Startup Next Bangkok

    Monday, April 27 - June 1, 2015


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
Bangkok

Monday, April 27 - June 1, 2015



Monday, April 27 - June 1, 2015
Program starts at 6:00 pm

HUBBA 19 Soi Ekkamai 4 Sukumvit 63 Rd. Prakanong Nua
Bangkok, Thailand


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Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there.

Startup Next has helped dozens of startups get into top accelerators and raise millions of dollars in seed funding. See our success stories and case studies.

The program consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for 5 weeks. While 5 weeks is short, we go above and beyond after the program to continue helping our alumni. Check out the session breakdown and post-program benefits.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to bangkok@startupnext.co with other questions.




Program Schedule

Monday April 27th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:10 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Accelerators, followed by a Q&A session


6:55 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors


7:40 pm
Session Recap
Learnings and expectations for next session


7:55 pm
Networking

Monday May 4th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 11th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Pitching, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 18th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 25th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday June 1st


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the demo day


Speakers and Mentors


Amarit Charoenphan



Charle Charoenphan
Cofounder & Co-CEO, HUBBA

Charle is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of HUBBA, Thailand's first coworking community for startups and freelance. Charle is a serial entrepreneur who help launch Ascendex Consulting in 2006 and HUBBA in 2012. He is also involved in launching a few small buisnesses in Thailand.


Karun Warapongsittikul
Chief UX Officer, PAH Creative Space & Cofounder, UX Academy

Karun Warapongsittikul is a user experience specialist and user interface designer. 7 years of User centered design experience, he drives the industry forward with the power of user experience to delivered a good solutions. He is one of the founder of UX Academy, the first school in thailand that specialize on UX. Karun attended a lot of workshops and events in a role of UX guest speaker.


Paul Suthapong
CEO of SpotOn International Group

Technology entrepreneur with a strong desire to improve entrepreneurship ecosystem in Thailand. Strong background in both management and technology.

In both USA and Thailand: involve in many entrepreneurship fostering activities including teaching entrepreneurship subjects and providing consulting services for start-ups.

Specialties: general entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, Thailand, software industry, high-tech industry, real estate industry, management consulting, start-ups management


Yod Chinsupakul
CEO and Co-Founder at Wongnai.com

•MBA from UCLA Anderson
•Computer Engineering background
•Entrepreneurial focused
•4 years experience in managing a technical team (30 people)
•Owner of multiple restaurants


Harprem Doowa
CEO , WhatsNew Asia

If there is one thing that you should know about me, it is that I take pride in everything that I do. I won't deny that I enjoy the recognition from building a company from scratch and taking it to a regional level. I don't think anyone would not be proud of that. I believe that it is this pride that allows me to care so much about what I do.

I take ownership of all tasks handed to me. Taking ownership allows me to care for the product at every stage, from development to the outcome. It also forces me to think of all contingencies, possibilities, and alternatives to achieve the same goal. It is something that I have always done and it is what has brought me to this point.

There is something else that I am that I feels defines me; practicality and efficiency. I live by these two words not only in my professional life but also my personal life. Being practical allows me to see things and make decisions objectively. It allows me to be unbiased and allows me to look at the facts without emotions to make decisions that are best for all parties involved. On the efficiency side, this trait keeps me thrifty. Forces me to focus on spending my time and money on factors that will yield the greatest results. It is why I love the 80/20 rule. 

I believe that traits like the ones that I have mentioned above are what make me a good entrepreneur. That combined with my eagerness to keep learning from situations and people is why I know I will be successful in what I do.


Jomzup Sittipittaya
CEO, EXZY

I'm a life-long learner & leadership junkie who's focused on learning how to build and scale great businesses.
As a Founder at EXZY, I manage business development & sales department. Charged with establishing meaningful and lasting relationships with many companies, I have consulted with leading executives around the South East Asia on the appropriate role and impact of Innovation, Software and Technology design inside their businesses.


Sharinee Kalayanamitr
Regional Chief Marketing Officer [CMO] at WhatsNew

Serial Entrepreneur, Passionate Humanitarian, and Connector Extraordinaire... 
Stronger. Faster. Harder. 

Shannon has 15 years of entrepreneurial and international business experience in building start-up companies and holding managerial positions in the areas of corporate and strategic development, marketing, sourcing, and broadcast media.

Specialties:Entrepreneur, Corporate Planning, Strategic Development, Media and Marketing


Natavudh Pungcharoenpong
CEO at Ookbee

Moo Natavudh is a tech entrepreneur with over 12 years experience in founding, funding and managing tech companies.

