Startup Soya Garden has raised another $2.4 million as it seeks to expand further in the healthy beverages market.
The digital economy has been key to the development of Vietnam's startup community.
An upcoming national private sector forum will give startups a platform to discuss problems and ideas with government officials.
Dr. Philipp Roesler, former vice chancellor of Germany, said his experience has prepared him for his new role in Vietnam supporting startups.
The central coastal city of Da Nang is working to turn itself into a food smart city as part of efforts to concretise its target of becoming an eco-smart urban area and a regional hub for startups and innovation until 2030 with a vision to 2045.
VinaCapital Ventures, a Vietnam-focused venture capital platform, announced on March 15 that it has successfully invested in the tech startups of UrBox and Wee Digital.
With many promotion programs, Vietnam is looking to be recognized as a "startup nation". However, the business environment lacks innovative models.
Vietnamese startups in transport, homestay, fintech and other sectors have received millions of dollars from foreign investors in January.
Mentors are needed to help young Vietnamese entrepreneurs grow their businesses, but connections are still modest, experts said.
Founders of Wisepass, Base.vn and WeFit are educated overseas, drawn back to Vietnam by its startup potential.
Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital has launched a new US$20 million fund targeting seed-stage startups in emerging economies such as Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc committed all possible support to young businesses and startups in his speech delivered at the Youth Startup Forum held in the central city of Da Nang on November 29.
A project called “Zone Startups Vietnam” was officially launched in Ho Chi Minh City on November 20, aiming to helping Vietnamese entrepreneurs access North America markets.
The automatic multi-channel selling project PowerSell has won the first prize of the “Startup Viet 2018”, an annual programme selecting the best startups in Vietnam.
More than 600 experts, scientists, intellectuals and representatives of firms from in and outside the country will debate how to enhance links among enterprises, research institutes and authorities to develop the eastern region of Ho Chi Minh City into an innovative urban area
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang lured 22 new projects worth over VND2.85 trillion (US$122.55 million) in the first nine months of 2018, up 58% over the same period last year, according to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Duc.
Five coworking-space companies in the central localities of Danang, Hue and Quang Nam on October 1 clinched an agreement to form a coworking-space alliance in central Vietnam to support the regional enterprise community, particularly startups.
A graphene product created by Nano Life has been tested at laboratories in Vietnam and Japan.
The startup culture in Vietnam has taken off in recent years, with foreign venture capital now five times higher than that by domestic players. Thus, it is important to note that international cooperation is crucial to bolstering startup innovation in the country.
The spirit of entrepreneurship is key to the development of startup businesses in Southeast Asia and for Vietnamese startups in particular, according to Dinh Thi Quynh Van, General Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Vietnam.