2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Startup Hubs Outside the Valley: Southeast Asia

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St

It famously took Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger longer to get a visa in the United States than it took to build Instagram. With entrepreneurs and startup founders outside the US facing similar limitations, and more and more Americans coming face-to-face with the challenges of being "yet another" startup in the Valley, some are looking elsewhere to start and grow their companies.

In this session, we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs who call Southeast Asia home. We will discuss the benefits, challenges, and future of the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SEAsia


Cheryl Yeoh


Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre

Cheryl Goh Ching Ling at SXSW

Cheryl Goh Ching Ling

Group VP of Mktg


Cheryl Goh is the vice-president of marketing at Grab. In her role, she shapes the strategy behind the company’s user growth and lifecycle management, country expansion and service diversification....

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Jacqueline Jensen at SXSW

Jacqueline Jensen

Community Evangelist


Jacqueline Jensen is the Community Evangelist for Piktochart, a former venture-backed startup founder, and a natural born doer. She thrives at the intersection of content and community, and has bee...

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Jeffrey Paine at SXSW

Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner

Golden Gate Ventures

Jeffrey Paine is the managing partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia. Jeff is also the founding director of ...

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