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Startup Report Sneak Preview Unveiled At Tech Summit

A sneak preview of the upcoming Cambodia Startup Report by Raintree and Mekong Strategic Partners indicates that a larger number of local high-net-worth individuals...

SME Parks To Drive Up Competitiveness: Gov’t

Construction of the country’s first ‘cluster zone’ for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will not start for another few months, but the government is...

New Tech Centre To Prepare Youth For Industry 4.0

As part of plans to adapt to technological trends, the government announced last week the construction of a centre inside one of the nation’s...

Business Leaders Gather To Discuss Startup Regulation

Key figures of the country’s startup community gathered yesterday in Phnom Penh to share their views on how the local startup sector should be...

Cellcard Features in UK “Doing Business Guide in Cambodia”

As Cambodia’s leading telco for the Corporate Sector, here you can find a sneak peek of their section in the ‘Doing Business Guide in...

Technology Leaders Gear Up For Industry 4.0

More than 200 entrepreneurs and investors in the country’s fledging technology sector gathered yesterday at the Tech Startup and SMEs Forum in Phnom Penh...

Startup Weekend Backs Budding Entrepreneurs

The Emerald Hub at Phnom Penh International University hosted the Techstars Startup Weekend Phnom Penh, their second startup meeting with the aim of brainstorming...

New Business Information Service Launched

The Ngeay Ngeay ("Easy Easy") Business Information Platform was officially launched last week to help entrepreneurs, especially women, access business information and Cambodian laws. The...

Information Centre Launched For SMEs

The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia (YEAC) in partnership with the Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association, Cambodia Chamber of Commerce and Mekong Business Initiative yesterday...

Frontier Innovators Applications Open

  According to a release from AusCham, on 25 July the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop, announced the opening of Frontier...

Cellcard Lab helps young entrepreneurs

Cellcard Lab gives young entrepreneurs a helping hand towards business success Inspiring, empowering and providing opportunities to young Khmer entrepreneurs is the aim of Cellcard...

Smart Axiata’s $5 Million Investment Fund Supports Startups

Smart Axiata, one of Cambodia’s leading telecommunications company, yesterday launched a $5 million venture capital fund for digital service companies and start-ups in the...

Smart Axiata Helps Accelerate Cambodian Startup Community

Local mobile phone operator Smart Axiata has formed a partnership with The Asia Foundation, an international development NGO, to foster innovation and creativity among...

Cambodian Startup Wins Place On Fintech Accelerator Program

Cambodia-based Morakot Technology is one of 12 startups chosen from 2,500 applicants worldwide to participate in Startupbootcamp’s fintech accelerator program in Singapore, a press...

Startup Finalists Move Into Epic Acceleration Phase At Impact Hub

Five finalists of the Epic Cambodia – the yearlong incubator program launched by Impact Hub Phnom Penh – have received business mentoring and $20,000...

German Firm Signs Industry Pact With Kerry Worldbridge Logistics

Cambodia-based Kerry Worldbridge Logistics and InSITE Bavaria yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study to develop the first German-Cambodian industry...

SmartStart Program To Help Young Innovators Realise Their Ideas

Smart Axiata, one of the leading mobile operators in Cambodia, yesterday officially launched its digital young innovator program SmartStart, aimed at helping young Cambodians...

Tourism Startups To Be Boosted By New Regional Platform

A new platform called the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST), aimed at developing tourism sector startups across the CLMV region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and...

Incorporating Your Business In Cambodia In 2017

The way businesses are legally incorporated in the Kingdom has changed drastically over the last few years. The launch of the Ministry of Commerce’s...

The Cambodian Startup Scene: Q&A With Thul Rithy

He just turned 30, but local entrepreneur Thul Rithy already boasts an incredible number of businesses to his name. He is the founder of...

The Cutting Edge Of Cambodian Office Space With Raintree’s Zoë Ng

Cambodia's sturdy economic growth in recent years has seen a marked increase in the number of multinational companies establishing offices in Phnom Penh. Other...

Angel Investor Team Back In The Kingdom Today

Members of the Mekong Angel Investor Network (MAIN) will arrive in Siem Reap today for a third official visit to the Kingdom. After Siem Reap,...

Cambodia’s New Craft: The Challenges Of Brewing Success

“Science and art, that’s what craft beer is all about; a blend of the two,” says Erich Phillips, managing partner of local craft beer...

New Business Re-registration Deadline On The Table

The government is considering a new extension of the deadline to re-register businesses online, after more than half of the 42,000 companies registered with...

