ASIA
summit

30 Nov 2018

Event description

Seedstars ASIA Summit x True Digital Park bridges the gap between ecosystems and connects regional stakeholders to promote and foster entrepreneurship & technology in emerging markets as way to impact people’s lives & reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An event with the purpose to shape the future of Asia!

The event also marks the end of our tour across 14 vibrant ecosystems in Asia and we are excited to welcome all our winners from across the continent in Bangkok! More than 25 startups will have the opportunity to participate in an intense and exciting program: Bootcamp, Investor Forum, Ecosystem Tour and a Final Conference with think tank, keynote of TOP entrepreneurs from the region & the pitch of our rocking winners.

In the morning of November 30th, we will run 5 workshops in parallel with the aim to focus and share knowledge about specific topics such as Startup & Corporation collaboration training, the investment landscape in Asia and Disrupting Financial inclusion (More details in the Program section below).



Event is on invitation only, we aim to bring together active investors, top corporates, digital government actors, tech & business media and of course ambitious entrepreneurs.
If you are a journalist, blogger or writer on tech/entrepreneurship and want to be a part of the event, ask for your media pass at [email protected]

Let's Connect and Build Together!

Attendee Registration

Program

9:00 - 9:40

Registration & Networking

9:40 - 9:50

Welcome Word

9:50 - 12:45

Series of think tank style Workshops (see Workshops tab)

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 14:15

Keynote by Alisee De Tonnac: Impact Investing & Ecosystem Buidling in Asia

14:15 - 14:55

1:1 Meetings between people in the workshops

14:55 - 15:15

Break & Networking

15:15 - 15:25

Welcome Word by Jaidee Thanasorn

15:25 - 15:35

Keynote by Su Ann Lim: Designing for Billions

15:35 - 15:45

Q&A with the Speaker

15:45 - 16:10

Startup Pitches from Singapore, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Nepal

16:10 - 16:40

Break & Networking

16:40 - 17:10

Women In Tech Panel: Founders, Investors and Leaders in Southeast Asia

17:10 - 17:25

Q&A with the Panelists

17:25 - 17:50

Startup Pitches from Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and the Philipines .

17:50 - 18:15

Keynote by Sidu Ponnappa: Building Scalable Tech Platforms

18:05 - 18:15

Q&A with the Speaker

18:15 - 18:30

Final Word & Thank you

18:30 - 20:00

Seedstars Family Cocktail

21:00 - Who knows

Let's Celebrate

9:50 - 12:45

Workshop 1: Corporate<>Startups Collaboration: Developing a framework for success

We think there are enough learnings out there to start having meaningful discussions and come together as an industry to develop a framework for successful corporate innovation. Developing that framework is the goal of this workshop. It will be lead by Pierre-Alain Masson, Founding partner at Seedstars.

9:50 - 12:45

Workshop 2: The Tech Investment Landscape in Asia

This workshop aims to develop the tech investment landscape in Asia by aggregating and analyzing the different fund providers’ insights into trends, pain points, and promising models. Discussions will also tackle how to increase interactions between startups and fund providers so that both are more satisfied (access to funds - access to quality startups).

9:50 - 12:45

Workshop 3: How to leverage the power of Smart Cities to achieve Sustainability?

The workshop will be lead by Anthony Vanky, visiting assistant professor in Urban Planning at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), focusing on the use of data-centric practices in city-making. We will discuss how to leverage the power of data to better design Smart Cities and achieve Sustainability.

9:50 - 12:45

Workshop 4: Fintech vs MFIs: Friend or Foe and Lessons Learned

The workshop will be lead by Benjamin Benaim, founding partner at Seedstars and currently focusing on scaling the SME lending company InvoizPaid. We will discuss how Fintech can disrupt financial inclusion in emerging markets and how to spread its use among companies and individuals.

9:50 - 12:45

Workshop 5: Startup Ecosystem Building for Economic Growth and Development

In this workshop we’ll discuss the major challenges, successes, learnings and failures of startup ecosystem building initiatives with the aim of sharing knowledge and developing initiatives to help startup ecosystems mature. It will be lead by Adriana Collini, Head of Dealflow & Trainings at Seedstars and host of The Kickass Women podcast.

Partners

True Digital Park
National Innovation Agency
Startup Thailand
Merck
Luminate
Amazon Web Services
NexChange
Vaud
Ananda Development Plc.
The Tech Panda

Speakers

Su Ann Lim

Su Ann Lim

Head of Industry
Google
Kaung Sitt

Kaung Sitt

Market Engagement Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator
GSMA
Audrey Uy

Audrey Uy

CEO and Founder
ServeHappy Jobs
Nichapat Ark

Nichapat Ark

Advisor
Openspace Ventures
Christina Teo

Christina Teo

Chief Community Builder
Startup Asia Women
Alisee de Tonnac

Alisee de Tonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Thanasorn Jaidee

Thanasorn Jaidee

President
True Digital Park
Cheryl Yeoh

Cheryl Yeoh

Entrepreneur in Residence
Silicon Valley Bank
Sidu Ponnappa

Sidu Ponnappa

Board of Directors & Head of Software Engineering
GO-JEK
Anthony Vanky

Anthony Vanky

Columbia University Professor

Mentors

Alyssa Maharani

Alyssa Maharani

Launchpad Accelerator Startup Success Manager
Google
Pisey Chan

Pisey Chan

Innovation & Marketing Lead
Innovation Centre
Monthida McCoole

Monthida McCoole

Early stage investor & Seedstars Ambassador
Seedstars
Barak Sharabi

Barak Sharabi

Chief Global Strategy
Infinity Technologies Pte
Surawat Promyotin

Surawat Promyotin

Executive Director
Bangkok Venture Club
Kazi Hassan

Kazi Hassan

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Grameenphone Ltd
Bart Bellers

Bart Bellers

Founding Partner & CEO
Xpdite Ventures
Stephanie Strunk

Stephanie Strunk

Community Manager, Corporate Strategy
Amadeus
Chonlak Mahasuvirachai

Chonlak Mahasuvirachai

Digital Business Lead
Siam Cement Group
Woraween Luenglertkul

Woraween Luenglertkul

Senior Associate
Expara
Fai (Unyarut) Sukontanit

Fai (Unyarut) Sukontanit

Vice President
K2 Venture Capital
Benjamin Benaim

Benjamin Benaim

Founding Partner
Seedstars
Joseph de Leon

Joseph de Leon

Director - Venture Strategy
Gravitas Prime
Adriana Collini

Adriana Collini

Investment Team
Seedstars
Mangala Karunaratne

Mangala Karunaratne

Founder & CEO
Calcey
Nichapat Ark

Nichapat Ark

Advisor
Openspace Ventures
Paul Ark

Paul Ark

Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital
Digital Ventures
Pachara Yongjiranon

Pachara Yongjiranon

Managing Director/ Corporate Trainer
SpeakPro Training
Luis Rodrigues

Luis Rodrigues

CTO
Seedstars
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Micheal Feldman

Micheal Feldman

Managing Partner
Cukierman Investment House

Venue

The event will take place at Ananda Campus.

11th Floor, FYI Center, Bangkok.