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Disrupt Outdated Tech Industry Stereotypes with 5 Female Leaders of DVAb1 – ChomCHOB, DooTV Media, Event Banana, Happenn, and Ooca

July 6, 2018 10:00 AM

In the past few years, women in the tech industry have clearly become more spotlighted. Today’s DV Blog will introduce to you the 5 lady executives from the Digital Ventures Accelerator Batch 1 or DVAb1. Their entry into the startup business along with the problems and obstacles as well as their ways of work. How are they alike and how do they differ? Let hear the inspiring stories from the founder of Happenn, a platform solution for event organizers, DooTV Media, compilations of video solution via tech solutions, Ooca, an application connecting users with psychologists, Event Banana, a platform to search for event venues, and ChomCHOB, an application that collect points from credit, debit, and reward cards especially for shoppers.


The beginning and different inspirations leading to the startup path

Aye Apiradee Sirisomboon, CEO, and co-founder of Happenn speaks about how she has been working in the tech industry for 10 years. Since her school years, she has always wanted a business of her own. When she had the chance, she didn’t hesitate to enter this industry.

Yet, some may not originally be from this industry. Mod Nattaporn Suchartkullawit, CMO, and co-founder of DooTV Media mentions that she began her career in the marketing business and wasn’t interested in the tech business. However, when she was pursuing her studies in the UK, her uncle provided the opportunity to work on IT which pushed her to try new things. She got the chance to establish a tech business with Job and Wan, her cousins. With the support, Mod began feeling happy when working in the tech startup industry.

Ik Gunpassorn Suriyaseangpet D.D.S., founder of Ooca shares that she didn’t intend to enter the tech industry. She has always studied and worked in the medical industry. However, as she observes that technology is moving closer to us, she moved into the tech industry. She thinks that we don’t need to be doing something complex, but it needs to solve social problems.

Chompoo, Thunwarat Chailert, co-founder of ChomCHOB talks about her story. She graduated in the Business and Management field and has always managed her own business. However, after getting married, she was introduced to the tech startup by her husband who worked in the industry. She integrated her knowledge and experience from business management and build a startup.

Nan Nattanich Thongkraisaen, co-founder of Event Banana began with a dream of becoming a business entrepreneur like her dad, her hero. After graduating in engineering and MBA she worked as a management consultant until she was introduced to the word “Startup”.

“Tech Startup aims to change the world, it is more than just another company” – Nan Nattanich Thongkraisaen, co-founder of Event Banana

Challenges and coping as female executives to balance the tech startup industry

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