Inform! Startup Wheel 2021 is now open for all applications
Vietnam Track

Startup Wheel Vietnam Track is tailored to accelerate Vietnamese startups for the next development phase, tractions, and fundraising.

01 March – 31 May
Call for applications & kicked off events across Vietnam

Running roadshows and promotion events in 4 cities: Ha Noi, Da Nang, Can Tho, and HCM City
To participate in Startup Wheel, startups have to submit:
Application form
Required documents (including a pitch deck and a 2-minute pitching video)

01 March – 31 May
15 April – 30 June
Preliminary rounds

Preliminary rounds with a Board of local experts organized at 4 big cities: Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi, Da Nang, and Can Tho
– Each startup had 2 minute offline pitching
– Each startup have a 2-minute pitch and receive advice on their products/ services or business model, some was pushed to have prototypes/MVPs before 25 June
Top 100 Announcement (01 July)

15 April – 30 June
01 July – 15 August
Acceleration phase

– Solid business plan
– Marketing and branding plan to position startups’ products/ services in the market
– Fundraising plan for the next round of funding
Top 60 Announcement based on the acceleration phase

01 July – 15 August
August 21, 2022
Startup Day – A 2-day event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A 2-day exhibition for startups to showcase startups’ products/ services to +15,000 attendees
Pitching sessions:

– Semi-final round (Top 60): 2-minute pitch in front of +100 Esteemed Judges
– Final round (Top 10): 5-minute pitch & 5-minute Q&A with a Board of Esteemed Judges, who are Top CEOs from large corporations and Top startup investors in Vietnam

August 21, 2022

International Track

Startup Wheel International Track is tailored for international startups who are interested in exploring and expanding their business to Vietnam market.

26 April – 10 June

Screening round

Selecting top 100 based on candidates’ documents
Top 100 Announcement (15 June)
* An online workshop about Local Market Insight for Top 100

26 April – 10 June
16 June – 10 July

Interview round & Business plan writing

– 1:1 Online Interview with Local Experts (2 minutes pitch, 5 minute Q&A) and receives advice from the local experts.
– Writing a solid business plan focused on Vietnam market expansion.

16 June – 10 July
July 15, 2001

Top 50 Announcement

Selecting top 50 based on the Interview round and Business plan.

July 15, 2001
20 – 21 August

Startup Day – A 2-day event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (tentatively)

A 2-day exhibition for startups to showcase startups’ products/ services to +15,000 attendees.
Pitching sessions:

– Semi-final round (Top 50): 2-minute pitch in front of +100 Esteemed Judges.
– Final round (Top 5): 5-minute pitch & 5-minute Q&A with a Board of Esteemed Judges, who are key players in Vietnam startup ecosystem.
*Due to impact of COVID-19, the timeline will be updated accordingly.

20 – 21 August
22 – 24 August

Vietnam Business Tour for Top 5 (tentatively)

– A networking event with Alumni of Startup Wheel
– Visiting universities for talent recruitment opportunities
– Visiting Incubators/ accelerators for supporting opportunities
*Due to the impact of COVID-19, the timeline will be updated accordingly.

Top 50 would be sponsored a 3-night accommodation (1 person per team) who confirmed their participation in Startup Day 2021. Travel costs and other expenses would be incurred by the startups during the Startup Day and Vietnam Business Tour 2021

22 – 24 August