Introduce a new Fintech Challenge Program

Financial technology can catalyze innovation, lending, and improvements to infrastructure. Policy Reform to improve access to fiscal resources and inclusion is a necessary precursor. The Mekong Business Initiative, a program sponsored by the Government of Australia,...

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Building Markets Launched ‘Mekong Angels’

YANGON, MYANMAR - Building Markets launched ‘Mekong Angels’ (www.mekongangels.info) - a website with open-source databases and survey insights about angel/seed investments in the Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam. The website provides an overview of the...

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MBI Shares Their Experience on Funding Startups

Tom Moyes, Project Director at the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) presented research on funding for startups at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop on promoting innovation for startups. The 2-day workshop took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam, where...

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MBI Stresses Importance of Woman Entrepreneurs at APEC

Meeting this week in Vietnam’s ancient city of Hue, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum placed its focus on women entrepreneurs. Dominic Mellor, Senior Country Economist of the Asian Development Bank and head of the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) was...

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Launch AgriTech Accelerator for the Mekong Region

Asian Development Bank, Australian Government Launch AgriTech Accelerator for the Mekong Region SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA (7 September 2017) – A new agritech accelerator will harness entreprenueship and technology to transform the Mekong region’s agricultural industry into...

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MBI invited to present on women-owned businesses

The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) was invited by the "Investing in Women" project which is funded by the Australian Government to attend the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference to present their work in supporting women-owned businesses in the region. The conference...

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MATCh – A new agricultural startup accelerator program

The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI), a joint venture between the Government of Australia and the Asian Development Bank, has unveiled a new agricultural startup accelerator program called MATCh: the Mekong Agriculture Technology Challenge. MATCh seeks to enhance the...

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MIST Tourism Innovation Grant Winners Announced

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR – 9 June 2017 – The MIST tourism accelerator announced the recipients of four 2017 Mekong Business Initiaitive Innovation Grants. GoP, a travel tech startup from Myanmar, took top prize and will receive USD $10,000. Artisan Origins by TAEC, a...

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