• Twitter()
  • Facebook()
  • Print this Story
  • Email this Story
Text Size AAA

SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @Sasin 2018

Modified: November 21, 2017

Advocating sustainable development and innovation engagement, the SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2018 cordially invites graduate student team(s) in all disciplines (business and non-business) from Northwestern University to submit a business plan that is proactive in sustainable development and innovation. Held annually since 2002, originally as the Bangkok Business Challenge, SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin competition has been co-hosted since mid-2017 by Siam Cement Group (SCG), a leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region, and Sasin School of Management (Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University) – the first AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school in Thailand and a co-founder of AAPBS (Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools).

Setting a new precedent in the standard of global business plan competitions, the objectives of the competition are 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; create commercial value for R&D efforts, especially those originating from university research centers; provide an international platform in which representatives from postgraduate programs across the globe compete, learn from each other and foster stronger network; provide a business matching platform for start-ups, potential partners and investors; and bring sustainability concerns to mainstream commercial venture.

For the SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2018 competition, student teams from throughout the world are being invited to compete for prizes with over $56,000 in cash - the grand winner also receiving HM the King of Thailand’s Award, the winner of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Sustainability Award, and the winner of Houston Technology Center Asia Innovation Award.

All full-time and part-time post-graduate students in any post-graduate programs enrolled in the 2017 calendar year are eligible to participate. Each faculty/school/institute may send one team or more, each consisting of a minimum of TWO members and a maximum of FIVE members. The majority of the team must be enrolled post-graduate students from the same faculty/school/institute that the team represents. One non-student member is allowed to be in the team – this may be a researcher, an inventor, an alumnus, etc. For complete details of the team member combination possibilities, including comprehensive eligibility and official rules, please consult their website.

Each student team should complete and submit an application form with a Summary Business Plan, available here, by December 5, 2017. For further information, please contact their at + 66(0) 2 218 4001-9, Ext. 181-182 or bbc@sasin.edu.

Professional Development