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Podcast | Unlocking entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific

November 14, 2023


Podcast | Unlocking entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific

November 14, 2023

Bilge Arslan

Analyst, policy and insights

Bilge is an analyst at Economist Impact in Singapore. She has worked on research projects in sustainability and climate change, sustainable finance, resilient cities, future of work and skills and financial services with diverse clients. 

Bilge graduated from Yale-NUS College in Singapore with a major in Economics and a minor in Global Affairs. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she worked at Silverstrand Capital, an impact investor focusing on investments in biodiversity. She was also an ESG research and analytics intern at the startup RIMM Sustainability where she contributed to building a SaaS platform for sustainability management, reporting and optimisation.

Episode 8: Unlocking entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific

On the global stage, India and China are becoming key players in terms of total number and valuation of startups, following the United States. Indonesia and Vietnam’s progress have been remarkable as well. Can Asia-Pacific create the next generation Silicon Valley and become a centre for entrepreneurship and innovation? In this episode, we talk about the startup ecosystem in Asia-Pacific. We also discuss how investors and founders can unlock entrepreneurship opportunities in the region.

Our guests are:

  • Amra Naidoo, Co-Founder and General Partner, Accelerating Asia
  • Jeffrey Paine, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Golden Gate Ventures

“Shelter from the storm: Investing in the era of uncertainty” is a ten-part podcast series, supported by EquitiesFirst.

The episode is hosted by Bilge Arslan, analyst, Policy and Insights at Economist Impact.

The podcast has been prepared for informational purposes only. This episode is not an offering of a financial product or investment advice. It is not intended for residents in any jurisdiction where its use is not authorised or is unlawful.

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