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.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assessed that the business and investment environment of Vietnam has been effectively supporting the development of enterprises, pointing a high number of startups and profitable firms.
VOV.VN - An agricultural startup forum will be held on March 23 in Ho Chi Minh City by the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Business Support Association (BSA).
The Vietnam High Efficiency Software (VHES) Corporation officially debuted on March 16, becoming the first high-tech startup enterprise formed under the integrated circuit (IC) industry development programme of Ho Chi Minh City.
The Vietnam Youth Union (VYU) Central Committee on March 14 launched its Supporting Centre for Youth’s Startup, which is hoped to foster startup activities among young people.
The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
VOV.VN - 2016 was observed as a National Year for Start-ups, part of a “National Program to Support an Innovative Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam by 2025”.
VOV.VN - Vietnam is working hard to realize the goal of 1 million startups by 2020. This endeavor requires great efforts by both the Government and business community.
Its founder believes that foreign ride-hailing services help many locals, but also threaten so many others.
Many technology startups that called for capital in 2016 are expected to be even more successful in 2017.
Investors around the world have ranked Vietnam third in the list of the best countries the world should invest in, leading to the inflow of international venture funds.
'Just propose those projects to me, no matter how bad it is,' Nguyen Ha Dong writes on Facebook.
Eight startups received awards in five categories at the 2016 Start-up Festival in Hanoi on December 29.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, an economic hub of the Mekong Delta, is expected to become a startup valley in the Mekong Delta region by 2020.
Over 700 Vietnamese youths participated in the Vietnam Young Leaders Forum 2016 which took place on December 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.
A two-day startup festival (TechFest Vietnam 2016) that concluded in Hanoi on November 13 attracted nearly 170 investors and more than 3,000 visitors, according to the organisers.