12/01/2018 09:32 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Exchange programme promotes Vietnamese startups

An exchange programme promoting Vietnamese startups entitled “Runway to the World” was officially launched in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11.

The programme, hosted by the Saigon Innovation Hub (SiHub), will link local startups with organisations and startup ecosystems in North America, Western Europe, North Asia and the Asia-Pacific.

It will foster Vietnamese startups while selecting suitable foreign startups to explore, research and launch trade activities in Vietnam.

The first programme, with cooperation from the Republic of Korea’s Shinhan Bank, is hoped to connect the two countries’ dynamic startup ecosystems and promote bilateral trade.

SiHub Director Huynh Kim Tuoc said the centre has taken various actions to bring local startups to the world. The programme offers chances for Vietnamese startups to study regional and international startup ecosystems, he added.

After the Shinhan Bank, the programme will continue with businesses from Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, the US, Finland and Sweden.