MBI is a development partnership between Asian Development Bank and the Government of Australia; accelerating growth in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. MBI believes catalyzing sustainable business growth in the Mekong region requires innovation, flexibility, and willingness to take risks.
MBI aims to improve the business-enabling environment within these four emerging ASEAN markets with particular focus on support for innovation, business advocacy, and alternative finance.
MBI supports four innovation accelerators: Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST), the Mekong AgriTech Challenge (MATCh), the SMART City Innovation Challenge, and the Fintech Challenge Vietnam (FCV). MBI is the principal organizer of Women’s Initiative for Startup and Entrepreneurship (WISE), a network of women-owned and women-led startups in the Mekong Region.
It is supported by the Asian Development Bank and the Australian Government.
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