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Second Alibaba Netpreneur Training Thailand Program Open for Application

          Alibaba Business School, the education arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the second edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Thailand Program, in a move to accelerate the growth of a local community of digital champions in Thailand and inspire a mindset change amongst the growing SME base in the country.
          The initiative is aimed at entrepreneurs of traditional and digital businesses in Thailand who wish to transform their operations and stay competitive in the digital era. It is jointly organized by Alibaba Business School with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), National Innovation Agency (NIA) and multinational venture capital firm Gobi Partners. Applications are open from now until March 8, 2020.
          The ANT Thailand Program made a successful debut in October last year, with 43 Thai entrepreneurs and business owners from a wide range of industries graduating from the program. Many members of the first cohort have since demonstrated a strong passion for applying their newly acquired insights to drive positive change in their businesses and at the same time sharing this knowledge with communities at large – from leveraging livestreaming to build branding and customer base, inspiring other Thai SMEs to digitize their operation and even to enter the Chinese market via e-commerce, to organizing regular e-commerce training for rural sellers.
          The second Alibaba Netpreneur Training Thailand Program will be held from May 10-20, 2020 at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Through lectures, discussions and site visits, the 10-day program will allow participants to gain exposure to Alibaba's transformational journey from a small start-up to a digital ecosystem serving a global network of SMEs and consumers, as well as the mission, vision, value, strategy and culture that drive the company's growth.
          Mission-driven, open-minded entrepreneurs and business owners with a digital aspiration are encouraged to apply. For more information on the program details including enrollment criteria, please visit: https://activity.alibaba.com/supplier/alibaba-netpreneur-training-thailand.html

          For more news and information about Alibaba Group, please visit the company's Thai-language content platform AlibabaNews Thai.

          About Alibaba Group
          Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that it will be a company that lasts for 102 years.

          About Alibaba Business School
          Alibaba Business School is a university established by the Alibaba Group and Hangzhou Normal University of China in October 2008. It is currently focused on implementing Alibaba Group's e-commerce training system, which has in the past decade nurtured millions of e-commerce practitioners and entrepreneurs, in China and overseas.

          About Digital Economy Promotion Agency
          Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) was established by virtue of the Digital Development for Economy and Society Act B.E. 2560 (A.D. 2017) promulgated on 23 January 2017. The agency aimed to support and promote the development of digital industry and innovation, support and promote digital technology adoption which benefit the national economy, society, culture, and security.

          About National Innovation Agency
          NIA, under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, is a significant agency responsible for promoting and supporting innovation including Innovative Startup Program, which provides support and assistance for entrepreneurs to start an innovation-based high growth business.

          About Gobi Partners
          Gobi Partners is one of the first venture capital firms with a regional presence across ASEAN, China, and Japan with over US$1.1 billion in assets under management (AUM). The firm, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages and focuses on emerging and underserved markets.
          Founded in 2002, Gobi has raised 13 funds to date, invested in over 250 startups, and has grown to eleven offices across Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

          For more information, please visit www.gobivc.com