As we can see that the region has been all hyped up about startups for a while, people from every corner have been putting their focus on pushing local startups to become successful businesses and turn them into regional players, Thailand is not far behind either. Several Thai tech startups have been spotted in regional stage and this brings in more ideas and money into the game. And finally, Bangkok had its first official tech startup event with support from various hands and the name “Start it up. Power it up” gathering series has drawn more attraction to the community.
The event “Start it up. Power it up” was held at Hubba, Bangkok’s first co-working space service provider, by three main partners; thumbsup – Thailand’s leading tech blog, Spring News – a satellite news station and Hubba itself. The aim of the event was to gather local startups, mainly tech related businesses, the investors and the startup-to-be’s to exchange their ideas, experiences and even to create new opportunities for all parties. Despite its small size, the event drew in over a hundred registrations within a few hours after the announcement and the organizing team needed to close to registration long before its one week long registration period planned earlier.