Startup Weekend Siem Reap
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
The 1961 Coworking and Art Space
211 Osaphear Street (River Road)
Phum Treang, Slorkram Commune
Launch a Startup in 54 hours
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 29th
Saturday May 30th
Sunday May 31st
Arjen worked over 20 years in the medical profession, of which ten years in general hospitals in The Netherlands and ten years with Médecins sans Frontières in several countries and finally as a Board member.
After his MBA he joined the Board of Directors of an international private real estate investment company with activities in 20 countries with a portfolio of around 8 billion EUR.
He is co-owner of a goat farm in France (with cheese production) and sits in de Board of SYPO, a micro financing organisation in Uganda.
As software engineer he has led development teams in various startups and has more than 10 years experience with software security and scaling.
He holds a Khmer Literature B.A. and a management MBA. In 2009 he became a founding director of Panasastra University of Cambodia [Siem Reap Campus]. Under his exceptional leadership, the university has developed into a highly respected institution with a network of exchange partners throughout Asia and America.
As President and business mentor to the Young Entrepreneurs’ Association, he has championed the cause of young Cambodian entrepreneurs.
His other public service achievements include founding the Regional Development Action Association, a charity established to help poor Khmer children through youth social entrepreneurship development and education.
As a business leader, his creative thinking has helped establish the Suorkear Investment Co. Ltd. as an ethical, cutting-edge firm that helps poor Khmers get a foot on the property ladder.
Coaches and Mentors
During his day-to-day work, he works with everything from concept development, UI/UX design, project management, development, quality assurance, and deployment to maintenance.
As a mentor, he will be able to help plan out and feedback on not only the technical products, but also help to develop business propositions and models for new startups.
Currently, he is Co-Founder and CEO of tech venture, Codingate. Within his first year and half startup journey, together with his team created more 23 jobs for youth, 17 laptops raised, 2 round of investments, acquired 3 high quality training opportunities for 6 of him members, and have provided services to more 26 companies locally and internationally.
His mission in life is "to put good educational principles into practice so that youth-minded and talented people will find greater levels of happiness and a higher quality of life."
He is currently on hand as a resident innovation design consultant at Development Innovations, a USAID-funded initiative aimed to promote and nurture innovative culture in the field of social change in Cambodia.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Siem Reap team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Siem Reap is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Regional Manager, Techstars
Lalitha Wemel is a community architect based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Lalitha has been involved in various startup projects and communities for the better part of the last decade, both in and out of Malaysia. She has a deep love for eloquent minds, adventure, coffee, and travel. She is currently the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs across South East Asia and Oceania, where she works with amazing community leaders to strengthen and empower their local startup ecosystem.