Krungsri RISE is a project that supports and promotes financial innovation of Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd. under the Krungsri Affiliation Group and RISE Academy. The 2nd year project aims at accelerating the FinTech business growth at a “2X” speed, under the theme ‘Accelerate 2X Potential’. The project has approached the Demo Day when all 10 FinTech startups will be ready to present their startup project to investors, experts and supporters.
Mr. Thakorn Piyapan, Krungsri Head of Krungsri Consumer Group and Head of Digital Banking and Innovation, revealed that over the past 4 months, all mentors in Krungsri RISE have been committed to accelerating growth of all 10 startups. We would like to see increasing number of startup ecosystems, and to boost their potential in innovating financial products to the digital business sector.
Mr. Supachai Parchariyanon, Founder and CEO of RISE Academy said; “A variety of businesses and expertise is the highlight of this year’s projects. They are not limited to financial products and services. Each team has their own goals. Krungsri RISE needs to turn the diversity into opportunities for learning and accelerating growth. We have invited specialized experts to coach them, so that they can achieve their goals faster. Moreover Krungsri has offered opportunities to all startups to do projects for Krungsri. Those are real experiences.”
All 10 startups have been coached and accelerated by mentors and experts from various fields for 4 months. They are now super ready to meet investors, experts and supporters, and make a 5-minute presentation (Pitching). Winning teams will be given either ‘Fintech Innovation Award’ with an opportunity to join USA Exploration Trip, or ‘Fintech Rising Star Award’ with an opportunity to join Japan Exploration Trip. They will be meeting investors and visit world-class technology companies’ headquarters. Below is the list of our 10 startups
1. Startup team named "Baania" won the Fintech Innovation Award price, which offer the study tour at Silicon Valley at the United States.
2. ZipEvent won the Rising Star Award, offering a study trip in Japan.
3. Voted by all participants via ZipEvent's application, Refinn won the special prize Popular Award.