Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam/ The national festival for innovative startups, TECHFEST VIETNAM 2020 will be occurring from November 27-29th in Hanoi in the form of a hybrid event. This is the largest annual event for the innovative startup community in the country, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam. Taking place amid the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the event is an opportunity for the government to display the dynamics of the Vietnamese startup ecosystem, an emerging nation eager to cooperate with international partners to develop and promote science, technology, and innovation.
Themed "Adaptation - Transformation - Breakthrough", TECHFEST 2020 will be structured into 12 technology villages that are expected to have at least 250 booths from potential startups and attract nearly 300 local and international investors, 150 corporations, enterprises and startup supporting organizations to attend both virtually and physically. Notably, social impacts on innovative startups’ solutions and business models will be clearly presented in the Social Impact Technology Village, which will be coordinated by the United Nations Development Program Viet Nam (UNDP Vietnam). In 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology will also coordinate with partners to organize a High-Level Policy Dialogue, in which the Government leaders will hold a discussion with the innovative startup community on how to solve difficulties in conducting business and create a favorable environment for the growth of startups.
Attracting the interest and participation of the international startup community
Connecting investment, creating opportunities for Vietnamese innovative startups to expand into the international stage
Becoming an effective platform for policy discussion and recommendations and building legal frameworks, mechanisms and policies to support innovative startups for Vietnam
Together with the development of the innovative startup ecosystem, TECHFEST VIETNAM has been through 4 years of development and growth with the support of enthusiastic individuals, contributing to the good of the community. TECHFEST is an opportunity to gather and communicate the messages of the Government to the innovative startup ecosystem.
From 2015 until now, the event has attracted close to 20000 attendees, 2600 startups and over 1000 investment deals.
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TECHFEST VIETNAM 2015 is the starting point in the development of the innovative startup ecosystem, marking the first steps the government took, attracting over 1,000 visitors, including more than 50 investors, venture capital funds, domestic and international incubators, and more than 50 startups.
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2016
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2016 shines a light on the innovative startup ecosystem with the guidance and cooperation of the government through the National Program 844 (ISEV) with the participation of more than 100 startups/entrepreneurship projects, nearly 170 domestic and foreign investors/investment funds and over 3,000 attendees exchanging experiences and seeking cooperation opportunities.
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2017
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2017 acknowledge the close linkages between the stakeholders of the ecosystem, from the local to the national levels, attracting nearly 4,500 attendees, 200 startups, 130 investors and international investment funds, 80 businesses, and large corporations and startup support organizations.
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2018
With those foundations, TECHFEST VIETNAM 2018 marks the first steps into the international stage for Vietnamese entrepreneurship "From here to Global", attracting nearly 5,500 attendees, 250 startups participating in the exhibition, 250 investors, investment funds, speakers from Vietnam and from more than 20 countries around the world. Total value of potential investment up to 7.86 million USD - the largest ever for TECHFEST VIETNAM.
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2019
TECHFEST VIETNAM 2019 in Ha Long attracted over 6.500 attendees, 300 startups, 270 speakers, domestic and international investors/investment funds and 250 investment matching sessions, with a total investment interest of around 13.4 million USD