We aspire to see a generation of international high-achievers who are innovative and borderless learners that are well-connected and well-equipped and successful presenters.
Our goal is to give high school students the opportunity to experience real-world experience without limitations and provide a platform to connect the classroom to the business world.
How it all started
After attending an entrepreneurial camp by Reactor Schools Singapore, which was organized by the International Community School (ICS), a group of high school students from the ICS class of 2020, became the BEST Team and created Bangkok Entrepreneurial Students Tryouts (BEST).
MEET THE TEAM
JOANNA A. PINSUVANA
Chief Executive Officer
Hi, I'm Joanna, the CEO of the BEST Team. During my time at high school, I served as the Co-Founder and President of the ICS Business Club during the 2018-2020 academic years. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising, and watching tv shows (kdramas), and in the past, I've had the opportunity to serve as the photographer of the ICS Quill (school magazine) and to take part in the Tennis Team. My other passions are constantly learning new things/skills and traveling. In the future, I'll be studying Creative Technology Management, where I hope to bring a positive impact on the communities around me.
NIKUNTA (CARTOON) PIYAKET
Director of Operations
Hello! I’m Cartoon and I am the Director of Operations of the BEST Team. My passion for and interest in business was cultivated in high school, when I realized that I have the desire to understand the internal processes and functions behind everything I see. I had the chance to practice my interests as the Co-founder and Vice President of the Business Club in high school. Outside of this, I also have interests in dancing, various kinds of art, and volleyball. I will be continuing my studies with a major in Human and Organizational Development with the goal of returning and finding a way to bring change to various communities.
PRAIRVA (SUMMER) PLEPALAKON
Director of Digital Media
Hello, my name is Summer and I recently just graduated from International Community School (ICS). I’m planning to major in Food Science / Technology and minor in Business Management. My goal is to increase the awareness of living a healthy lifestyle into a business aspect of the world. A few of my hobbies I enjoy are editing videos and designing posters. I got the chance to be the Treasurer and Social Media Manager of ICS Business Club during my time in high school. I am now the Treasurer and Social Media Manager of the BEST Team. I help with the behind-the-scenes of all of the competitions and camps that were held by BEST.
NAPATR (MATT) PHANACHET
Director of Startup Learning and Innovation
Waddee krub (hi), my name is Matt, but they call me the Communication Director. I will be studying Film Production. If you like the movie Hereditary, I'm sure we can work together.
PHUTAWAN (PHOO) JATUPORNPAKDEE
Hi, I’m Phoo, the Reactor Facilitator. I enjoy playing basketball, watching anime, and playing online games during my free time. The school subjects that I’m interested in are biology and human anatomy. Right now I am studying medicine, however, I am passionate about entrepreneurship and hope to launch a medical-related company in my future career.
IN BUM (SKY) PARK
Hello guys, My name is Sky a Facilitator on the BEST Team. I enjoy spending time with friends and playing sports during my free time. At the moment I am majoring in Theater and Film in Korea and I hope to be a successful actor/ independent business owner one day. I had a lot of experience as an actor and model so if you need a model for your startup, you know who to call ;). I work with the Startups Incubator Director and the Lead Communicator for planning the camps and the BEST Competition.
MEET THE TEAM
PINMADA (MYE) MAKORNWATTANA
Lead Communicator for Entrepreneurship and Startup
Helps assist the Startup Incubator Director and Entrepreneur Programme Director
PIMTAWAN (PIM) JATUPORNPAKDEE
Helps assist the Cheif Executive Officer and Director of Operations
The Reps are a very essential part of the team, they help us coordinate and promote our events.
PINMADA (MYE) MAKORNWATTANA
International School of Bangkok (ISB)
I’m currently a highschool student at the International School of Bangkok in the class of 2022. With the BEST team, I’ve organized the ISB Business Camp and helped to host the BEST Competition 2020. My passion for business stemmed from my love of entrepreneurship as well as the notion that it could develop our country and provide jobs and opportunities. My work revolves around creating change and making a positive impact in this world. Hence, I started a nonprofit for women’s rights and do a lot of other work in activism and service. Additionally, I’m interested in medicine and business, and also am an avid poet and swimmer.
