The government has provided opportunities and paved way for startups to be on the business map and now the private sector must maintain this momentum by providing extra supports to ensure the survivability of this new eco-system.
“The government has already provided us with opportunities via incentives this have upgraded the startup status to be recognizable in Thailand’s business scene,” said Max Kortrakul, spokesman of the Thailand Tech Startup Association, an association which acts as a connector between players in and outside of the tech startup industry.
Examples of the opportunities that came with government supports include products and incentives such as Matching Fund that has gained a lot of attention from investors and tax cut for businesses which decided to use Thai seawares and applications.
“Incentives are being given and new funds are being set up which have attract both foreign and domestic investors while banks are also contently looking for innovation and these have provided more opportunities for startup in Thailand,” Max said.
However, what the association wanted to see in the second stage is the involvement of large corporate in the creation of human resource for the tech startup industry.
“What we wants to see…
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