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Timeline & Activities

1 March

Open Call for applications across Vietnam

Kick-off events & Roadshows in big cities: Ha Noi, Da Nang, Can Tho, & Ho Chi Minh City

June

Preliminary rounds
  • 2-min pitching sessions in front of the Board of Judges
  • Getting advised on business model and product
  • Some is pushed to have prototypes/ MVPs

TOP 100 Announcement

July – Mid August

Acceleration phase for TOP 100 with focused areas:
  • Business plan
  • Marketing and branding plan to position startup’s product in the market
  • Fundraising plan for the next round of funding

Top 50 Announcement 

25 & 26 August

Vietnam Startup Day
  • Semi-final round of Top 50 – Pitch Battles in front of the Board of Judges
  • Final round of Top 10 – Pitch Battles & Q&A sessions with a Board of Esteemed Judges who are Top CEOs from large corporations; VCs; investors in Vietnam
  • A 02-day exhibition of Top 50 at the event in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

1 March

Open call for applications worldwide

Connecting and collaborating with International Partners to call for applications

June

Top 50 selection
  • Screening round
  • Interview round with local experts

Top 50 Announcement

July

Top 50 activities
  • Preparing a Vietnam Southeast Asia go-to-market strategy
  • Joining workshops to learn local regional market insights & connect with local partners

25 & 26 August

Vietnam Startup Day: Final round of International Track
  • Pitch battles of Top 5 in front of the Board of Judges who are Top CEOs from large corporations; VCs; investors in Vietnam
  • A 02-day exhibition of Top 50 at the event in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Featured activities

Digital
Investment Platform

Digital Investment Platform is designed as a fundraising game for startups to networking and fundraising directly with Angels, VCs, Enterprises, Startup Incubators/ Accelerators, and other key players in the startup ecosystems from Vietnam and worldwide.

+1,087
Investors includes VCs, Angels, Large Corporations & other key players in the region
+133
Startups TOP 100 of SW And other TOP handpicked Startups
+80
Judges includes C-levels, Directors & Senior Managers, Local Experts
+612
Deals has been closed successfully with the Investors

Exhibit at
Vietnam Startup Day

Vietnam Startup Day is the largest startup exhibition in Vietnam taking place within 02 days in August annually with intensive activities:

  • Final round of Startup Wheel with TOP 10 Vietnam and TOP 5 International
  • Outstanding startups showcase their products/services in a 2-days exhibition
+10,000
Attendees, including startups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, & government
+1,500
VCs/ Angels, Industry experts, Top CEOs from large corporations, entrepreneurs, managers, etc
+200
Exhibitors including 150 VN startups (BSSC and SW alumni) and 50 international startups