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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Poe Aye’s Vision for FACE

In Bangkok, Poe Aye’s FACE initiative fosters a thriving community for founders and entrepreneurs, offering a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and continuous growth.

In the fast-paced business world where the majority of start-ups fail in the first two years due to lack of support, one name in Bangkok stands out. Poe Aye is a beacon of inspiration for founders and creative entrepreneurs alike. As the founder of FACE (Founder And Creative Entrepreneur), she has cultivated not just a community, but a movement – one that thrives on positivity, autonomy and the relentless pursuit of entrepreneurial goals despite adversity.

At its core, FACE represents more than just an event; it’s a platform where entrepreneurs come together to share knowledge, network, and chart the course for their ventures. Inspired by Queen’s anthem “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Poe Aye emphasizes that while the challenges of COVID-19 may have slowed some, they haven’t stopped any determined entrepreneur from forging ahead.

FACE Events comprise of speakers who are given the stage to share their stories, with start-up pitches and sharing business strategies for moving forward. Attendees can expect insights that resonate deeply with their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Poe Aye’s own background speaks volumes about her expertise and dedication. With a decade of experience in digital marketing and media, coupled with an MBA and a diverse educational background, she leads FACE in delivering top-tier B2B lead generation and community-building services. Her positive energy and outstanding leadership are evident in every aspect of her work.

The FACE events, akin to Southeast Asia’s elite gatherings, offer a unique blend of startup pitches, networking opportunities and collaboration. Drawing inspiration from TV shows like ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘The X Factor,’ founders are given a platform to shine, with the chance to secure recognition and financial support from esteemed judges and investors.

But beyond the glitz and glamor, FACE is about making a real impact. It’s about empowering entrepreneurs to make a difference—not just in their own ventures, but in their communities and the world at large. Through in-depth interviews, actionable insights, discussions on innovation and the celebration of success stories, FACE equips attendees with the tools and inspiration they need to thrive.

Yet, perhaps the most powerful aspect of FACE is its emphasis on connection and community. In the digital world where isolation can be all too common, these events serve as a reminder that we’re stronger together. As Poe Aye herself puts it, “Perseverance has led to the success of FACE.” And indeed, it’s through collective perseverance and collaboration that the entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive.

As we look ahead to the next FACE event, let’s not just celebrate the achievements of individual entrepreneurs, but the collective impact they’re making on the world. And let’s remember to thank mentors and supporters who play a vital role in nurturing this vibrant community.

In the end, FACE is more than just an event—it’s a movement fuelled by passion, resilience, and the unwavering belief that, together, we can accomplish anything.

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David Barrett is a MICE Consultant, Marketing Strategist and digital video advocate. Founder of DBC Group, Member of Institute of Place Management (MIMP) his motto is “Everybody has a story to tell. Let me tell yours.”

David is a long-term resident of Bangkok having lived and worked in the Thai capital for more than 32 years. He is recognised in the Thai tourism and hospitality industry for his passion for promoting Thailand, his love of Thai food, and his creative approach to marketing.

64 years young, David is a Brit in Bangkok. Born in St Helier, UK, he returned to the UK and set up home in Cornwall during the COVID pandemic. With business back as usual, David has returned to Thailand. He’s a man on a mission to interview leaders and trend-setters in business, sustainability, the arts and entertainment. You can watch his weekly conversations on Trends YouTube channel.