• December 4th


  • December 4th to 6th, QUANG NINH


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  • October 31th




TECHFEST VIETNAM is the BIGGEST annual event for the innovative startup community Vietnam, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology in coordination with Ministries, Agencies and socio-political organizations. TECHFEST VIETNAM 2019 will be held in Quang Ninh city in December. The highlight of this year’s event will be the participation of our partners from the region and from around the globe such as Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, etc.

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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









Event Schedule

Event Schedule

08:00 - 12:00

Creative start-up forum in e-commerce and logistics

  • Location : Cinema Room 2nd floor

Content for discussion:

- Discuss the challenges, advantages and development trends of enterprises in the field of E-commerce and Logistics in Vietnam;

- Links for e-commerce and logistics businesses to develop together;

- Promote investment and trade cooperation and find solutions to attract domestic and international investment resources to promote startups in the field of e-commerce and logistics.

08:00 - 12:00

Workshop on Innovative Innovation 2019 - Opportunities, challenges and solutions to promote advantages

  • Location : Hall 5 1st Floor


08:30 - 12:00

Innovative Technopreneur Contest Semifinal

  • Location : Hall 3 Ground Floor

+ Pitching startup projects participating in the Semifinals;
+ Evaluate and select the top 10 to participate in the final of the national innovation and entrepreneurship search contest 2019.
+ Direct advice for creative startups

10:30 - 12:00

Discussion on Innovative Startup Ecosystem with Mr. Axel Schultze

  • Location : Hall Ground floor


13:00 - 17:00


  • Location : Seminar Room #5, Mezzanine Level, Urban Planning Zone



This is a registered event for corporations, insitutions and startups interested in open innovation so that we could build a culture where we all work with each other in a win-win-win approach to innovation.

What if corporations can achieve outside-in innovation and transform your corporate cultures to embrace innovation?

What if startups can test, pilot, and verify their solutions in the living labs and sandboxes of big corporations?

What if we can all achieve our innovation KPIs through this unprecedented collaboration and partnership?

Please come to be inspired by true stories of such partnerships and collaboration at Open Innovation Summit Vietnam 2019, happening in concurrent with TechFest Vietnam 2019.
This year's theme is Cross-border Investment. The conference is free for existing members and minimal entry fee of US$23 for non-members.

All are required to register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxw8wCPaTMMz4Q-6bOLiQUbQ06r5l9aEKK2rtlakdCmcdsag/viewform






13:00 – 13:10

Welcome Speech

Mr. Pham Hong Quat
General Director, NATEC

13:10 – 13:20

Opening Speech:
Open Innovation - The Way Forward to build a Sustainable Startup & Innovation Ecosystem in Vietnam

Mdm. Nguyen Phi Van
Chairwoman, Open Innovation Vietnam

13:20 – 13:30

MOU Signing Ceremonies

Mr. Pham Hong Quat
General Director, NATEC

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote: How Open Innovation transforms our Corporate Culture

Mr. Stanley Nguyen
Head of Business Development & Partnership, Grab

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote: Open Innovation - A Corporate Journey

Mr. Derrick Chiang
CEO, Padang & co.

14:30 – 15:30

Corporate panel: Opportunities & Challenges working with Startups

Ms. Celine Charpiot-Zapolsky
Founder, Hanoi Sustainable Living Lab


- Mr. Tuan Nguyen - Deputy Director - Community, SGInnovate
- Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai - Director, Digital Banking, Shinhan Bank Vietnam
- Ms. Pham Le Hoang Phuong - Business Planning Department, CJ Group
- Mr. Teong Wei Tan - Senior Manager, Strategy & Market Development, Infineon Technologies

15:30 – 16:30

Startup panel: Opportunities & Challenges working with Corporates

Mr. Paul Espinas
Founder, Upup App

- WeeDigital
- Okxe
- Hekate

16:30 – 17:00

Recap & Closing Remarks

Mdm. Nguyen Phi Van
Chairwoman, Open Innovation Vietnam

13:30 - 16:00

Digital Entrepreneurship Forum: "Digital transformation, opportunities and challenges for creative startups"

  • Location : Cinema Room 2nd floor

Content for discussion:

+ Starting a business: the legal framework to support digital startups.

