NexTech at DTW Asia

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 4:00 – 5:30 AM UTC

We are looking forward to the NexTech session at DTW Asia next week. The session aims to discover the startups working to shape the future of the telecommunications industry as part of the transformation wave. We will explore how telcos can become techcos in collaboration with startups. Join us on Tuesday, March 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Centara Grand)

In-person event
Panel Discussion

About this event

The NexTech startup program connects startups with CSPs and technology suppliers to strengthen the ecosystem and inspire the next wave of innovation and growth. The program provides access to global tech leaders to ignite conversations and build partnerships that enable startups to scale and corporations to find new opportunities along the innovation journey.

Come and join us for a thrilling session to discover how corporates can lean on startups to ignite their innovation cycle as well as to discover innovative startups working to help build the telecommunications sector of the future, and be part of the transformation wave to help any telco become a real techno. We have a few tickets for Grinders and friends. Please reach out to us if you want to join hte event. 

Panel discussion: Innovating in collaboration with startups

Corporates have the expertise and resources. Startups have the agility and focus, but blending the collaboration of these two different paced organizations can be quite a challenge.

During the session, the speakers will discuss, based on their first-hand experience, best practice and concrete learnings on the key points for corporates to establish successful collaboration with startups to foster their own growth and market opportunities and shift the future of the telco industry.

Moderator: Dr Tobias Endress, Director, Startup Grind Bangkok; Assistant Professor, AIT School of Management; Program Director for Business Analytics & Digital Transformation

Mahesh Kasar, SVP, Global Indirect Channel Sales / VP & Head of APAC Sales, Rakuten Symphony Inc.

Nok Suvithyasiri, Industry Digital Strategist – Telco & Media, Microsoft

Bronwynne Stoddart, CEO, iKue

NexTech pitching competition

Discover the startups working to shape the future of the telecommunications industry part of the transformation wave to help any telco become a real techco.

Each startup will only have 6 minutes to pitch and answer the questions of an experts committee, who will then decide the NexTech winner of DTW Asia 2023.

Start up presentations:

Natalia Mykhaylova, CEO, WeavAir

Sahan Hannadige, EVP, InSync Information Technologies

Vaibhav Mehta, Founder & Director,

Phuwarat Norchoovech, Chief Executive Officer, UpPass

Panachit Kittipanya-ngam, CEO/Co-Founder, Ztrus

Jury panel:

Raymond Chee, Chief Strategy Officer, Arogo Capital Acquisition Corp.

Etienne Rieuneau, Head of Business Development, Head of Connector Unit, DFDL 

Check out what happened



Tuesday, March 14, 2023
4:00 AM – 5:30 AM UTC

Venue map


  • Tobias Endress

    Startup Grind Bangkok

    Chapter Director

  • Prakriti Karki

    Social Media

  • Napat Charuphant


  • Dheerusha Tiwari


  • M Zia Islam


  • Sheronika Budha Chhetri


  • Yamin Thet Wai


  • Suyash Dahal