07th September 2021

9:30 – 10:30 AM (BKK time)

Tech start-ups in SEA: How to impact the COVID-19 world and beyond?

The Centre of Digital Technology & Society (CDS) at Thammasat University is organising the Digital Transformation in Southeast Asia Seminar Series. The series began with one panel on the impact of COVID-19 on start-ups in Southeast Asia bring together start-up founders, investors and ecosystems from around Southeast Asia.

The second session explores how start-ups help respond to the pandemic, rebuild while creating more inclusive economies that can address the challenges of the future.

Proposed Speakers:

  • Kanpassorn Suriyasangpetch – Founder of Ooca telemedicine
  • Artak Robert Melkonyan – Global Lead, UNDP Impact Venture Accelerators
  • Shuyin Tang – Partner at Patamar Capital, Co-founder/CEO at Beacon Fund 
  • Hoai-Tuong Nguyen – General Manager at Titops 


Scholars and stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem in Southeast Asia who are interested in how start-ups can make a positive impact in the new economy. 

Broad Panel Questions:

  • At this critical juncture, why should tech start-ups focus on their social impact and helping create sustainable, resilient, and inclusive economies in Southeast Asia? 
  • What are the emergent challenges that tech start-ups are positioned to take on? 
  • How can stakeholders from investors, governments and inter-governmental organisations guide and support start-ups positively impact the new economy? 



10:00 – 10:03 

10:03 – 10:10 CDS introduction

10:10 – 10:15 Panel discussion series intro & Insights from Session 1

10:15 – 10:20 Introduction of Session 2 & Guest speakers

10:20 – 10:50 Discussion

10:50 – 11:00 Q&A

11:00 End & share the next topic “Innovation in Education and Online Learning”