+ Success stories of domestic and foreign startups on digital transformation in some fields.

13:30 - 16:30

Innovative Technopreneur Contest 2019 Semifinal

  • Location : Hall 3 Ground Floor


13:30 - 16:00

Seminar on Assessing the effectiveness of organizations providing services for innovative startups

  • Location : Hall 6 1st floor


13:30 - 16:30

Amazon Training

  • Location : Hall 2 – Ground floor


19:30 - 21:30

Open Ceremony Techfest Vietnam 2019 – Live

  • Location : FLC Convention Center.

The opening ceremony consisted of Party and State leaders announcing the goal and direction of development Vietnamese startups in the coming year; Speechs about Vietnam's entrepreneurial startup ecosystem, ...


The event will be attended by about 1000 guests, including

  • Party and State leaders;
  • Foreign countries,
  • Representatives of Central government Ministries and Municipal departments,;
  • Pronvincial Leadership;
  • Representatives international embassies and organizations in Vietnam;
  • Representatives of Universities and Research Institutes,, Incubators, Investors, experts, startup community
  • Corporations, national and international press organiztions..

08:00 - 12:00

High-level policy dialogue forum and international conference on connecting innovative startup development resources

  • Location : Cinema Room

- Series of seminars on connecting domestic and foreign resources in the context of the 4.0 revolution: technological resources, financial resources, human resources;

- Number of participants per seminar: 100 - 150 people

08:30 - 11:30

Workshop Model of connecting global start-up resources in Industry 4.0

  • Location : Hall 2 Ground floor

08:30 - 11:30

Workshop: Digital Health and Healthcare

  • Location : Hall 3 Ground floor


08:30 - 13:30


  • Location : Seminar Room #4, Ground Floor, Urban Planning Zone


The second ASEAN Angel Alliance Summit shall take place on December 5, 2019 at TechFest Vietnam 2019 in Halong Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam. With 11 angel networks across the Asean and more than 4,000 angel investors, ASEAN Angel Alliance is the place for existing and potential angel investors to network, share opportunities and experiences.

This year's theme is Cross-border Investment. The conference is free for existing members and minimal entry fee of US$23 for non-members. All are required to register here: https://ticketbox.vn/event/aaa-summit-2019-77706/55842





09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Remarks

Mdm. Nguyen Phi Van
Chairwoman, Vietnam Angel Network

09:05 - 09:15

Opening Remarks by Representative of MOST

H.E. Dr. Tran Van Tung
Deputy Minister, Vietnam MOST

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote: ASEAN Cross-border Angel Investment – Opportunities & Challenges

Mr. James Tan
Chairman, Business Angel Network of South East Asia

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote: What I’ve Learned After One More Year of Angel Investing?

Mr. Lok Choon Hong
Secreatary, Malaysian Business Angel Network

10:15 - 11:45

ASEAN Focus:  Key Verticals for Angel Investors (15 minutes/ session)

- 10:15 - Indonesia: David Soukhasing - Managing Director, ANGIN.id

- 10:30 - Malaysia: Dato Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew - Council Member, Malaysian Business Angel Network

- 10:45 - Singapore: Mr. Jeffrey Seah - Partner, Quest Ventures

- 11:00 - Vietnam: Mr. Aaron Everhart - CEO, Hatch Ventures

- 11:15 - Myanmar: TBC

11:45 - 12:15

Q&A – ASEAN Focus


12:15 - 13:15

Master Class: The Next Wave of Deep Tech - What Investors need to Know

Mr. Bill Reichert - Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

13:15 - 17:00

TechFest Visit


08:30 - 11:30

Workshop: "New Business Models and Trends in High Technology Investment"

  • Location : Hall 5 1st floor


08:30 - 11:30

Workshop: Connecting Schools and Businesses to promote startups in Vietnam

  • Location : Hall 6 1st floor


09:00 - 20:40

Workshop on Innovative start-up resources from Vietnam Technical Universities

  • Location : Hall 7 2nd floor


09:00 - 16:30

The race for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - AWS DeepRacer

  • Location : Hall Ground floor

AWS DeepRacer is a racing car with a ratio of 1/18 realistic, fully automated control by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (Machine Learning). This is the fastest method to get acquainted with Machine Learning literally.

