The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2013


The Thailand's global new venture plan competition conducted in English, was created in 2002 to encourage post-graduate students in business administration programs across Thailand and Asia to become more entrepreneurial. Teams from business administration programs will not only be competing for the most prestigious prize of all, Thailand's H.M. The King's Award, but will also have the opportunity to acquire prizes with over $113,000 in total value, including over $29,000 in cash. The judging committee, including leading entrepreneurs, professionals and venture capitalists, will be looking for the most attractive new venture based on submitted written business plans, live presentations and venture exhibits.


Competition Organizer

Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University

*International Event*

*Available in all states*

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Business - Canada
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

Team Members: All full-time and part-time graduate students in business administration programs
Team Composition:
1.) Each graduate program may send ONE team consisting of a minimum of THREE members and a maximum of FIVE members.
2.) At least THREE members of a team must be from the same graduate business administration program.
3.) The mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2013 organizing committee encourages teams to identify individuals, external to their programs to be part of the Board of Directors, management team or to be advisors who may contribute additional expertise and experience to help the team succeed.

Important Dates

November 8, 2012
Online Registration open

December 30, 2012
Deadline for submission of Application Forms and Summary Business Plans

January 14, 2013
First Round

January 18, 2013
Deadline for Submission of Intention of Participation Form

February 5, 2013
Press Conference and Semi-final Round Draw

February 13, 2013
Deadline for Submission of Written Business Plan

February 28-March 2, 2013
Competition Days

February 28, 2013
Entrepreneurship Forum & Kiatnakin Bank 99-Second Pitch@ Sasin

March 1, 2013
Semi-final Round and Play-off Round Competition @ Sasin

March 2, 2013
Final Round Competition and H.M.The King Award Ceremony @ Sasin

March 3, 2013
Complementary Cultural Tour of Bangkok

Competition Prizes

H.M. The King of Thailand’s Award 
Cash Prize US$ 10,000 
Cash Prize for Winner’s Institute US$ 2,000 
Free Open Enrollment Program by Sasin Executive Education Center worth US$ 14,000 

First Runner-Up: 
Cash Prize US$ 3,000 
Free Open Enrollment Program by Sasin Executive Education Center worth US$ 14,000 

Each Finalist (4): 
Cash Prize US$ 1,500 
Free Open Enrollment Program by Sasin Executive Education Center worth US$ 14,000 

Kiatnakin Bank 99-Second Pitch Winner: 
Cash Prize US$ 750 

Each Semi-Finalist (16): 
Cash Prize US$ 500 

Best Business Plan of the group (4) 
Best Presentation of the group (4) 
Best Venture Exhibit (1) 
Recognition of Sustainability (4) 
Sasin Alumni Association Honorary Mentions

Other Info

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @Sasin 2013 will be responsible for your accommodation at Sasin’s housing facilities and meals for all team members and your advisor.