August 4, 2016

WHAT IS TECHFEST?

TECHFEST 2016 the official event for startup community hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology

TECHFEST is one of the largest annual event for Vietnam’s startup community. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Science and Technology co-organized together with many ministries, agencies and other startup ecosystem builders in Vietnam.

First organized in 2015, TECHFEST attracted great deal of attention with participation from over 50 local and international investors/VCs, 100 outstanding startups and subsequently, more than one million dollar in investment were made after the event. Following the success of last year’s event, TECHFEST is now back in 2016 with brand new scope, bigger and better than ever!

In partnership with the Government organizations, The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Vietnam – Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP), TOPICA Founder Institute,  Embassy of Israel in Vietnam, UP Co-working Space, Vietnam Startup Foundation (VSF), etc., TECHFEST 2016 will be the most anticipated event of the year for startup community.

TARGETS

  • Become a national annual startup event with global scale where startups can get access to potential customers, investors, leading experts in technology field, organizations supporting entrepreneurship as well as domestic and international media.
  • Connect different factors in the startup ecosystem to develop startup forces in Vietnam.
  • Promote domestic and international programs supporting entrepreneurship, exhibit outstanding scientific and technological products/ services of participating startups.
  • TECHFEST 2015 is the first event of its kind that attracted more than 1000 people, 50 investors, 50 startup booths, total investment reached 1 million USD.
  • TECHFEST 2016 is expected to attract at least 100 domestic and international investors, 100 startups, about 2000 people turning up for the event and there are representatives from at least 5 countries in Asia and worldwide joining to share experience on building startup ecosystem as well as the technology trends.

TECHNOLOGY FIELDS IN TECHFEST 2016 

  • Education
  • Agriculture/ Life science
  • Financial technology/ E-commerce/ Mobile/ Management technology
  • Games/ Entertainment/ Communications
  • Future technology (Internet of Things, Smart Cities)

MAIN ACTIVITIES IN TECHFEST 2016

TECHFEST 2016 offers a comprehensive program for entrepreneurs, technology experts and general attendees in the event. It will provide participants with a ticket to the young but dynamic and vibrant startup community with activities, workshops and discussion panel  to bring out the most outstanding examples of Vietnam’s entrepreneurship. Participants can join a wide array of activities such as:

  • Booth exhibition
  • Seminars/ Workshops
  • Investment matching
  • Startup competition
  • HR seeking session
  • Networking party