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Competitive Program for Youths

Where talents can help Sustainable SMEs grow on online platforms and learn to become a Digital Entrepreneur yourself!

DOTs is a program that gives youths the opportunity to get involved in helping sustainable SMEs grow on online platforms. Experts from various industries will be sharing knowledge through workshops and mentors from Sea (Thailand) and Shopee will also be involved in helping youths develop digital skills.

With our theme being:
Sustainability in Action

Learn from real experts

Through workshops and guidance from experts in various industries

Taking real action

Partnering with an SME to find solutions, plan strategies and taking action

Resulting real benefits

Sharing knowledge about sustainable businesses online to the outer community

Refine the DOTs

Preparation phase before taking action

Through workshops in Orientation and Boot Camp, talents obtain knowledge and prepare themselves to become digital entrepreneurs, in order to support the growth of their partnered sellers in the project.

Refine the DOTs

Preparation phase before taking action

Through workshops in Orientation and Boot Camp, talents obtain knowledge and prepare themselves to become digital entrepreneurs, in order to support the growth of their partnered sellers in the project.

Connect the DOTs

Finding strategies to help SMEs grow

Talents and sellers work closely together to adjust their business strategies and find solutions for the issues that sellers come across, all with guidance and close consulting from Sea (Thailand) and Shopee’s mentors throughout the project. Each team will also be sharing their experiences in the Sharing Session as one learns from each other and gathers new ideas.

Connect the DOTs

Finding strategies to help SMEs grow

Talents and sellers work closely together to adjust their business strategies and find solutions for the issues that sellers come across, all with guidance and close consulting from Sea (Thailand) and Shopee’s mentors throughout the project. Each team will also be sharing their experiences in the Sharing Session as one learns from each other and gathers new ideas. 

Spread the DOTs

Publicly sharing their results

Talents share their experiences and solutions to the judges on the Pitching Day to determine the selected teams to present on the Final Presentation round.  Those who are selected will be given the opportunity to share their knowledge and methods of helping SMEs grow sustainably on online platforms, to the world and potentially inspire other SMEs in Thailand.

Spread the DOTs

Publicly sharing their results

Talents share their experiences and solutions to the judges on the Pitching Day to determine the selected teams to present on the Final Presentation round.  Those who are selected will be given the opportunity to share their knowledge and methods of helping SMEs grow sustainably on online platforms, to the world and potentially inspire other SMEs in Thailand.

3 Categories of SME

You will come across SMEs from 3 categories, all of which focus on sustainability
and are ready to exchange knowledge and develop themselves.

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Food & Beverage

Food and Beverages that are made from organic ingredients, plant based ingredients that help reduce negative impacts on the environment.

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Health & Beauty

Health and Beauty products that are made from natural ingredients, safe for human use and does not use animal testing, all in which aims to encourage people to take care of themseles along with preserving the environment.

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Home & Lifestyle

Home and Lifestyle products that are made from recycled or upcycled materials, to encourage long term use and environmentally friendly products.

DOTs Competition Award

For the 6 teams that are selected to present on the Final Presentation Day

Winner

80,000 THB

1st Runner Up

50,000 THB

2nd Runner Up

30,000 THB

3rd - 5th

5,000 THB

DOTs Special Award

A special award for teams that show outstanding results from each category

Top Performance

5,000 Baht/team,
3 awards (for each category)

Top Learner

5,000 Baht/Team,
3 awards (for each category)

And a special award for all teams  in the category of the  winning team.

Timeline

27 July 2022
DOTs is open for Application

Complete the application form on www.dots.in.th/register/ and complete the Case submission form, which will be sent after the application form has been submitted. Each team will have to create a Presentation Slide (.PDF file) consisting of 3 pages and upload them to the Case Submission form to be reviewed and selected for the next round.

20 August 2022
Deadline for submission

Complete the application and submit them by 23:59

24 August 2565
Announcement of First Round Applicants

Announcement of applications who have been selected to interview and teams will take part in a bidding where they selected their preferred SMEs to partner up with.

26-30 August 2022
Interview the selected teams

Teams will be interviewed online.

3 September 2022
Announcement of the final selection of teams

Teams who made it through the interview round will be announced, along with their partnered SME. Selected teams will have to confirm on on-boarding the program by 4 September 2022.

10-11 September 2022
Onsite Orientation & Workshop

Activities and workshops to prepare participants for the program (Includes staying over in a hotel in Bangkok, 2 days and 1 night)

17-18 September 2022
Online Training & Workshop

Activities and training for participants to be ready to take action (Through Zoom Meeting)

18 September - 12 November 2022
Implementation Phase

Teams will be required to come up with a strategic plan and take following actions, along with their partnered SMEs (Through online platforms)

1,15,29 October and 12 November 2022
Sharing & Mentoring session (Bi-weekly)

Activities for teams to share their knowledge and experiences with other in the program and receive guidance from mentors from Shopee

19 November 2022
Pitching Day

All teams present their solution to the judges and the best team from each category is selected

26 November 2022
Final Presentation

The best team from each category will present their solutions to the judges and will be broadcasted to the public

*there may be changes according to the situation in which will be informed in advanced

How to Apply

1. Gather teams of 2-3 people

Partners with those who are interested in helping SMEs in Thailand that cares about sustainability, and is willing to develop their digital skills

(Participants must be between 18-30 years old, can be studying or from any career paths)

*born in the year of 1992-2004

2. Complete the application form and submit the Case Submission Form

• Complete the application form through www.dots.in.th/register/

• Submit a Presentation Slide (.PDF file) consisting of 3 pages (Limit to 10MB) and upload them to the Case Submission form. The link will be sent after the application form has been submitted. The deadline for submission is 14 August 2022 at 23:59

3. First round selection of teams

Select a time to be interviewed and look into SMEs that you prefer through the Email sent to those who are selected

4. Interview and Final selection of Teams

Prepare yourself for the final stage of selection before you actually enter the competition

A valuable opportunity for you to take action and help Sustainable SMEs grow on online platforms

If you are ready, apply now!

Today – 20 August 2565

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