Myanmar Digest: 11 teams win Phandeeyar challenge; Seedstars’ pitch session

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In a couple of startup related events in Myanmar, Phandeeyar is preparing for the launch of its six-month accelerator programme while Switzerland-based Seedstars World plans to hold a pitching event in Yangon in June. StartUp Challenge 2017 of Phandeeyar saw 11 teams take home $37,500 Phandeeyar, a tech hub in… Read more »

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