Philippines is a hotspot for NZ entrepreneurs


I was lucky to be one of five New Zealand tech entrepreneurs who spent two weeks in Manila, Philippines, as part of the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative.

I spoke to Rebecca Inoue-Palmer while in Manila and shared his observations about the Philippine tech sector, barriers to entry into the market, and the country’s celebrity culture trends —

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My key takeaways

I enjoyed a fantastically-insightful time in the Philippines with Asia New Zealand Foundation. I learnt that:
🌱 Startup culture is omnipresent and has a LOT of energy
🛠 Huge tech culture of build-it-yourself. Full of 'doers'
🗣 Distribution models of service-based companies are almost inversely different to NZ
😊 Full of the happiest most hospitable people

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