Tag: startup

Grab leaving Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur’s loss to Singapore

The Finance Asia magazine published an article that may turn the Malaysian startup world upside down, telling why a startup like Grab made it big in Singapore instead of Kuala Lumpur. Grab, which started as My Teksi in Malaysia rebranded itself into Grab Taxi after...

Swiss based startup maps global entrepreneurial eco-system

Blink. Blink. Go to StartupBlinks and you’ll see various beacons on a world map blinking and sending out signals to others in the startup eco system. It is not a distress signal. It is signal that each startup has a news to share with...

The Startup as Opportunity Myth

For a long time now, there has been a perpetual belief that a career with a startup company has a lot more to offer a young engineer than a job with a larger corporation. The truth is that startups often do have unique career...

Graduate hawker gives it all up

"I am sorry I have to leave," Tan Jun Yuan says mid-way through the interview. He rushes off, dusts his shirt and serves a bowl of bah kut teh to a customer. Last September, the young lad struck a cord with many Singaporeans when he rolled up...

Look at hawker stall rents first

Cheap and good - that is what Singaporeans expect of their hawker food. Rising operation costs are, however, forcing food prices to go up, prompting a re-think of how hawker centres are run. The government has proposed outsourcing the management of four hawker centres to a social enterprise....

Smiles betray young entrepreneurs' trials and tears

Scott Ng and Eve Law
By Shaun Poon They had an idea, got funding from government...but then there were other obstacles. They want to do something on their own but at the time have this sense of duty to their parents. The recent highlighting of hate-reading and envy online has thrown the spotlight...