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The SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin is Asia’s only global postgraduate startup competition. Teams will not only be competing for the most prestigious prize of all, H.M. The King of Thailand’s Award that was originally kindly bestowed by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) and subsequently by King Maha Vajiralongkorn (King Rama X), but also have the opportunity to acquire over US$60,000 in cash awards. The judging committee, comprising leading investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals, will be seeking the most investor-ready start-up ventures based on submitted written business plans, live pitches, and venture exhibits.

The Bangkok Business Challenge was founded in 2002 by Sasin School of Management as the first such regional competition in Southeast Asia. In 2007, the competition was renamed “The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @Sasin” as the competition welcomed the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s Market for Alternative Investment (mai) as Co-Host and Title Sponsor. Since 2008, the competition opened opportunities for participation by teams from all nations across the globe. In 2013, the University of Texas at Austin, home of the original post-graduate intercollegiate business plan competition, Moot Corp (later renamed Venture Labs Investment Competition), requested our competition to become a partner by offering our winner an automatic berth to compete at the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (also known as Global Moot Corp), which was, at the time, widely recognized as the de facto World Championships.

To encourage scalable new venture creation by instilling entrepreneurial spirit into graduates minds and planting the seeds of entrepreneurship and innovation within institutions of higher learning.


October 22 - December 5,2019

Registration starts October 22, 2019 until December 5, 2019

February 20-22, 2020

Competition Days


The winner, BetterLife Monitor Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


news & events


25 Feb

Congratulations to all 2019 Winners and thank you to all participants

Winner of H.M. The King’s AwardBetterLife Monitor, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Winner of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Sustainability AwardAmplify Infra, Indian School of Business, India First Runner-up:Grox Industries LLC, University of Arkansas, U.S.A. Finalists:Amplify Infra, Indian School of Business, IndiaCurrent Finder, McGill University, CanadaDatax Limited, The University of Hong Kong, Hong KongNanoSiment, Nanyang Technological University, […]


12 Feb

The 19 Semi-Finalists and Thailand Track Teams

The Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin, Asia’s only global postgraduate startup competition, was created in 2002 to encourage students in postgraduate programs across the globe to become more entrepreneurial.


20 Jan


12 Jan

List of Team Registration 2019

A very warm welcome to the 71 teams from 40 participating institutions representing 19 countries and 4 continents that registered and submitted their Summary Business Plans and Pitch Decks.