NEWS & RESOURCES

Connecting Founders was founded on the values of accessible education and support for budding women entrepreneurs. Discover our growing library of business talks, presentations, write-ups, and more for some inspiration as you build your business.

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MONEY & MORE: What is a Budget?

The key components within a budget are important to understand when starting your business. Learn the terms and elements here before diving into our videos on how create an operating...
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MONEY & MORE: Why Do We Need a Budget?

Why is it important to set a budget when starting your business? Watch to find out more.https://connectingfounders.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/02.4.mp4
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MONEY & MORE: 7 Steps to Building an Operating Budget

In this video, learn the 7 crucial steps you need to take when creating an operating budget. https://connectingfounders.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/03.7.mp4
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MONEY & MORE: Budgeting Exercise

Knowing how to making your own budgeting spreadsheet is crucial to anyone planning to start their own business. In this video, learn how to use excel to it's full potential...
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MONEY & MORE: Demystifying Finance

The concept of Finance has been mystified so much it can be overwhelming and intimidating. When, really, finance is at the root of everything we do. The principle of Finance...
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MONEY & MORE: Revenue and Cost

Revenue and cost, the crucial ingredients in calculating a break-even point. Understand the differences between variable and fixed costs enables businesses to determine how much they can charge to make...
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MONEY & MORE: 2 Types of Breakeven

Before knowing how long it will take to recover the initial costs — investment, net profit, and payback period — entrepreneurs are encouraged to understand if they are making or...
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MONEY & MORE: Breakeven Exercise

Breaking down the steps to calculate your break-even point using both traditional and intuitive formulas. Learn how much you can charge to cover all costs and if your businesses can...
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Glyn T. Davis Interview

US Ambassador Glyn T. Davis releases an interview on the importance of supporting women entrepreneurs and how this fits with the US government’s strategy in Thailand. (In picture, Mr. and Ms....
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Women in Business Southeast Asia – The Full Series 1

This video takes us through the 6-month series – what it is about and some of the advice shared by our phenomenal speakers!
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Raising Capital

Which fundraising options to consider, and the pros and cons of each

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Female Founders Raising Capital: Resilience is Vital

Vietnam-based EQUO Co. (Techstars ‘21) started off as a pandemic baby, as the global lockdown drove sales off the cliff leaving the business nearly out of money before it even kickstarted. But within 18 months, EQUO managed to go from 15,000 USD to 1.3 million USD in its hashtag#capitalraise
The secret push is hashtag#Resilience

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Female Founders Raising Capital: Finance is a Friend

From starting the business in a family garage to making it to the #Forbes30Under30 list, Suthasiny (Moh) Sudprasert is reinventing Thailand’s food supply chain by setting out Happy Grocers to be the country’s first sustainable and joyful grocery store.

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Passion First, Investor Later: Female Founders Raising Capital in Thailand

When the company’s mission is viewed by investors as “not sexy enough”, Varangtip (Rung) Satchatippavarn, CEO and Founder of Ira Concept, chose her #passion and pushed forward with her mission to end #periodstigma nonetheless.

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Female Founders Raising Capital in Thailand: Connections Get Your Foot in the Door

Net Supatravanij, co-founder of ila Generation shared how to tailor a pitch to #investors on #gender-specific issues, her experience as a female founder, and how entrepreneurs can benefit from #connections and #networking since #womenled companies in Thailand still find accessing capital challenging.

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Female Founders Raising Capital in Thailand: Take Implicit Bias with Confidence

From our special series “#FemaleFounders Raising Capital in Thailand” Weerada S. — founder and CEO of FilmDoo — shared her takes on #implicitbias and how female founders can turn it into an opportunity.

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Money & More: 7 Steps to Building Operating Budgets

From our hashtag#MoneyandMore series on hashtag#budgeting, we guide hashtag#businesses and hashtag#entrepreneurs through the concepts hashtag#budget and its power to reach your hashtag#financialgoal. Follow Michael C. Rabonza on the 7 steps to building operating budgets and learn what it takes to keep your business thriving.

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Money & More: Understand Budgeting

Taking control of budgeting, Michael C. Rabonza said, helps businesses operationalize their intentions, and provide entrepreneurs with realistic views of their performance and opportunities for growth.

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Empowering Women on Money

Limiting beliefs about women’s relationship with money may have set us back, but a positive approach to hashtag#education, hashtag#investment, and generating growth is critical to be awaken to the fact that women can do more of what they love by taking charge of their money.

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How Businesses Benefit from Data Visualization

People say, ‘data is power’, but what they don’t often tell is how — How to look at data? Without the understanding of data and how to optimize it, data is merely an unorganized chunk of complex facts with no significance by itself.

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The Emergence of Smart Cities in Southeast Asia

#ASEAN moves into the future by transforming its vibrant cities into #SmartCities. As #urbanization meets #digitalization , the regional bloc is integrating technologies into the local fabric to better city lifestyle and improve #wellbeing among citizens.

