With agriculture occupying some 60% of the Cambodian labour force, it is important for Cambodian farmers to reap the benefits of new farming techniques and technology, possibly via mobile phones.
SmartSpark is a 10 weeks intensive incubation programme sponsored by Smart and based at Impact Hub that focuses on solutions to achieving Cambodia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that tackles pressing social and environmental issues of today.
Three teams remain in the Toyota Impact Challenge following the latest round of pitching aimed at finding the best business solutions for making Cambodia a smarter, greener and safer country with the top three startups selected to turn their business idea into reality.
Cambodia now ranks 98th among the 126 countries featured in the 2018 Global Innovation Index, up three spots from last year, marking an encouraging recognition of direction the tech innovation is taking in the Kingdom.
The world’s leading startup event, Slush, is back in Singapore in September for its 3rd edition with more opportunities to network, pitch and meet top-tier investors.