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.

Smallworld Founders Club

This is the first time that Smallworld decided to have a Founders Club meeting. There were 9 founders that came and joined. The purpose of creating the Founders Club is to let the leaders of each business sector at Smallworld have a chance to share their success, challenges and find ways that they can workRead More »

Made in Phnom Penh! @SmallWorld

SmallWorld loves challenges!The young people work on their own individual start-up. Kjel(Lazy) team has started in the last few months, it is the architecture team. There are about 10 young people who are still studying architecture at the University. The team meets up mostly only Saturday and Sunday. They are one of the passionate team,Read More »

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