Failure, Fortune & Philanthropy: A chat with philanthropist & innovation catalyst Kamran Elahian

True Digital Park, Town Hall L, 7th floor - 101 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok, 10260 Bangkok
Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 6:00 PM (GMT+7)

About this event

We've all heard the founders' failure stories, the founders' success stories, and even the founders' SERIAL success stories, but what about the stories that combine all of those, from failure, to success, to failure AGAIN, and then to a string of successes? What stories await us from someone like Kamran Elahian, who co-founded 10 tech companies, spectacularly exited from 4, and experienced (and even embraced) equally spectacular failures? What kind of stories will inspire us from someone like Kamran, who parlayed phenomenal success in the entrepreneurial world into a 2-decade career as a global philanthropist striving to give young aspirants everywhere the same access to opportunity that he had? What call to action will Kamran sound that will help us elevate Thailand's startup, technology and innovation ecosystem, and connect us to likeminded ecosystems around the world? Come spend the evening with Startup Grind and True Digital Park as we welcome and chat with philanthropist and innovation catalyst, Kamran Elahian.


Kamran Elahian, co-founder and Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, is a veteran entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience in the high-tech industry, having co-founded 10 companies, of which he successfully exited four. He is also chairman and co-founder of Global Catalyst Foundation, a private foundation with a mission is to improve peoples' lives through the effective application of information technologies. He is also Chairman of Harbour.Space University, a private university in Barcelona, Spain that teaches technology, design and entrepreneurship.


  • Kamran Elahian

    Kamran Elahian

    Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

    Founder + Chairman

    Kamran Elahian is the Founder and Chairman of Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC. Kamran also serves as Global Innovation Advisor, 500 Startups; Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Group and Unchartered; Advisory Member, UNICEF Innovation Fund; Advisory Member, Seedstars World; Founding Board Advisor, Harbour.Space University; Chairman, Advisory Board, Global Venture Alliance.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Mar 27
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (+07)


    True Digital Park, Town Hall L, 7th floor
    101 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok10260

    Brought to you by

    • Paul Ark

      Paul Ark

      Digital Ventures

      Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital

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    • Nichapat Ark

      Nichapat Ark

      Openspace Ventures


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