WORLD Startup Report (WSR) founder Bowei Gai has confirmed he will make the final stop of his 29-country tour here in the Philippines during the “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference on Sept. 26-27 in the globally-famous Boracay island.
Gai, who is now more than halfway through his trip across 29 countries and 36 cities to research the world’s startup ecosystems beginning in January, will have a sort of a reunion with the people he met in his travels at the WSR closing ceremonies slated in the “Geeks On A Beach” confab.
Bowei is also expected to share his overall findings, impressions, and conclusions from his epic journey in the GOAB, which brings together some of the most influential and knowledgeable founders and investors from all over the world to discuss the global tech and startup trends and opportunities.
Since January, Gai has visited India, Australia, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines, to name a few.
In a mini recap of his trip to date, Gai posted on his WSR Midway blog his findings of the different countries he had visited so far.
The Philippines, according to Gai, is “the Peru of Southeast Asia, but three times bigger with its 100M population plus everyone speaks perfect English. Keep an eye out for it.”
Gai is a serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley who sold CardMunch, the company he founded, to Linkedln in 2011.
He founded the World Startup Report for the purpose of understanding the world’s digital ecosystems, their success stories, strengths and challenges; connecting with local entrepreneurs and active members of the startup community; and sharing best practices, connections and knowledge from Silicon Valley, and enrich them with new learning.
Gai still has 13 more countries to visit: Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.