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Centara collaborates with True Digital Park in startup competition

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:01

Prize winnings for “Centara Hotels and Resorts X True Digital Park present CENTARA Startup Sandbox” total THB 400,000.

Bangkok, Thailand – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and True Digital Park, Southeast Asia’s largest startup and tech entrepreneur campus, take part in “Centara Hotels and Resorts X True Digital Park present CENTARA Startup Sandbox”, a competition and 3-month incubator programme which supports startups and entrepreneurs with co-working space, facilities, mentorship and funding.

The Startup Sandbox project, held in collaboration with True Digital Park 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 continue to build a complete ecosystem for startup and tech entrepreneurs to support the digital transformation and is proud to partner with Centara Hotels and Resorts. This startup sandbox program 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 Sadbox” has to deal with a challenge: “How might we help clients experience their preferred destination or any hospitality offering while still providing them with a more exclusive and memorable service”.

The winning team will receive THB 100,000 and free usage of co-working space at True Digital Park for 6 months. The first and second runners-up will each receive free usage of co-working space at True Digital Park for 3 months.

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

  • 1st Prize: Centara Reserve Samui, 2 nights in Deluxe Ocean room with breakfast for 2 persons value 23,775THB per prize x 3 prizes per team
  • 2nd Prize: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 2 nights in Deluxe room with breakfast for 2 persons value 12,947THB per prize x 3 prizes per team
  • 3rd Prize: COSI Pattaya Wong Amat Beach, 2 nights in COSI Plus room with daily credit for 2 persons value 3,295THB per prize x 3 prizes per team

Teams with at least 3 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 at


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