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Joint Workshop by ANDE/Nexus for Development & launch of Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot

Join us at Entrepreneurial Ecosystem workshop by ANDE & Nexus for Development. ANDE Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot will also be launched at the event.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/27/2019
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:45 AM - 17:00 PM
Where: Sule Shangri-La Yangon
#223, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Contact: Sarita Worravitudomsuk

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Joint Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Workshop by ANDE & Nexus for Development and
ANDE Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot Launch 

Wednesday February 27th | 8:45 AM - 17:30 PM

Sule Shangri-La | Yangon, Myanmar


ANDE & Nexus for Development invite social entrepreneurs, financiers, and intermediaries from entrepreneurial ecosystem in Myanmar and across Asia to participate in an interactive workshop, knowledge exchange and networking opportunity. Ecosystem stakeholders will share best practices and explore ways to support the scale and effectiveness of entrepreneurship in Myanmar and Asia.

At the session, ANDE will launch Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot which provides key findings, gaps and opportunities identified from the survey which has been completed by over 200 Myanmar entrepreneurial ecosystem players.



See the full session description here.

8:30 AM - Registration opens

9:00 AM - Welcome remarks by ANDE and Nexus for Development

Fai Wechayachai | Regional Chapter Manager | ANDE East & Southeast Asia

Jennifer Louie | Executive Director | Nexus for Development

9:15 AM - Interactive networking 

9:30 AM - Leveraging Innovative Finance Together: Financial Solutions Mapping launch and Discussion

Jennifer Louie | Executive Director | Nexus for Development

10:30 AM - Coffee Break

10:45 AM - Demystifying Financier’s Approaches to Risk: Panel discussion

Risk Panelists:

Dondi Hananto | Partner | Patamar Capital

Jugnu Pati | Senior Investment Manager | Bamboo Capital Partners

Nathalie Risteau | Co-founder and Director | Mandalay Yoma Company Ltd.

Peter Crowhurst | CEO | British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

U Saw Dino Ku | Executive Director | A-Bank.

Moderator: Jennifer Louie | Executive Director | Nexus for Development

12:15 PM - Crowdsourcing: Ecosystem Working Session

Session Designer: Courtney Savie Lawrence | Head of Exploration | UNDP Asia Pacific

12:20 PM - Lunch

13:30 PM - Aligning on Impact: Enterprise Spotlights and Interactive Discussion

Opening Speaker and Judge: Brianna Losoya | Senior Impact Analyst | ANDE


Geoff Revell | Managing Director | HappyTap Co.

Margarita Manzo | Senior Investment Manager | Nexus for Development

Peter Witton | Director & Co-Founder | Anthem Asia

Enterprise Spotlights:

Francesco Carocci | Project Manager | OTAGO

Mila Bedrenets | Deputy CEO | Solar-Home

Rachel Pringle |  CEO |  Hydrologic

14:30 PM - Interactive Networking

14:40 PM - ANDE Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot Launch

Share key findings, gaps and opportunities identified from the survey which has been completed by over 200 Myanmar entrepreneurial ecosystem players.

     by ANDE East and Southeast Asia (ESEA) and ANDE Research team 

     Brianna Losoya | Senior Impact Analyst | ANDE

     Fai Wechayachai | Regional Chapter Manager | ANDE East & Southeast Asia

     Sarita Worravitudomsuk | Program Coordinator | ANDE East & Southeast Asia

Highlights of projects that support entrepreneurs in the Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

     Dr. Aung Win | Rector | University of Yatanarpon Cyber City

"Best Practice for Building Talent and Work Readiness Skills"
Case study from University of Technology –Yatanarpon Cyber City

     Aye Pearl Hlaing | Monitoring and Evaluation Officer | International Labour Organization

"Programme on Entrepreneurship and MSME support in Myanmar"

     Dominic Mellor | ADB Ventures lead | Asian Development Bank

"Aggregating Industry Demand for Tech"

15:40 PM - Coffee break & Networking

16:00 PM - Looking forward: Working session with Ecosystem Actors

Session Designer: Courtney Savie Lawrence | Head of Exploration | UNDP Asia Pacific

17:00 PM - Closing remarks


Due to capacity, registration is closed

About the Speakers

Dr. Aung Win, Rector – University of Yatanarpon Cyber City (UTYCC)

Dr. Aung Win, graduated B.E from Yangon Technological University in 2002 and graduated M.E and Ph.D in 2005 and 2009 from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia. All degree specialized in ICT and research conducted in Analog-Digital Computing System. Served in Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Education as a Head of Academic Department, Head of Research Department, Principal of Technological University and currently serving as a Acting Rector of University of Technology (Yatanarpon Cyber City) - UTYCC and can also call a founder of UTYCC. Also served as an Academic Leader for ICT area for developing, reviewing curriculum and syllabus for 33 Technological Universities from 2010 to 2014.

Aye Pearl Hlaing, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  International Labour Organization (ILO)


Aye Pearl is in charge of Monitoring & Evaluation for ILO’s Myanmar Entrepreneurship and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Support. She also oversees ILO’s training programme, making the founding step to help new and existing small businesses to create jobs in both rural and urban areas join the dramatic economic and social change in Myanmar.


Dominic Mellor, ADB Ventures lead – Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Dominic is the Asian Development Bank’s ADB Ventures Lead. He is responsible for designing Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) early-stage investment projects to deploy and scale technologies and business models for impact in the Asia-Pacific.



About the Session Designer: Courtney Savie Lawrence

Courtney Savie Lawrence is currently working at UNDP as a Regional Innovation Center's Head of Exploration. She has facilitated many workshop for various organizations, including Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). She is a connector by nature who thrives by working with others to bring innovative sustainable development projects to life. In the past 15 years she has lived, worked and traveled across more than 70 countries in pursuit of positive social impact. Most recently she cofounded DSIL Global, a social innovation company. Courtney is Faculty at Thammasat University, School of Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship. From 2006-2014 she served on the Executive Committee of the Swiss-based NGO, World Alliance of YMCAs. Previous to cofounding a US social enterprise for sustainability entrepreneurs in 2011, she worked with Ashoka’s Full Economic Citizenship initiative in the Washington, D.C. area. She has facilitated multiple trainings across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America. She holds a Master’s in Sustainable Economic Development and Responsible Management from UPEACE, the UN Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies. 


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If you are a social entrepreneur and will be in Yangon on February 26th, join Nexus for the LIFT workshop. Nexus invites sustainable energy, water and sanitation social entrepreneurs for a full-day of capacity building. Join us for peer-to-peer learning and training on advanced financial topics. RSVP now! Learn how to accelerate your impact through innovative finance! Click here to learn more >>

The workshop will complement the AVPN Myanmar Social Investment Summit 2019 on February 26th, by promoting solutions-based discussions, market connections and increased understanding within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We invite Summit attendees to join us on the 27th and leverage the back-to-back events.