Ford Motors unit partners with start-up to develop ‘waze’ for self-driving cars

A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars. Here comes one to tell...

The rise of Filipino millennial entrepreneurs

Against the backdrop of various growth opportunities brought about by an improving economy and connectivity, more millennials are starting their own ventures. Magnus Grimeland, Antler founder and...

Traders in North Korea? Not as rare as you would think

North Korea may seem like barren ground for entrepreneurs. But hearty founders have defied a lack of technology and support to start their own...

PCCI crafts road map to boost tourism and entrepreneurship

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has recently crafted an ambitious road map, not only to jump-start the tourism industry, but boost...

It took a $1-billion IPO for people to see why Adyen...

For Pieter van der Does and Arnout Schuijff, cofounders of Adyen BV, replacing PayPal Holdings Inc. as eBay Inc.’s payment processor was a major...

Biggest AI start-up steps up fund-raising to $1.2 billion 

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $620 million at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion just months after scoring a similar amount from investors...

The ‘masterminds’ of digital solutions

CONSULTANTS play an important role in today’s business environment, as they offer valuable advice on how business organizations can thrive in the digital age. Nevertheless,...

Why a 26-year-old turned down $100-million offer for his start-up

A few years ago, Quek Siu Rui huddled with the board of his Singapore start-up to consider whether to sell. Quek was only 26...

Driverless city gives Singapore the edge in race to robot buses

IN the race to deploy driverless public transport, Singapore has built a mini town that could vault it into pole position. The 2-hectare complex, unveiled...

San Francisco to decide on flavored tobacco

SAN FRANCISCO—A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling...

Robot boats seen propelling one of China’s hottest start-ups

In the vast, freezing Ross Sea, China’s Snow Dragon icebreaker needed to find a safe anchorage before it could begin its mission to set...

Oliver Kaw: Promoting wellness through world-class products

Filipino-Chinese or Filipinos with Chinese descent have an excellent reputation of training family members to become good entrepreneurs, which will ensure the continuity of the family...

Jam Melchor: Preserving Philippine culinary heritage

AT 31, millennial chef Jam Melchor has already accomplished what many of his contemporaries would take a lifetime to do. His success, however, came after...

MetLife Foundation partners with Kiva to support entrepreneurs and build financial...

HONG KONG—MetLife Foundation has partnered with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization, to support entrepreneurs around the world through an employee-engagement campaign. As part of this...

How small businesses can navigate rising interest rates and remain profitable

It’s a good news-bad news situation for small businesses when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve says that the economy is doing well, so it...

Facing challenges of entrepreneurship

AS a registered nurse, Mary Adelyn Gronda-Tecson had the opportunity to experience the conditions of the underprivileged among the depressed communities when she joined...

Globe launches online tutorial for entrepreneurs

Globe Telecom has launched an online entrepreneurship web site that aims to provide lessons on business management through the testimonials of various industry experts. The...

Canada’s top pot millionaires got richer after Aurora deal

Some of Canada’s richest marijuana investors just got a little richer—at least on paper. The biggest shareholders in Markham, Ontario-based pot grower MedReleaf Corp. now...

Providing the digital tools for small and medium biz

IN the current environment, it has become essential to possess the digital tools to remain relevant, productive and competitive. In response to this new...

Vapers highlight ‘remarkable’ drop in Japan’s smoking rate

THE president of The Vapers Philippines has lauded the decline in Japan’s smoking rate, which, in 2005, saw a “remarkable” 49-percent drop of men, and...