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 2021
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 2021
15 April – 30 June 2021
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 2021
01 July – 15 August 2021
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 2021
24 September 2021
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

24 September 2021
International Track

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

31 May – 10 June 2021

Screening round

Selecting potential startups for the next round

31 May – 10 June 2021
14 June – 15 July 2021

Top 50 selection round

– 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.

10 August – Top 50 Announcement

14 June – 15 July 2021
25 August 2021

Semi-final round – Investment Day

Investment Day – An online platform to connect Top 50 with potential investors, partners, and customers in Vietnam as well as in Southeast Asia
– Each startup have a separate room on Zoom to pitch and interact with the judges and the attendees online;
– The judges and the attendees have an amount of “virtual money” to invest in their favorite startups on the platform.

07 September – Top 5 Announcement

25 August 2021
17 September 2021

Final round

– Top 5 have 2-minute pitching video and 10-minute Q&A with the Board of Judges via online;
– The final round will be streamed on YouTube and other social media channels.

17 September 2021
24 September 2021

Vietnam Startup Day – Offline at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Top 50 would have a crowd pitch and a 2-day exhibition in front of 10,000 attendees in HCM City, Vietnam.
Vietnam Startup Day is the largest startup exhibition in Vietnam taking place within 02 days in August annually. Key players at the event are from the Government, VCs, large corporations, startups accelerators/ incubators, associations, and startup support organizations.

Due to the pandemic, the event is still a tentative activity for Top 50 International startups

24 September 2021