Thailand’s largest telco, AIS, is organising a series of events in 2013 to show its continued support to the technology startup community in the country. It’s latest announcement includes the launch of the “AIS the Startup Weekends 2013” which invites innovators to develop mobile applications that can be used in partnership with AIS.  will have the opportunity to participate in the “AIS the Startup Boot Camp” which is a three-month intensive business training course valued at about THB28 million (around US$930,000).

“AIS the Startup Weekends” is part of the “AIS the Startup” project for 2013 which plans to establish continual support to developers. “AIS the Startup” will promote:

  • Developers to meet with AIS for idea sharing and proposal to co-develop applications. Appointments can be made through the website
  • Opportunities for developers to cooperate with AIS partner events
  • “AIS the Startup Weekends”

“AIS the Startup Weeeknds” is a two-week event that will see participants teaming up to develop a prototype for commercialisation. The team will then pitch to be selected as one of the five team accepted into the “AIS the Startup Boot Camp”. Each of the five teams will be awarded a development fund of THB200,000 (around US$6,700), Microsoft Bizspark and Windows Azure Cloud package for a year, three months office space at HUBBA and a two-day training workshop for the Nokia Windows Phone. The boot camp will also provide an intensive training program for the teams. The program is designed by AIS exclusively for new digital business entrepreneurs and will include presentations from successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders from both Thailand and abroad. The winning team from the boot camp will be awarded an additional development fund of THB600,000 (around US$20,000) and marketing and public relations support worth THB3 million (around US$100,000) from AIS.

AIS’s efforts is supported by Thai government agencies and partners like Microsoft, Nokia, EGGidea and HUBBA. Registrations for “AIS the Startup Weekends 2013” is now open until 17th March on the website

AIS The Startup

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