In January 2018, RISE and PTT Digital announced the launch of D-NEXT – a 12-week bootcamp to help startups innovate faster. Now, they have whittled down the hundreds of startups that applied into the top 15 qualified startups.

Startups from all over the world applied and the 15 chosen were those that stood out based on several important factors. According to RISE Founder Dr. Supachai Kid Parchariyanon, the startups were chosen based on their scalability in Thailand and Southeast Asia, their stage in product development, and the possibility of being plugged in with the PTT Group.

Coming from 7 countries across 3 continents, the 15 startups set to join D-NEXT are:

Barghest Building Performance (BBP) uses AI to existing climate control systems to help buildings and other structures optimize and reduce energy consumption of their climate control systems.

Classwin is an edtech startup that provides students with an online platform to access better education from teacher from different schools

EcoWorth is a waste solution startup specializing in transforming waste materials into reusable products. They commercialise a sustainable technology called Carbon Fibre Aerogel to treat wastewater.

EverComm uses IoT and machine learning technologies to identify hidden energy wastage and optimise equipment energy usage in real-time.

Glueck uses face recognition, demographics, and emotional analysis technology to extract insights for better advertisements and customer experience.

HelloGold is a startup that creates accessible gold products, building the world’s first Shariah compliant gold digital application for trading gold.

HitKey provides delivery of internet and financial services within any email, chat, or social application using keyboard applications.

NPCore provides governments, schools, financial institutions, and other enterprises with information security solutions and services.

OneWatt is a technology solutions company that created a non-invasive predictive industrial motor health management system. Their system uses sensors and machine learning algorithm to predict motor failures and prevent downtimes.

SalesCandy is an action-based Sales Performance and Lead Management System that automatically updates status of leads based on actions taken by salespeople.

Synaptik is a data management and analytics platform that automates workflow systems.

Stonelab is a platform for mobile management for maintenance and calibration of factory equipment.

TrackerHero is a workforce and security industries management suite solution that combines their proprietary handheld device and award-winning cloud-based system.

UpUpApp gamifies employee engagement through an app that also features real-time rewards for employees.

WisePass is a lifestyle subscription platform connecting venues with people, offering lifestyle products and services like meals, cinema tickets, and drinks from over 100 premium venues in Thailand and Vietnam.

As to what’s expected from the startups?

“We expect them to grow their business as fast as they can,” Parchariyanon said. “The goal is that they get their first cheque or first contract in Thailand at the end of the programme.”

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