From 2013-2019, we supported projects that helped Cambodians learn new tech-related skills, boosted entrepreneurial capacity, and employed innovative practices to get results. Our projects ranged from digital skills courses to business incubators and accelerators, and social media campaigns to young professional programs. Explore the projects below.

Partners: EnergyLab

The Clean Energy Pre-incubation is designed to improve the capacity of young Cambodian entrepreneurs refine their clean energy business ideas in presentation of an anticipated the clean energy startup incubator programs.

The program aims to support Cambodian young start-ups to reach the growth stage, expand operations, and increase investment. The program is co-funded by private sector partner Smart Axiata to support the growing entrepreneurship sector in Cambodia.

Technovation has been organized in Cambodia by USAID’s Development Innovations since 2014. The program has helped more than 400 Cambodians learn how to identify a problem in their community and learn coding and practical business development skills to develop a mobile app to address the problem. Read more detail here...

Blog Post: Retrospective: National Pitch Event of Technovation Cambodia 2018

Partners: SHE Investments

This partnership supports SHE Investments to deliver incubator and accelerator programs for women with start-ups and micro, small and growing enterprises in Cambodia. The incubator and accelerator program helps female entrepreneurs improve their self-confidence, leadership abilities, and business skills. Participants receive tailored mentoring support and build networks to scale their businesses and improve impact in their communities.

Success Story: SHE Investments Levels Up its Support to Female Entrepreneurs

This partnership with Impact Hub Phnom Penh piloted a sustainable, replicable and scalable one year social enterprise incubator program in 2016-2017. EPIC supported 11 enterprise teams through an 8 week ‘bootcamp’ of business trainings, and then supported the five top teams to transform and grow their businesses through an intensive 9 month accelerator program.

Blog Post: Edemy Makes Quality English Classes Accessible and Affordable for Rural Students
EPIC Showcase – a Grand Finale
EPIC Entrepreneurs: A Fresh Look at Incubators for Social Businesses

Partners: ARCHub Phom Penh

This project supported 3D printing start-up ARCHub to design and deliver a product development course in 3D and CAD design in 2016. The 8 week course created a cohort of young Cambodian product designers and entrepreneurs with the confidence and ability to take their ideas from concept to market.

Success Story: DoyDoy: The Story of A Startup