Founders’ Valley

DW Transtel | 06 4901
30 min / eps
Episode 1 – 18 (3 seasons)

Award-winning German entrepreneur Fridtjof Detzner sets off to look for people with visionary ideas across Asia. He meets with start-up founders and activists who work on innovative and inspiring solutions to pressing problems: artificial ice-stupas fighting climate change, revolutionary materials to save the world’s oceans, smart apps to fight hunger…

Of course, entrepreneurship isn’t always glorious. It requires a ton of sacrifice and total dedication. We also show the challenges founders need to overcome as well as the troubles and opportunities in a digitized and globalized world. Showcasing unique characters, their stories and the solutions to some of the world’s most intractable issues that they offer, we feel the pulse of the Asian startup ecosystem and what makes it so special. Come meet people and companies working on innovative and inspiring solutions in Founders’ Valley.

01 Mongolia: Between Tradition and Globalization
02 Hong Kong: Urban Visions
03 Taiwan: Technology – Promise or Peril?
04 Malaysia: Energize the World
05 Singapore: Horizons of Health
06 Indonesia: Food for the Future
07 Bangladesh: Worlds of Work
08 Indonesia: Sacred Water – Scarce Water
09 India: Drowning in Plastic
10 India: The Climate Challenge
11 South Korea: Driven to Succeed
12 Thailand: In Data We Trust
13 Philippines: The Dream of New Money
14 Indonesia: Women Breaking Bounds
15 India: Breaking Silence – Ending Violence
16 Nepal: The Price of Poverty
17 Malaysia: Humanity on the Move
18 Indonesia: Our Wounded Planet – Rethinking Growth

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