Innovative Technopreneur Contest is open for registration!

Innovative Technopreneur Contest is open for registration!

The Innovative Technopreneurs Contest is an annual highlight event in TECHFEST.
From the first small-scaled contest hosted in TECHFEST 2015 until now, the event has had up to 500 startups participating (300 of which participated in the 2017 contest)
From then on, the top 10 startups from these competition has managed to secure investments worth millions of dollars and also connect with local and international startup ecosystem.

A few notable startups from the contest:
Ami - Startup providing information managing application for real estate & civic services, creating and sending electronic invoices for renters
Rudicaf – Startup providing date matching services
Finhay - Startup allowing people to invest their money directly into trusted investment funds in Vietnam.
The 2018 Innovative Technopreneurs contest will have 3 rounds, with the participation of notable startups from 7 fields: Agritech, Edtech, Medtech, Tourism, Fintech, 4.0 Technology and Impact Technology.

Techfest Vietnam 2018 partnership with Fenox Venture Capital’s Startup World Cup competition

Techfest Vietnam 2018 has partnered with Fenox Venture Capital. As Regional Representative, the winner of the Techfest Vietnam 2018 qualifies to take part in the Grand Finale competition organised by Fenox VC in Silicon Valley.

Startup World Cup is an event organized by Fenox Venture Capital, dedicated to launching and advising the world’s next wave of leading entrepreneurs. Annual Startup World Cup winners can accelerate their ideas into reality with the help of 1 million USD in funding and global recognition. 

Fennox VC provides more than just funding. They assist startups through strategic synergies and partnerships, paving the path for startups across the world. Working with Fenox means having the opportunity to organically grow your business and enter new markets.

I. PARTICIPANTS
- Entrepreneurial groups and individuals who have registered as firms.
- Signed up to participate in the contest as individuals or in groups.

II. ROUND INFORMATION
A. Elimination round
1. Date
- November 6th - November 16th, 2018
2. Venue
- Ministry of Science and Technology – 113 Tran Duy Hung Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
3. Format
- Teams within the same Tech Village will be competing with each other
The 07 Tech Villages: Agritech, Edtech, Medtech, Tourism, Fintech, 4.0 Technology and Social Impact Technology.
- Based on the pitch deck sent to the Organizing Committee, each team will present their pitch in English (3 minutes) and answer questions (2 minutes) from the judging panel.
Note: Teams that cannot come will pitch and answer questions through Skype.
- Presentation Order: Teams that sign up and send in their pitch deck first will present first
- 2 local teams and 1 international team will be chosen and advance to the Semi-finals
4. Scoring Criteria
The judging panel will determine the results based on the current business operation and future potential of the firm, specifically:
- Plans for future growth and milestone achieved
- Current market size and market potential of the firm
- Current human resources of the firm.
- Financial accounting and plans for utilization of different funding sources
- Cooperation agreements already made with partners

B. Semi-final
1. Date : 08:00 – 12:00AM, November 30th,  2018

2. Location: Ariyana Convention Centre - 107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City

3. Participants
- 04 Teams from the Preliminary round of the “Jumping to 4.0” contest hosted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
- 10 Teams advancing into the Semi-finals from the various regional TECHFEST events.
- 21 Teams advancing into the Semi-finals following results of the Elimination Round hosted by the 07 Tech Villages.
Total participants for the Semifinal: 35

4. Format
- Each Team will have 3 minutes to pitch in English and 2 minutes to answer the questions of the judging panel

C. Final
1. Date : 09:15 – 11:3AM, December 1st, 2018

2. Location: Ariyana Convention Centre - 107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City

3. Participants
- 10 Teams following the with the highest results in the Semi-finals

4. Format
- Each Team will have 05 minutes to pitch in English and 03 minutes to answer questions from the judging panel.

III. PRIZES
The winners will be granted trips for investment matching and connecting to global innovative ecosystems. 

First prize:
- 01 air ticket to America (Silicon Valley) in May 2018 and be one of 40 teams to participate in the World Startup World Cup (USA) competition to have the opportunity to receive $1million investment for its business.
- 01 air ticket to Korea in December 2018 to connect investment and exchange with the international ecological start-up here.
Second prize: 01 air ticket to Korea in December 2018
Third prize: 01 air ticket to Korea in December 2018
IV. REGISTRATION GUIDE
- Prospective participants should register on the TECHFEST website https://techfest.vn/ BEFORE November 5th, 2018 (https://techfest.vn/en/register-form#step-1) 

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