Go Global with The Hub: Thailand Startup Landscape


Go Global with The Hub is a 'country series' organized by The Hub Singapore to help local entrepreneurs expand their ventures into overseas markets. Learn from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and in-country experts, and use the insights to develop a fool-proof go-to-market plan for your ventures!

In our second session in this series, we would like to share insights on the Thailand startup ecosystem with you.

Amarit Charoenphan, Co-Founder of HUBBA and Co-Founder of Techsauce, as well as Marcos Ferrer, Co-Founder of 500Trends would be at the Go Global series to share with you current trends in the Thai startup ecosystem, consumer behaviour, their insights into what would work in the country, and their experiences starting up in the country.

Key takeaways from the session include:

1) Understanding the increasingly active role the Government of Thailand is playing in the entrepreneurship/startup investment space

2) Gaining knowledge and learning facts about the startup ecosystem and consumer behaviours

3) Understanding how your hiring team could look like in Thailand

4) Learning from both a local and an expat perspective on starting up in Thailand

5) Learning the process of incorporating or setting up a subsidiary in Thailand

Learn more about the Speakers:

1) Amarit Charoenphan

Amarit Charoenphan is a startup ecosystem builder, serial events organizer & entrepreneur. Prior to starting Thailand's 1st startup coworking space (HUBBA) & 1st creatives & design coworking space (PAH Creative Space), he worked in management consulting and ran a social enterprise incubator for a local non-profit.

He is actively building the Thai startup community through events and workshops such as co-organizing Echelon Ignite Thailand, Thailand's biggest international tech startup conference (www.e27.co/ignite) and was Thailand Country Host for Geeks on A Plane Southeast Asia tour, on top of the 100+ events he's organized in the past 2 years.

He’s also has a stealth startup in the works, is a Startup Weekend Organizer & Global Facilitator among other things, and based in Bangkok but calls Southeast Asia home. In his spare time, he likes to scuba dive and to visit different coworking spaces across the world.

2) Marcos Ferrer

Marcos Ferrer is Co-Founder and CEO of 500Trends, the first crowd-curated Mobile Marketplace for Fashion in SEA. Mr Ferrer earned his MBA at The UCLA Anderson School of Management.

At UCLA, Mr Ferrer launched as CEO/Co-Founder his first mobile startup with his fellow classmate K. Yod Chinsupakul. Moving from Silicon Valley and L.A. to SEA, their project then pivoted into 2 different mobile platforms. Wongnai.com is the Yelp of Thailand, having recently raised Series B. And 500Trends, the first 'Tinder for Shopping' Mobile Application available in the App Store, currently counting over 3 Million swipes.

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Fri May 20, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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