GL 2021





  1. Registration & First Round: Online application opens at 09:00 hrs. (Bangkok Time) on Tuesday December 1st, 2020. All submissions must be uploaded to by 23.59 hrs. (Bangkok Time) on Sunday January 3rd, 2021.
    1. Each team is required to submit a Pitch Deck in accordance with the provided template at by 23:59 hrs. (Bangkok time) on Sunday January 3rd, 2021 (see section IV).
      All topics from the template must be included in the submitted Pitch Deck. Modifications to the
      submission may be done up to this deadline
    2. Each team may also submit a web link (URL) to a 60-second Video Pitch previously uploaded to
      YouTube, with access given to the organizers. This is optional, but highly encouraged by the
      judging panel.
    3. Selected teams and their faculty advisors will be individually notified via email on Wednesday
      January 20th, 2021. Each team member and advisor must then confirm his or her Intention of
      Participation by replying to by Sunday January 24th, 2021.
    4. Should any of the selected teams relinquish their right to participate further in the competition
      by failing to confirm their Intention of Participation within the deadline or otherwise, we
      reserve the right to invite the next best team to fill up the vacancy. A public announcement and
      draw of the selected teams will be made by Thursday February 4th, 2021. If, after the public
      announcement, any of the selected teams relinquish their right to participate further in the
      competition (despite having previously confirmed their Intention of Participation), we reserve
      the right to invite the next best team to fill up the vacancy. If such an eventuality is to be
      realized, the replacement team will be given at least 5 days from the moment of notification to
      submit their Full Written Business Plan.
    5. We reserve the right to refuse participation in the subsequent year's competition from
      institutions whose teams have confirmed their Intention of Participation but then fail to
      participate further in the competition in Bangkok. Under such an eventuality, the highest
      authority governing the concerned institutions (i.e. Rector/President of the University, Dean of
      the Faculty, etc.) will be formally informed in writing.
    6. Teams representing Thai Academic Institutions will be eligible for BOTH the Thailand and Global
      Competitions, and must acknowledge and agree to participate should this eventuality be
  2. Global Competition
    1. Platform Testing:
      Each of the 19 qualified and participating teams are obliged to attend platform testing and
      briefing sessions. Should there be any need to improve a participating team’s ability to
      compete virtually (e.g. network connection, video/audio quality, lighting, etc.), they must try to
      do so to the best of their ability.
    2. Full Written Business Plan Submission:
      Each of the 19 qualified and participating teams will need to submit a Full Written Business
      Plan in PDF format to by 23.59 hrs. (Bangkok time) on Wednesday February
      24th, 2021.
    3. 60-Second Pitching Round:
      Evening session of Monday March 8th, 2020. One representative from each of the 20 Semi-finalist teams will present their venture idea in front of a panel of judges in 60-seconds or less, without visual aids or props of any kind. The winner will be announced and awarded with a prize at the event, but the scores will NOT be included in the main competition.
    4. SAA Network Coaching Round:
      Monday March 1st to Tuesday March 2nd, 2021. Each Semi-finalist team will be able to practice their Formal Presentations in a pre-competition practice round. The panel of experienced investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals of the Sasin Alumni Association Network (SAA Network) will then provide frank verbal and written feedback to the Semi-finalists with regards to their Formal Presentations. Compiled scores are only for providing feedback and will NOT be included in the business plan competition.
    5. Semi-final Round:
      Wednesday March 3rd to Saturday March 6th, 2021. Without an official announcement, the top 4 teams from the First Round will be separated into four different groups (A, B, C and D). After which, all remaining teams will be randomly placed in each group to make up 5 teams per group. The 20 Semi-finalist teams will then present their business plans to their respective
      panel of judges, from whom they will receive oral and written feedback - see Section VIII. The winner of each group will immediately proceed to the Final Round.
    6. Play-off Round:
      Morning and afternoon of Sunday March 7th, 2021. The second and third ranked teams from each group (A-D) will be offered a second chance with a different panel of judges. The second ranked teams from groups A and C and the third ranked teams from groups B and D will form a group of four to compete for a seat in the Final Round. Similarly, the third ranked teams from
      groups A and C and the second ranked teams from groups B and D will also compete for a chance to join the Final Round.
    7. Sustainability Award Round:
      Afternoon session of Monday March 8th, 2021. After the 20 Semi-finalists’ Written Business Plans, Virtual Venture Exhibits, and presentations have all been reviewed, 4 teams will be chosen by the Sustainability Award Committee to compete for H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Sustainability Award and Trophy.
    8. Final Round:
      Morning and afternoon of Tuesday March 9th, 2021. The 2 Play-off Round winners will join the 4 Semi-final Round winners in the Final Round. A random sequence of teams will then present their business plans to a panel of judges, from whom they will receive oral and written feedback - see Section VIII. The winner will receive the H.M. The King's Award.

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Rights Disclaimer

Sasin School of Management (hereinafter collectively referred to as “The Organizer”), the co-organizers of SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2021 competition (hereinafter referred to as “The Competition”), may make copies and recordings in all media of the presentations and all associated materials prepared for use in the competition that includes, but are not limited to, the submitted business plans and presentation slides (hereinafter collectively referred to as “The Materials”).

