Saturday, 17 Nov 2018
SCIENCE & TECH

Innovative Technopreneur Contest launched in Hanoi

Updated at Sunday, 28 Oct 2018, 23:04
The Hanoitimes - The winners of the "Innovative Technology Initiative 2018" will receive attractive prizes with investment capital of US$1 million.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology has kicked off the "Innovative Technopreneur Contest", which is a prominent annual activity in the framework of the National Innovation Day (TECHFEST).
 
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Taking place from November 6 to December 1, the "Innovative Technology Initiative 2018" will have three rounds of competition, with the participation of innovative start-ups from seven sectors: agriculture technology, education technology, health technology, tourism start-up, financial technology, technology 4.0 and social impacts.

The winners will receive attractive prizes from TECHFEST 2018, including one ticket to Silicon Valley (the US) in May 2019 and become Vietnam’s representatives to participate in the “Startup World Cup” contest (with investment capital of US$1 million), one ticket to South Korea in December 2018 to connect and exchange experience on the start-up ecosystem in the region.

Contestants are individuals, groups of individuals and start-up businesses. The registration deadline is November 5, 2018 through https://techfest.vn/.

TECHFEST is an annual event hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, in collaboration with other ministries and socio-political organizations for the start-up community in Vietnam.

TECHFEST's goal is to become the leading event on innovative start-up in Vietnam, attracting attention and participation of the international start-up community, creating opportunities for Vietnam’s innovative technopreneurs to join the international playground.

First held in 2015, after three year, TECHFEST has been innovating and developing in both scale and quality, attracting many businesses and investors, creating many opportunities for exchange and connection.
Tuan Minh
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