AWS DeepRacer contest around the globe have been aimed at unlocking the creative potential of AI engineers and Machine Learning. These are both intellectual and entertaining events that engineers and technology lovers expect.

13:30 - 17:00

GEN and Digital Travel

  • Location : Hall 2 Ground floor


13:30 - 17:00

Workshop on innovative startup creates social impact associated with sustainable development goals

  • Location : Hall 3 Ground Floor


13:30 - 17:00

Workshop on Pioneer Technology

  • Location : Hall 5 1st floor


13:30 - 17:00

Workshop on connecting resources and communication solutions to develop innovative startup enterprises in agriculture

  • Location : Hall 6 1st floor


17:00 - 18:30

TED@Techfest and startup exchanges

  • Location : Cinema Room, 2nd floor

PARTICIPANTS: Representatives and students/ students of Institutes, Schools, Incubators, creative start-up funds, creative startups, large corporations, startups, creative startups in the country and internationally.

CONTENT: Speeches about startups, inspirational technology of famous speakers from international successful countries, corporations, and startups.

09:00 - 11:30

“Innovative Technopreneur Contest 2019” Final

  • Location : Large conference room- Quang Ninh Exhibition of planning and expo center

The event that brings together the best startups in the country, in 2019, with more than 600 startups attending.

09:00 - 11:30

Closing Ceremony

  • Location : Large conference room- Quang Ninh Exhibition of planning and expo center




Mr Vu Duc Dam

Deputy Prime Minister Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Mr Chu Ngoc Anh

Minister of Science and Technology

Deputy Minister Tran Van Tung

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Vietnam

Mr. Do Anh Tuan

Deputy Director, Colonel, Associate Professor, Department of Cyber ​​Security and High-tech Crime Prevention - Ministry of Public Security

Mr. Bill Reichert

Chief Evangelist of Startup World Cup & Partner Pegasus Tech Ventures

Ms. Caitlin Wiesen

  Resident Representative UNDP Viet Nam

Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh

Serial Technology Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman, Chief Entrepreneur NextTech Group of Technopreneurs

Mr. Pham Thanh Hung

Vice President of Cen Group

Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi

General Director of VinTech City, Vingroup

Ms. Ann Måwe

Ambassador of Sweden

Mr Nguyen Manh Dung

CEO of CyberAgent Ventures Vietnam & Thailand

Ms. Nguyen Phi Van

Steering Committee, Project 844 Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Viet

Chairman of the Intracom Group cum Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oriental Medical Complex

Mr. Hoang MInh Tri

Founder and CEO Ai20x - Planning speaker

Mr. Kendrick Nguyen

CEO at Republic.co - Planning speaker

Mr. Tuan Nguyen

Deputy Director SGInnovate - Planning speaker

Mr. Tran Anh Vuong

Chairman of KING Invest

Mr. Axel Schultze

Founder of the World Innovation Forum Foundation

Mr. Pham Quang Huy

President: VMED GROUP (Vmedgroup.com) and Vietnam Scale Medical Startup Incubator

Mr. Hoang Minh Son

President of Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Ms. Bui Thi Cam Van


Mr Ngo Thanh Son

CEO of Imfomed Vietnam JSC & Deputy Director of VMED Group

Mr. Bobby Liu

Senior Director - Topica Edtech Group/Co-Director - Topica Founder Institute

Mr. Jason Lusk

Founder of Clickable Vietnam

Mr. Nhan The Luan

CEO - Founder and CEO of NCT Corporation.