The Competition’s participating team members (hereinafter referred to as “The Participants”) retain all proprietary rights to the ideas and concepts embodied in the Materials, including right to be identified as the author(s) whenever and wherever the Materials are published

The Organizer, and all other institutions governed by The Organizer, may use The Materials in any book, other printed materials, videotapes, or any other medium that it may produce. The Organizer has non-exclusive world rights in all languages, and in all media, to use or to publish the materials in any book, other printed materials, videotapes, or any other medium, and to use the materials in future editions thereof and derivative products.

Copyright© 2021 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin office. All rights reserved.


The Participants warrant that they are the sole owners of The Materials and have full power and authority to make this agreement; that The Materials do not infringe any copyright, violate any property rights, or contain any fabricated, scandalous, libellous, or unlawful matter. The Participants will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Organizer and/or its licensees against all claims, suits, costs, damages, and expenses that The Organizer and/or its licensees may sustain by reason of any scandalous, libellous, or unlawful matter contained or alleged to be contained in the Materials or any infringement or violation by the Materials of any copyright or property right.

SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2021 Committee reserves the right to disqualify, without recourse, any entry that is deemed illegal, immoral, unethical, or in any way in violation to the rules stated above.


Copyright© 2021 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin office. All rights reserved.


Global Competition - Grand Prize Winner

US$ 20,000

- Cash Prize for Winner

US$ 18,000

- Cash Prize for Winner’s Institute

US$ 2,000

Global Competition - H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Sustainability Award

US$ 11,000

- Cash Prize for Winner

US$ 8,000

- Cash Prize for 3 Finalists (US$ 1,000 each)

US$ 3,000

Global Competition - First Runner-up

US$ 5,000

Global Competition - 4 Finalists (US$ 1,500 each)

US$ 6,000

Global Competition - 4 Best Business Plan of the Group (US$ 500 each)

US$ 2,000

Global Competition - 4 Best Presentation of the Group (US$ 500 each)

US$ 2,000

special awards

KASIKORNBANK 60-Second Pitch Winner

US$ 1,500


Dr Suracha Udomsak

Vice President - CTO - Innovation and Technology, Chemicals Business, SCG

Chairman of Judging Committee

Chavapas Ongmahutmongkol

Co-Founder and Managing Director, PrimeStreet Advisory (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Graham Brain

Chief Executive Officer, Obex Solutions Ltd.

Nat Wittayatanaseth

Investment Associate, Monk's Hill Ventures

Paul Ark

Advisor, Gobi Partners

Sajeekarn Prescott

Investment Manager, AddVentures by SCG

Wiphak Trakanrungsi

Chief Technology Officer, Ananda Development Public Co. Ltd.

Mark C. Wolf

Founder, ProperDi Co., Ltd.

Krista Supavatanakul

Principal, Expara (Thailand)

Sopon Punyaratabandhu

President, Vnet Capital Co., Ltd.

Nicha Suebwonglee

VC Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Hemant Bhardwaj

Managing Partner, Taurus Ventures

Robert Lomnitz

Director, Bangkok Venture Club

Jesper Riis-Antonsen

Managing Director, Paterson Jewellery Co.,Ltd.

Dr Andrew Stotz

Chief Executive Officer, A. Stotz Investment Research

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

Chairperson, Toshiba Thailand Co., Ltd.

Haidy Leung

Business Development Manager, ChangeVentures

Somporn Kamolsiripichaiporn, Ph.D.

Commission on Environment and Energy, Thailand International Chamber of Commerce

Sukich Udindu

Chief Executive Officer, SEAMEO SEPS

Aung Kyaw Moe

Founder & Group CEO, 2C2P

Dr Kenji Fukunaga

General Manager, UBE Technical Center (Asia) Limited

Vansa Chatikavanij

Director, Digital Assets Asia

Krongkamol Deleon

Investment Manager, Beacon Venture Capital

Woraphot Kingkawkantong

Senior Investment Manager, Beacon Venture Capital

Dusit Chairat

Corporate Venture Capital Fund Manager, AddVentures by SCG

Mukaya Panich

Chief Venture and Investment Officer, SCB10X

Ornsiree Junchaya

Deputy Director, University Technology Center

Poshakrishna Thirapatana

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, InTouch Holdings PLC

Jarung Kiatsupapong

Managing Director, KSoft (KBTG Assignment)


KLAW Industries

Clarkson University, USA

Team Viridi

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


Sasin School of Management, Thailand

Kidney in a Box

Mahidol University, Thailand


KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

ReGen Technologies

University of Arkansas, USA


Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong


Asia School of Business Malaysia

Venture Boss

ESCP Business School France


Strategy First University, Myanmar

Monitoring Water

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Sugar Tech

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand


HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany


Chulalongkorn University Thailand


National Chiao Tung University Taiwan


Victoria University Australia

Cambridge Nucleomics

University of Cambridge UK


University of St. Gallen Switzerland

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