Advance Saigon 2017 is a three-day event for international entrepreneurs to gather and match their brilliant startup ideas to influential investors. In this year, we proudly present the 3rd event of Advance series in Ho Chi Minh City, established by BSSC, Allnations Hebronstar, Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) and Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB).

Advance Saigon 2017 features fascinating startups with brilliant ideas, amazing international speakers, deep-dive learning opportunities and ample networking in Vietnam.

Main event will be held at Independence Palace on 14 April, 2017, join us at



Apr. 12, 2017 | Kick-Off Party

18:00 – 21:00, One Plus Rooftop Beer Club

Kick-Off Party will be hold to officially announce the openings of Advance Saigon 2017 as well as to share H-camp accelerator program in the near future. We will together kick the first start to Vietnam market.


Apr. 13, 2017 | Startup Ecosystem Tour & Cruise Dinner

13:00 – 16:00, Sacom Chip Sang Tour & Information Technology Park

Sacom Chip Sang and Information Technology Park serve as co-working and incubation center for startup growth and development.

There will be Seminar Speech by Mr. Trinh Nguyen, CEO of CleverAds and Startup Pitching session.

Apr. 14, 2017 | Pitch-Off & After Party

Address: Independence Palace, 135 Nam Ki Khoi Nghia, District 1, HCMC


09:00 – 09:05, Opening Speech By Mr. Nguyễn Việt Dũng, Director of HCMC Department of Science and Technology

09:05 – 09:20, Keynote Speech 1 By Mr. Quyền Bùi, General Secretary of Vietnam Innovation Association

09:20 – 09:35, Keynote Speech 2 By Mr. Marko Seppa, Entrepreneur in Residence of Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program

09:35 – 10:50, TOT – HCM Pitching: The pitch from Dream Team

09:50 – 10:30, Panel Discussion

Moderated by Ms. Huong Nguyen (PR Director of SIHUB)

Mr. Marko Seppa, Entrepreneur in Residence of IPP

Mr. Luca Mohamadi, Managing Partner SEA of Fast Forward Advisors

Mr. Martial Ganiere, Co-founder & CEO of Start Co-working Space

Mr. Hieu Vo, Associate Director of Dragon Capital

Mr. Khiem Duy Tran, Associate of Expara

10:30 – 11:00, Morning Teabreak

11:00 – 11:30, Seminar Session 1

By Dr. Le Hoang Lan, Managing Director of Indochina Investment Group

Topic of “Leverage InsurTech, Fintech for the New Age of Distribution in Vietnam”

11:30 – 12:00, Seminar Session 2

By Mr. Ricky Yvanovich, Member of British Business Group in Vietnam

Topic of “Insights on angel investing and doing business in Vietnam”

12:00 – 13:00, Networking Lunch

13:00 – 15:00, Pitch-Off Session 1 – Korean startups: Among 12 H-Camp startups with outstanding ideas of AdTech, E-commerce such as used car trading, music marketing, VR/AR TV solutions,…

15:00 – 15:30, Afternoon Teabreak

15:30 – 17:00, Pitch-Off Session 2 – Vietnamese startups: Among 11 startups from Vietnam with ideas of AppTech, EduTech and E-cormmerce as booking platform, CRM solution,…

17:00 – 17:30, Winner Announcement

20:00 ~, After Party at Glow Sky Bar

BSSC is the only organization in Vietnam offering specialized support services to young start-ups. We offer help with finance, material facilities, consultation, training, trade promotion and other services.