Local Crowdfunding Site Helps Entrepreneurs Raise Funds

During its first six months of operations, TosFund—Cambodia’s first home-grown crowdfunding platform—has raised close to $14,000 for projects listed on its website. Launched in march...

Second Wave Of Angels To Invest In Most Promising Startups

Fourteen angel investors—members of the Mekong Angel Investment Network (MAIN)—will visit the capital early next month looking for promising startup companies to invest on. Seven...

Japanese Investment On The Rise

With 250 Japanese companies registered with the Ministry of Commerce last year—compared to just 19 in 2010—, investment from the Land of the Rising...

Impact Hub’s New Program To ‘Incubate’ Startup Success Stories

Impact Hub Phnom Penh, one of the capital most well-known coworking spaces, has recently announced the launch of Cambodia’s first one-year incubation program which...

Café Amazon Expands In Capital And Beyond

Café Amazon, owned by Thai oil giant PTT Plc, has recently awarded 19 franchise licenses to operate new outlets across the Kingdom, positioning itself...

Local Car-Hire App Beats Uber To Cambodian Market

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Grab may not have yet entered the Cambodian market, but residents of Phnom Penh already have an alternative that allows...

KOI’s Chain of Command

KOI Cafe is a brand originally from Taiwan. It first opened its doors in Toul Kork, and today it is also a stopover for...

Tapping into a niche: Edgar Allan Paw

Edgar Allan Paw, is Cambodia’s first boutique pet store. “The idea is to provide everything you need for your dog or cat under one...

Wing Appointed To Handle Business Registration Fees

The Ministry of Commerce has partnered up with Wing Cambodia Ltd Specialised Bank for the processing of fees for its online business registration system. With...

Deadline To Register Companies Online Extended, Again

The Ministry of Commerce has extended the deadline for companies to register online yet another time, after registering another poor response to its automated...

The New Online Registration System

Cambodia currently ranks 180 out of 189 countries in the category “starting a business” on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rank, meaning...

New Co-working Space To Fuel Entrepreneurship In Phnom Penh

CommON became last week the latest co-working space to open in the Cambodian capital, joining seven other shared workspace venues already in operation. The city...

Succeeding In Business

  Startups continue to mushroom in Cambodia, with the field wide open to locals and foreign ventures. New entrants are not just gunning for spots...

Angel Investor Program To Foster Local Startup Culture

As part of a new investment initiative established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), seven angel investors descended on Phnom Penh last Friday to meet...

Cold Stone Creamery Sets Up Shop In Tuol Kork

The opening of this landmark shop will be followed by a second shop in Phnom Penh's Boeung Keng Kang district, which will open in...

Phnom Penh’s Coworking Space Movement

The coworking space movement is spreading like wildfire, from business hubs of New York and Chicago all the way to the Asian capitals of...

The Quest for Sustainable Development

An idiosyncrasy of Phnom Penh is that the city hosts a dizzying number of NGOs striving to make durable impact on Cambodia’s developing society....

Social Entrepreneurship In Cambodia

This time the B2B team has a chance to sit with Aimee Cheung , a business consultant for social businesses, start-ups and traditional for-profit...

Cambodia And The Budding CSR Movement

In Cambodia — particularly, in Phnom Penh — a concept has been gaining momentum throughout the last decade, that not long ago might have...

Business Startup Under AEC

The B2B team asked experts and leaders across a range of industries in the Kingdom about their views on how the newly-established ASEAN Economic...

Mastering Marketing In A Cambodian Context

With the growth in Internet usage, an influx of international businesses and a recent jump in the number of marketing agencies operating in the...

Sihanoukville In The Spotlight

Although overshadowed by Phnom Penh, interest in doing business in Sihanoukville was further piqued after the Cambodian government defined the city as a ‘multi-purpose...

Short Term Impact Creates Dependency, Veuve

We meet the social impact worker Aimee Veuve, who believes that sustainability, opportunity and fair pay lies at the heart of the Cambodian workforce’s...

AGAMA And The Cambodian Investment Scene

Foreign investment plays an essential role in Cambodia’s small but growing economy. According to the Asian Development Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was worth...

“A Grain of Salt” For Tourism Market Statistics

Cambodia attracted 4.5 million foreign visitors over the course of 2014, an increase of 5.9 percent since last year. The five year projection, according...

Less Risk Equals More FDI, Says PPSEZ COO

Charles Esterhoy, Chief Operating Officer of Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, says PPSEZ can relate to the Cambodian government’s current growing pains as it...

The Future Is Here Today At Futureworld

Last Friday evening saw the glitzy launch of Phnom Penh’s newest premium Apple products retailer, Futureworld. Located in the suitably futuristic Vattanac Capital Tower, it opened...

