the lead in Hong Kong’s embattled flexible workspace market   By Anagha Subhash Nair   On a fateful day in 2014, while Joe Chan and Bobby Yu were selling units in a building in Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung district,...

Jumpstart’s interview with CEO of Snapask, Timothy Yu   By ALVIN MAK   Extra-curricular tutoring has been a quintessential part of an Asian education. Parents often hire private educators to ensure their children are adequately caught up and even ahead on school materials. However, online...

Charting Zilingo’s meteoric growth from pre-seed to global titan    By Nayantara Bhat    When Ankiti Bose aand Dhruv Kapoor first met at a house party in Bengaluru in 2015, they had no idea that they were starting down the path to building one of...

The intersection of technology and fashion design yields exciting results   By Monika Ghosh   Entrepreneurship is often perceived as an endeavor that requires considerable technical skills. Still, there are those pioneers who–despite not having the specialized experience right off the...

Essential takeaways from the lockdown experiences of Asian KOLs.   by Jordan Lee   By many early estimates, the COVID-19 pandemic was supposed to be winding down as temperatures rise across the Northern Hemisphere. However, lockdowns around the world are continuing, driving professional and...

Exploring new business models in the event planning industry   By Nayantara Bhat   Netflix changed the world in 2007 when it pivoted to an online model, offering streaming instead of on-demand DVDs. Using the Internet in this way was seen back then as a...

“You’re never too old or too young to start a business… you can be 7 or 70.” – Sebastian Martinez, CEO, Are You Kidding   By Tanisha Lele   Entrepreneurship is often considered complex, risky and challenging. It is often said that one needs to...