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Know Your Break Even Point

Building a resilient #business is about pricing smart and making sure all your costs are being covered — this is where concepts like the #BreakEvenPoint can help you make the right decisions and allocate your resources properly.

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Why Finance Matters

The concept of #Finance has been mystified so much it can be overwhelming and intimidating. Did you know? Finance is at the root of everything we do.

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Fridge For Future: Thailand’s YENERGY Project and Energy Efficiency

The energy-efficient refrigeration project brings Thailand closer to a #sustainable future, while businesses benefit from cheaper utility bills and an opportunity to reduce their #carbonfootprint

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Introducing “Money & More”: Investment education series for entrepreneurs

Connecting Founders launches its #Money&More series, uncovering the #knowhow from the world of #capitalstructuring #investment and #capitalraising

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ESG Drives 2022

2021 has put the ESG business and investment on the center stage, prompting 2022 to shine spotlights on the industry and propel it forward.

Blogs

How to Turn Your Idea into a Business

On June 22nd, 2016 we kicked-off our second series of Women in Business Southeast Asia, a training and mentoring program for women-led startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Branding & Storytelling

Learn how to craft your story and deliver it to your audience

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How to Pitch to Investors

At the Pitching to Investors session of the Women in Business series Tee Plern Suraphongchai discussed how to structure a Pitch and what to consider.

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What I Have Learned from 50 Female Founders from Thailand and the Philippines

A year ago I started interviewing and featuring one female founder a week from either Thailand or the Philippines on my Connecting Founders website.

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Defying Gravity: Lessons from the Flightline

Pearl Phaovisaid, Director of the Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship program at Thammasat University, Thailand, shared her lessons learned while serving as a helicopter pilot for the US Army in Iraq.

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Why do We Talk About Women Entrepreneurs?

Recently I was invited to be part of a panel to discuss the topic of female entrepreneurship at one of Bangkok’s largest entrepreneur networking groups.

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What Makes a Great Leader in 21st Century Thailand?

The 4th session of the second Women in Business series focused on building a great team and on tips on finding and retaining talent.

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From Good to Great Teams – The Power of Motivation & Diversity

The 4th session of the second Women in Business series focused on building a great team and on tips on finding and retaining talent.

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How to Build & Market Your Brand

What to do and how to do it

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Marketing for Start-ups

A killer marketing & PR strategy on a budget

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Launch of Lean In Asia

Lean In chapters from all over Asia gathered in Kuala Lampur on December 3rd, 2016 to launch Lean In Asia, an initiative led by Lean In Malaysia, Lean in China, Lean In Tokyo, and Lean In Pakistan.

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Welcome by Dutch Ambassador Mr. Karel Hartogh

His Excellency Mr. Karel Hartogh, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Thailand at the Women in Business meeting, 17 Aug 2016.

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Is Exporting a Good Strategy for my Business?

Why, when, and how to export is what we discussed with 3 Bangkok women entrepreneurs at the 5th Women in Business Southeast Asia event in Bangkok.

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Mindful Emotions – How to use Emotional Intelligence in every day life

Anita Barot wrote this insightful piece for Wanderlust magazine.

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Business Failure & How to Learn from It

These are the key take-aways from the 5th Women in Business Southeast Asia event on “How to Build a Great Team” on January 26th, 2016 at the US Embassy.

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Tips on Finding and Retaining Talent in Thailand

These are the key take-aways from the 5th Women in Business Southeast Asia event on “How to Build a Great Team” on January 26th, 2016 at the US Embassy.

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What Bangkok’s Female Founders are Saying About Branding & Marketing

“When it comes to marketing, there is a big difference between the first ten years and now. During the first ten years it was all about building our brand, creating something exciting for the market.

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Why We All Need Mentors and a Business Community

Over 100 business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and professionals joined the first event of a “Women in Business Series”, hosted by Connecting Founders and the US Embassy in collaboration with MOXY, an online shopping destination for women on October 27th in Bangkok.

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Social Entrepreneurship in Asia

Dr. Ulrike Guelich Bangkok University & GEM Click here to watch the video. Aliza ‘Alice’ Napartivaumnuay Socialgiver Click here to …

PRESENTATIONS

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Winning at Marketing in the Digital Age

Napasagorn Vibulsrisajja (Belle), Chief Marketing Officer of WearYouWant focuses on setting a budget and tracking data to design and implement an effective digital marketing strategy for brands selling mostly online. What KPIs should you measure and what are the best marketing channels?

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Launching a Skincare Brand and Marketing Online – Her Highness Beauty

Elle Liu, founder of Her Highness Beauty, shares her experience setting up a new skincare brand from scratch and marketing it online in Thailand. This is a summary of how she did and what she learned along the way.

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The Art of Negotiating your Career

K. Passaran Boonsiriseth, Group HR director at aCommerce shares tips on what to do and not to do during job interviews, salary and advancement negotiations.