Mr. Do Nguyen Hung

Chairman of the BOD - Industrial Training and Supply Company (InHTC) & Master of Science - Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Mr. Nadav Eshcar

Ambassador of Israel to Vietnam & Non-Resident Ambassador to Laos

Mr. Pham Hong Quat

General Director Nationalagency for technology entrepreneurship and commercialization development

Mr. Dam Quang Thang

Chairman of Hanoi Agri-Chemicals Association (Hacas) - CEO of Agricare Vietnam

Ms. Nguyen Nhu Quynh

Innovation and Youth Worker, United Nations Development Program - UNDP in Viet Nam

Mr. Ly Dinh Quan

Founder and CEO of SONGHAN Incubator

Mr. Han Ngoc Tuan Linh

Co-Founder - Managing Director: Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator Joint Stock Company (Siliconvalley.com.vn)

Mr. Nguyễn Huy Minh

Director of Sunshine Holding Limited

Ms. Cerella Tran Quynh Huong

General director of National startup development and investment corporation joint stock company

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Hiep

Vice Incubator, BK-Holdings

Ms. Le Thi Thu Ha

Associate Professor - Dr. Le Thi Thu Ha: Director of Innovation and Incubation Center at Foreign Trade University (FIIS)

Mr. Le Hong Phuong

Chairman Le Gia & Master of Economics - Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Ms. Ly Thuy Duong

Masters & Professionals in training, organizing startup support programs.

Mr. Nguyen Van Cong

Chairman and Founder of JSC.

Ms. Nguyen Do Hang

Business Management Department Building Technology Co., Ltd. Siemens

Mr. Nguyen Quang Huy

Founding President: Viet Nam Innovation Startup Network (Vistartup.net) & VistartUp Fund

Mr. Bui Vinh Hieu

President of CAPITALINKS

Ms. Le Thu Huong

Ph.D - Academy of Science and Technology MBA - University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi (Majored in Tourism)

Mr. Tran Van Truong

Co-founder - Director of Homefarm International Joint Stock Company (Homefarm.vn)

Ms. Nguyen Minh Ngoc

General Director - Sunshine Consulting and Training Company

Mr. Vu Manh Hung

Director of VuGia & Partners - VGP; Lawyer

Ms. Tran Ngan

General Director: MGC Communications Joint Stock Company; Vietsun Communication Joint Stock Company; Communication specialist.

Ms. Hồ Thu Lê

General Director of TomoChain Technology Joint Stock Company Viet Nam

Mr. Nguyen Tien Trung

Founder and Chairman of National Startup Consulting & Investment

Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh

Director, Critical Path’s Offshore Development Center Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh

CEO of Ecomedic

Ms. Nguyen Nha Quyen

Director of Ecosystem Development

Mr. Tran Van Nam

Associate Professor ; Ph.D (Economics); Ph.D (Law)

