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Frequently Ask Questions

We want to support international startups entry into the Vietnamese market and be a part of their business expansion journey. We offer three main pillars of support: 

  • Give the startups Vietnam overview and local market insights before launching their business in Vietnam
  • Showcase and verify their solutions with local experts, customers, and partners through our events and activities
  • Provide support and connection with local stakeholders when their company takes its first steps into the Vietnamese market.

As an international founder, the competition offers the chance to gain valuable insights, expand your network, and showcase your business to potential investors, partners, and customers in Vietnam.

You can apply with an idea, but a developed product or prototype is required for the Semi-Final and Final rounds at the Vietnam Startup Day.

Yes, you are allowed to submit more than one application.

Yes, the competition is open not only to groups but also to individuals. If you are an enterprise, your enterprise should meet the following criteria:

  • Be in operation for less than 8 years
  • Be an independent company (not a subsidiary)
  • Have a working beta product or service (preferred)

We welcome startups from all over the world and do not require a registration fee for participation.

Yes, absolutely! Winners of other startup competitions are welcome to apply for Startup Wheel International Track and explore opportunities in the Vietnamese market.

All applicants will be screened and may be selected for a call interview, and the schedule will be sent via email to the startup representative.

We encourage candidates to register Intellectual Property rights (IP rights) to protect their ideas before exhibiting their products or services at Vietnam Startup Day.