ในงาน Startup Thailand 2017 ปีนี้ มีอีกวงการที่ลุกขึ้นมาร่วมกับกระแส Startup ที่เราไม่ได้เห็นในปีที่แล้วนั่นก็คือวงการสุขภาพ โดยมีการจัดตั้งสมาคม Health Startup Network ขึ้นในงานสัมนาที่เต็มไปด้วยผู้ชำนาญที่หลากหลายทั้งผู้อาวุโสในวงการ ลงไปถึงคนรุ่นใหม่ที่เต็มไปด้วยพลังของความหนุ่มสาว ในยุคที่ชีวิตของทุกคนได้รับอิทธิพลจากบริษัทเทคโนโลยียักษ์ใหญ่อย่าง Facebook และ Google
Welcome to the future. When we look back 100 years from now, 2014 will mark the start of a new epoch in human history. It is an era where the whole world, human beings and everything else, gets connected to the Internet at such a pace we have never witnessed before. This is the age of The Internet of Everything.… read more →
Last month, the IT sector in New Zealand celebrated the passing of a bill that removes the patentability of software, perceived to be a major barrier to software-led innovation, from the Patents Bill.
The recent launch of the True Incube start-up programme means that all three big telecoms – AIS (InVent), DTAC (DTAC Accelerate) and True – are now in a race to get the attention of local tech start-ups to be in their start-up programmes. One can foresee several investment deals by these three giants in the future. What is going on with the telecoms? Why are they suddenly jumping into the tech start-up scene?
The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is widely anticipated by everyone to open up new economic opportunities in all areas. Within this group, there is a subset market – Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia (MLC) – that offers Thai tech entrepreneurs a unique appeal and opportunities, and therefore deserves special consideration. There are several unique and interesting observations that can be said about MLC.
Most tech start-ups nowadays focus on mobile space, which has been driven by the exponential growth of smart phones and tablets. The trend will continue, for sure, but the market has become hyper-competitive. It gets tougher and tougher to differentiate, not to mention monetize in mobile. It’s time to consider new, less crowded areas that present the next waves of opportunities for digital business.
Traditionally, the way to demonstrate the success of public research and development (R&D) spending in government agencies and universities is in the publication of articles in academic journals. As mentioned in my previous article, because of the taboo on public/private collaboration, it is generally very difficult to license intellectual property, especially software, for commercialization. Therefore, most public R&D funding only serves an academic purpose, but goes to waste from an industry development perspective. So, what can we do about it?
Just like in other countries, the government can play an instrumental role in promoting the technology industry in Thailand. This article reviews some government actions I believe can create enormous impact on the tech industry if carried out effectively.
Open source software has been instrumental in the growth of many tech companies in Silicon Valley and around the world. The free and open source software enable start-ups to create something innovative at a very low cost, then give it away for free to see how customers like it. In this fashion, they can be very responsive in addressing the feedback from the market and create truly innovative products and services. Google and Facebook are great examples of tech companies that build their empire on open source software.
Tech start-ups inhabit an economic ecosystem in the same way living organisms reside in a natural ecosystem. For an ecosystem to thrive, there has to be the right composition and the right balance of species. For a tech start-up three major species are necessary to complete the ecosystem and start the cycle of life, so to speak.Tech start-ups inhabit an economic ecosystem in the same way living organisms reside in a natural ecosystem. For an ecosystem to thrive, there has to be the right composition and the right balance of species. For a tech start-up three major species are necessary to complete the ecosystem and start the cycle of life, so to speak.