Sharaf’s Pioneering New Position

"Every single project is pioneering; every single project brings something new to Cambodia that Cambodia the country wants and the business world needs." B2B Cambodia...

Stepping Up As A Home-grown Business Leader In 2015

As 2014 drew to a close, B2B Cambodia sat down with Mr. Ngorn Saing to reflect on his first month as Country Manager of...

Arbitration: Essential Tool For Doing International Transactions

Although it may seem premature and pessimistic to think about dispute resolution when you're entering into a new contract that is actually the very...

Enterprising Sustainable Green Fuel In Cambodia

In 2012, Carlo Figa Talamanca accepted the challenge to transform Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise (SGFE) into a profitable enterprise. Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE)...

Hospitality Innovation Brewing In Phnom Penh

B2B spoke to Mr. Andrew Tay, Director of the Himawari Hotel Apartments and Microbrewery, about Cambodia’s first and finest brew house. Having seen the concept...

More Than Just Burgers

Restore One began education, micro finance initiatives and infrastructure development projects in Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia, in early 2014. With guidance from the Global Development Group (GDG),...

Siem Reap Tourism Hots Up

As competition continues to hot up in Siem Reap it is more important than ever that new businesses think outside the box, entrepreneurs advise. Visitors...

Booming Cambodia Beckons Investors

Cambodia has emerged as an attractive destination for foreign investors seeking to diversify their production bases and access a fast-growing local market. Although infrastructure...

Lost In Translation

When setting up business in a foreign country, language barriers can prove a problem and a translator is likely to feature close to the...

Success In Siem Reap

As Siem Reap continues to expand at a staggering rate to welcome the growing number of tourists, competition for new businesses can be tough. The...

Gala Dinner Celebrating Women

The second anniversary of the Cambodian Women’s Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) took place on Friday 14th March at Hotel Raffles Le Royal in a well-attended...

Empowering Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs To Succeed

The Cambodia Women’s Entrepreneur Association (CWEA) is a not-for-profit professional association with its mission to encourage and support women entrepreneurs in Cambodia through collective...

Innovation Hub Spells Bright Future

Cambodian’s entrepreneurial skills are being called on to use technology to build a better future for the country. And innovative ideas look set to...

Mobilecamp Asia 2014 Attracts Big Crowd

Cambodia’s tech scene looks set to explode after hundreds of budding young Khmer techies gathered for MobileCamp Asia 2014. The one-day conference aimed to inspire,...

A Look Ahead At 2014

Mega malls, fleets of luxury cars and an ever-expanding middle class will help push Cambodia forward in 2014. Coupled with a string of developments and...

A Look Back At 2013

A string of international brands clamoured to enter the burgeoning Cambodian market in 2013, with a clutch of major names opening up shop in...

Expo Attracts Hundreds Of Importers

In a bid to boost business, hundreds of companies from across the globe gathered in Phnom Penh for the 8th Cambodia Import-Export and One...

Bright Future For Tech-Savvy Khmers

Cambodia’s future looks bright as a new generation of budding young entrepreneurs emerge on the country’s ever-expanding tech scene. During the last few years, an...

Start-Up Winners Call For Help

The winners of Start-up Weekend Cambodia are calling on the business world to help them follow their dream to London. Bright young sparks spent three...

Sez Investment Tops Us$1.6 Billion

Cambodia's Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have received a total investment of 1.65 billion US dollars since their inception in 2006, according to a government...

The Rise Of The Franchise

As Cambodia's emerging middle class continues to grow, the appetite for international brands to splash the cash in continues to increase. This demand has...

Chevrolet Opens In Cambodia

Chevrolet officially launched its new dealership in Cambodia with a Grand Opening celebration in the capital of Phnom Penh. The ceremony marks the ambitious...

San Miguel Invests $1.5B In Cambodia Airlines

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will invest $1.5 billion for its airline venture in Cambodia, its top executive said yesterday. Cambodia Airlines will have...

Paying Unofficial Taxes In Cambodia

By Kyle James for B2B Cambodia For years, paying unofficial “facilitation” fees to ministries in return for services such as getting licenses has simply been...

Closing Down a Business In Cambodia

There’s more involved to closing down a business than many people think. “It’s probably the same amount of work to wind a business down as...

Putting A Price On Your Business

By Kyle James for B2B Cambodia Putting a valuation on an existing business can be a tricky proposition. When buying from an owner who has decided...

Time Frames For Setting Up a New Business

It’s hard to put an exact number of days on how long it takes to set up a business in Cambodia. There are a lot...
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