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Kicked off in March 2021, Startup Wheel has received more than 1,900 startups from 24 countries on 5 continents, including India, Korea, Taiwan, and as far as US, UK, Nigeria,… Co-organized by the Business Startup Support Center (BSSC) and the Young Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City (YBA), Startup Wheel is one of the largest and most intensive startup competitions in Southeast Asia with  9 years of organization. This year, despite the impacts of the pandemic, Startup Wheel 2021 still takes place with a series of online activities. And thanks to this online model, it is easier for the competition to outreach more networks of startups and partners on 05 continents. With these networks, the competition is promising to create a great deal of potential connections and collaborations between the startups and investors, VCs, Large Corporations, and other key players in Vietnam and worldwide.

In the competition, the startups have participated in a series of training and mentoring sessions by local experts regarding Business plan writing, Marketing and branding, Fundraising with investors as well as a Crowdfunding platform. Finally, after 6-months, the Board of Judges has selected Top 60 Vietnam Track and Top 50 International Track from + 1,900 startups. In general, the business models of the Top 60 Vietnam Track have been strengthened and sustained to deal with the crisis caused by the pandemic. The top 60 Vietnamese startups come from 2 big cities in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, all startups have already had prototypes/ MVPs or have launched their product in the market. In which, trending sectors of this track include the startups from Healthcare, Education, and E-commerce have the high ability to scale up in the “COVID storm”. For the International Track, Startup Wheel welcomes startups from 23 countries on 5 continents to attend, 65% of startups have successfully raised funds in Seed, Pre-series A, Series A round,… which operate in sectors including Healthcare, FinTech, Transportation, FoodTech, and AgriTech. 

Now, the Top 60 Vietnam and Top 50 International are continuing their journey in the competition. To be specific, these top 110 startups will participate in Investment Day – the largest virtual startup investment event in Vietnam, where connect the Top 110 startups with +1,000 Investors, VCs, Large Corporations, and other key players in the startup ecosystems from Vietnam and worldwide. The event brings a number of exclusive activities for all the startups, investors, and participants. This is a great opportunity for the investors to connect and negotiate directly with Top 110 startups on an online platform with video calling or chat features. For the Top startups, they could approach +3,000 participants to introduce products/ services and have opportunities to raise funds with +1,000 individual investors, VCs, Large corporations in Vietnam and worldwide. Also, the participants from around the world can interactly the startups directly to discover innovative business models, as well as experiencing the role of a startup investor on the Virtual Investment platform. Investment Day is tentatively held on 23rd September 2021.

 Register now to get exclusive Early Bird offers:

The latest information about Investment Day will be updated on official channels:

Point of contact: 

  • Ms. Bui Thi Thanh Tu – Head of Communication Department
  • Phone: 0902 99 22 95 ; Email: [email protected]