Myanmar entrepreneurs ran in Yoma Yangon Marathon

Yoma Yangon International Marathon took place on 11, January. Many Myanmar entrepreneurs ran in half marathon (21km). It was a fun. It was also the very first time for me ran in a Marathon. However, I took about 2:30 hours to cross the finish line. And the team was cool. From that experience, I determined to run every years and even will try to get first prize. You will said it is a funny determination. But such determination can drive us to get somewhere higher. Whatever you are doing, you should also have a sport activity daily or weekly. I […]

If you choose easy money life by losing your passion

One of my best friends visited me today and discussed about business. He has a mini store, operated by his whole family. He was persuading me to make a business together. It is real estate buying and selling business. I even don’t see it is a business. It is just buying and selling things. In Myanmar, especially in Yangon, living cost is higher than other daily cost. Only 40 percent of people in Yangon are living in their own house and the rest are migrant workers. Here migrant workers are those who don’t own house or apartment, but living and […]

How successful entrepreneurs work

In Tech in Asia, I saw the article ‘How to beat Rocket companies‘, which is really interesting. There are many thing they said. But there is only one thing I want to mention for Myanmar entrepreneurs. I also worked for Rocket Internet in Myanmar. I was a marketing executive in 2012 and became Head of SEO at early 2014. What I came to know and see that they are really working too hard. I usually work since at Rocket till 9 or 10 pm. But I was amazed that they often worked later than me. They make Skype calls for […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 in Myanmar

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities. The initiative launched in 2008 and has since grown to 125 countries, including Myanmar—with 24,008 partner organizations […]

Lessons from Alibaba.com for startups in Myanmar

Alibaba is one of the biggest online business companies in the world. Their sale is more than competitors, eBay and Amazon.com combined. On 19 September, its market value was measures as US$ 231 billion after selling their IPO in United States. They do internet-based e-commerce business, including business to business online web portals, online retail and payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. The founder is Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur who studied English major in a university in China. He said that “the day we got connected to the Web, I invited friends and TV […]

The three characteristics the entrepreneurs must have

Last Saturday, I attended second anniversary of Myanmar B2B Management Magazine. Doctor Aung Tun Thet talked about entrepreneurship. There he said that it is difficult to translate the meaning entrepreneur to Myanmar. The word ‘entrepreneur’ also came from French language. Myanmar people are translating it into a word ‘Sunt Oo Ti Htwin Thu’. The meaning in Myanmar is ‘innovator’. it means no more than ‘innovation’. So Aung Tun Thet introduced a word ‘Sun Htwin Oo See’, which is really the same with English words ‘entrepreneur’. So you may want to know why we call someone entrepreneur. There are three behavior […]

Use blue ocean strategy for business in Myanmar

I today attended second anniversary of Myanmar B2B management  Management. Doctor Aung Tun Thet gave the keynote speech about entrepreneurship. There he also talked about blue ocean strategy. You may already know it too. Let’s share you again. First before talking about blue ocean strategy, let m talk you about red ocean strategy, which is being used by people in Myanmar business field. When someone opened the mobile phone shop, some one also opened near that shop in the same street. And in a township, there are more than 100 mobile phone shops today in Yangon. When few people start […]

Project Hub – the first start-up incubator in Myanmar

Do you know Project Hub Yangon? They are startup incubator having branches around the world. Project Hub Yangon is Myanmar’s first start-up incubator. They said their programs are designed to help Myanmar people with great ideas to launch their businesses or projects quickly, cheaply, and successfully by providing facilities, workshops, mentorship, coaching and access to finance. Their incubation programs are provided to Burmese entrepreneurs free of charge. For it they get sponsors, Partnership for Change. Their co-working space offers an affordable, flexible and great place to work in the heart of Yangon. Their website (www.projecthubyangon.com) will explain our space, our […]

500 Startups – a good website for entrepreneurs

I found an awesome website for entrepreneurs and startups. It is 500 Startups (500.co). It is an investor group based in Silicon Valley, Mexico City and San Francisco. They are helping entrepreneurs and startups business around the world. In the current time, they are helping entrepreneurs around over 50 countries. They are updating information about event, startups, investors, mentors, their team and many other valuable sources for entrepreneurs. It will also become a useful resource for Myanmar.  They match between investors and entrepreneurs. They also give training problem and many other event to train entrepreneurs and startup businesses. I don’t […]

Telenor is seeking Myanmar entrepreneurs to attend Telenor Youth Summit in Norway

Telenor, a telecommunication service provider which is already in Myanmar, is seeking Myanmar entrepreneurs to attend The Telenor Youth Summit in Norway. The summit will be held in Noble Peace Center, Oslo in December. It is annual event and Myanmar will start participating, started from this year. The Telenor Youth Summit is a dynamic arena for voicing your ideas and be inspired and challenged by young people from 14 different countries. The summit provides an opportunity for you to engage with peers, thought leaders and experts at Telenor’s headquarters in Norway. The week is filled with workshops, lectures, exhibitions and […]