EPIC Showcase – a Grand Finale

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EPIC Showcase
Today, our guest blog post is from Laura Smitheman, Programs & Innovation Director with our partners at Impact Hub Phnom Penh. They ran the EPIC one year startup incubator program from 2016-2017, and Laura will highlight some of the key lessons learned and pieces of advice captured from all the EPIC Ventures that recently completed […]
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DoyDoy: The Story of A Startup

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EM Chanrithykol, 21 years old, is a senior year student pursuing an English language Bachelor’s Degree of Art at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He is also the founder of Doydoy, what he calls “a low cost STEM learning and innovation tool” for children. Doydoy was developed when Chanrithykol attended the Think Global Make […]
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Why Do We Care about User Research?

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By Vantharith OUM ICT4D Advisor Development Innovations Here at Development Innovations, we help our partners better understand technology, and how they can use it in their daily work. However, technology is not magic; it’s simply a tool, and won’t guarantee us any success unless intended users are happy and using the tool. Users are beneficiaries […]
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EPIC Entrepreneurs: A Fresh Look at Incubators for Social Businesses

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By Kate Heuisler Chief of Party Development Innovations In 2016, we partnered with Impact Hub Phnom Penh to launch Cambodia’s first one-year social business incubation program, aimed at providing resources and training for aspiring social start-ups. We view this project as a test to see how a formal incubator program to support social entrepreneurs works […]
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Web Platform Enabling and Connecting Social Enterprises in Cambodia

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Alberto Cremonesi
“Social enterprises are not new to Cambodia,” remarks Alberto Cremonesi, co-founder of Impact Hub’s Phnom Penh branch (IHPP). “Networks are not new either,” he adds. But acknowledging the lack of a “one stop solution,” Impact Hub’s new platform, Social Enterprise Cambodia (SEC) aims to bring it all together: social enterprises, social innovators, funders, investors, research […]
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Cambodian Start Up That Centralizes Bus Booking Makes Traveling Easier

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In June 2016, a new platform for booking bus tickets in Cambodia, just nine months old, won the gold medal for startups at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ Cambodia ICT Awards. Among nine startups shortlisted for the awards, BookMeBu took home not only the award but also a $5,000 cash prize.   CHEA Langda, Founder […]
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