The annual startup promotion event Techfest Vietnam 2017, themed “Ecosystem connect”, began in Hanoi on November 14.
A Vietnamese entrepreneur has inspired Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, by her vision to empower women with a startup company that offers city tours led by female bikers.
The second batch of startups from the Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) graduated on October 25 after three months of mentorship under prominent venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from the region.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the southern hub of Vietnam and Finland boast huge cooperation potential while meeting with Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto on October 26.
VOV.VN - HCM City hopes that the US will support creativity in startup activities and its development as a smart city, has said Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.
The 2017 HCM City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2017), the city’s biggest startup event of the year, will take place from October 23-28.
The Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) on October 10 officially rolled out its one million USD startup support project ‘VPBank StartUp’ to aid the development of Vietnam’s start-up community.
The southern province of Ben Tre has targeted to open 500 new firms each year, bringing the total number of enterprises to 5,000 by 2020.
VOV.VN - The government has approved a National Program to Support an Innovative Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam until 2025, initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
In 2016, total investment value in startups in Southeast Asia reached US$1.5 billion, but less than US$100 million was poured into Vietnam.
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.