Marketing Strategies in Indonesia with Pandu Wirawan, Co-Founder of TechAd Group

Pandu, please introduce yourself… I am Pandu Wirawan and I am the co-founder of TechAd Group, a marketing digital company. We are run several businesses: ADPLUS Ad Network, ELEVATE Mobile Adnetwork, BRIGHT digital agency and IMII. As a group we are also invest in several startups such as: GushCloud, Glitz and Lolabox. What is the background story of creating TechAd Group? Our background is in digital advertising, this our strength. We know the digital advertising industry in Indonesia, we know the players and the networks to be successful in this area. Currently all our businesses are focused on digital marketing. We want...

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How to Hire Great Web Developers & Graphic Designers in the Philippines with Raja Sinha, CEO of Filsupport.com

Raja, please introduce yourself… My name is is Raja and I am the CEO of Filsupport.com where we “Create Opportunities and Create Solutions for SMEs using Web Development and Internet Marketing. I am a father of three and I love my family and my job. I started my company from my home office late in 2007, after having worked with some clients from the US, I realised that I really enjoyed taking my clients businesses to new levels. As Google and Social Media sites were growing alarmingly during this time, my interests soon drifted to Inbound Marketing and Web Development....

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Growing an Online Business & Hiring Staff in the Philippines with Justin Cooke, Co-Founder of Empire Flippers

Justin, please introduce yourself… I’m Justin Cooke, partner at EmpireFlippers.com and co-host of the Empire Flippers Podcast. My business partner and I were both working in the US for a mid-sized SEO firm when we saw an opportunity to break off our own business. The company we worked for was in dire need of offshore support and so we went about setting up our own company in the Philippines and effectively “outsourced ourselves”. Our previous employer became the first client of our Philippines outsourcing company. Just this year we’ve separated ourselves from the outsourcing side of our business and have...

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Investing in Early Stage Tech Companies in Singapore with Gerben Visser, Co-Founder of Incubasia Ventures

Gerben, please introduce yourself… I co-founded Incubasia Ventures together with Hans de Back. I have a TMT (Tech, Media, Telco) investment banking background. Prior to coming to Singapore, I have worked in Amsterdam, New York and London for 12 years. Hans is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor, who worked in Amsterdam and Singapore for the past 15 years. Incubasia Ventures is an early stage tech investment firm with over a dozen investments in Europe, Asia and Australia. We are very hands on, both strategically through advisor roles and board seats, as well as operationally, either as co-founders or with “go...

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The Startup Ecosystem in the Philippines with Paul Rivera, CEO of Y Combinator backed Kalibrr

Paul, please introduce yourself… My name is Paul V. Rivera, I’m the co-founder and CEO of Kalibrr. We’re the first Philippine startup to get accepted into Y Combinator and we’ve been based in Makati City since our founding in 2012. I was born in the Philippines but moved to the Bay Area when I was 5 years old. I was educated at UC Berkeley and spent my first 2.5 years after Berkeley working for Mercantila.com, an e-commerce company based in SF. I then spent several months at Google in Mountain View before voluntarily leaving to help co-found a BPO startup...

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The Startup Ecosystem in Thailand with Thanawat Malabuppha, Founder of Priceza

Wai, please introduce yourself… My name is Thanawat or you can call me Wai, my nickname in Thai. I started Priceza.com in Jan of 2010 based in Bangkok, Thailand. I and my friends co-founded this venture together. The idea was inspired by 1. Viable business idea I saw from price comparison businesses in USA and 2. The emerging Ecommerce trend in Thailand and in South-East Asia. My undergraduate degree is in Computer Engineering from Chulalonfkorn University and I got Master degree in Marketing in International Program from Thammasat University. My passion is in Internet business so Tech venture is like...

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Starting a Software Business in Malaysia, with Tiensoon Law, Co-Founder of Innov8tif

Tiensoon, please introduce yourself… Hi, I’m the co-founder and Technology Director of Innov8tif Solutions – a software company based in Malaysia, focusing on the enterprise space. Innov8tif was founded in Aug 2011, and I’m in-charge of the technology and business delivery aspects. Prior to founding Innov8tif as a venture into entrepreneurshi* (with a t instead of the glamorous p), I was one of the founding team members of Joget Workflow – an open source BPM software. And prior to that, I spent a number of years with a public-listed software company in Malaysia; also focusing on developing enterprise software products....

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The Startup Ecosystem in Indonesia with Billy Gani, Co-Founder of Civimi

Billy, please introduce yourself… Hello, I’m Billy, a co-founder and back end developer of Civimi. In practical, I am responsible for the “engine” behind civimi and managing the projects for the team. My partner Kelvin, is the UX/UI designer of Civimi. We are currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia, but Civimi started in Diamond Bar, CA USA. When we started Civimi, we were just college students with very little experience. How did you get the idea of starting Civimi? The idea of Civimi started due to our own circumstances in showing our skills and portfolio to potential employers. We realized that...

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Startup Weekend Winner Andrew Chan on Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

Andrew, please introduce yourself… My name is Andrew, Co-Founder of AfterShip. AfterShip is a shipment tracking platform for online retailers. I overlook UX/ UI design and customer experience at AfterShip. AfterShip team is based in Hong Kong and started since Nov 2011. How did you get the idea of starting AfterShip and what was it like launching at Startup weekend? AfterShip is designed to automate the shipment tracking process, and minimize customer inquiries for online retailers. AfterShip was an idea from Teddy, who has been running an online store for 8 years. Teddy and I met at Startup Weekend Hong...

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Starting a Web Design Business in Bangkok with Adam Wintle, MD of Monogon

Adam, please introduce yourself and Monogon… Monogon is a web design and development agency based in Bangkok, Thailand. We offer services to small and new businesses or startups and also consult for larger organisations and institutions. The company has been officially incorporated in Thailand for about one year but I’d been using the name for a little time before that. How did you get the idea of starting Monogon? For many years I’d been a freelancer; with my background in design and media I’d been designing logos and websites for years. I decided to leave the UK in 2010 and...

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