Embassy of Japan in Thailand and Glowfish are proudly co-hosting “Blend Batch 1” on October 9th 2019 from 8 am to 12 pm at Glowfish Sathorn.
At the Embassy of Japan, we have been actively creating opportunities for collaboration between Thai corporate giants and Japanese start-ups through our platform of “Open Innovation Columbus” program.
We have also been making efforts in matching Japanese business in Thailand to start-ups both from Japan and Thailand. After conducting preliminary events for this purpose, we have come to the realization that it is most useful to create a matching event focusing on a particular industry sector and also to invite not only the Japanese management teams but also the Thai national staff as the knowledge of local market is key in finding an actual project of collaboration.
This time, we are going to hold an event reflecting these lessons in collaboration with JCC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce Bangkok)’s electronic and machinery sectors with the participation of start-ups who have innovative technologies and ideas especially matching for these sectors.
We will give you an overview of Thai start-up ecosystem as well as the case studies of actual collaborations between Japanese business and start-ups. The participating start-ups are also going to give a pitch to introduce their expertise.
* The event is to be conducted in English.
* The event is for both Japanese and Thai Executives.
* The event mainly targets Electronics and Machinery firms but firms of other secors are also welcome.
Program of the Day
08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:35
by H.E. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador of Japan in Thailand
08:35 - 08:40
08:40 - 09:10
Keynote Speech “Startup Ecosystem in Thailand”
by Ms. Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, CEO & Co-founder, Techsauce
09:10 - 10:20
Panel Discussion “How to Collaborate with startups in SEA”
by Mr. Yuji Nakagawa, Executive Vice President, Toyota Tsusho (Thailand)
Mr. Masao Suematsu, Senior Vice President, Denso International Asia
Mr. Kazuo Koike, Managing Director, dentsu X Thailand
Mr. Akira Terakawa, Commercial Attaché, Embassy of Japan in Thailand
10:20 - 11:20
Startup Pitch Session (11 Startups)
System Stone (TH), Enres (TH), ABEJA (JP), Skydisc (JP)
Giztix (TH), DRVR (TH), SmartDrive (JP), GROUND (JP)
Helpster (TH), Ooca (TH), Talentex (TH)
10:20 - 11:25
by Mr. Gavin Vongkusolkit, CEO, Glowfish
Networking / 1 on 1 Meeting (Light Snack to be provided)
Venue sponsor & co-host of the event
Glowfish Offices first opened its doors at Asoke Tower in 2010. Its concept of Work, Play Grow set the standard for modern offices, using innovative design to increase productivity, to support business growth, as well as to support customers’ lifestyle choices. The majority of our customers include high-performance local and international start-up companies that are rapidly expanding and whom share a modern, millennial mentality in conducting business. Glowfish offers serviced offices that are ready-to-use, meeting rooms that can be rented hourly as well as event spaces for holding seminars or other leisurely activities.