New York, NY, 12 January 2021YPO, the global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief executives who combined lead businesses and organizations contribute USD9 trillion in annual revenue, and RISE, a leading corporate innovation powerhouse, today announced they are partnering to engage and combine their resources and networks to create positive impact, support corporations and startups, and elevate innovation in APAC and beyond. 

Launched in 2016, RISE has quickly established itself as one of the largest corporate innovation startups in Southeast Asia. Working with corporates and governments across the region, the organization has helped accelerate innovation and drive outcomes for more than 400 companies and acted as a springboard for over 4,000 successful startups with the impact of over USD1.2 billion through its unique corporate accelerator, intrapreneur university, venture building services and experiential conference. 

Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of YPO, says, “We’re excited to partner with RISE, providing our members, who constantly strive to be better leaders and better people, access to the RISE network’s outstanding insights, expertise and innovative ideas.” 

RISE Co-founder and CEO Supachai Kid Parchariyanon says, “At RISE, we’re on a mission to drive 1% GDP for Southeast Asia to help the region recover from the economic devastation experienced as a result of the pandemic. We’re looking forward to uniting our efforts with YPO and its vast network of executive leaders to drive positive change through strategic innovation.”

As a result of this new partnership, RISE will offer YPO members customized corporate innovation workshops, virtual workshop collaboration opportunities, assessments for corporate innovation readiness and preferential access to the annual RISE Corporate Innovation Summit. YPO will facilitate introductions between YPO chapters and RISE’s corporate networks to explore innovation collaboration opportunities and planning and execution of local events and programming for members. 


About YPO

YPO is the global leadership community of more than 30,000 chief executives in 142 countries who are connected by the shared belief that the world needs better leaders. Each of our members have achieved significant leadership success at a young age. Combined, they lead businesses and organizations contributing USD9 trillion in annual revenue. YPO members inspire and support each other through peer learning and exceptional experiences in an inclusive community of open sharing and trust.

About RISE 

RISE is a leading Corporate Innovation Powerhouse based out of Southeast Asia. With a mission to lift up 1% of GDP of this region, it works closely with Fortune 500, large family businesses, and government agencies across the region to help set up and scale innovation initiatives from outside and within the organization. RISE is known for its Global Accelerator Program, Intrapreneur University, Venture Building Services, and Corporate Innovation Summit – Asia’s Largest Experiential Conference. RISE has been creating the global ecosystem for corporate innovation with a network of more than 400 corporations, 4,000 startups, and over 20,000 corporate innovators and partners in 40 countries around the world, contributing to a combined impact of over 1.2 billion USD. For more see


YPO media contacts

Amy Zelvin Reid,, +1 646 678 0575

Angela Mers,, +1 415 298 8534

RISE media contact

Nattamon Banterng,, +66 81 577 7132