Start it Up, Power it Up 3 ThailandStart it Up, Power it Up #3  is happening this February in Thailand with the theme “Learning the key factors of success on how to create growing and sustainable products”.

2012 was the year when Thai tech startups had just been alerted and started with so many things happened.  For 2013 tech startups in Thailand should get ready in various aspects, namely developing products and designing business model for steady and stable growth.

After the first and second Start it Up, Power it Up events being well responded, the working team of thumbsup now comes back with the third Start it Up, Power it Up under the theme of “Learning the key factors of success on how to create growing and sustainable products” as another big event.  We are organising a full day of seminars filled  with countless knowledge and data, including practice on innovative thinking, user-centric design, how to succeed in business with Cloud Technology and most of all to share experiences among various startups and VCs who have been involving in this community.

Again as usual, we provide an open stage for startups who are interested to practice pitching to receive valuable advice from experts to improve their practical workings.

Start it Up, Power it Up Thailand


Date: 16 February, 2013 (Saturday)

Time:  9:30AM – 4:30PM

Venue:  Microsoft Auditorium, 38th Floor, CRC Tower, All Seasons – Google Maps (Venue kindly supported bby Microsoft (Thailand) Co.)


9:30AM – 10:00AM         Registration

10:00AM – 10:05AM         Opening celebration

10:05AM – 10:30AM         “How to practice creative thinking and establish innovative organizations” by Khun Rutthapoom Vuthijumrong (Founder, Gravity Innovation Consulting)

10:30AM – 11:30AM         “Azure Technology + Case Study” by Microsoft team

11:30AM – 11:45AM         “Preparing for challenges in the startup environment” by Mr. Shinsuke Tabata, Co-Founder of Nulab (Cacoo)

11:45AM – 1:00PM   =======Lunch Break=======

1:00PM – 1:30PM.        “Factors of success in Product development, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)” by Khun Apiruk Bhanartkul (User Experience Specialist, Opendream) and Khun Karun Warapongsittikul (Interactive/Web/UI/UX director, Pheromone)

1:30PM – 2:00PM         “Japanese ICT Market and Strategy of Asian Market for Startups” by Mr. George Goda (CEO, Weglo Inc.)

2:00PM – 2:30PM         Sharing marketing experience in markets abroad with Dr. Jay Jootar (Chairman and Founder, The VC Group)

2:30PM – 2:45PM ======= 15 minutes break =======

2:45PM – 3:15PM         “So You Want to Raise Early-Stage Funding for your Startup?” by Mr.James Chan (Chief Hustler, Silicon Straits)

3:15PM – 4:15PM        Startup Pitching

(Judging Panel)

Mr. Kuanhua Hsu (Principal, GREE Ventures)
Mr. George Goda (CEO, Weglo Inc.)
Mr. James Chan (Venture Partner, Global Brains)
Dr.Jay Jootar (Chairman & Founder, The VC Group)

4:15PM – 4:30PM         Announcement of competition result and prize awarding.

Finally, our working team would like to assure that thumbsup will stay side-by-side with Thai startups to support and jointly push toward the global arena and please do not forget to follow our continuously upcoming projects from thumbsup.

If you require more information, do contact the thumbsup team at

Register for Start it Up, Power it Up #3 seminars here.

Startups who are interested to pitch can register here.

About the author

Oranuch Lerdsuwankij is co-founder and editor at, a leading tech blog from Bangkok, Thailand that reports on digital business, local innovation, startup stories and technology. Follow her on Twitter at @mimee.