Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA
Dubbed the Sparrow for Windows, French born Filipino-American, Andrea Loubier,30, relocated to Bali to launch Mailbird, an email client for Windows, in April 2003, and has gone on to become known as one of the region’s top female tech entrepreneurs. INTERVIEW BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS.
In Cambodia, local social enterprises are on the rise, and established companies and creative platforms are beginning to rally alongside them for the benefit of the country. By Joanna Mayhew
Microfinance provides thousands living below the poverty line in Cambodia with a lifeline each year. As the market develops across the region, countries are looking to the kingdom’s successful model for inspiration. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS