Ardent Capital hosts Geeks on a Plane from 500 Startups - June 7, 2013
Ardent Capital hosted Dave McClure and 500 startups on during the Bangkok portion of the Geeks on a Plane Southeast Asia tour. Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about burgeoning technology markets worldwide.
Moderating "The Great Asia E Commerce Market: Boom or Bubble?" panel at Echelon 2013 - June 5, 2013
Echelon 2013 featured more than 50 speakers and judges, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure. This Echelon panel addressed issues such as, "What are the different key players doing differently to carve out their niche in the regional market? How is mobile commerce playing a role in the e commerce land grab? Are there still opportunities for smaller and new players going up against rich venture backed e commerce companies?"
Presenting at WebMob Thailand by Bangkok Entrepreneurs - April 30, 2013
Bangkok Entrepreneurs is a Networking group for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Senior Executives living and working in and around Bangkok. Ardent presented on insights and opportunities for startups in Southeast Asia.
Speaking at the True Incube Launch Event at Launchpad - April 30, 2013
True Corp kicked off "True Incube", its incubation programme for Thai tech start-up companies aimed at jump-starting their business, with the support of its global partners. True Corp plans to invest at least Bt250 million in each of the start-ups taking part in the program.
Speaking at the Internet & Mobile Show Asia - April 25, 2013
The Internet Show Asia 2013 & The Mobile Show Asia 2013 is Asia’s largest internet and mobile business convention for senior executive and business owners who are looking at growing and managing their digital presence. The co-located events have a good track record for providing a holistic platform for the various key stakeholders from the digital ecosystem, be it large organizations or growing SMEs, to meet and share best practices to thrive in Asia’s digital space.
Judge at Echelon Thailand Satelite - April 20, 2013
Echelon Satellites is used as a platform to score startups to qualify for the Echelon June exhibitions and pitching sessions. The Satellites engage local communities on their home ground and drive their tech industry forward. This is an event by the region for the region. Satellites spotlight local startups in their own market for international investors, corporates and stakeholders and also to encourage local stakeholders to look beyond their local markets and into the region .
Judge at AIS The Start Up Weekend 2013 - March 31, 2013
Thailand’s largest telco, AIS, is organising a series of events in 2013 to show its continued support to the technology startup community in the country. It’s latest announcement includes the launch of the “AIS the Startup Weekends 2013” which invites innovators to develop mobile applications that can be used in partnership with AIS. will have the opportunity to participate in the “AIS the Startup Boot Camp” which is a three-month intensive business training course valued at about THB28 million (around US$930,000).
Moderating the Group Buying Panel at eTail Asia Singapore - March 13, 2013
A tried and trusted solution, since 1999 eTail has been the leading conference and exhibition platform to help online retailers discover, develop and implement strategiesthat will help build a successful ecommerce business. Whether you are an online retailer, a bricks and mortar retailer looking to increase your online sales, or a service provider with solutions for this growing industry, eTail Asia is your ticket to success in this exciting market.
Innovation & High-Tech in Israel Seminar in Bangkok - March 10, 2013
The exclusive seminar which, hosted more than 50 seniors from important companies and organizations in Thailand, was organized by the Trade and Economic Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Bangkok to introduce Israel's startup and IIT expereince to Thai hi-tech companies, investors and startups. Dr. Vardi, keynote speaker of the event, is also known as an "Early Stage Startups' Angel Investor". He already invested in more than 50 companies, many of them were later sold for profit or went public. In 1996 Vardi became one of the funders of Mirabilis, inventor of ICQ, the first instant messaging application that was released to the web. Mirabilis was then sold to AOL for over 400 million dollars.
Judging at BlackBerry Jam Hack Asia Bangkok, November 29-30, 2012
BlackBerry® Jam Asia 2012, formerly the BlackBerry Developer Conference, is a showcase for the bold, new direction BlackBerry is heading with the upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform. The event attracts developers and industry leaders who understand the power of BlackBerry and want to take advantage of building mobile applications for the platform. Whether you're a Native, Web, or Android™ developer, don't miss this opportunity to explore the powerful, game-changing BlackBerry 10 platform.
Speaking at Echelon Ignite Bangkok, November 22-23, 2012
Echelon Ignite Thailand 2012 features speakers from Thailand and around the region, delivering keynotes, panel discussions and case studies over a 2 day session. For the first ever Echelon Ignite: Thailand, we believe that the time to ignite your ideas is now. The sparks of creativity and potential are in the Thai community, and now it's time to harness that lightning into a bottle. In fact, the whole reason e27 started Echelon Ignite is because we believe YOU are the lightning, and our conference can be your bottle.
Launching Playbasis & WhatsNew at Echelon Ignite Bangkok, November 22-23, 2012
Robert Zepeda (Founder & CEO) of Playbasis and Matt Walters (MD & Co-Founder) debut their startups on stage.
Ardent hosts 3DS Bangkok - November 16-18, 2012
The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. We rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best few ideas for a tech startup during the Friday brainstorming session, and release minimal prototypes by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
Judging at Start-up Weekend Bangkok - November 9, 2012
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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011
Speaking at Asia E-Commerce Conference in Kuala Lumpur - November 5-6, 2012
The Asia E-Commerce Conference 2012 is one of the largest global e-commerce event where it brings together speakers from renowned FORBES 500 companies that offer a wide range topics. Asia E-Commerce Conference is special designed for senior manager, director and business owner of E-Commerce and ICT Companies.
Ardent hosts BlackBerry Jam Hackathon - October 27-28, 2012
BlackBerry invites you to a series of evening events dedicated to providing the developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform; its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make apps that stand out to app-hungry BlackBerry users.
Speaking at Mobile Monday Bangkok - September 27, 2012
Mobile Monday (MoMo) is an open community platform of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals fostering brand neutral cooperation and cross-border P2P business opportunities through live networking events to demo products, share ideas and discuss trends from both local and global markets.
Speaking at Bangkok Entrepreneurs - September 10, 2012
Ensogo and Rocket Internet: 2 different visions of the Thai Internet Market. What is the current State of the Thai Internet Market? What are the Trends and Opportunities for Online Entrepreneurs? This will be the topic of our September Event, with Paul Srivorakul, co-founder of Ensogo and Mark Cleaver, co-founder of Food Panda Thailand (Rocket Internet).
Speaking at Web Wednesday Bangkok - July 18, 2012
Have you ever wondered how to raise investment for your great business idea? Join us on Wed. July 18th at 18:00 @Route66 for a special session from our investor panelists on how to seek investment and what to prepare.
Interview with The Prospect Group - May 23-25, 2012
Paul Srivorakul is the Chairman of Ardent Capital, a private capital fund that provides entrepreneurs with early stage capital, technical support and expert guidance. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the challenges facing entrepreneurs in terms of raising capital, investment opportunities within ICT in the Southeast Asia, and Facebook's IPO.
Speaking at Asian Business Angel Forum (ABAF) in Kuala Lumpur - May 23-25, 2012
The Asian Business Angel Forum 2012 (“ABAF”) is Asia’s premier investor conference for emerging and growing businesses. People will see 30 top business leaders, revolutionary angel investors, policy making venture capitalists and proven start up specialists from across the world coming together on one stage to dialogue, address and train 500 of Asia’s top entrepreneurs and angel investors over a three day period.
Interview with JFDI at AIS Start Up Weekend Bangkok - December 16, 2011
Ensogo co-founder Paul Srivorakul and entrepreneur Ville Kulmala are both mentors at AIS Startup Weekend Bangkok. In this video they share their view of the market in which the weekend's startup teams will operate.
Speaking at All ThingsD Asia Conference in Hong Kong - October 19-21, 2011
AsiaD was the inaugural expansion of D: All Things Digital on a global stage. Just like its predecessor, AsiaD was hosted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, and featured senior editors Peter Kafka and Ina Fried, each bringing their own interview styles and their unyielding brand of live journalism, as they took a close look at the influencers and innovations shaping the digital revolution.