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What are the expenses involved in participating in the competition?

The major expenses are your travelling costs only. There is no registration fee to enter the competition and the competition organizers offer complimentary accommodation for all team members and one faculty advisor for the duration of the competition and associated events (total 5 nights: check-in 20th February 2019, check-out 25th February 2019). We also offer complimentary airport transfers (both in-bound and out-bound), however other transportation are the responsibility of the teams/universities themselves. Most meals are also provided for the duration of the competition.

   
Who can participate and how many members are allowed in a team?
All full-time and part-time post-graduate students in any post-graduate programs enrolled in the 2018 calendar year may participate. Each faculty/school/ institute may send one team or more, each consisting of a minimum of TWO members and a maximum of FIVE members. The majority of the team must be enrolled post-graduate students from the same faculty/school/ institute that the team represents. We also allow ONE non-student member to be in the same team - this may be a researcher, an inventor, an alumnus, etc. For complete details of the team member combination possibilities, including comprehensive eligibility and official rules, please consult http://bbc.sasin.edu/rules.php
   
What is the voltage in Thailand and what type of plugs do I need?

The voltage in Thailand is 220 volt and we use 3-pin standard plugs (2 squares, 1 round). 

   
What are the specifications of the Venture Exhibition booths and what are teams given?

Booth size: W 1.5 m x L 1 m x H 2.4 m (total of 1.5 square metres) with details as follows:
- 240 cm. height fascia with venture’s name, 1 set
- Information table, 1 unit 
- Chair, 1 unit (removable)
- Trash bin, 1 unit (removable)
- 5 Amp Power outlet (220 Volts.)

Yes, you can ...

- ... place objects (including chairs and tables provided) anywhere within booth space
- ... use double-sided tape
- ... bring and use computers/laptops/ other visual aids
- ... use visual aids
- ... decline to use table and/or chair provided (please inform organizers in advance)

No, you can't ...

- ... place objects outside your allocated booth space
- ... distribute promotional material beyond the immediate vicinity of your allocated booth space
- ... glue, drill, or make holes on the walls of the booths
- ... leave your valuables (especially laptops) unattended

   
Is the First round Summary Business Plan the same as a typical Executive Summary?
The Summary Business Plan is essentially the same as an executive summary, with some restrictions and requirements as per the official rules (please see http://bbc.sasin.edu/rules.php).
   
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Important dates
October 24 - December 5, 2018
Online Registration opens and submission of First Round Summary Business Plans

December 5, 2018
Deadline for submission of First Round Summary Business Plans

December 20, 2018
Semi-finalists & Thailand Track announcement

February 1, 2019
Semi-finalists & Thailand Track Final Round Teams Submit Written Business Plan

February 11, 2019
Press Conference, Semi-final Round and Thailand Track Round Draw

February 21-23, 2019
Competition Days

February 21, 2019
Thailand Track (Final Round), Entrepreneurship Forum & 60-Second Pitch @ Sasin

February 22, 2019
Semi-final Round, Sustainability Award Round and Play-off Round Competition @ Sasin

February 23, 2019
Final Round Competition and Award Ceremony @ Sasin

February 24, 2019
Cultural Tour of Bangkok (Compliments of Sasin)
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Congratulations to all 2018 Winners and thank you to all participants

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