Innovation Giving Locals Power

Better wealth distribution and positive cultural understanding are two highly important values that emerge through this startup’s innovative business model. Creating jobs for locals is at the heart of it all. With help from the Australian Government supported MIST...

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Connecting Innovation with Insider Knowledge

A combination of information, imagination and initiative verified Chameleon City as another recipient of the Australian Government’s 2017 Mekong Business Initiative Innovation Grant at the MIST investor pitch in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Boasting a globally distributed...

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Innovation in Cambodian Travel Tech Startup

Travel tech startup CamboTicket is jumping leaps and bounds. A Southeast Asian travel startup to watch. The Cambodian recipients of the Australian Government’s 2017 Mekong Business Initiative Innovation Grant, plan to expand further into Southeast Asia, while also...

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Startup Proving Innovation through Traditional Tourism 

“TAEC has found a model that promotes culture and income through a successful tourism business” Said Tara Gujadher, Co founder of TAEC, and the judges agreed. Artisan Origins by TAEC (Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre), a social enterprise from Lao PDR, are one of...

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An Innovative Solution for Myanmar Tourism

As Myanmar's tourism industry continues to rapidly expand, it is more important than ever to ensure locals can reap the benefits. GoP, our Australian government’s 2017 Mekong Business Initiative Innovation Grant winner is ensuring that local people can take advantage...

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What Makes a Tourism Startup Investible?

Travelers are more sophisticated and people want more from the destinations. Exploring like a local is becoming a necessity. It is important to know exactly what travelers need and what they are looking to get out of their adventure. Part of making a tourism start up...

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