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8 Predictions For The SEA Tech Scene In 2018/19—As Told By Patrick Grove

8 Predictions For The SEA Tech Scene In 2018/19—As Told By Patrick Grove

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2017 ended with a bang: Uber closed a major deal with Softbank. Fake news dominated social media. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies went mainstream. Initial Coin Offerings surpassed early-stage venture capital funding for internet companies. With all that’s been happening globally, everyone has been asking, what are the implications and what’s in store for the Southeast Asia (SEA) tech scene? So at the end of last year, we spent some time reflecting on our experience and learnings from the regional tech ecosystem. To summarise our perspectives, we pulled together a report to analyse the next stages in the evolution of the regions tech ecosystem as we see it. The timing was a poignant one for us, as it marked 10 years since we had founded iProperty, a company we sold in 2016 in one of the larges
Coconut Grove waterfront soon to get major remake

Coconut Grove waterfront soon to get major remake

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The Chart House restaurant, a fixture of the Coconut Grove waterfront for more than 30 years, is history and the long-awaited redevelopment of the site is scheduled to begin in just a few weeks. Litigation caused years of delay for The Harbour project, and Hurricane Irma was the latest challenge to mess with the plans in September. But once demolition workers were done with Irma clean-up, they assembled again on the waterfront late last year and tore down the long-closed restaurant in preparation for construction of the multi-million dollar mixed-use development from Grove Bay Hospitality Group. Company co-founder and CEO Ignacio Garcia-Menocal said this week the project is ready to go. “We will begin construction on the site right after Coconut Grove Arts Festival,” he said. The festival
Coconut Grove Arts Festival shifts away from carnival features

Coconut Grove Arts Festival shifts away from carnival features

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The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns next week for its 55th year, highlighting the works of 380 internationally recognized artists during its annual three-day festival. This year’s art show will include works in mixed media, paintings, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, clay works, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood pieces, according to the festival’s website. “To determine, which artists are going to be in this year’s show we used an online database to review artists’ submissions,” said Katrina Delgado, art curator for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. “Each artist created a Zapplication profile and uploaded images of their art so that it could be reviewed by the judges.” “Over 11,000 to 15,000 applicants apply yearly,” said Monty Tra