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Emerging Asia’s startups open own doors to success

YANGON — After studying at Harvard University and learning the art of starting a business in Silicon Valley, Hla Hla Win took her experience home to Myanmar, founding a company that uses augmented reality to improve education in some of the world’s least-developed places. 360ed was established in 2016 and first brought products to market last year. It aims to …

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TigerTalks in the City: ‘Pathways to Entrepreneurship’

At the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s TigerTalks in the City event March 28 at the offices of Silicon Harlem in Upper Manhattan, attendees were treated to a powerful, candid and occasionally lighthearted discussion on entrepreneurship by a panel of black Princeton alumni founders and investors. On stage were Amina Yamusah, Class …

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EU to facilitate financing for small businesses in Africa and the European Neighbourhood

The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood to better assist underfinanced sectors such as small businesses, including young entrepreneurs and women. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, is signing this support agreement today in …

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Burton D. Morgan Foundation concentrating its entrepreneurship efforts on Akron

In hopes of helping to further the momentum of Akron’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, an entrepreneurship funder, is placing a significant emphasis on the city for its adult entrepreneurship programming. In recent years, the foundation has addressed entrepreneurship across Northeast Ohio with a broad brush. Considering …

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Amazon’s Big SMB Focus In 2019

Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) drive the sales of more than half of all units sold on Amazon, and today (April 9), the eCommerce giant announced that it has launched 50 new tools and services since the start of the year to help more of them sell even more. Amazon, in …

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FinTech Firms Make Inroads In Switzerland

In any number of countries spanning the globe, FinTech firms continue to make inroads into financial services, with at least some encroachment onto traditional players’ turf. In one recent example, reports found last week that FinTech firms in Switzerland are gaining traction, as noted by CoinTelegraph, while the traditional firms they …

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