This past weekend, Saturday the 23rd of August the first Barcamp in Bangkok returns after nearly a two year hiatus. The new organizers were led by Thomas Wanhoff, a veteran organizer of several Barcamps outside of Thailand. Over 300 participants attended the event hosted at TK Park (Thailand Knowledge Park) in Central World. Similar to previous Barcamps, there were morning and afternoon sessions with time slots and room assignments on a board where attendees wishing to present on a topic could claim a spot. Unlike previous Barcamps, there was no attendee voting to determine which speakers would be presenting.
I am pleased to announce that Publishizer, a disruptive crowd publishing site based in Singapore, has agreed to conduct a 30-day pre-orders campaign for my recently finished second book- Art of Bootstrapping. The campaign will commence on Monday, August 18th. For the book to be published a minimum campaign goal of $10,000 of pre-orders during the 30-day period must be received. Those that order during the campaign will be eligible to receive specified rewards, including acknowledgement within the book. It may be the only opportunity to secure a hard copy as there is a probability that only e-book versions will be available online for purchase after the campaign. Additionally your order will encourage others and help us reach our campaign goal.
The pre-orders campaign has started. You can get more information about the book and place your pre-orders at this link:
Please spread the word and thank you very much for your support!
Editor, Thailand Startup Review
Friday August 7th 2014, the second annual Seedstars World (SSW) pitching event in Thailand was held. Pocket PlayLabs hosted the event. Seedstars World is a Swiss-based organization with a mission to bring global exposure to the fastest growing startup communities in the world and building a vast world-wide network of entrepreneurs by organizing pitch events in each selected emerging startup community and afford local startups the opportunity to compete for a trip to Switzerland and potential investment funds totaling up to $500,000. SSW enjoyed their first successful run in 2013 across 20 cities. This year they expect to launch their pitching events in 30 cities. Bangkok has been fortunate to be a part of both their inaugural and current series.
Attention geek beach-goers the first coworking space has opened in Pattaya! Although Bangkok has a nice diverse mix of about a dozen coworking spaces, each fulfilling a unique niche and role, it can be agreed that they are all missing one thing – a beach. This is not a problem anymore. Geeks who cannot part from their computers and high-speed internet connection for too long can take a short two-hour drive to Pattaya and simultaneously enjoy the best the online and offline world has to offer.
So What About Anchor Coworking Space?
Seedstars World is coming to Bangkok to find the best startup
Seedstars World is the most exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes
Geneva, 24th of June, 2014 : Seedstars World (SSW) will make its return in Thailand on the 8th of August, continuing on its journey to emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.
Geeks on a Plane was back in Thailand. Led by 500 Startups, the largest accelerator in the world, Geeks on a Plane consists of a contingent of leading Silicon Valley and global startup founders, investors and corporate executives in Southeast Asia to explore the various vibrant startup communities in this explosive region.
Dave McClure and his 500 Startups crew are here in Bangkok for an intense series of welcoming parties, meet ups and events from July 17-20, 2014 to meet startup founders and other members of the Thai startup community.
DEMO asean Roadshow series
THE LAUNCHPAD FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS
DEMO has been held globally by IDG for over 24 years and is the most awaited event for worldwide start-up communities. Through DEMO, there are more than 20,000 technology applications that have become popular, bringing in enormous presence to many technology industries all over the world. In September 2013, DEMO ASEAN was first held by IDG ASEAN in Vietnam and attracted 47 start-up companies from 10 countries in South East Asia to attend and present their products. This year, IDG ASEAN is committed to expand that success by holding conferences and meetings with technology experts and venture capitals across Southeast Asian countries, framed as DEMO Roadshow Series, as a build up to DEMO ASEAN. The highlighted program of these is DEMO Roadshow Bangkok 2014, which will be held on the 29th August 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Congratulations to Hubba Coworking Space who just celebrated their 2nd anniversary with a party last night! (July 3rd, 2014) They were Bangkok’s pioneering coworking space and they deserve much credit for their large role in building our local startup community. With the approach of Hubba’s 2nd birthday and the opening of several new coworking spaces in Bangkok, I became curious of why local founders joined coworking spaces and how many founders have met their co-founders at coworking spaces. For an answer, I decided to conduct a survey to answer these questions via e-mail and distribution of questionnaires at Pun, Pah, Hubba and MA’D coworking spaces.
Why Did You Decide to Join a Coworking Space?
On May 20th, 2014, a new coworking space opened their doors to expats and Thai entrepreneurs on Sukhumvit 49. It is called The Hive and it certainly lives up to Bangkok’s reputation of having the best designed coworking spaces. Khun Constant Tedder, the founder of the Hive group of coworking spaces, already has three Hive Locations in Hong Kong. He has decided to expand to more locations throughout Southeast Asia and selected Bangkok as his first expansion location because of the notable success and excitement of the Thai startup scene.
On Monday, June 23rd, 2014, BKK Entrepreneurs once again held their monthly event at Doubletree Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 26. Approximately 150 attendees came to hear the geo-leveraging strategy and practices of Andovar.
The event kicked-off with a brief live performance of costumed performers by Button Phonics, an engaging ESL learning program for Thai children learning English. Their Batty Buttons program leads kids through the first series of sounds, the initial 26 sounds of the alphabet letters. The kids can sing, dance and learn with their favorite Button Phonics songs and with their fun-loving characters! There’s an action, word, song and video for each of these 26 sounds.