What is SmallWorld? What does it do?

SmallWorld is a collaborative workspace for early startups and budding entrepreneurs.

SmallWorld helps entrepreneurs test, refine, design startup model, build, and launch fast with small capital by providing a share workspace and a supporting community of like-mined people.

Key Facts

Founded in December 2011 with an initial startup investment of USD500, by a group of four co-founder and a group of four more friends to join the team 3 months later.

Backed by crowd-funders of USD 2850 help operation the premises for about 3 months.

Sponsored by Sabay Digital Corperation of 2500, contributed an additional 3 months of operation.

A group of friends of founding members contributed USD10 - USD 100 per months for about three months through community investor program we created had contributed to an additional of 2 months operation.

Founding members contributed the remaining funds for the operation until the break event point in late 2013.

Currently giving a cowroking and office sharing space to around 35 active members. Five startups are in good shape out of nine. Three out of five are generating income and making some profits. Two out of five are on their way to the show in the startup world.

Goal & Mission

Our ultimate goal is to animate Toul Kork to be the startup landscape platform and youthful characteristic community.

Our mission is to discover and create innovative business and employment opportunities for Cambodian youth in an open and casual work environment.

Our current focus

These are our current focus;

1. Startups Support: support existing startups at SmallWorld presently and next coming through providing workspace sharing, a community of liked-minded to inspire one another to keep moving forward, connection and potential scale via micro-investment.

2. Entrepreneurship Education: Everyone seem to want to start their own business. Though not many people seem to have enough tools and knowledge to get started more safely yet. We provide a boost camp business startup by encourage entrepreneurs to think through solution, be inspired by those who are on their way to success of their startups as well as established businessmen and women in town. This program is piloting two time a year.

3. Accelerator: is currently still a dream to be realised. Since we started SmallWorld, one of our dream is open an open house for team or individual entrepreneurs to get seed funding to work on their potential projects at SmallWorld for 6 months to 1 year without worry about having to earn while developing prototype of product. The business ideas can be as anything. Though encourage to be self-sufficient, socially minded, and also scalable.

When to know the startup idea possible?

This graph show us when to raise money for our startup. But, if we look at the graph more closely we could see that it is more about when it is to know to push for the startup. The startup or business should be making income or generating income before it even started. I wouldRead More »

Gazaab Interprise@Smallworld-Day Five

Five days have passed so quickly,they get to finally day of the competition.Today each team has to do their pitching business idea. There are 7 Judges. Some of them have an interesting idea,some already have the existing business. There are 25 teams from 39 participants. After the pitching there will be eliminated to only 3Read More »

Gazaab Interprise@Smallworld-Day Four

We are finally approaching to the day 4 now. We have an interesting day. Today,we will know the result of the Gazaab game,who will be the winner? They will have sometimes to go outside and do a market research. So that they can have more confident on their business concept and plan. We have askedRead More »

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