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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!



กับ54 ชั่วโมงของความท้าทายที่ต้องเค้นสมอง ระดมกำลัง คั้นพลังงาน สร้างสรรค์ผลงานสตาร์ทอัพที่จะมาเปลี่ยนแปลงโลก พบเจอกับคนที่อาจจะมาเป็นผู้ร่วมอุดมการณ์ในอนาคต จากหลายสาขาอาขีพ ทั้งครีเอทีฟ นักออกแบบ นักลงทุน นักการตลาด โปรแกรมเมอร์ และตัดสินโดยกูรูระดับหัวกะทิ อีกหลายสาขา

สุดสัปดาห์แห่งความสนุกและท้าทาย รอให้คุณมาเป็นหนึ่งผู้ร่วมประสบการณ์ ที่นานๆจะแวะเวียนมาจัดที่ประเทศไทยสักครั้ง STARTUP WEEKEND BANGKOK 2014: CREATIVE EDITION คราวนี้พกพาความมันส์เพิ่มขึ้นอีก เน้นความคิดสร้างสรรค์ระดับหาตัวจับยาก

STARTUP WEEKEND BANGKOK 2014แบบฉบับครีเอทีฟ นั้นจะมีเอกลักษณ์พิเศษ: เพื่อ ร่วมสรรเสริญความสามารถของครีเอทีฟ ศิลปินและนักออกแบบชาวไทยซึ่งมีชื่อเสียงกังวานไกลถึงระดับโลก สุดสัปดาห์สตาร์ทอัพแห่งกรุงเทพฯ จึงจะเน้นไปยังการเป็นแหล่งแสดงความคิดสร้างสรรค์สุดบรรเจิดของชาวไทย ผ่าน 2 ธีมหลัก:

1) ใช้ เทคโนโลยี ธุรกิจ และดีไซน์เฉพาะซึ่งฉีกขนบเดิมๆ ในปัจจุบัน คุณจะต้องกลับไปคิดค้นวิธีการใหม่ในการทำธุรกิจ และสร้างสตาร์ทอัพซึ่งจะสั่นสะเทือนวงการได้โดยแท้จริง
สร้างสินค้าและบริการซึ่งนำโดยมืออาชีพด้านครีเอทีฟ เพื่อช่วยแนะนำแนวทางการทำงานเชิงสร้างสรรค์ ศิลปะและการออกแบบในปัจจุบัน

หมายเหตุ: ไม่จำเป็นต้องพูดภาษาอังกฤษคล่อง หรือมีอาชีพเป็นครีเอทีฟหรือนักออกแบบ ก็สามารถร่วมกิจกรรมได้




Sheikh Shuvo

Regional Operations Manager, APAC at UP Global

Sheikh is on the Operations Team at UP Global, the umbrella brand for Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and NEXT. He focuses on building startup communities across Asia Pacific. Over the past few years, he’s traveled and lived in 30+ countries, and developed an iron stomach for street food.

Before UP Global, Sheikh cut his teeth on healthcare software, real estate, and city government. A native of Bangladesh, he grew up in NYC, studied at Cornell University, and has spent the past few years living, hiking, and buying fleece jackets in Seattle. Ask him questions about cooking,
Currently, he’s based in Delhi and figuring out how to blow up startup communities in India.

Amarit Charoenphan

Co-CEO & Cofounder at HUBBA

Amarit Charoenphan is a startup ecosystem builder, serial events organizer & entrepreneur. Prior to starting Thailand’s 1st startup coworking space (HUBBA) & Thailand’s 1st creatives & design coworking space (PAH Creative Space), he worked in management consulting and ran a social enterprise incubator for a local non-profit. He is actively building the Thai startup community through events and workshops such as co-organizing Echelon Ignite Thailand, Thailand’s biggest international tech startup conference ( and was Thailand Country Host for Geeks on A Plane Southeast Asia tour, on top of the 100+ events he’s organized in the past 2 years.

