Entrepreneurship Exchange Programme in Bangkok

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Entrepreneurship Exchange Programme in Bangkok

January 8 - January 10

Date: 8-10 January 2020 (Wed-Fri)

Venue: Bangkok

 

Background

 

Southeast Asia’s tech startup scene has been gaining spotlight in recent years. Apart from successful unicorns like Grab and Zilingo, Southeast Asian startups have also lured large number of venture capitalists and private equity investors.

 

Meanwhile, Thailand has set out on an ambitious plan to turn the country into the global hub for Asian and global start-ups through legal infrastructure upgrades and better access to funds. In 2019, Thailand ranks second and after Singapore in deal value with near USD$4 billion. With the growing Thai startup community, the number and size of startups and funding amount, it is believed that Thailand will become another important startup hub in the region.

 

What to Expect

 

  • Foster entrepreneurial spirit and global vision of HKU startups and students
  • Connect HKU startups and students with players in Thailand startup ecosystem (start-ups, accelerators, VCs, corporates, university, co-working spaces, policy makers) and foster the growth of HKU startups in Southeast Asia
  • Learn from and exchange with late stage startup founders and investors
  • Understand more about the legal framework, market landscape, startup-related policies, investment scene, business practices and the resources point for market expansion

 

Highlights of the trip

 

    • Meet with National Innovation Agency
    • Panel Discussion with Accelerators and Ecosystem Players
    • Fundraising / Pitching Workshop Conducted by Thai VCs
    • Pitch to Local Investors
    • Network and Dine with Local Entrepreneurs
    • Company Visit

 

Who should join

 

  • HKU Entrepreneurs (including students, staff and graduates) who are planning to enter overseas market, especially countries in South East Asia
  • Students who are planning to set up your own business or interested in startup ecosystem and knowledge

 

Deadline: 6 December 2019 at 18:00 (HK time)

 

Programme Fee: $3,000/person (The programme fee includes flights, accommodation, insurance, local transportation and networking meals. The price does not includes visas and personal spending money.)

 

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Details

Start:
January 8
End:
January 10