Despite the small market of only 6.9 million, the Lao startup ecosystem has big potential to thrive with international investors encouraging entrepreneurs to look into the many problems that remain unsolved.

Laos Rice Bowl Startup Awards – Winners

Best Newcomer

Best Co-working Space

Founder of the Year
Souliyo Vongdala

Startup of the Year

Country Partner

Toh Lao aims to increase more space for youth to access opportunities to startup businesses and provide a comfortable space for meeting,

Laos Rice Bowl Startup Awards



Venue: TOH-X Co-working Space

Date: 16th October 2017

Time: 2.00PM – 4.00pm


Hosted By

New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) is a non-profit organization that focuses on creating and developing sustainable entrepreneurs via strategic developmental programs.

Regional Strategic Partners

The ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the first startup support services platform in ASEAN which provides these key services to help startups expand

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) is Malaysia’s early stage start-up influencer, incorporated under the Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF) in 2003 with a mandate to fund potential and high-calibre tech start-ups.

Laos Jury

Aluna Thavonsouk

Aluna Thavonsouk

General Manager of THAVONSOUK Resort

Inthy Deuansavsnh

Inthy Deuansavsnh

Founder and Managing Director of Kobjaider Restaurant

Phongsavanh Phomkong

Phongsavanh Phomkong

Head of Office - IFC Lao PDR