The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) is an annual global competition inviting current and recent students to propose complete solutions for real-world problems with blockchain technology. The IBCOL 2021 theme revolves around the application of blockchain technology in 5 areas: e-Government; FinTech; Privacy in Cyberspace; Logistics and Document Authentication.
StartupBlink has launched the 2021 startup ecosystem index report that ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is based on the results of an improved algorithm.
Kyoto’s emerging start-up ecosystem has been gaining momentum and climbing the rankings. While still relatively small compared to its neighboring cities and key players in the Northeast Asian region, it has shown promising potential for entrepreneurs looking to establish their start-ups.
Vietnam will emerge in 2022 as the third largest startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, with stronger signs of venture capital (VC) funds putting more efforts into early-stage investments in the country, according to a new report by venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures.
Otrafy originated in Canada. When returning to Vietnam to understand the market, I looked for ecosystem builders. Currently, I’m participating in the program of BLOCK 71 - a collaboration between a Singapore university and BECAMEX - a corporation with offices in Singapore and Indonesia.
The "controversial" and "unsolved" allegations against Chinese technology firms have been stacking up under the Trump administration, destroying the credibility of China's high-tech supply chain and arousing widespread sentiment of Chinese companies' being unfairly targeted by the Western government and media, a Financial Times editor says.
Automation is everywhere. We see and leverage it in our daily lives, yet many industries are hesitant to adopt it. Today, we’re looking at the digital media landscape, specifically advertising agencies and in-house media companies, to explore why automation is essential for post-pandemic success in an industry that’s already lagging behind.
Digital transformation is considered to be among the key solutions to removing obstacles facing production and business and creating new development directions and is being applied by many localities and enterprises amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 31st 2021, Do Ventures and the Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC) co-published the Vietnam Innovation and Tech Investment Report 2020.
In this part, we are looking into Vingroup's major moves into new industries
Apart from the internal restructuring of its venture capital unit, last year, Vingroup abruptly and continuously declared its retreat from the airline, retail, and agriculture markets, with the exit of VinCommerce, VinEco, and VinPro. Investors well predicted this outcome as they looked at Vingroup’s recent financial reports.
As Head of the Medtech Village (a "startup village" at Techfest 2020), Mr. Ngo Thanh Son shared about difficulties and challenges in the health sector after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the attractive investment potential of this field in the future.
VinTech, spun off from VinSmart, is researching artificial intelligence (AI), producing software, and developing new generation materials, primarily through its two research institutes, the Big Data Research Institute (VinBigdata) and the Vin Hi-Tech Research Institute (VHT).
Given that the "original sins" were entrenched, it could not dampen Chinese tech startups' demands to be listed on the world's largest capital market, which is three times larger than all China's stock markets combined.
Vingroup, the realty and retail giant with the highest market capitalization in the Vietnamese stock market, was performing a “hockey stick” graph of its operating profits from 2012 to 2019, but its economic profits were constantly negative. Since 2016, the company has been broadening its business activities to beat the odds and aims to become a global tech-industry-services powerhouse in the next 10 years.
The "controversial" and "unsolved" allegations against Chinese technology firms have been stacking up under the Trump administration, destroying the credibility of China's high-tech supply chain and arousing widespread sentiment of Chinese companies' being unfairly targeted by the Western government and media, a Financial Times editor says.
Although technical innovation may give a company a 6 to 18-month competitive advantage, the advantage from verified business model innovation in tech-enabled companies could last for a much longer time and highly attract lower-risk startup investment.
Although all businesses are likely to grow, the possibilities of scaling up among startups vary, based on its industries, growth stages, technology application capacity and founders’ management competency.
While startups are often emerging from existing technologies (tech-enabled) rather than making innovative technological products/services (tech-driven), big venture capitalists and corporates are likely to take high risk in financing the latter, which usually yield greater value once achieving product-market fit.
Although the pandemic has caused a slowdown in venture capital financing activities in Vietnam’s startups, investors in the U.S. could set high expectations for Techfest Vietnam event this year to see “the real reason why they need to come to Vietnam.”
With the number of businesses and firms in Bangalore increasing exponentially, it is no wonder that it has earned the title “The Silicon Valley of India”. The number of registered startups in Bangalore was around 7500 till 1200 were just added in 2018. They are growing daily in strength and it doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.
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