Ms. Doan Thu Trang

Questel Chief Representative in Vietnam


Advisor - Fortune ; 100 Digital Transformation Advisor - YellowBlocks

Mr. Tony Wheeler

Founder and CEO - ImagineX Ventures

Mr. Jaewon Peter Chun

President of World Smart Cities Forum (WSCF) CEO - XnTree

Ms. Doan Kieu My

Founder YellowBlocks ; Founder ABCD Tech and Women In Tech Vietnam

Mr. David Fernández

Vice CEO of Start Up Chile - Planning speaker

Mr. Nguyen Trung Dung

PhD - CEO of BK-Holdings Group

Ms. Yorlin Ng

CEO, Momentum Works

Mr. Aik Lim Low

Director, International Relations CIO Academy Asia 

Mr. Jason Hsu

 Congressman, AESA

Mr. David Soukhasing

Managing Director, ANGIN.id

Mr. Jeffrey Seah

Partner, Quest Ventures

Mr. Aaron Everhart

 CEO, Hatch Ventures

Mr. James Tan

Chairman, Business Angel Network of South East Asia

Mr. Will Klippgen

Manager Partner & Co-Founder, Cocoon Capital

Mr. Nubuo Sayama

Founding Partner, Integral PE

Mr. Cris D. Tran

Regional Head, Managing Director - Infinity Blockchain Ventures

Mr. Long Vuong

Founder & CEO - TomoChain technology Việt Nam,. JSC

Mr. Tran Van Sieng

CEO Ilearn.To

Dato Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew

Council Member, Malaysian Business Angel Network

Mr. Lee June Hyuck

Manager Lotte Accelerator

Mr. Christian Wolfgang Oertel

Global Marketing Manager – Conflux

Mr Pham Duy Hieu

Acting CEO ABBank , Vice President Startup Vietnam Foundation

Ms. Tran My An


Mr. Dinh Hong Son

General Director of FinanceX New Generation Financial Joint Stock Company

Mr. Nguyen Phuong Son

PR Manager Amway Viet Nam

Ms. Thach Le Anh

Founder Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator

Ms. Hoang Thanh Tra

General manager Reidius Media

Mr. Pham Ngoc Huy

CEO BA - Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator

Mr. Tu Minh Hieu

Representative of National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development

Ms. Celine Charpiot-Zapolsky

Founder of Hanoi Sustainable Living Lab

Mr. Gibs Song

Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator Board

Mr. Nguyen Hai An

Director, Ho Chi Minh City High-tech Agriculture Business Incubation Center

Mr. Chris Chae

Managing Director - Nextrans

Mr. Eddy Hong

CEO & Founder Nextrans

Ms. Le Han Tue Lam

General Manager - Nextrans

Mr. Mitchell Pham

Co-founder of Lina Network/Chairman of New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZ Tech), and Chairman of New Zealand Financial Innovation and Technology Association (FinTechNZ)

Mr. Pedro Paez

Specialist Solution Architect, AWS ASEAN

Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung

Director of Ho Chi Minh Department of Science and Technology

Mr Nguyen Anh Tuan

Chairman and CEO of VTGO Vietnam Technology Joint Stock Company

Mr. Derrick Chiang

CEO Padang & co

Ms. Nguyen Thanh Hai

Director of Shinhan Digital Bank in Vietnam

Mr Pham Manh Long

Department of Innovative Entrepreneurship - Department of Market and Technology and Enterprises Development

Mr. Vu Truong Ca

Chairman Lina Network Joint Stock Company

Mr. Nguyen Dang Thien Trieu


Mr. Do Xuan Thang

Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director of PUSHSALE Technology Co., Ltd

Mr. Le Khac Hiep

Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director of ADT International Joint Stock Company

Mr. Yaakov Netanyahu

Head of Harish Municipality, Israel

Mr. Ralf Wandmacher

Partner of ROOTS Advisor

Mr. Truong Duc Thang

Founder and CEO of the Liberzy



Mr. Nguyen Xuan Hung


Mr. Tran Quang Cuong

CEO of Nextfarm Smart Agriculture Ecosystem

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Lan

Strategic director of Vinalink Media training and communication consultancy

Mr. Teong Wei Tan

Senior manager, Strategy & Market development, Infineon Technologies

Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thu

Representative of V-Startup Startup Support Organization

Mr. Tony Ngoc Minh

CEO Blockchain Center

Mr. Isaac Rodgin


Mr. Aaron Ahmadi


Mr. Eddie Thai

Partner at 500 Startups

Mr. Thang Nguyen

Chief technology officer BuCA Joint Stock Company

Mr. Trần Xuân Mới






Contact Information

  • Address

    Quảng Ninh, Việt Nam

  • Email


  • Phone number

    +84 868 373 589 / +84 986 336 398 / +84 91 433 3062 / +84 91 555 4855

Travel Information

Local Transportation

Phone Number: +84 91 433 3062/ +84 39 646 4366/ +84 91 555 4855

Travel - Hotel

Email Address: info@techfest.vn

Airport Information

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