Thailand is nicknamed “The Land of Smiles”, and at e27 we want to make sure that the ecosystem also lives up to that nickname.
Success usually leads to smiles, but to achieve your goals, there is usually a learning curve. On Thursday, e27 will be hosting our roadshow in Bangkok to provide the startup ecosystem with the opportunity to come and learn from the best and brightest.
Plus, we will be bringing together like-minded individuals to network and share about your experiences as previously, current, or soon to be founders.
Already convinced? Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, October 11
Where: Wishbeer Home Bar
1491, Sukhumvit Road, Wattana, Prakhanong
Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
When: 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The most exciting part is our amazing lineup of speakers. Let’s take a look!
Meet the speakers
Paul Ark – Managing Partner of Corporate Venture Capital for Digital Ventures — Panelist for the topic: “Getting Ready for the Big League: How to Raise your Series B”
A man who has spent a career spanning variety of industries; from finance, strategy and technology to retail & real estate.
Ark has over 20 years of on-the-ground management and deal experience in North, South, and Southeast Asia, with tenures in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. Paul is currently based in Bangkok managing a corporate venture capital fund and a startup accelerator. He is an active angel investor and start-up advisor/mentor.
Tamowan (June) Chen — Investment Associate, Monk’s Hill Ventures — Panelist for the topic: “Getting Ready for the Big League: How to Raise your Series B”
With experience as a Project Manager in Thailand, June understands how to correctly plan and execute initiatives to maximise resource utilisation and process efficiency.
June has recently been working in the investment banking industry, primarily advising large corporate clients on IPOs, local and cross-border M&A transactions in Southeast Asia.
June’s experience spans across multiple segments including consumer, real estate, telecommunication and energy sectors.
Polpat Songthamjitti — Co-founder and CMO of GetLinks — Workshop Speaker: Growth
GetLinks is a leading tech hiring platform in Southeast Asia. This year, the startup nabbed investment from SEEK and the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund.
They have also become the first Thai Startups in history to join & receive direct funding from top accelerator in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups
Apart from being the co-founder of GetLinks, Polpat has also been named a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class for 2018.
He has previous experience as Lazada’s Senior Online Marketing Manager for Social Media. He also was the Head Organiser & Community Leader of BKK Startup Job Fest, the Manager of Drinkentrepreneurs-Asia, and Director of Kairos Society Thailand, an international nonprofit organization, invitation-only club, that seeks to develop top entrepreneurs from universities around the world.
He is also a Mentor and Investor of several startups in Thailand
David Jou — Founder, Pomelo — Roundtable Discussion: Founder Burnout: When work and personal life gets too overwhelming
Before Pomelo, he co-founded Lazada Thailand and served as the managing director. During his time there, Lazada Thailand grew to be one of the leading online shopping sites in Thailand.
Having been a founder of two companies while he was in university Jou is a startup veteran and is now the leader of one of Thailand’s most interesting young startups. Jou is a man who has a true passion for the e-commerce scene and veteran to entrepreneurship.
Joyce Yang — Senior Content Strategist, TheSmartLocal — Panelist for the topic:’It Takes A Community (To Build A Successful Business
As the content strategy lead of TheSmartLocal.com, Joyce Yang has a passion for turning boring content into attractive, must-read pieces. She is no stranger to understanding the importance of a community as a large reason for the success of TheSmartLocal is the ecosystem they have cultivated.
Eyad Zahra — Community Director, Wework — Panelist for the topic:’It Takes A Community (To Build A Successful Business
From City lead to expansion head, to Director of Business Development operations and now a Community Director, Eyad Zahra has a built years of experience in community building. Beyond his years of working with WeWork, he has experience producing and directing films!
The Location: Why Wishbeer Home Bar?
Situated just 3 minutes from Phra Khanong station, Wishbeer Home Bar is a warm and cozy setting that was set-up by Jerome Le Louer, an Echelon TOP100 alumni.
With the spacious and relaxed environment, it was a no brainer for us.