Mekong Challenge is the leading annual entrepreneurship competition for university students across the Mekong Region. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at universities in Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province, China.
Business and Social Venture ideas relating to all sectors (e.g., IT, technology, agriculture, tourism, service sector, etc.) are eligible for consideration. This year, priority is given to teams that are committed to launching a business or social venture. The Mekong Challenge program is designed to help launch new businesses and social ventures via a 3-month online training and mentoring process.
The final challenge will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar (subject to final confirmation). The Mekong Challenge will cover airfare from home country in the Mekong Region / Bhutan, plus hotel and meals for all student teams.
The winning team will advance to the International Business Model Competition which will be held in the U.S. (Silicon Valley) on May 1, 2017. The Mekong Challenge will cover flight and accommodation expenses for the winning student team to compete in the International Business Model Competition in the U.S.