dtac accelerate Demo Day batch 7 announces winners Social impact startups are highlighted this year, marking the progressive path to the country’s digital economy

6 Sept 2019 – dtac accelerate batch 7 announces Best Performing Startup on Demo Day, the final pitching stage of Thailand’s number one accelerator program. The winners won the major prizes to attend three of the world’s best tech conferences for startups. Thibaut Girard, Head of Strategy and Innovation, at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac and Sompoat Chansomboon, Managing Director of dtac accelerate, together with sponsorship partners congratulate all the winners listed below:

  1. Ling won the prize to attend the TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco, USA, the origin of startup sphere.
  2. ViaBus and FinGas won the prize to attend the Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, the world’s biggest tech conference, with over 70,000 attendees last year.
  3. Arincare won the prize to attend Line Developer Day in Japan, a tech conference showcasing the latest technologies from LINE
  4. Arincare won the Popular Vote Award. The team will receive five hot seats at WeWork for six months

Sompoat Chansomboon, Managing Director of dtac accelerate, said: “This year, the award-winning startups are the teams that focus on business growth together with addressing social problems through deep technologies, including AI,blockchain and Internet of Things. Social causes they are dedicated to address range from healthcare, financial inclusion, digital workforce gap and transportation. This attracted more than 250 local and foriegn investors to attend the Demo Day. The move has marked a progressive path to Thailand’s digital economy, which is partly contributed by dtac accelerate. With these evolution witnessed, Demo Day this year was held under the concept “Pride of Thailand”.

dtac accelerate has continued to nurture Thailand’s startup ecosystem to the year 7th. Over the past seven years, there have been 60 startups joining dtac accelerate program with a total valuation of nearly seven billion baht. Success rates reached 70% with the combined investment value of more than 1.2 billion baht.

In addition, dtac accelerate is the only accelerator house in Thailand as a selected partner with two global tech firms – Google and Facebook – to connect the dots of global startup sphere by joining their startup program, including Google developer Launchpad and FB Start respectively. This is also a significant move of Thai startup industry to be internationally-accepted, bringing pride to both dtac and the country as a whole.

The evolution in Thai startup ecosystem is very positive, sending an impact to both startups themselves and society. With the universal pain point that people in society share in common, it also means a huge market opportunity. This concept is aligned with today’s business, entering into creating shared value era among startup, business and society.