Celebrities join AIS executives for the countdown of the AIS iPhone 4S release at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center at 12.01am yesterday.
Advanced Info Service (AIS), the country's largest mobile operator, yesterday kicked off its "Startup Weekend Bangkok 2011" campaign aimed at tapping digital entrepreneurs' ideas for mobile and internet-related product and service initiatives.
The three-day intensive "boot camp", which ends tomorrow, will select the best innovative digital technology idea from among 120 participants.
The winner will become Thailand's representative to Singapore's boot camp, which starts next month.
In the city-state, that person will compete for the chance to access a S$200-million (4.82 billion baht) venture capital fund from SingTel Innov8 aimed at supporting new startups.
Hosted by AIS's strategic partner, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), the project is part of a global event organised by JFDI Asia to encourage innovative developers.
Somchai Lertsutiwong, AIS's executive vice-president for marketing, said the event in Singapore will last 100 days, with the winner receiving S$15,000 and industry help to start a business.
This is an opportunity for talented Thais to share their mobile and internet business ideas and set up their own teams to develop products, he said.
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