2024

Competition

What do I need?

A Venture

Your venture must be of an independent and scalable seed-stage startup, and must address the entire business concept, including implementation and finance.

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A Team

Your team must include 2-5 members made up of currently enrolled undergraduate/postgraduate students with at most one non-student member.

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A Faculty Advisor

Your team must have the support of one faculty advisor from the institution the team represents and must have members currently enrolled in this institution.

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Key Dates*

Activities

Global

Online Registration

Feb 16, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024

Full Written Business Plan Submission

May 31, 2024

SAA Coaching Round

Jun 20, 2024

Semi-final Round

Jun 21, 2024

Play-off Round

Jun 21, 2024

Sustainability Round

Jun 21, 2024

Final Round

Jun 22, 2024

Competition Format

First Round

All applicants are assessed based on their submitted Pitch Deck and optional Video Pitch. The top 20 teams from ANY country are then invited to compete in Bangkok during the main competition dates (20-22 June, 2024).

Global Competition

SAA Coaching Round

521, 522, 723, 201 - Sasa Patasala Building, Bangkok

10 min pitch / 10 min Q&A

20 teams

This is a practice round and will not affect the progression of the main competition track.

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Semi-final Round

521, 522, 723, 201 - Sasa Patasala Building, Bangkok

10 min pitch / 15 min Q&A

20 teams

The 20 Semi-finalist teams will present their business plans to their respective panel of judges.

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Play-off Round

521, 522 - Sasa Patasala Building, Bangkok

25 min interactive pitch (judges can ask questions after 5 min)

8 teams

The second and third ranked teams from each group (A-D) will be offered a second chance with a different panel of judges.

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Sustainability Round

Sasin Hall - Sasa Patasala Building, Bangkok

25 min interactive pitch (judges can ask questions after 5 min)

4 teams

4 teams will be chosen by the Sustainability Award Committee to compete for Sustainability Award and Trophy.

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Final Round

Sasin Hall - Sasa Patasala Building, Bangkok

30 min interactive pitch (judges can ask questions after 5 min)

6 teams

The 2 Play-off Round winners will join the 4 Semi-final Round winners in the Final Round.

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Rules and Regulations

General Rules

Team Eligibility

Pitch Deck Format

Presentations & FWBP

COVID-19 Prep.

Judging Criteria

First Round

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60-second Pitch Round

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SAA Coaching Round

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Semi-final Round

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Play-off Round

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Sustainability Award Round

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Final Round

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Awards and Prizes

Past Competitors

FactCertified

Finalist 2023

the moonbeam co.

Finalist 2023
Sustainability Award Finalist 2023

Reborn+

First Runner-up 2023
Sustainability Award Winner 2023

Castomize Technologies

Winner 2023

Peko Produce

Finalist 2022

Neocycle

Finalist 2022
Sustainability Award Winner 2022

DECAP R&D

First Runner-up 2022

Earthen

Winner 2022
Sustainability Award Finalist 2022

PlasticFri

Grand Prize Winner 2021
Sustainability Award Winner 2021

Rambler

Finalist 2021
Sustainability Award Finalist 2021

FAQs

Will the 2023 competition be held virtually?

How many people can be in my team?

Is the competition only for students?

Do we have to go to Thailand to compete?

Are accommodation and flight costs covered?

What stage do we need to be at to compete?

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