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Tech innovation in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia will rank as the world’s 5th largest economy by 2020. Currently, the region has the fastest-growing internet market, which is estimated to be worth $200 billion in 2020.

Our next Southeast Asian insight series will feature Dr Supachai “Kid” Parchariyanon, a successful serial entrepreneur who started his first business while he was still working as a medical doctor, and is now a full-time entrepreneur and mentor to startups, government organizations, and corporates. Kid has been a key contributor and connector for startups, corporates, and government organizations in Thailand. Now, he is on a mission to drive innovation across Southeast Asia. Join us for an evening session of learning and sharing, where Kid will share his inspiration behind this mission, the growth opportunities in Southeast Asia, and how startups and entrepreneurs can succeed in this market.

Doors open at 6pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

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About Dr Supachai "Kid" Parchariyanon

Dr. Kid Parchariyanon is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SEA Exponential Fund (SeaX) with a vision to invest globally in early-stage companies with game-changing technologies with exponential potential. We provide our portfolio companies with access to sales channel, capital, and business development by leveraging our relationships with leading multinational corporations, enterprise leaders, and governmental institutions across the Southeast Asia region.

He is also a CEO of MCFIVA, a leading Thailand-based digital advertising agency and RISE, a leading corporate innovation accelerator platform in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Kid is a serial entrepreneur who, at the age of 19, developed and sold the first mobile stock trading application for the Stock Exchange of Thailand (now #1 stock trading app in the country) in 2005. In 2007, he started ITEUS - one of the first Healthcare IT consulting company in Thailand serving both public and private hospitals nationwide to adopt Health Information Technology and became Thailand’s first certified HL7 CDA specialist.

In 2011, he founded MCFIVA, a digital advertising agency which manages multi-million advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia. In 2013, D2C Inc (Japan) - NTT Docomo Group of companies acquired a sizable stake in MCFIVA and invested into the company to expand into SEA. In 2016, he founded RISE - Corporate Innovation Accelerator to work with large conglomerates and governments in SEA to innovate faster through its unique accelerator and intrapreneur programs. RISE is now one of the largest accelerators in SEA with 600+ startups having graduated from the program and combined valuation of over $300 million.

Dr. Kid holds a MS in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Mahidol University. He is also the President of Digital Advertising Association Thailand and fellow and member of a number of professional associations in the US and Asia.

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