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Pitch@School

International Startup Pairing Program 

Pitch@School International Startup Pairing (ISP) Program is a global cooperation project for students from different countries to work together to create international startups to solve common real-world problems.

ISP teams work online using the Pitch@School online tool and learning platform and receive training and mentoring on their projects to prepare and submit their pitch decks for the chance to compete at the next Pitch@School regional and international competitions.​ 

Each student team consist of 3 - 5 students with team members from at least two countries. 

Benefits of International Startup Pairing Programme

EDUCATIONAL

  • International learning exposure propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives.

  • Improves language ability achieved through practical immersion.

  • Awareness and adoption of alternative, multi-faceted approaches to learning.

  • Improves analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Enhanced interest in global issues as well as a broader general knowledge.

PERSONAL

  • Self-development and awareness leading to enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Maturity and social poise, fuelled by the necessity to confront challenges outside a familiar support network and comfort zone.

  • Integration into different cultures as well as the development of life-long friendships, fostering an appreciation of diversity and acceptance.

  • A tremendous sense of accomplishment upon completion encourages students to develop independent opinions, make informed decisions and strive to attain fresh goals.

LONG-TERM

  • Students who go on to tertiary studies find themselves more comfortable in ‘foreign’ environments.

  • Prospective employers in almost every field look favorably upon experience gained, knowledge obtained working with different cultures and environments.

  • Increased pressure to communicate and relate to others develops an awareness of group dynamics and personal sensitivity towards others.

  • Successful program completion represents an excellent measure of personal flexibility, encompassing an ability to reach compromise, focus and succeed through challenging times

  • Who are the organizers of Pitch at School Thailand?
    The Pitch at School programme is led and organized by Global Entrepreneurship Network Thailand www.genthailand.org, affiliated with the Global Entrepreneurship Network www.genglobal.org which operates a platform of projects and programs in 180 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. We celebrate, understand, support and connect entrepreneurs and those who champion them. The Pitch at School programme is supported by a consortium of innovative startups, passionate mentors and coaches, entrepreneurial individuals, as well as corporate sponsors.
  • How much is the participation fee?
    Pitch at School offers school license and the course is tailored to schools' requirements. Please contact us for details on the package. hello@pitchatschool.org Pitch@School user licenses are designed for both Private & Public schools
  • Is the program only conducted in English?
    Pitch@school is primarily an English language programme although many training and coaching can do include Thai language. The Bootcamp and pitching competition will be in English as we seek to encourage more students to practice English as the global language of business.
  • When can I join the Pitch@School Programme?
    It is recommended that you can register 2 months before and 1 month after the start of each semester. Pitch@school operates two semesters and 2 competitions a year. - 1st Semester From May to October - 2nd Semester from November to April the following year.
  • How many competitions are there a year and when?
    There are two Pitch@school competitions a year towards the end of each semester in April and October. The dates of the competitions will be announce at the begining each semester subject to change.
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