Geeks in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com Geeks in Cambodia Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Supporting social sellers in developing digital literacy skills http://geeksincambodia.com/supporting-social-sellers-in-developing-digital-literacy-skills/ http://geeksincambodia.com/supporting-social-sellers-in-developing-digital-literacy-skills/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:04:00 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24319 The four sessions will focus on different Facebook skills such as how to create attractive content, boost posts and have more success with ... More]]> To help social sellers gain more digital literacy skills and improve their businesses, TrueMoney is organizing a series of workshops focused on the best practices while selling products and services via Facebook.

The four sessions will focus on different Facebook skills such as how to create attractive content, boost posts and have more success with online selling.

The first training session organized by TrueMoney took place on 12 September and had over 130 participants who were thrilled to learn from top local tech experts from QED Agency and Httpool.

The upcoming 2 hour workshop will run from 2 to 4 pm, on Tuesday 22 September.

Five social media experts will teach the audiences all there is to know about the best ways to approach and use Facebook, about advertising via Facebook, spending less to reach more people and showing the participants how to enhance their live videos and increase sales online.

Any social seller who is interested in joining this free training can reserve their spot here.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming workshops on 26th and 29th September on TrueMoney or Geeks in Cambodia Facebook pages.

Click here to learn more about the event.

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Learning about conversational commerce with Facebook Business Chats http://geeksincambodia.com/learning-about-conversational-commerce-with-facebook-business-chats/ http://geeksincambodia.com/learning-about-conversational-commerce-with-facebook-business-chats/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:47:08 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24315 As part of its effort to support small businesses in Cambodia and support entrepreneurs in moving online and achieving success on ... More]]> Small and medium-sized businesses are adapting to a new world of social distancing and rapid digitization of the economy and services to succeed in the face of challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic.

As part of its effort to support small businesses in Cambodia and support entrepreneurs in moving online and achieving success on its platform, Facebook has launched a new educational series “Business Chats with Facebook.”

The series kicked off with a live online event where Cambodian social media specialists, business owners and a Facebook representative Charlotte Trudgill, leader of Facebook business operations in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, Vichet In, CEO and co-founder of Mediaload and Little digital and Sopanha Hem, Country head of Httpool Cambodia, answered questions about conversational and social commerce, giving tips and recommendations to interested entrepreneurs.

“More and more Facebook users around Southeast Asia are turning towards conversational commerce, searching for a way to sell their products that is interactive, personalized and quick. Conversational commerce is taking the best from both physical and online shopping and changing the way we shop,” said Charlotte Trudgill.

During the webinar, the speakers focused on the benefits conversational commerce brings, the diversity of solutions that enable businesses and people to connect, improving their shopping experience and meeting customer expectations.

“As Facebook Authorized Sales Partner in Cambodia, we are always excited to participate in events such as this one. Talking to local advertisers and understanding their struggles allows us to offer them support exactly where they need it and when they need it. We will make sure to continue educating advertisers in Cambodia on how to leverage Facebook family of apps to make the most of their efforts and support their businesses.”, said Sopanha Hem.

“Since I started using conversational commerce and selling items through Messenger, my sales have more than doubled. My customers feel very comfortable using this service and I am looking forward to seeing what more features will be available for us in the future,” said Vichet In.

The latest online talk can be accessed at Geeks in Cambodia Facebook Page. In the upcoming episodes, social media experts and Facebook representatives will chat and answer questions about different aspects of doing business on Facebook including managing ads on Facebook, running a Facebook life or influencer marketing.

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Khmer Tourism for the Future opening a way to sustainable domestic tourism http://geeksincambodia.com/khmer-tourism-for-the-future-opening-a-way-to-sustainable-domestic-tourism/ http://geeksincambodia.com/khmer-tourism-for-the-future-opening-a-way-to-sustainable-domestic-tourism/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2020 04:32:45 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24308 For the next 8 months, the programme will help entrepreneurs with environmentally friendly businesses to lead the way in sustainable tourism. The initiative aims to ... More]]> Impact Hub Phnom Penh launched a Khmer Tourism for the Future incubation program, to provide support for startups and businesses in the tourism sector hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the next 8 months, the programme will help entrepreneurs with environmentally friendly businesses to lead the way in sustainable tourism. The initiative aims to impact the domestic tourism sector across Cambodia and present alternative models of doing business focusing on the domestic market.

Anyone with a prototype, startup in the tourism sector, with an idea how to help people in the community, or how to promote local tourism, can apply for the initiative.

Applications for the programme are open until 7 September 2020.

“Khmer Tourism for the Future program intends to support early-stage entrepreneurs in the tourism sector through business masterclass, mentorship, networking, and fieldwork, which supports both KE’s prioritized sectors and activities,“ said Dr. Chhieng Vanmunin, CEO of Khmer Enterprise, in support of the project.

As part of the program, the entrepreneurs will have access to funding, those selected to join the ‘Incubation Phase’ will have a chance to pitch for a grant award from Khmer Enterprise. They will participate in workshops, coaching, field trips, mentoring and networking.

“Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy, but has quite possibly been transformed forever. It is now, during this period of uncertainty, that we must come together to re-imagine what the future of tourism can and should look like, and build or pivot our startups and businesses to prepare for this future,” said Olivia Hough, Managing Director of Impact Hub Phnom Penh.

Click here to learn more and apply.

