Vietnam owns special advantages, especially in the IT sector, which can be a basis for the development of financial technology (fintech) towards financial inclusion, according to Dominic Mellor, senior economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Destination Mekong and the Mekong Business Initiative on February 7 announced their 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) business support programmes are now open for applications.
The Young Entrepreneurs’ Association (VEA) and the Mekong Business Initiative held a press conference in Hanoi on December 28 to announce the outcomes of the Vietnam Private Sector Forum (VPSF) 2017 and debut the White Book.
Empowering women by giving them control over their finances is not just smart economics but also key to ending poverty and supporting women to start and run businesses contributes directly to this objective, Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam Ousmane Dione said.
Private enterprises should continuously reform and increase competitiveness to contribute 50-60 percent of the national gross domestic product GDP), Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said while addressing the second Vietnam Private Sector Forum held in Hanoi on July 31.
On November 3, a multitude of organisations mentoring start-ups in Vietnam signed a strategic cooperation agreement to establish Vietnam Mentors Initiative (VMI) with the aim to connect mentors with Vietnamese start-up founders in Vietnam and over the world.