Tech in Asia Looking for Rockstar Startup in Bangkok

Bangkok will be the next city that Tech in Asia will visit in search of the next GrabTaxi or Xiaomi as part of their Tech in Asia Tour. During this tour five startups will get get the chance to pitch in front of a panel of  highly esteemed judges, but only one startup will get the chance the to showcase themselves in the Tech in Asia Singapore conference on May 6 and May 7.

Moo Natavudh, an angel investor and also the founder and CEO of Ookbee will one of the judges in the panel. As a founder of Thailand’s biggest e-book store that has over 85 percent of the market share, Natavudh knows a thing or two about how to succeed locally, and he surely will be keeping an eye out for it in the startup pitches. Tom Kim, founding partner and CEO of Inspire Ventures, one of the few venture capital firms in Thailand will also be one of the judges in the panel.

Michael Lints, venture partner for Golden Gate Ventures, who also ran an IT business himself and Kuo-Yi Lim, managing director of Monk’s Hill Venture, that recently made its Virgin Investment in Singapore are also listed as the judges in the panel for judging the startup pitches.

Together, they will be opening the session with a fireside chat, discussing the finer details of running a startup and fundraising in the region. They will also share their insights on each of those startups, who will be pitching in front of them.

The winners of this tour will receive free flights and accommodation, free conference passes, and an exhibition booths for two members in Tech in Asia Summit 2015. The registration for the Bangkok event is already open and will end at March 12, 2015 and the registration is free. The event will take place at Playspace@Pocket PlayLab on March 12, 2015.

Mustafizur Rahman Khan