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dtac accelerate making dreams come true for all local startup starlets during Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand 2016 in Chiang Mai.

August 5, 2016 – dtac accelerate, the Thailand number one startup incubation program, joins Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand 2016, hosted by Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, in Chiang Mai. dtac offers exhibition for learning with the successful senior startup team, such as Claim Di, Skootar, and Take Me Tour, to share their experiences and knowledge on how to be startups. They are new generation startup warriors, who can inspire, stimulate, and create entrepreneurs by applying science, technology, and innovation to drive business growth and be ready for sustainable Thailand 4.0. 
Mr. Sompoat Chansomboon, Director of Business Innovation & dtac accelerate, Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac, said “Chiang Mai and northern provinces play vital roles in driving nation economy especially popular industries such as tourism, medical, cosmetics, and technology. dtac accelerate is aware of the widespread interest of startup in such region. Therefore, we have initiated a dtac accelerate and Friends Roadshow in Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, and Nakorn Ratchasima with three objectives as:
1)   To look for startup starlets who have proper character and personality to be startup. This includes people with strong determination or passion for solving substantial social or national problems and also people who have products or business models, corresponding to market demand or being able to answer market’s pinpoint needs.
2)   To share knowledge during a booth camp from world-class startup experts to startups from other provinces in Thailand apart from Bangkok for the equality of opportunity. No one will be left behind. From the previous exhibition, we could feel the power of each startup community. Each roadshow always draws massive interest especially in Chiang Mai, where the rapid growth of new entrepreneurs, startup ecosystem and community, and co-working space are noticed.
3)   To build relationships with local startups in order to help the government push new entrepreneurs to become effective and ready for the growth of local, provincial, and regional businesses. The AEC market expansion is the beginning point to drive innovative business lines for the country. This matches well with the government policy which states that Thailand must breed these business warriors as many as possible.”
According to information from National Legislative Assembly (NLA), there are at least 500 startups in Thailand, whereas 80%, 10%, and 5% of them are located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, respectively. The attractive business sectors are tourism and hotel, beauty and healthcare, agriculture and food, and IT and digital content.