Asia Innovate Hub Curated News for the week of January 17th to January 23rd

Asia Innovate Hub Curated News for the week of January 17th to January 23rd

Jan 23 , 2024

Leslie Do

Asia Innovate Hub is thrilled to introduce our curated newsletter covering the week of January 17th to January 23rd, designed to inspire you and our diverse clientele, spanning from enterprises to SMEs and startups. Stay updated with the latest market insights, and don't miss out on practical business templates, cheatsheets, or reports that you simply can't afford to overlook.

Each week, we cover 4 crucial areas to fuel your growth and innovation.

1Business and Strategy

Giveaway: Comprehensive Enterprise Design Cheatsheet

Key Takeaway: This cheat sheet aims to be a comprehensive summary of steps and concepts needed to create a company from scratch or for an existing company to kickstart an essential transformation.

The content is a summary of available and open knowledge.

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Hot take from the market: Elon Musk has shared a video of Tesla's Optimus humanoid robot folding a shirt. The project has come a long way since a very early prototype was shown at Tesla AI Day 2022. Tesla aims to have robots in people's homes performing various tasks eventually. Still, Telsa plans to have them for repetitive or dangerous tasks in its manufacturing operations.

Tesla Optimus robot can’t build cars yet, but it is folding clothes.

2USBI Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) define our world today. To navigate global crises effectively, individuals and business leaders must develop strategies that promote resilience and drive positive transformation.

Giveaway: Navigating Global Crises with Resilience and Conscious Leadership @PhilippKristian

Recorded Question with Philipp: In a VUCA world, what strategies can individuals and business leaders employ to navigate and thrive? How can they balance short-term needs with long-term resilience and sustainability? 

Key Takeaway: In this session, Philipp will share strategies for navigating global crises with resilience and conscious leadership. He will emphasize the importance of decision-making, promoting well-being, and embracing a systems thinking to drive positive change and thrive in challenging time.

3. Founder Tips

Giveaway: Seed Fundraising Template: ICP Definition & GTM Sequencing

Key Takeaway: This powerful tool aids founders in crafting a compelling narrative for their go-to-market vision, fostering investor interest during the Seed fundraising phase, especially without robust metrics.

Check it out!

Hot take from the market: Microsoft gave M12 - Microsoft's Investment Fund $275 million this year to invest in startups aligned with its mission. Microsoft fund, M12, had previously operated more independently and invested as a generalist, focusing on financial returns. But since Jan. 2023, it has shifted to fund startups more closely aligned with Microsoft's priorities - namely in AI, cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Microsoft's venture capital arm, M12, has 110 active investments.

Exclusive: Microsoft gave its investment fund $275 million this year to invest in startups aligned with its mission.

Want to partner with Microsoft's Venture Fund? Find M12's website here!

4. Technology & AI Innovation Landscape

Giveaway: Comprehensive Guides on Driving Innovation in the Age of AI Disruption

Key Takeaway: This eBook explores the vast landscape of artificial intelligence and its profound impact on businesses. It is a must-read for CTOs and COOs. It offers insights into strategic positioning amid breakthroughs in natural language processing, computer vision, and machine learning.

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Hot take from the market: AI has arrived, in full force, on phones for the biggest players on the market and with the Galaxy S24. Samsung's entry into the realm of comprehensive mobile AI represents a significant step forward in the evolution of smartphones. Users can look forward to a more intelligent, intuitive, and personalized interaction with their devices, challenging the dominance of AI-driven features on platforms like Google and Apple.

With AI Innovations, SAMSUNG wins back spot as the world’s biggest phone seller from APPLE.

Madni Aghadi, an AI educator, said, "It's BETTER than iPhone."

Samsung just launched a new phone, and it's BETTER than iPhone.

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Asia Innovate Hub