Minor Group, Disrupt Technology Venture and 500 TukTuks join hands to organize “Minor Tasting The Future – Hackathon 2018” to jump start food and dining tech ecosystem,
Inviting innovators, startup founders, and disruptors around Thailand to reimagine the future of food retail service and casual dining to serve the evolving demands of over 70 million Thai consumers in the next 50 years.
Mr. William E. Heinecke, Founder and Group CEO of Minor International commented, “The business environment has changed more in the last 5 years than it has in the last 50 years, and that pace of change will continue to accelerate.
Today’s world moves fast and the choice is stark; you either disrupt or wait to be disrupted. New technologies and innovations are quickly changing the way people do business, the way our customers shop, and the ways they share their opinions and experiences.
It is no longer just company versus company, but also competing in platforms and ecosystems. Only the fastest, most innovative, most adaptive companies will thrive.
In order to continue to succeed in the next 50 years, Minor must open up to new partners, namely innovators and disruptors. These are the guys with fresh perspectives, unconventional ideas, and the courage to pursue their visions.
We want to stand with them, shoulder-to-shoulder on the forefront of the creative economy. What we offer is the support and legitimacy that can accelerate new ideas into sustainable reality.
Ultimately, I believe that the marriage of corporate power and startup agility will prove to be a win-win for all involved. Let us work together to truly shape and impact our shared future.”
Being reputable as ‘kitchen of the world’, Thailand can become the center of innovation in food and food retail sectors in Southeast Asia.
This goes along with those who want to scale their idea regionally with strong support from Minor Group, Disrupt Technology Venture, and 500 TukTuks. Participants will get to create the future under the following topics; “The Future of Food Retail Service”
Participants will be mentored by leading business executives and entrepreneurs such as Mr. William E. Heinecke, Founder and Group CEO of Minor International, Krating Poonpol, Managing Partner of 500 Tuktuks,
The Minor Hackathon is not to be missed for those aspiring to be at the forefront of food tech and food retail innovation.
Awards for winners.
- The winner team THB 100,000 cash award
- First runner-up THB 70,000
- Second runner-up THB 50,000
Most importantly, all the winners will have the opportunity to receive long term support from Minor Group and 500 TukTuks.
Application starts from October 19, 2018 to November 9, 2018. More information can be found at https://www.disruptignite.com/
Only 100 people from 20 teams will be selected to participate in the Minor Hackathon which will take place on December 1 and December 2, 2018.
“I would like to personally welcome all participants in the Hackathon and I am very excited to personally work with all the talented innovators from all over Thailand to shape the future of the food retail in Thailand.
Hopefully, the first start-up unicorn of Thailand might come out of this Hackathon”, said Mr. William E. Heinecke, Founder and Group CEO of Minor International.