VOV.VN - Vietnam has set a target of having one million enterprises by 2020 towards becoming a destination for startup businesses in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region.
Ho Chi Minh City is striving to become Vietnam’s startup urban centre with the establishment of 500,000 enterprises through 2020.
Three startup models were awarded cash prizes totalling 28,000 USD at the final pitch of the Swiss Innovation Challenge (SIC) Vietnam 2017 competition in Ho Chi Minh City on September 13.
The high ‘fear-of-failure’ is a challenge that affects entrepreneurs in Vietnam, despite the efforts by the government to improve the business environment.
The Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) has selected 12 outstanding startup projects from 160 local candidates for a combined investment of US$360,000.
An Angel investor network was launched by Songhan Incubator on July 21 in Da Nang city, aiming to incubate startups in the central region.
The central city of Da Nang is determined to a build startup destination for innovation and creativity, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to support women’s startups for 2017-2025, aiming to raise women’s awareness of the Party and State’s laws and policies on startups and encourage the realisation of their ideas.
More than 500 startup projects have been launched in Ho Chi Minh City in the first six months of this year, heard a recent conference of the municipal Party Committee.
Restaurant reservation application PasGo was launched in Vietnam in 2014 to present a complete tech solution for both diners and restaurants.
Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services headquartered in Germany, will send experts to evaluate and give consultancies to startup projects and join hands with the Saigon Innovation Hub (SiHub) to organise annual industrial technology startup contests.
A startup network of the Mekong Delta was launched at a ceremony held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)’s Can Tho chapter (VCCI Can Tho) on May 24.
National Assembly deputies debated the draft bill on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) during the ongoing third meeting on May 23.
The annual contest Startup Wheel 2017 was launched on May 16 in Ho Chi Minh City to encourage startup spirit among students and youth aged 18-35 across the country.
Given the rising number of traffic accidents, five students from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Foreign Trade University have devised an initiative of smart helmets called Mubahi.
Tourism startup projects with innovative solutions to diversify tourism products will be nurtured at a programme to speed up Vietnam Tourism Startup, launched in the central city of Danang on April 14.
With the central Vietnamese city of Danang consistently saying no to Grab, an app-based taxi service, a representative of the Singapore startup has sought help from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam-based mobile platform provider Appota announced on April 6 it had successfully raised undisclosed funding for its series C round from two investment funds in the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to the Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper.
Vietnam Television (VTV) and HCM Communist Youth Union on April 3 announced a new TV programme titled “Startup Nation,” which is expected to promote startups in Vietnam.
Some 50 Vietnamese startups received US$205 million in investment capital last year, a 25% decline compared to 2015, according to the latest report from the Topica Founder Institute (TFI), a startup accelerator program managed by Topica Edtech Group.