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Market for Alternative Investment is a business unit of the Stock Exchange of Thailand which was established on November 11, 1998. The objective is to create new fund-raising opportunities for high potential businesses as well as provide a greater range of investment alternatives for investors. The mai’s vision is to strive to be the right and efficient exchange creating value for high potential, innovative and ventures companies in ASIANS.


Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University
The Graduate Institute of Business Administration was established in 1982 by Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with two of the world's foremost business schools—the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - - to meet the need of the business community for qualified managers. The established institute, bestowed the name of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been sharpening minds and shaping leaders in Thailand since then.

Sasin pioneered the use of visiting professors from the top business schools in the world, complemented by full-time faculty and other experts, to conduct its English language graduate management programs in Thailand. The institute was conceived as an educational institution offering life-long business and management education at an international level. Sasin was Thailand's first business school to be accredited not only by AACSB, but also by EQUIS, the world's two most demanding accreditation bodies.

Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.sasin.edu

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Kiatnakin (formerly known as Kiatnakin Finance and Securities Company Limited) was found in 1971. Later on in 2005, Kiatnakin began to officially operate as a commercial bank under the name "Kiatnakin Bank Public Company Limited". Kiatnakin is rated "A-" with positive outlook by Tris Rating Company Limited. This rating reflects stable business growth and strong capital base to accommodate volatile economic conditions in the future. The Bank’s Capital Adequacy Ratio, as of 30 September 2012, is 15.03% based on Basel II. Total assets are Baht 252,097 million. Currently the Bank has 86 branches countrywide (including Headquarter)

In 2012, the Bank received awards namely, "SET Award of Honor" (Corporate Governance Report) and "Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Awards" (SET market capitalization of over 11 billion baht) which conducted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand and Money and Banking Magazine, an "Investor Choices' Award" from Annual General Shareholder Meeting Assessment Programe (Top 100 Scores),for the fourth consecutive years (2012-2009), conducted by Thai Investor Association and the Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand (SEC) and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Moreover, it recieved an "Excellent" from Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Award 2012 by Corporate Governance Asia which is the region's most authoritative journal on Corporate Governance.

Kiatnakin Bank has engaged in community activities under the "People Development for National Development with Kiatnakin Program". The Kiatnakin Bank Foundation was established on June 15, 2005 to encompass three areas : Education , Social Ethics and Immunity and Distress Relief and Charity.


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), one of the most attractive exchanges in Asia, provides a wide variety of investment products (e.g., equities, bonds, and derivatives) and quality services to both local and foreign investors, with timely, accurate and complete information disclosure. We facilitate investors by providing fully computerized trading systems and aim to enhance the efficiency of the market infrastructure in meeting international standards by using efficient technology. We also emphasize promoting corporate governance amongst market participants and adopting best international practices to enhance our efficiency, transparency, and performance. Visit at www.set.or.th


Money Channel, the only 24/7 economics and investment television channel in Thailand, broadcast through True Visions channel 178, satellite TV, nationwide local cable and its website. Money Channel plays a key role in providing information about economic environment and investment, creating understanding on personal finance to support investors, entrepreneurs, securities professional and the general public in their prudent decision-making.

Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus stores currently provide service to over 12 million customers each week through over 1,000 stores, (of which 138 stores are hypermarkets). We have 5 store formats to meet the different needs of customers: Extra, Hypermarket, Department Store, Talad and Express. In the mean time, Tesco Lotus export Thai products through the Tesco network and we aim to increase the export volume to 15 billion baht in 2013/14. Tesco Lotus employed nearly 50,000 full-staff across the business, while over 500,000 jobs have been created through our network of more than 9,000 suppliers. In March 2012 we listed the Tesco Lotus Retail Growth Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (TLGF) on the Thai Stock Exchange. With a size of THB 18.41 billion (approx. USD 600 million), it is Thailand's largest-ever property fund initial public offering (IPO). Tesco Lotus has strong intention to create good business environment in Thailand by buying and selling responsively with our vendors; in addition, we get clear plans to continuously support Thai community through our community projects, which are Providing Healthy Choices, Caring for Environment, Supporting Education, and Actively Supporting Local Community.

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MC GROUP Public Company Limited operates as a distributor of products mainly under its group of companies’ brands. Focusing on distribution network expansion as the key driver of business, MC GROUP has reached an impressive network footprint of 615 points of sales nationwide, 9 points of sales internationally (8 in Myanmar and 1 in Laos) and 1 Mobile unit as of 31 December 2013. Currently, brands under MC GROUP consist of Mc, McLady, Bison, Mc Pink, McMini and Blue Brothers. Each brand is positioned uniquely through its designs and features to respond to different tastes and lifestyles of target customers. Apart from its own brands, MC GROUP also distributes other leading international brands through its online platform www.WoWme.co.th since the site’s inception in early June 2013. In addition, the Company extended its product portfolio to famous international fashion watch brands such as Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, etc. offered through Time Deco’s distribution channels, of which the Company recently acquired a 51% stake.


Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC). With aspiring entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from experienced investors, the Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC) simulates the real-world process of raising venture capital. MBAs from business schools around the globe come to The University of Texas at Austin each May to present their business plans to panels of investors. From among myriad offerings is selected the best new-venture opportunity. With more than 30-year history, the Competition is the oldest operating inter-business school competition in the world.

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Important dates
February 27-March 1, 2014
Competition Days @ Sasin

November 7, 2013
Online Registration open

December 30, 2013
Deadline for submission of Application Forms and Summary Business Plans

January 13, 2014
Announcement of First Round result

January 17, 2014
Deadline for Submission of Intention of Participation Form

February 4, 2014
Semi-final Round Draw@ Sasin

February 12, 2014
Deadline for Submission of Written Business Plan

February 27, 2014
Entrepreneurship Forum & 99-Second Pitch @ Sasin

February 28, 2014
Semi-final Round and Play-off Round Competition @ Sasin

March 1, 2014
Final Round Competition and H.M.The King Award Ceremony @ Sasin

March 2, 2014
Cultural Tour of Bangkok, Compliments of Sasin
News updated

Congratulations to 2014 winners and Thank You to 2014 participants

Final Round Competition

Sasin and mai to host 12th Global New Venture Plan Competition

Result of Semi-final Round Draw

The 16 Semi-Finalists

Major Sponsors

Tesco Lotus


The Winner will get a chance for an automatic berth to compete for World Champion at the Venture Labs Investment Competition at The University of Texas (Austin)