He’s also has a stealth startup in the works, is the active only Startup Weekend Organizer in Bangkok & Global Facilitator in Thailand among other things. He is based in Bangkok but calls Southeast Asia home. In his spare time, he likes to scuba dive and to visit different coworking spaces across the world.
Twitter: @aimamarit

Event Details

Participants : 80 People Venue: PAH Creative Space (

Dates: 5 pm Friday March 28 – Sunday March 30, 8 pm


You can buy your ticket at: EVENTBRITE ** Non-Refundable **


1st Place Winning Prize:

  • PAH Creative Space Membership – Entire team for 6 months (worth 20,900 Baht per person)
  • UX Academy Workshop, Thailand’s #1 School on User Experience Design is providing free seats for 4 team member – (worth 4,500 Baht per person, 18,000 baht in total)
  • Echelon 2014 Tickets x4 (worth 321 SGD each)
  • Business consulting support by HUBBA Team  (x3 appointments in 3 months)
  • Hardware & consumer electronics consulting in design, development, prototyping and fundraising by Startup Factory Team (x3 appointments in 3 months)
  • Miyabi Grill Buffet Gift vouchers worth 3,000 THB sponsored by Jousen Yakiniku & Bar
  • Rhythm & Beat (R&B) Karaoke Vouchers
  • Featured content on all media partners and TV interview on selected media

2nd place Winning Prize:

3rd place Winning Prize:

All Participants

  • PAH Creative Space Membership – 1 month (worth 4,650 Baht)
  • $2000 USD Google Cloud Platform - $1000 USD Google App Engine and $1000 Google Cloud Engine
  • BBQ Plaza and/or Chokedee Dimsum Vouchers sponsored by Wongnai
  • Uber discount code - worth 300 baht per person
  • GrabTaxi vouchers - worth 50 baht per person


Remarks: Startup Weekend Bangkok is an International event so most of the event will be conducted in bilingually in English & Thai. Don’t worry, many participants do not speak English as the mother tongue. What really needed is your creativity, enthusiasm and passion of building a startup!


Contact us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email or swbkk facebook page, we will get back to you within 24hrs!

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Mar 28
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Keynote speech by Opie Lopansri, CEO of Stamp
  • Icebreaking Games
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.
  • You may stay and work until midnight at PAH Creative Space and 24/7 at HUBBA!


Mar 29
  • Day 2 : PAH Space opens with simple breakfast & coffee
  • Check in. Teams formed and start working on customer validation: Get out of the building!
  • Lunch
  • Check in & Call for needs & skills. One-on-one coaches session (Afternoon). They are here to help!
  • Quick pitches and mentors introduction. Get your stuff together and be ready for some expert advice!
  • Dinner
  • Mid-event check-in & calls for help
  • Hack til midnight at PAH Creative Space and all through the night at HUBBA!


Mar 30
  • Day 3: PAH Creative Space opens with with simple breakfast & coffee
  • Check in and call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for pitches
  • Early dinner
  • Judging & Awards
  • Wrapup & Dinner After Party. Thank you Thai Bev for the free flow Chang Beer!
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Opie Lopansri

CEO & Founder, Stamp   |   LinkedIn

Opie is the founder and CEO of Stamp, a market leader in mobile CRM solution in Thailand, which employs its proprietary, patent-pending Stamp hardware device. In 2013, Stamp won the Echelon Thailand Satellite, the Outstanding Technology Award from Thailand’s Princess IT Competition, and was a finalist at Echelon Singapore. Opie comes from a business background, and prior to Stamp he has operated 2 other non-technology related businesses over the past 10 years.


Thanachat Tangsriwong

Investment Associate, Cyberagent Ventures   |   LinkedIn

Thanachat is a representative of CyberAgent Ventures in Bangkok, Thailand. His scope of responsibilities covers researching investment opportunities in Thailand and SEA region, generating deal flows, exploring startups in local landscape with potential to go global, supporting/incubating business development in portfolio companies.

Chardchakaj Waikawee

Photographer, Filmaker, Artist and Owner of waikawee

Chardchakaj started out as a fashion photographer then have the opportunity to be a professional photographer in Japan. Later on he is the only Asian artist in Photo Agency of England. He also was the head of the Department of Communication Arts.
Chardchakaj has recently been selected by the PIM thames & hudson as 1 of the 40 photographers in the world 's most interesting photographer 2014. He had provided both local and international undertakings before turning to be the filmmaker .

