Asian Startup Pitching Event 2019

SFAsia (an initiative of GlobalSF) was happy to partner with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Accelerating Asia to host a pitching event on September 10, 2019 at the Silicon Valley Bank. The event was also sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bank. The objective of the event was to introduce well-established Asian startup communities from different parts of Asia to the San Francisco Bay Area startup market. The Asian startup groups also got to meet and greet other San Francisco Bay Area investors, venture capitalists and angel investors.

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The 74th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day in San Francisco

Murat Wahab, Director of SFAsia, had the privilege to attend the 74th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day in San Francisco which also commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations of The Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America. Murat Wahab and the rest of the SFAsia team would like to thank the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia And Mme. Simon D.I. Soekarno for hosting such a great reception and grand event. We look forward to many more such celebratory occasions.

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investPenang - A Business Investment Seminar with the Chief Minister of Penang

Last week, Murat Wahab, Director of SFAsia and Don McCormick, Advisory Committee, SFAsia, attended a business investment seminar hosted by investPenang, a non-profit entity of the Penang State Government. investPenang is a one stop agency that provides comprehensive information on Penang’s future investment opportunities and also facilitates the running of a business at every stage including the setting up of a new investment. The initiative of the event was to promote Penang as a prime location of choice for technology, industry and future business setups.

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2019 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

Murat Wahab, Director of SFAsia attended the 9th Annual Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium at Stanford University. SFAsia (an initiative of GlobalSF) to support our community partner, Japan Society of Northern California and Richard Dasher, Director of US-Asia Technology Management Center. The Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is one of the signature events of the Innovation Awards Program. The event was graced by many interesting and innovative Japanese companies. To name a few #WhillInc #ZoomVideoCommunicationsInc #Kyulux #DFree #Valuenex #Pegasustechventures #Toto #Gigster #Rakuten

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ASEAN Tech Summit 2019

The city of San Francisco held its first ASEAN Tech Summit at the 500 Startups headquarters. The ASEAN event brought together investors, technologists and founders from Southeast Asia or those looking to invest or expand towards Southeast Asia. The main objectives were to introduce a common space for Startups, Investors and Venture Capitalists to integrate & interact with each other, exchange ideas, learn more about the Southeast Asian market & industry, and lastly help build future collaborations.

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Opportunities in Tech in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam

Murat Wahab, Director of SFAsia, had the grand opportunity to attend and be part of a very special panel for the “Opportunities in Tech in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam” event which included the likes of Eddy Chan, Steve Ong, Janssen Choong and Will Kwon. The event focused on the tech space industry and its rapid growth throughout Southeast Asia. The event was a successful sellout and was organized by Grab (a Singapore based tech company known for its transportation services, online food deliveries and payment solutions).

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Digital Thailand Economy Event

Murat Wahab, Director, SFAsia and Jane Wachiradejkul, Advisory Committee, SFAsia, had the privilege of attending the event hosted by the Thailand Board of Investment, where the main focus was on Thailand’s booming startup ecosystem, its huge internet market, and it opening its doors to overseas investment and innovative business opportunities. Given the recent surge in progressive incentives and forward government policies, the country of Thailand is surely embracing a very bright future for itself.

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