dtac Accelerate today hosted a demo day event for the fifth batch of its acceleration programme in Bangkok.
The event showcased 12 startups that participated in an intensive bootcamp from May to August, with the winners set to be announced during the demo day.
The following is the full list of startups:
The startup describes itself as the “leading” booking platform for cooking classes in Asia.
A fintech solution combining e-credit scoring and blockchain technology to provide a fast and easy credit approval process and addresses know-your-customer (KYC) obligations.
The startup describes itself as a leading peer-to-peer car-sharing platform in Thailand.
This online English learning platform in Thailand allows students to take lessons from foreign coaches on a live channel.
5. Indie Dish
A healthy food delivery marketplace. The startup said it has delivered over 28,000 meals of healthy food, drinks, and snacks in Bangkok to date.
The startup uses machine learning and satellite imagery to create an alternative credit score for Thai farmers to access cheaper loans and improve farm yield.
7. Scout Out
The startup believes that “anyone can be a headhunter” by referring their friends to their dream jobs and get rewarded for it with ScoutOut.
A leading cleaning and maintenance platform for properties.
Senseino is an intelligence education platform that can fit with everyone ‘s lifestyle.
The startup offers an easy way to sell products to many locations within a minute.
Tixget is the platform offering total ticketing solution for the travel industry.
The startup describes itself as the largest online market place for out-bound tour packages in Thailand.
The dtac Accelerate Batch 5 works with partners that include Google Developer, Facebook, and corporate venture capital arms (CVCs) such as Muang Thai Life Insurance and Thai Wah.
What sets this batch apart from the previous one is the availability of two new different tracks. The incubation track is meant for companies with an idea and a passionate team, but still need help getting their business off the ground.
Meanwhile, the accelerate track is meant for companies with a clear business model and product, but still need help in the development phase to achieve growth.
dtac also introduced a new service called ‘Global Expansion Track’ which aims to leverage on global partnerships from Thailand and Southeast Asia to Silicon Valley to help startups find opportunities to scale globally.
Previously, dtac CEO Lars Norling said that by 2020 the programme hopes to grow the aggregate value of portfolio startups to THB5 billion (US$143 million); he also wants to support global expansion in 13 countries and have one of the alumni companies achieve unicorn status.
According to Norling, the current portfolio has generated THB2 billion (US$60 million) in revenue in 2016 and has created more than 10,000 jobs.