Are you curious about the emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes around the world? Good, because so are we! Last week, we looked at the Kenyan ecosystem and today we are showing off what we have discovered (during our world tour) about Thailand.
As part of our series on “the next startup Eldorado”, we’re looking at the factors that make certain locations a hot spot and a place to be!
Bangkok, the Facebook capital of the world, is at the beginning of its very promising and prosperous life as a startup hub. Let’s take a close look:
The city is the center of Southeast Asia’s second biggest economy – Indonesia being number one – and one of the main reasons why we are particularly interested in the capital is that 80% of its startups community is located there, which represents over 400 startups.
With 35% of its population being under 24 years old, they are looking at a great generation of tech enthusiasts, startup lovers and innovation freaks. In 2013 alone, 7.5 million smartphones were sold and the government already spent $32.8M on a new program that aims to give one tablet per child in the country. Thailand is embracing technology, that’s the least we can say, and we love that!
So if you want to learn more about the Thai ecosystem you should read the following infographic (of course) but also follow these amazing entrepreneurs:
- Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, founder of TARAD.com
- Paul Srivorakul, founder of Ardent Capital
- Amarit Charoenphan, founder of HUBBA
And to keep yourself up to date, add these few blogs to your favourite list:
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