Submissions for IdeaSpace's 2014 startup competition in the Philippines is open to all Southeast Asian startups, and closes on January 15.
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Based in Singapore, Victoria Ho profiles startups in the country and across the Asian region, and highlights key issues driving the local communities.
Victoria Ho is a tech journalist based in Singapore, whose writing has appeared in publications such as ZDNet, TechCrunch, and The Business Times. When she's not obsessing about IT, you can find her tinkering with music and daydreaming about which guitar to buy next.
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