BBC 2020 Online Competition


Apr 30, 2020

SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2020, Asia’s longest-running global student startup competition, will go ahead in May in an online format for the first time in the competition’s 18-year history.

This year’s theme is “Innovating Ideas into Sustainable Ventures”, and the competition has been opened to undergraduates (in addition to postgraduate students), also for the first time.

With 18 teams from 17 institutions across 10 countries and regions already confirmed in the Semi-Finals, 5 teams from 4 Thai institutions will compete in the Thailand Track Round to also advance to the Semi-Finals.

This year’s competition saw a record number of First Round participants: 208 teams representing 83 institutions from 24 countries/regions across 6 continents.

SCG with Sasin School of Management, is the co-host of the competition for the third year in a row. KASIKORNBANK is the main sponsor and Victor is a contributing sponsor.

A total of 33 experienced judges ranging from investment managers and VCs to managing directors of social enterprises will assess this year’s participating teams and help choose the winners. Each round will include a seasoned
head judge with extensive experience evaluating startups, as well as a sustainability judge.

While many similar events have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the competition decided to proceed with an online format to ensure the health and safety of all participants. The main rounds remain intact, with certain parts being adapted to fit the online format. Prizes for those rounds, including the two Royal Trophies, HM The King’s Award and H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Sustainability Award, and all cash prizes totaling over US$60,000, will be awarded to the winners. Teams will still have an opportunity to pitch in front of the same number of judges, all experts in their own field, and receive valuable, direct feedback from them.

Sustainability remains an integral criteria in all our rounds with the Sustainability Award still up for grabs!

Don’t miss our live stream of the Sustainability Award Round on May 15, 2020 at 08:00-10:40* and the Final Round on May 16, 2020 at 08:00-15:00* at 

Stay tuned to see if your favourite teams will make it to these last two rounds!  #SasinBBC2020

*Bangkok time (GMT+7)



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