We are

Asia's Longest-running Global
Student Startup Competition

One of the biggest startup competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the region.

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$46,000 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.

Our Objectives

scalable new
venture creation

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


To provide an international platform in which
representatives from all programs across the globe
compete, learn from each other, and foster a stronger

commercial value
for R&D efforts

To create commercial value for R&D efforts, especially
those originating from university research centers

business matching

To provide a business matching platform for startups,
potential partners, and investors


To bring sustainability concerns to a mainstream
commercial venture

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