Why Do Mobile App Startups Fail?

It seems to be happening often enough. It starts off great: mobile entrepreneurs are struck with unique, off-beat ideas for a mobile application. They rush headlong into the fray, keyed up to strike it big in the industry. But, while some entrepreneurs do hit the mark, others do not. It ends with a sour note and bucket-load of lessons to be learned. So, why do some mobile startups get off the right note, while others fail to get off the ground. The panel “Why Do Mobile Startups Fail” will strive to answer just that.

Meet the Panelists :

Barak Sharabi – Barak Sharabi is the Head of Economic and Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Thailand. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, he holds three degrees in Law, Business and Diplomacy and Security, and prior to becoming the Head of Economic and Trade Mission, served in Israeli Air Force. He has worked in multiple positions in the private sector, including strategic consultancy and investments in global markets, ICT and Medical technologies and IP, Antitrust and Commercial Agreements.

Danny Oei Wirianto – Danny Oei Wirianto is the Chief Marketing Officer at GDP Venture, a holding group that overseas 20 companies that focus on community, commerce, Advertising and Entertainment. He is one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs, and has started a number of ventures including Mindtalk.com, SemutApi Colony, MerahPutih Inc., Bolalob.com, Kincir.com and MediaXasia. He has been awarded a number of accolades over his career, including Chief Marketing Officer Asia of the Year in 2010, and Best Mentor in Asia by Founders Institute in 2014.

Govind Kavaturi – Govind Kavaturi is an entrepreneur and evangelist whose passions are innovation and empowering young aspiring entrepreneurs to build solutions for global problems. He is also the Vice President of the Kairos Society in India, a global community of innovators and entrepreneurs under 25. Govind’s career path has been a series of innovations and new ideas, which included the founding of the Lean Startup Machine and The Farm House. Backed by a degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, Govind has also helped and worked with many startups like Triegg, StudentLive and Innovese.

Tal Itzhak Ron – Tal Itzhak Ron is the Chairman and CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem and Co., a law firm that fields clients in the Ad Tech, Hi Tech, Fin Tech, and iGaming areas. He is a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), specialising in Mobile Applications, Gaming and Financial Entertainment law. Tal has a Bachelor of Law from the Haifa University School of Law. Before he established Tal Ron and Dirhem law firm, Tal worked in Gornitzky & Co.. He has also taught as taught as an assistant lecturer in the courses Computer Law and Company Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Arison Business School.

Tiago Costa Alves – Tiago Costa Alves is the Vice President, Asia Pacific at Aptoide, one of the world’s top three Android Stores in the world. Tiago’s academic acheivements are only equalled by his success within the mobile industry. Tiago has a degree in Software Engineering from the university of Macao, and an MBA in time management from the university of San Francisco. Before joining Aptoide, Tiago worked at Portugal Telecom where he held technology-related roles, including VoIP Engineer, Product Manager, CEO’s Office Consultant, Mobile VAS Team Leader.

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