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Top 5 must-have apps in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/top-5-must-have-apps-in-cambodia/ http://geeksincambodia.com/top-5-must-have-apps-in-cambodia/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:57:47 +0000 GeeksInCambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24296 Life in Cambodia is moving towards digital space with impressive speed and we have gotten used to constant access to many convenient apps. For those who are too busy sifting through thousands of random titles in ... More]]> Do you want to go on an adventure? Are you feeling hungry? Want peace of mind with your money?

Life in Cambodia is moving towards digital space with impressive speed and we have gotten used to constant access to many convenient apps. For those who are too busy sifting through thousands of random titles in the App Store, we hereby present 5 indispensable apps that can help you improve your daily life. Our selected apps are available on Android and App Store and they are free of charge.

BookMeBus

Back in the day, Cambodians would wave down buses along the street to get their rides and they might end up in an uncomfortable seat of over-crowded vans. Now, people can book their seats online to travel to any destination in the Kingdom by a bus, taxi, or even a ferry, thanks to a service offered by BookMeBus. YEAH!! It is that convenient.

Sathapana Mobile

Mobile banking app serviced by Sathapana bank, the Sathapana Mobile has been the go-to-app for cashless payment options among Cambodians and business owners. Users can pay their utility bills as well as wire money locally (transfers to any local bank are currently free!), and internationally. Recently, the app has extended its features to bill payments and phone top ups. You can even create an account directly within the app.

Grab

Grab is Southeast Asia’s most popular ride hailing app, available in 336 cities. In 2017, the company recorded its 1st billion rides. The app also provides a series of services including food delivery, hotel booking and more. Grab is well known for providing safe rides. Last year, the company even partnered with the Ministry of Public work and transport, Interior Ministry’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking of Cambodia to combat human trafficking.

Last, but not least, since the beginning of Grab’s operations , 21 babies were born during the Grab rides (how memorable!!).

Nham24

According to the Post, Nham24 is the Kingdom’s largest food delivery company since it was launched 4 years ago. The company provides customers the option to choose meals and food items from 2,000 restaurants and supermarkets in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The company’s services gained remarkable popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MyPhsar

Tech startup MyPhsar has redefined Cambodia’s e-commerce market with an innovative and creative way to reach the local population. MyPhsar is now the second biggest e-commerce company in Cambodia with more than 400,000 downloaded applications, attracting more than 90,000 unique users every month. With a simple and engaging interface, you can browse hundreds of shops and see if there is anything you like. Don’t worry, they also handle the delivery of your items.

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World’s largest startup competition for women in tech is coming to Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/worlds-largest-startup-competition-for-women-in-tech-is-coming-to-cambodia/ http://geeksincambodia.com/worlds-largest-startup-competition-for-women-in-tech-is-coming-to-cambodia/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:47:43 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24290 “The Cambodian tech startup community has been growing more vibrant each year,” said Rhea See, Co-Founder of She Loves ... More]]> Applications for She Loves Tech, the world’s largest startup competition for women in technology, are now open for Cambodian startups. This will be the first time the Global Startup Competition Series takes place in Cambodia.

“The Cambodian tech startup community has been growing more vibrant each year,” said Rhea See, Co-Founder of She Loves Tech. “We are very excited to finally become part of the community as well as contribute to it by bridging local startups with strategic and international resources. We can’t wait to see what impactful technologies will emerge from She Loves Tech Cambodia this year.”

The applications are open from August 1st to August 31st 2020, shortlisted candidates will be announced on 10th September and will have the chance to present their pitches on 9th October.

The shortlisted candidates will be awarded mentorship from professionals and regional experts to refine their pitches. To qualify, entrepreneurs – both men and women – must represent a technology startup that has a minimum viable product, is currently seeking funding of under $5M, and fulfills one of the following criteria:

- Founded or co-founded by a woman;
- Has women as a significant proportion of end-users or consumers;
- Has products designed with women users in mind;
- Has products that address a problem disproportionately affect women.

First-place winner of She Loves Tech Cambodia is set to represent the Kingdom and compete in the international finals for a cash prize of US$15,000 from She Loves Tech affiliate fund that includes special media coverage and mentorship prizes, fast track access to She Loves Tech’s partner funds and accelerator programs, plus in-house advisory services.

The competition is co-organized by She Loves Tech and Raintree, authors of the Startup Kingdom, in partnership with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Khmer Enterprise and Global Shapers Phnom Penh Hub.

“60% of our management, and 50% of our Board members are women. In 2019, we hosted the Women in Tech Meetup and launched the #IamRemarkable workshop to enable women to self-advocate in their workplace and supported the Cambodian Women in Tech Awards. We are proud to partner with She Loves Tech to bring Cambodia’s women-led and women-impact startups to the global arena,” said Penhleak Chan, Raintree’s Community Manager.

She Loves Tech was founded in 2015 with the goal of creating a diverse global tech sector, where more women occupy technical roles and positions of leadership. A global UNESCO study in 2017 on girls and women’s education in STEM found that only 30 percent of all female students in higher education chose to study STEM-related fields. Female enrolment in ICT was the lowest at 3 percent.

“Without women, we are unable to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Women represent a new generation of innovation and disruptive thinking.” remarks co-founder of She Loves Tech Virginia Tan. “Empowering women in technology will change the way we live and work, and our competition is one of the best ways to springboard that change,” concluded She Loves Tech co-founder Leanne Robers.

For application and more information, visit She Loves Tech Cambodia.

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