He is currently the founder and CEO of OOKBEE (www.ookbee.com), Thailand's biggest e-book store with market shares over 85%. OOKBEE two most popular apps are "AIS bookstore" and "B2S e-book store". Since the launch, both apps have been in the top 5 Top Grossing iPad Apps in the Thai Apple AppStore everyday for the past 2 years. Besides these two apps OOKBEE has over 180 more apps on the App Store. OOKBEE now has over 4 million downloads and 3 million users and is adding more than 10,000 new users everyday. 

OOKBEE raised US$2 million in Sep 2012 from InVent (a venture capital arm of In Touch.)

Besides Ookbee, Moo also the founder and CEO of IT WORKS, one of the leading software companies in Thailand. OOKBEE was started as a project in this company and was spin-off in March 2012.


Patai Padungtin

Since 2009, Patai is the co-founder of Builk.com, Ad-supported SaaS for construction industry.
Over 12 years in construction and 8 years in software business, he currently play a role as evangelist to promote
IT applications in construction industry.
Builk.com is the winner of Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2011 and the most promising startup from Echelon 2012.


Robert Zepeda
Founder/CEO, Playbasis

I help some of Asia's largest companies tackle their biggest challenges by teaching them how to think like a game designer.

I am a designer and developer by training. I am a former professional video game developer turned startup entrepreneur. I have worked on half a dozen different console, mobile, and social games which have reached over 1 million players each. I have helped build and launch high-traffic content websites for leading media companies. I've been interviewed by trade publications, podcasts, radio stations, and newspapers. I've been a keynote speaker at conferences and trade shows.

I am the founder and CEO of Playbasis Pte Ltd., Asia's leading Gamification provider. Playbasis has raised significant funding from leading institutional investors. We engage more than 1,500,000 registered users on our cloud-based platform. More than 10M data points are processed on our platform each month, allowing our telco, banking, and large retail customers the ability to build next-generation digital engagement solutions for their connected-consumers. 


Sharinee Kalayanamitr
Regional Chief Marketing Officer [CMO] at WhatsNew

Serial Entrepreneur, Passionate Humanitarian, and Connector Extraordinaire... 
Stronger. Faster. Harder. 

Shannon has 15 years of entrepreneurial and international business experience in building start-up companies and holding managerial positions in the areas of corporate and strategic development, marketing, sourcing, and broadcast media.

Specialties:Entrepreneur, Corporate Planning, Strategic Development, Media and Marketing


Patai Padungtin

Since 2009, Patai is the co-founder of Builk.com, Ad-supported SaaS for construction industry.
Over 12 years in construction and 8 years in software business, he currently play a role as evangelist to promote
IT applications in construction industry.
Builk.com is the winner of Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2011 and the most promising startup from Echelon 2012.


Karun Warapongsittikul
Chief UX Officer, PAH Creative Space & Cofounder, UX Academy

Karun Warapongsittikul is a user experience specialist and user interface designer. 7 years of User centered design experience, he drives the industry forward with the power of user experience to delivered a good solutions. He is one of the founder of UX Academy, the first school in thailand that specialize on UX. Karun attended a lot of workshops and events in a role of UX guest speaker.


Natavudh Pungcharoenpong
CEO at Ookbee

Moo Natavudh is a tech entrepreneur with over 12 years experience in founding, funding and managing tech companies.

He is currently the founder and CEO of OOKBEE (www.ookbee.com), Thailand's biggest e-book store with market shares over 85%. OOKBEE two most popular apps are "AIS bookstore" and "B2S e-book store". Since the launch, both apps have been in the top 5 Top Grossing iPad Apps in the Thai Apple AppStore everyday for the past 2 years. Besides these two apps OOKBEE has over 180 more apps on the App Store. OOKBEE now has over 4 million downloads and 3 million users and is adding more than 10,000 new users everyday. 

OOKBEE raised US$2 million in Sep 2012 from InVent (a venture capital arm of In Touch.)

Besides Ookbee, Moo also the founder and CEO of IT WORKS, one of the leading software companies in Thailand. OOKBEE was started as a project in this company and was spin-off in March 2012.


Natsakon Kiatsuranon
CEO of ShopSpot



Facilitating Team

  • Amarit
    Charoenphan
  • Charle
    Charoenphan
  • Piriya
    Kulganchanacheewin
  • Joez
    Charanwattanakit
  • Wasita
    Rattanamanochai
  • Neeranuch
    Toonim


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