Souphaphone Souannavong (Nana)

Nana is Founder & CEO of Lao first Incubator for startups and TOHLAO Coworking Space to build an entrepreneurial community where ‘like-minded people come to work, to collaborate, to launch and grow their businesses’. Nana and the crew have been investing in startups at seed stage including outstanding startups like Bizgital and Loca. Nana has been working in financial and banking industry since 2005 in various market environments and countries such as the United States, Thailand, Malaysia and an emerging market like Laos.
At TOHLAO, Nana mentored more than 80 business ideas, helped launch more than 30 companies, mentored more than 1,200 individuals through different events in Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Nana is a Board Member of Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Executive Vice President of Lao ICT Commerce Association.
Nana graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) in 2005 under an AusAid Scholarship and obtained Masters of Science in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008 through the Fulbright Scholarship Program.
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