News & Recent Projects
It’s a small ecosystem, but the Cambodian Startup Scene is a friendly and close-knit one. We disagree sometimes. It has the same faces probably too often and it constantly berates the Development Sector and NGO’s for dabbling i things they don’t understand. Somehow though, it produces a few successes...Read More
Training mentors – A long, but very enjoyable session online getting to meet the new mentors for the new 500 startups cohorts. There was an opportunity to meet old friends, but also an opportunity to meet a few new mentors too. There’s that “how come we’ve not met before ?”..Read More
Developing a startup curriculum and moving it to an online version takes a lot more than copy and paste. This week I’ve been both mentoring and training the 500 startups mentees through a series of Zoom sessions and breakout rooms. This is somewhat easier than the mammoth event we did..Read More
I spent Sunday afternoon talking about Technology in the travel industry, with 40 Students from the Kirirom Institute of Technology. The event was hosted by 500 Startups. I really love the Q&A sessions. I get asked the most random (yet awesome) questions. I talked about some of their side-projects, how..Read More
Women’s Startup Mentor I’ve closed off the last session of mentoring the Women in Tek Network, working with Asia Foundation toward the end of last year. The programme will continue into 2021 though some of the format of the support will change as startups mature and lessons are learnt. Startup..Read More
Taking on a new role: Triangle Environmental Health Initiative (TE), headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, USA, Chief of Party (COP) – managing partnerships and lead the administrative direction on a three-year, USAID-funded project to improve the efficacy of civic technology in solid waste management. The Solid Waste Accountability Platform (SWAP)..Read More
I’m in the process of extending my mentoring to the Women in Tek Network, working with Asia Foundation to support the 18 women led businesses through the startup maturity and growth stages. The program is supported by USAID through WE Act project of PACT, in Improving the Women Technology Startup..Read More
Work with USIAD’s primary contractor Tetratech and the Cambodian Ministry of Environment to build and test Law Enforcement and Environmental monitoring software and handheld application (SMART) in the GPL protected landscape in Cambodia. Creation of Amazon and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms and connection and testing of SMART handheld devices. The..Read More
Books & Publications
Here’s some of the business books I’ve been reading recently.
An open and honest look at creativity for those of us who struggle to get started and then actually produce something we'll be proud of.
The 5AM Club
A cheesy storyline and somewhat unbelievable characters, bit some really good practical advice within the lines.
High Performance Habits
Perhaps not one of the better books with the same general advice as many others.