Currently, Chardchakaj is the founder of waikawee ,creative and production company, specializing in new creative branding and online marketing.

Apirak Panatkool

User Experience Specialist   |   LinkedIn

Apirak is UX Designer (User Research and Testing) for ERP, Website and Mobile both Business Company and Social Enterprise. He is also working for TrueMoney and be a Co-founder of

Phongsathorn La-Iad-On

Executive Director, FiF DESIGN studio   |  

Phongsathorn experts in area of Experience design, Branding design, Product development, Industrial design and Packaging design.

His design profession are use design intellectual to create and make different to the world we live. Plus, having value satisfaction to each and everyone who involved, including myself. He collects these intellectual to support thai design profession and thai designers and to stand on the global standard.

Tiwa York

Head coach at   |   LinkedIn

Tiwa has over 15 years of marketing, sales, technology, product marketing and consulting experience in the digital industry. At Sanook!, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s eCommerce portfolio, including, and Sanook! Coupon.

Tiwa was previously Director Platforms, Omnicom Media Group, responsible for building the agencies digital services unit in Thailand. Prior to that, he held various positions between 2004 – 2010 within the DMS Group of companies including, Managing Director at Admax Network, Executive Director Syndacast, VP Marketing & Business Development DMS Group, and Managing Director New Media. Tiwa has implemented digital strategies for local and international Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries – including travel & tourism, telecommunications, consumer electronics, FMCG, finance, and automotive.

Tiwa is a regular speaker at industry events in Thailand and across Southeast Asia. He is also the co-founder of Web Wednesday Thailand, the local digital advertising industry’s largest event.

Harprem Doowa

COO & Co-Founder at WhatsNew   |   LinkedIn

Harprem is a passionate Thai-Indian entrepreneur who founded Fluffi a social network for pets while getting an MBA at Sasin Graduate School. He joined WhatsNew in March 2013 after graduation to start, an online pet store for S.E. Asia. Prior to starting Petloft, Harprem was a Sr. Marketing Officer at Finansia Syrus Securities and a sales & customer service consultant for OCIS, a call center based in Australia.


Karun Warapongsittikul

Chief Experience 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.

Ian Borders

CEO & Cofounder, MergePay

Ian is the founder of MergePay, a set of web and mobile tools that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses understand and manage their important financial data.

He recently opened a creative co-working space in Pai, Thailand called MergeSpace.

Ian is a UI/UX designer by trade and a conversion design expert. He previously founded Sherpa, a conversion metrics app and consultancy responsible for over USD$30 million in sales over the last 4 years.

Vanchana Jitkarnngarn

Cofounder of Miyabi Grill

Serial entrepreneur of over 10 business and Cofounder of Miyabi Grill. Designer and Innovator with a Bachelor degree of Landscape Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and Master of Arts in Innovation Management, Central Saint Martins.

Thanaboon Somboon

Founder & Creative Director of Creative Move Co., Ltd.   |  

CreativeMOVE: Creative Solutions for Social Innovation. Our mission is to create social impact through creativity, art & design.

Thailand's Creative, Art & Design Community

Charkrid Thanhachartyothin

CEO of Dolphin I/O, Director of Startup Factory and Founder at Figabyte   |   LinkedIn

A notable face in the Thai startup community and mentors of multiple companies. Charkrid has experience in a diversity of industry, from nutritional supplements to online advertising.

Charkrid has founded and sold a previous hardware startup . Helping mobile network operators to better understand their network quality and improving it.

Patai Padungtin

Principal / Evangelist, Builk Asia

Since 2009, Patai is the co-founder of, 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. is the winner of Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2011 and the most promising startup from Echelon 2012.

Robert Zepeda

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Playbasis   |   LinkedIn

Robert, a former game developer turned entrepreneur, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Playbasis. Robert founded Playbasis to create a platform that would bring Gamification to Asia. In just a year’s time, Playbasis has added more than 1M registered users to its platform and counts some of Asia’s leading companies as clients.

