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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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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How BarCamp Cambodia Mobilized 21,000 Tech Fans

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Chantra Be was the Social Networking Manager at Development Innovations from 2014 to 2016 and is now the Managing Partner at EmeraldHUB Co-Working and Office Space. BarCamp Phnom Penh was first organized in 2008 by a team of like-minded people led by Mr. Bun Tharum and Mr. Hor Virak, two Phnom Penh “geeks” (a word […]
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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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Top Prize App Wants to Connect Cambodians to Trusted Doctors

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Startup Weekend, often known by the tagline “No Talk, All Action”, is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. They provide a space where anyone is welcome to share ideas, form teams to pitch business ideas, receive feedback from their peers, test […]
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Startup Weekend Helps Boost Business

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In front of a house on a quiet street in Phnom Penh, 24 year old Kong Soliya (known as Jay) gives instructions to another man, who leaves quickly on his green motorbike. Behind him is a row of green motor bikes equipped with storage boxes behind each driver’s seat. This is the “office” of a […]
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BarCamps Bring Tech Training to Cambodian Provinces

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While technology is being adopted at a rapid pace in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, technology proficiency remains low in some rural parts of the country. In order to foster new skills and enthusiasm for technology in rural Cambodia, Development Innovations has been co-sponsoring BarCamps in provincial capitals (and Phnom Penh) since 2014. BarCamps […]
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