Fuckup Nights Bangkok is back again!
We are excited to announce Fuckup Nights Bangkok Vol. VII, this time with another English Language Edition. The event will be taking place at 18:30 on the 26th of April, 2018 @ BU Gallery, Bangkok University City Campus. Once again, we are delighted to have some of Thailand’s most inspiring entrepreneurs sharing their stories with us and are very honored to have the following speakers confirmed for our upcoming event:
- Natalie Glebova – Miss Universe 2005 – Founder & Director, Empowered
For the last 3 years Natalie Glebova has been intensely focused on women empowerment coaching and activism. Former Miss Universe and current UN Women advocate, she is very passionate about empowering women to believe in themselves and reach their goals.
Using the success principles she’s learned from top coaches and mentors, Natalie became successful in many areas of her life including career, relationships, and personal health. She has launched her own brand of perfume BEAUTY ICON, and co-founded an online startup – Travelbook™ with her husband. Her latest venture is EMPOWERED, a program for young women to teach confidence-building & creating a winner’s mindset.
Graduate of IT Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce, she also has a certificate in Nutrition and Sport from Washington State University. She became a best-selling author with her book Healthy Happy Beautiful, and ran a wellness blog – HHBLife.com
Being no stranger to obstacles, Natalie possesses a winning mindset to set big goals and break through barriers to achieve everything she wants in life – having a beautiful family, successful business, and freedom to pursue her passions. Many people stress out trying to become successful, but Natalie believes that success without happiness is failure. That’s why she is teaching women to happily achieve rather than achieve to be happy.
Now, being mother to her daughter Maya, Natalie’s mission is to help young women become happy and confident. She is committed to shape the new generation of young women to grow up beautifully shining their brightest.
- Sahib Anandsongvit – CEO & Co-Founder, Seekster
Mr. Sahib is probably best known for being the CEO and Co-Founder of Seekster, a rapidly growing online marketplace for service providers in Thailand. Seekster makes people’s lives easier by connecting them with top service professionals, ranging from tutors to make-up artists, photographers to fitness instructors. The idea for Seekster was conceived from a need that arose when Mr. Sahib was managing a hotel and was having trouble getting proper services rendered.
In addition to running Seekster, Mr. Sahib has been a Sales Executive for Patrick&Co for almost 10 years, one of Thailand’s leading custom apparel businesses with over 40 years of experience, having had the privilege of serving politicians, celebrities, athletes, as well as high profiled businessmen.
Mr. Sahib is currently also the Vice President for BNI Universal Thailand, which is part of the world’s largest referral organization, a business networking organization where executives and business owners meet on a weekly basis to refer each other business.
- Walter Lee “Chef Kani” – CEO, Venturetec Marketing Co Ltd
Chef Walter Lee (Mr. Walter Lee), also known as “Chef Kani” was originally a Peranakan in Malaysian, country of diverse cultures. During childhood Chef Walter has lived with his grandmother, a well-known Chef of Peranakan food, whom he directly learned about foods. Later Chef Walter went to study in Japan and lived there for several years. There, he has been realized he love cooking and started learning about foods before moving to begin work in the United States for many years. After that he settle in Thailand. Chef Walter always travels to many countries and has the opportunities to taste exotic foods. He also studies history of national dishes of each country.
More than 20 years of associate in local and international of food industries. Chef Walter Lee has traveled to study and exchange the ideas with leading chefs worldwide. With knowledge of cultures of international cuisine, he was invited to consulate, lecture and instructor in vary institutions and universities.
Chef Walter is one of the committee of World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), and a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, an International Association of Gastronomy with more than 700 years’ experience in Europe.
Currently, Chef Walter Lee then direct to food industry and business with the position of director and CEO of Venturetec Marketing Company Limited, in concept of market and distribute high quality of frozen seafood to customer for both local and international. Including, entrepreneurial of over 70 restaurants in 21 countries worldwide; Coca Suki, Mango Tree Restaurant, Mango Tree Café, Mango Tree Bistro, Mango Chili and China White, the recognized Thai and Asia restaurant worldwide.
Walter Lee is also the founder and President of the Zy Movement Foundation which aims to acknowledge, induce and promote change in society’s attitude towards persons with disability and vice versa.
- Harprem Doowa – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Frank.co.th
Despite only being in his early 30’s, Harprem Doowa is already a successful serial entrepreneur who has launched several successful startup businesses in Thailand. After swiftly moving up the ranks while gaining experience in the consulting and financial sectors, Mr. Harprem co-founded his first of many businesses in 2012 and found success when he co-founded Petloft.com in 2013, a company he helped conceive and directed from the ground up. Petloft.com is now Thailand’s #1 pet store with 800% year to year growth.
In addition to Petloft.com, Mr. Harprem has been the Co-Founder and COO of WhatsNew Thailand (a Thailand based e-commerce company), Co-Founder and Thailand CEO of Orami/Moxy (a woman-centered e-commerce site), and is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Frank.co.th, which is part of Asia’s leading online insurance business. To honor his entrepreneurial achievements, Mr. Harprem had the honor of receiving the Australian Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award.
Mr. Harprem business philosophy is people-centered. He credits his understanding of people as the key success factor in building his successful businesses. According to his website, “The only reason I’ve succeeded in building 2 businesses is because I focus on people. Whether it be the staff and keeping them happy or the customers and keeping them happy, people are the key to success. You need to understand why they do the things they do, buy the things they buy, ask the questions they ask, and when you do, you will be able to sell to them work with them and even learn from them.”