VOV.VN - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) virtually signed a US$42 million agreement on April 15 to advance Vietnam’s economic competitiveness, through strengthening private sector competitiveness, innovation and startup ecosystems, and human capital.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s startup market has attracted a growing number of Korean venture capital firms. South Korean investors say Vietnam has a bustling startup ecosystem, and Vietnamese and Korean businesses share certain similarities.
Nguyen Huu Tuat launched a Vietnamese ride-hailing firm a year ago, with dreams of scaling up the business overseas.
Eighteen funds have committed to pouring US$434.8 million into startups over the next three years while many cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Planning and Investment, funds, and startups have been inked at the Vietnam Venture Summit held recently in Hanoi.
The event targets startups with products or ideas to tackle finance and business challenges facing the Vietnamese and ASEAN economies.
Google will support Vietnamese startups with cloud services worth up to $100,000 each to help them go global.
A forum connecting Vietnamese startups in the United States and Vietnam themed “Lessons from Silicon Valley: Vietnam’s path to startup success” was organised in San Francisco city on December 9.
The Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) has selected 12 outstanding startup projects from 160 local candidates for a combined investment of US$360,000.
Many young people, including those who’ve studied abroad and returned home to establish their own businesses, shared useful ideas on startups at a conference held last week in HCM City.
'Just propose those projects to me, no matter how bad it is,' Nguyen Ha Dong writes on Facebook.
Two Vietnamese startups, an agriculture tech developer and an online flower delivery platform, have been selected as the winners of the Go Live! Vietnam Venture Cup, a Samsung-backed competition that sought to find, fund and build entrepreneurial talents.