More than 300 enterprises have been certified as science-technology firms, along with 43 organisations recognised to operate in high technology area, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Vietnam has become an ideal location to start a business, not only for young overseas Vietnamese people but also for expats thanks to the country’s strong economic growth in recent years.
An exchange programme promoting Vietnamese startups entitled “Runway to the World” was officially launched in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11.
Students from six universities were announced as the winners of Practical Money Skills 2017, a financial literacy programme designed to help young Vietnamese adults learn how to budget, save, and spend responsibly.
Few venture funds have been set up in Vietnam, and few startups have successfully called for capital from the funds.
Too many regulations, too much paper work, too many rules and a lack of capital are among difficulties startups in the Asia-Pacific region are facing, said a US delegate to the Vietnam Business Forum (VBS).
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.
A Business Matching Programme that connects agricultural enterprises which need technologies with tech startups was introduced in HCM City on October 24 at a special event.
VOV.VN -Hanoi hopes to attract US$110 billion in an investment capital in the next few years to boost its growth. Hanoi is working hard to improve its investment environment because the state budget can only supply fifth of what the city needs.
VOV.VN - Access to sufficient capital resources is crucial to the successful operations of businesses in addition to good ideas, proper business models and strategies, and qualified personnel.
VOV.VN - Intellectual Property protection is a leverage to promote innovation and improve competitiveness of enterprises including startups.
Executives from startups and small and medium-sized enterprises participated in a conference titled “Access to capital for startups” in HCM City on September 21.
Twenty-one startup businesses were honoured at an award ceremony in Hanoi on September 20 for initiatives in response to climate change-related challenges.
VOV.VN - The Government’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs has launched an action plan to support startups by ethnic minority people by attracting investment and promote efficient production.
Member economies from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) issued a Joint Statement on promoting start-ups and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises at the APEC 2017 Start-ups Forum held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12.
The APEC Online-to-Offline (O2O) Forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 10 to foster digital competitiveness and resilience of small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups.
VOV.VN - Outstanding startups selected from the Pitching Slush Global Impact Accelerator (Slush GIA) 2017 Pitching competition will represent Vietnam at the BootCamp in Helsinki, Finland on November 25 - December 2.
In a move to attract more private investment to the agriculture sector, Vietnam is mulling over offering a series of special incentives in terms of land-use fees and favourable loans for such projects.
VOV.VN - Over the past decade, the social media market in Vietnam has been booming and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon, say representatives of Vietnam Social Media Corporation.
VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has established a number of support and consultancy centers to help startups as part of its startup support program. The establishment of more than 20,000 enterprises in the first half of this year has proved the effectiveness of this program.