Issue #064: Philippines pitching, India’s offline payments, 500 interview, Singapore gaming…

Asia’s tech, startup and funding news in brief, drawn from South & SE Asia, Australia & NZ, with wider-world items for reference. Get the app here

Australia: Victoria gov’t to establish $4M hub and $2.2M in grants for pre-accelerator

The Victorian government is zeroing in on the sports tech and AgTech sectors with the establishment of a $4 million hub and $2.2 million in grants for pre-accelerator programs. A new Australian Sports…

Podcast: An interview with Ee Ling Lim, Head of APAC Business Development at 500

As the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia continues to mature, we wanted to bring her back on the show to talk about the importance of entrepreneurship and ecosystem building. Some of the topics…

India: Visa and Innoviti partner for proof-of-concept around card chip-based offline
The necessity of last-mile internet connectivity for debit, credit and prepaid cards is something Visa and Innoviti are hoping to address.

E-Commerce Operations Asia Summit online event set for September 15–

The discussion will be focused around the key issues currently facing the e-commerce operations in Asia, packed with the latest practices, tactics and strategies in the field of fulfilment, omni…

China: WeRide unveils its first autonomous cargo van, partnering for mass production with

Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide has unveiled its first cargo van, the vessel upon which it will self-drive into the world of urban logistics. WeRide will work with Chinese automobile…

Future Finance: What’s happening in the world of open and decentralized finance

Singapore Games Week set for October 11–17, showcasing the local gaming industry and

SGW 2021 will feature a number of activities including a Singapore Pavilion in gamescom asia, industry networking opportunities, the SGW Virtual Village exhibition, and more…

Australia: propper property-tech startup backed by IAG with data-driven property management and

IAG is the largest general insurance company in Australia and New Zealand. Our insurance brands include NRMA, CGU, SGIO, SGIC and WFI…

India: Google launches Startups Lab programme, focusing on independent local or single-subject
Mountain View, California based internet search giant Google on Thursday rolled out a new Startups Lab programme, which is a part of its Google News Initiative (GNI).

Philippines: The Final Pitch set for October premiere on CNN Philippines — startup applications close Sept

Filipino ingenuity takes centre stage in the seventh season of ‘The Final Pitch,’ a business reality TV show that searches for the next big thing in the Philippines’ vibrant startup industry…

Download: Bloomberg Crypto Outlook, September 2021 Edition (pdf)

Crypto-assets appear in a revived and refreshed bull market with the 2H benefit of a steep discount from previous highs at the start. Bitcoin has been a laggard amid the DeFi revolution led by Ethereum…

FTxSDG Challenge: Financial Times, Seedstars, UN Sustainable Development Goals

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