CHAYUT (TENNY) SRIRUNGROJANA
International Community School (ICS)
I’m in the class of 2021 at International Community School. I was in the swim team, the track team and also play in the band. I enjoy multiple forms of entertainment like watching movies, playing video games, reading and especially music. I am currently the president of Business club at International Community School. I am interested in science subjects as well as social sciences. I have a passion to try and make a mark on this world. I want to positively contribute to society.
NICKY NICKNIPA PISALYAPUT
Harrow International School (HIS)
I’m in the class of 2023 at Harrow International School Bangkok. I’m a national swimmer and I enjoy singing & playing musical instruments such as piano and guitar. I am one of Harrow’s leaders of the SR5 phase and the leader of the leadership in the action committee. I am interested in the sciences and humanities subjects. I am a passionate high schooler with the purpose of creating a better world for my generation.
1. NAVAPORN APICHAIDEJUDOM (KYLEE ROSE)
2. NICHA LIVEERAKORN (NEMMY)
Shrewsbury International School
1. I’m in the class of 2022 at Shrewsbury International School. I’m an avid golfer and an animal lover. I’m interested in combining social enterprise and business and that’s why I’ve co-founded Kalamansi Kitchen, an online food delivery service, that channels the profits to benefit society and the environment. In addition, I’m also one of the founders of Climate Change Club in my school. The aim of the club is to bring more awareness about global warming and the actions the local thai community can take to help.
2. I’m in the class of 2022 at Shrewsbury International School. I’m interested in law and politics, which is why I have participated in Model United Nations for the past 3 years. I like to explore my interests through reading books, articles or news. In addition, I am also the youth leader for youth for sustainable development goals in Thailand this year, which is an event that raises awareness about the 17 UN SDGs.
1. KAEWALIN (GAIL) SUPAVANICHYANON
2. SIRINYA (PALMY) HIRUNVIRIYA
Concordian International School (CIS)
Gail: I’m studying at Concordian International School and I’m in the class of 2023. I’m interested in arts and science. Currently, I’ve been working on my jewelry brand as an opportunity for me to pursue my design and art skills. This will also be one of the chances I could experience being an entrepreneur.
Palmy: I’m currently studying in Concordian International school in class of 2023. During my free times I tend to spend time with my friends and family, and would sometimes listen to music, watch Netflix, take pictures and exercise. My favourite subjects are Art and English, and other than that I am also part of my school swim team and the radioactive club. Currently I do not have any big dreams, and just want to enjoy my life as a high schooler.
MINSOO (JOSHUA) KIM
Wells International School (WIS)
I'm in the class of 2022 at wells. Although I play football and enjoy it, my favorite sport is still baseball. I am a huge fan of Yankees in MLB and Samsung Lions in KBO. I have started my own business before, an app in fact and managed to receive advice from Jeff Bezos and Tim Draper but unfortunately was unable to secure an offer. I am also the founder and current president of the CS Club at my school. My passion is heavily revolved around technology (specifically mobile devices and A.I), business, economics, and politics. I hope to pursue my career as an entrepreneur or work in an investment bank as either a hedge fund manager or M&A.
1. PARISTEMI (PARIS) ROE PASCUA DIN
2. JEAN KITTIYANPANYA
Thai-Singapore International School (TSIS)
Paris: I'm the class of 2023. I am a big fan of kpop, kdramas and anime. Most of what I do in a day is eat, sleep, and play. I currently, have no dreams that I wish to pursue, so I just want to go where life takes me.
Jean: I'm in the class of 2023. I enjoy watching anime, kdrama, and Cdrama. I love drawing, eating and mobile gaming. I don’t have a certain dream or goal for me to pursue, so I want to understand myself more.
St Andrews International School Bangkok
I am in the class of 2022 at St Andrews International School Bangkok. I studied IGCSE Business and currently studying business in IB. I am in my school's volleyball team however I love playing basketball, cricket and chess. My favorite basketball team in the NBA is the Golden State Warriors. I know quite a few ways to sell my products at high prices. I participate in all of my school events related to fundraising. My passion is heavily revolving around technology and business. I hope to pursue my career as an entrepreneur or work in a globalized firm like google, amazon, etc.