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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Dennis Posadas
Although my book, Rice Bowl & Chips: How Asian countries are using the Silicon Valley model to develop technology start-ups" (iUniverse, 2005), was an attempt to document technology entrepreneurship in Asia, the World Bank-sponsored InfoDev workshop on Feb. 20-23 was like an eye-opener for me. Because of this, I plan to add a postscript chapter, if ever I do revise the book, with some "realities" about tech entrepreneurship in Asia.
One development that surprised me was the level of incubation they are doing in countries like Mauritius, Nepal and Mongolia. I was particularly impressed that Mongolia had been able to get a $1-million grant from the Korean government …