VIETNAM STARTUP WHEEL 2019 – The largest and most intensive startup competition in Vietnam
Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 is the largest intensive startup competition in Vietnam initiated by BSSC and co-organized by Young Business people Association (YBA) under the direction of the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) and Vietnamese Student’s Association of HCMC. With the goal of connecting startup communities from Vietnam and other countries, and creating a dynamic startup environment, Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 has become a prestigious competition attracting a lot of attention of the startup community.
The competition gathers all the factors in startup ecosystem including investors, entrepreneurs, industry experts, start-up support organizations, governmental agencies, media agencies, start-up communities in Vietnam and other countries. In order to wrap up the whole competition, BSSC hosts Vietnam Startup Day within 2 days every year to show up all of the aspects of startups such as pitching in front of esteemed investors and showcase their products/services to potential customers/partners. By 2019, Vietnam Startup Day was organized successfully with the exhibition of more than 200 innovative startups in various fields; and the live pitch of Top 60 national startups, Top 50 international startups of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 and other typical startups from BSSC’s startup community competing for the prizes.
The highlight of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019: Opening Startup Wheel International Track to welcome startups all around the world.
Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 has received around 1.800 applications from Vietnam and more than 100 applications from 11 countries in 4 continents (Germany, UK, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Canada, Australia, Nepal, Malaysia, and Cambodia). We’ve also organized 20 workshops throughout the country and signed MOU with influential organizations in Thailand and Korea, these activities aim to call for application for the competition. Besides, during the selection process, we ran 4 intensive training courses to enhance candidate’s knowledge and skills in terms of pitching, investment, PR/marketing,… After all, the candidates had to go through the semi-final and final round to become the winners of prizes with a total value of up to 10 billion VND.
The startup trend in Vietnam is going in parallel with the startup trend in the world
Startups apply to Vietnam Startup Wheel come from various sectors such as retail, distribution, agriculture, education, tourism, transportation, and trade in services. In particular, 80% applications from the competition is tech startups including FinTech, AgriTech, EduTech, TravelTech, Logistics, E-commerce, AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, IoT, VR, Blockchain … Obviously, the startup trend in Vietnam is keeping pace with the trend in global startup communities.
Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 has received more than 1,800 applications
After 6 consecutive seasons, the number of startups participating in Vietnam Startup Wheel increasing significantly from 214 applications (in 2016) to 1,900 applications (in 2019). In addition, thanks to active communication activities, Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 has been accessed 90 million views through newspapers, online newspapers, and television; 80 million views via Facebook, 150,000 views via BSSC’s website, Youtube and received 600,000 views from Email marketing, direct, apps, leaflets, publications…
The final round of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 – International Track on 24th August 2019
The final round of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 – National Track on 24th August 2019
On behalf of the organizers, Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi – CEO of Vintech City, Founder of BSSC and Vietnam Startup Wheel competition, shared with the candidates and the exhibitors at Vietnam Startup Day 2019: “During the past 2 days, I believe that you might have received a lot of feedback and motivation to develop your business in the future, and I also know that real transformation requires a lot of effort and pain. This year, when asked why Vietnam Startup Day does not have a topic, the organizers think that each individual would have their own orientation and specific topic for themselves.
And I hope after the competition and the event, you would have a spectacular transformation, give yourself the best topic and would succeed with your own choice. “
Closing and Award session of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 took place in the evening on the same day
On the evening of August 24, 2019, BSSC officially had an opening speech for Closing and Award session of the Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019. With the mission of building and developing a strong startup community in Vietnam, Vietnam Startup Wheel anticipates collaborating with the local government for sustainable development of the Vietnamese startup ecosystem.
And the largest and most intensive startup competition in Vietnam – Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 finally had the closing and award session on the evening of August 24, 2019.
Vietnam Startup Wheel has grown up as a true startup
The representative of organizers of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 and Vietnam Startup Day 2019 – Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang – CEO of BSSC has shared some opening words for the Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019 Closing and Award session: ” Vietnam Startup Wheel has developed like a true startup, the Vietnam Startup Wheel season No.7 is totally different from the season No.1. So I fully understand the hardships that you went through. I also knew that you had practiced hard to have a perfect pitch on the stage and had to take part in the training until 11 pm.
And I hope, Vietnam Startup Wheel would be an experience that you would remember all the time in your startup journey. Even if you are not the winner, you still have to be proud that you have won yourself. And I hope you will gain value after this competition. “
Results of Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019
The winners of SW National Track 2019
(Entreprise Category): T-Farm – Indoor Garden Winner of SW National Track – Entreprise Category
(Individual/ Team category): AirIOT
The winner of SW International Track 2019
JANDI – #1 enterprise collaboration app in Korea and Taiwan with fully built-in collaboration features including group messaging, file management, task management, and third-party app integration.
The Second Runner-up of SW National Track: UNICA BIZ – Corporation training solution 4.0
The Third Runner-up of SW National Track: ROBOT Cho mọi người – Robot For Everyone
The most creative startup: ROBOT Cho mọi người – Robot For Everyone
The most favorite startup: Yeu La Du – The best Love & Sex Education Ecosystem
The best startup female founder: TripHunter – Trip planning platform
The best startup by student: Đức Thuận Dragon Fruit Jam
The most impressive startup: Lớp 6/7 TK – an educational platform based on a community that is open and highly interactive
Vietnam Startup Day 2019 has finished successfully with the participation of:
- 10 governmental departments.
- 100 national and international investment companies, financial institutions.
- 500 entrepreneurs and investors.
- 50 startup support organizations.
- 200 outstanding startups from 11 countries in 4 continents.
- 100 media partners.
- More than 15.000 attendees.
On behalf of BSSC we would like to express our appreciation to all the Sponsors who had accompanied with us Vietnam Startup Day 2019 as well as Vietnam Startup Wheel 2019:
✔ Strategic Partners: SK Group and Vintech City
✔ Diamond sponsor: Vinadata
✔ Silver Sponsor: Phaner
✔Community Sponsors: ACB, VN Today, Startup Law and Saga
✔ Beverage sponsor: Cocacola
✔ Technology Partner: AWS Activate
✔And other Partners.