Robert has the unique quality of having spent over a decade in the game industry. His career spans large console publishers like Activision and Midway, innovative mobile game publishers such as Hands-On Mobile, and independent social & mobile game developers here in Thailand. He has infused this experience into Playbasis, and helps startups and enterprises use the same techniques game companies use to build deeply engaging products that keep audiences coming back for more.

Kelvin Wong

Founder/Design Director, K Kelvin Studio

Kelvin Wong is a Thai/Malaysian self-taught designer who loves to build brands. Having worked at Leo Burnett, Wunderman, Bakery Music and Propaganda, he now runs his own design consultancy, K Kelvin Studio, with a belief that appropriate design must function as a catalyst for progress and not just mere decoration. He has produced identities for retail, corporate and music industry as well as for art and non-profit organizations. His only hope is to flood the world with good responsible brands that inspire and make people happy.

Kelvin Wong is Founder/Design Director, K Kelvin Studio.
Design Consultant, Genesis12.
Founder/Design Director, Factory Sample menswear
Founder/Design Director, Hop Hop kids clothing
Lecturer, CommDe Chulalongkorn University
Lecturer, Bangkok University

Max Kortrakul

Co-Founder : SiamSquared Technologies

A Chemistry graduate from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Max chases his dream by shifting himself into the IT industry that he loves. This has led him to pursue and receive his Master of Science in Technology Management from Assumption University. While planning and setting up the path towards his dream, Max also worked as a part-time lecturer at KMITL for 5 years, and eventually set up his own company, SiamSquared Technologies, in 2009. Granted BOI in 2012, the company’s products have garnered more than 2 million downloads until today. Rooted in his passion is a strong belief in simplicity, which has led to the company’s defining principle: Life, Simplified.

Yod Chinsupakul

CEO/Founder of

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

Suvita Charanwong

Chief User Experience & Founder, Redlab

Suvita is the founder and Chief User Experience of Redlab, a leading interactive & digital agency in Thailand founded in 2001, pioneering the principle of UX design for the web, mobile, and emerging digital platforms. Carrying broad background of design and computer science, Suvita started her career in New York in the area of digital design.

Today Suvita specializes in the art and science of UX and digital marketing bringing numerous success to flagship international firms such as Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson and leading corporates in Thailand such as Kbank, SCB, DTAC.

Nattaporn Pinpech

Founder of Mini Tiger&Creative Director at Visionary   |  

-Bachelor's Degree of Architecture at Kaestsart University
-Master Degree of Decorative Art at Silpakorn University
-6 Years in Advertising(Creative Director)
TVC Works: M150/Thai oil/Kubota/Eucerin/Home/Sprinkle/Big Cola/PTT/Thai airways/TOA
-3 Years in Kids wear Brand
-The winner of Smes mee-tung-yer 2013

Pattaraporn Bodhisuwan

CTO of Dolphin I/O and Ex-co-founder of Insta.printa   |   LinkedIn

Pattaraporn, or better known as Max, is a geek turned entrepreneur.

Programming since 5th grade, Max has been coding for the Web, Mobile and Hardware ever since.

Previously co-founded a web and mobile shop, DGM59, and co-founded one of the most successful event product in Thailand, Instaprinta, he is still moving.

Kelly Kampen

Biz Dev at Oozou   |   LinkedIn

Kelly has been involved in multiple companies in multiple industries. Call center in/outbound, Mobile Content, Staff Leasing, Business Offshoring, ISP and a Newspaper.

He is extremely familiar with E-Commerce & Web Programming and full life-cycle of internet projects.

Kelly has taken two Technology companies in the past from 0 to nearly 250+ employees within 14 months.

He is a subject matter expert in Internet technologies including SaaS, HaaS, SOA, Web Services, Rails, Web Development and Cloud Computing as well as mobile frameworks for service delivery.

Thanapat Sinthuvarawan

Chief Creative Officer, PAH Creative Space   |   LinkedIn

As a highly experienced Creative Director at Pheromone Studio, a digital design studio and lecturer at Faculty of Communications Arts, Bangkok University, Benz has the unique ability to work and communicate fluently between design, business and technology worlds. He is also currently the Cofounder & Chief Creative Officer at PAH Creative Space where he passionately trying to nurture a more collaborative Thai creative, arts and design community.

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Karun Warapongsittikul
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