The “ABC of Entrepreneurship” is co-organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and WOWS Global with the main objective to empower and educate the local Thai startup and young professional ecosystem on entrepreneurial best practices . By bringing together panels of experienced expert founders as well as investors, participants gain exposure to seasoned leaders who are best positioned to guide future leaders.
The event will begin with a knowledge session (A to Z on fundraising for startups) led by WOWS Global Founder and CEO Gagan Singh, followed by two panels – one consisting of founders and the other other investors.
We will end with a networking evening where guests and speakers can connect!
This event is free.
2:00 p.m. – A to Z of startup fundraising: simplifying the jargon
This session will be an informative presentation simplifying key business fundraising abbreviations, metrics and terminology so that founders and young professionals can better understand them. It will be led by Gagan Singh, Founder and CEO of WOWS Global.
3:30 p.m. – Thailand-based founders through the startup stages
This panel will bring together founders from different startup stages, discussing the different challenges that entrepreneurs face at the early stage, growth stage and maturity stage.
5:00 p.m. – An overview of the variety of investors
This panel will feature different types of investors including Venture Capitalists, PE Investors, Family Offices and Angel Investors. The goal of the session is to give participants insight into the diversity of investor types, their investment theses, and their investment preferences. Some key areas to cover include geographic preferences, range of average check sizes, industry biases and preferences, capital deployment rates, relationships with LPs and internal structures, existing portfolio, key criteria for the founders and more.
From 6:00 p.m. – Networking
Informative presentation from A to Z of startup fundraising: simplifying the jargon
Gagan Singh is the founder and CEO of WOWS Global
Panel 1 Speakers: Thailand-based founders through the startup stages
Shannon Kalayanamitr is the CEO of 5G Catalyst Technologies. His company engages in smart city solutions through an urban data platform, driving impact and sustainability through data in Thailand.
Lucas Pinoli is co-founder and CFO at Block Aero Technologies
Prathan Thananart is one of the founders of Page365
Chanisa June Rueangkirianya is the Country Director of Deliveree Thailand
Chanisa June Rueangkirianya
Harprem Doowa is the founder of Eazy Digital
Panel 2: An overview of the variety of investors
Mr. Pun Jaruthassanakul is a VC at Seedstars. It invests in start-ups in Southeast Asia.
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Amarit Charoenphan is the Managing Partner of Aim Ventures, a private investment holding and advisory firm with over 40 investments and partner of Unfold Ventures.
Khun Pahrada Sapprasert was selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 in the Finance & Venture Capital category. She currently works as a Managing Partner at Orzon Ventures.
(Mameaw) Pahrada Sapprasert
Ashwani Ahuja is Managing Director of Investment Banking at Pi Securities Public Company Limited (renamed Country Group Securities Public Company Limited)
Wing Vasiksiri is a general partner at WV. WV is the venture capital firm. The fund has over $14 million in assets under management and partners with founders across Southeast Asia wherever possible.
Tharin is a 4th generation Thai-Indian entrepreneur. After attending the University of Washington and the London School of Economics, he began his career in software sales in Seattle, United States. Since then, he has been mainly active in the hotel industry as well as with startups. Currently, he is an investor and part of the founding team of WOWS Global. WOWS is a digital investment bank connecting startups and investors to enable transactions.
Samantha is an entrepreneur from the Philippines. She co-founded iWantSeats, the first bus booking platform and a pioneer in the digitalization of transportation operations in the Philippines. iWantSeats has served more than 3 million passengers by providing them with bus travel comfort. She also founded Satori Lifestyle, which provides wellness programs for individuals and organizations.