Startup Sandbox For Entrepreneurs

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and True Digital Park, Southeast Asia’s largest startup and tech entrepreneur campus, have joined hands to create the “Centara Hotels and Resorts + True Digital Park present CENTARA Startup Sandbox”, a competition and three-month incubator programme which supports startups and entrepreneurs with co-working space, facilities, mentorship and funding.


The Startup Sandbox project will see teams compete for a chance to join the three-month programme, during which executives from Centara will provide regular consultation sessions and be the judge for the teams’ final pitch.


“The world of hospitality is always evolving and we are proud to be a part of this competition to encourage fresh ideas which will drive innovation in our industry. We are delighted to partner with True Digital Park to support promising startup businesses in Thailand and to mentor the next generation of innovative thinkers,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts.


“True Digital Park continues to build a complete ecosystem for startup and tech entrepreneurs to support the digital transformation and we are proud to partner with Centara Hotels and Resorts. This startup sandbox programme will strengthen our commitment to nurture tech talents and further accelerate innovative solutions,” Dr. Tarit Nimmanwudipong, General Manager of True Digital Park.


Competing teams for the” “CENTARA Startup Sandbox” have to deal with the challenge: “How might we help clients experience their preferred destination or any hospitality offering while still providing them with a more exclusive and memorable services?”


The winning team will receive Bt100,000 and free usage of co-working space at True Digital Park for six months. The first and second runners-up will each receive free usage of co-working space at True Digital Park for three months.


Additionally, the winning team will also receive hotel vouchers from Centara as per below details:


  • 1st Prize: Centara Reserve Samui, two-nights in Deluxe Ocean room with breakfast for two persons (value Bt23,775 per prize x three prizes per team).


  • 2nd Prize: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, two-nights in Deluxe room with breakfast for two persons (value Bt12,947 per prize x three prizes per team).


  • 3rd Prize: COSI Pattaya Wong Amat Beach, two-nights in COSI Plus room with daily credit for two persons (value Bt3,295 per prize x three prizes per team).


Teams with at least three members of any nationality, 18-years old and above who have a business idea for hotel and hospitality industry can apply from now until 6th September 2021. Simply click here.


For more information, click here.



Source: Centara Hotels & Resorts.

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