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PITCHING COMPETITION

Besides the conference and convention activities, the pitching competition is an opportunity for start-up projects to be presented to investors, partners, and experts for the purpose of obtaining cooperation and investment opportunities.

#Danang startup wave 2017

Danang is not just all about sunshine and sand. Amid coconut trees and golden sunsets of its coastline, entrepreneurs have built a burgeoning startup community within the past few years. Talents from all over the place are starting to flock to this sun-soaked city to plant roots for their companies, seek a great life balance and perhaps ...9 months of beach weather!

Conference

Exhibition

Networking Night

Cititour

AGENDA

We have top-tier speakers on our stages at SURF 2017. Scroll down to check their remarkable sessions out!

Opening remark by Chairman of Da Nang Startup Council, Remark by Da Nang Municipal Party Secretary and Chairman of People's Council, Remark by the Ambassador of Ireland to Viet Nam

Speakers:

Jeff Hoffman (SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR - PRICELINE.COM, UBID.COM, COLORJAR)

Speakers:

Matt James (SENIOR MANAGER, Corporate Strategy - Amadeus), Chinn Lim (LEAD STRATEGIST - AUTODESK), Tuan Anh Nguyen (Chairman - Grab Vietnam), Bobby Liu (SENIOR DIRECTOR - TOPICA EDTECH GROUP)

Moderator:

Bung Tran (CEO - DNES)

Speakers:

Dominic Mellor (Mekong Business Initiative Lead)

Speakers:

Khemara Ros (Country Manager - MBI Cambodia), Wesley Chang (Vietnam Rep - Hanwha Life Insurance), Tuoc Huynh (Director - HCMC ECC, CEO & Founder - SIHUB)

Moderator:

Geoffrey See (CEO - Choson Exchange)

Speakers:

Eddie Thai (Partner - 500 startups)

Speakers:

Adrian Tan (Program Director - VIISA), Bobby Liu (Senior Director - Topica Edtech Group)

Moderator:

Daren McKelvey (CEO - R1 Labs, US Partner - Startup Guide)

Speakers:

Tran Thanh Nam (CEO - Moca mobile payment), Nicole Nguyen (Head of Corporate Marketing - Infinity Blockchain Labs), Tran Huu Đuc (Director - FPT Ventures)

Moderator:

Quang Phan (Deputy Director - MBI)

Speakers:

Victor Chua (Vice President - Gobi ventures), Koichi Saito (Founder & General Partner - KK Fund), Shuyin Tang (Principal - Patamar Capital)

Moderator:

Ngoc Nguyen (Vietnam Correspondent - dealstreetasia)

Speakers:

Eddie Thai (Partner - 500 startups), Christopher Beselin (Founding Partner - Endurance Group)

Speakers:

Trinh Minh Giang (CEO - VMCG Group)

Speakers:

Tri Nguyen (Founder & CEO - Mimosa Tek)

Speakers:

Donald Huynh (Co-founder - Justgola), An Nguyen (Deputy Director - Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center)

Speakers:

Dang Van Tran (Founder & CEO - Butterfly Hub)

Speakers:

Ha Bui (Technical Lead - Cardano Lab)

Speakers:

Pham Kim Cuong (CEO - Chongiadung)

Speakers:

James Galvin (Founder & CEO - Vsource.io)

Speakers:

Phan Viet Hoan (Founder & Chairman - Mywork)

Speakers:

Upshift

Speakers:

Geoffrey See (CEO - Choson Exchange)

Speakers:

Marko Seppa (Entrepreneur in Residence - IPP), Nguyen Trung Dung (CEO - BKHolding)

Moderator:

Huong Nguyen (Interim Rector - VNUK)

Speakers:

Jenni Risku (Head of Women in Tech Singapore, Vice-Chair - NFBAN Female Business Angel Network), Tu Thu Hien (Vietnam Country Manager - MBI, Founder & Chairwoman - WISE), Jessica Hilston (Founder - Women of Vietnam), Huong Nguyen (Vice Rector - VNUK), Shuyin Tang (Principal - Patamar Capital)

Speakers:

Hai Ho (Founder & CEO -Triip.me)

Speakers:

Dang Van Tran (Founder & CEO - Butterfly Hub)

Speakers:

Ha Lam (Co-Founder - Triip.me)

Speakers:

Huy Nguyen (General Manager - Sioux Vietnam)

Speakers:

Le Tri Hai (CEO - Green Global)

Speakers:

Jeff Hoffman (SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR - PRICELINE.COM, UBID.COM, COLORJAR)

Venue Map

SPEAKER 2017

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Jeff Hoffman

Serial Entrepreneur - Priceline.com, uBid.com, ColorJar

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Dominic Mellor

Mekong Business Initiative Lead

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Christopher Beselin

Founding Partner - Endurance Capital

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Wesley Chang

Vietnam Rep. - Hanwha Life Insurance

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Victor Chua

Vice President - Gobi VC

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James Galvin

Founder & CEO - Vsouce.io

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Ha Bui

Technical Lead - IBL (Cardano)

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Hai Ho

Co-Founder & CEO - Triip.me

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Huy Nguyen

General Manager - SIOUX Vietnam

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Donald Huynh

Co-founder & Trip Planner - Justgola

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Matt James

Senior Manager & Corporate Strategy - Amadeus

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Ha Lam

Co-Founder - Triip.me

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Hai Le

CEO - Green Global

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Chinn Lim

Lead Strategist - Smart Cities Platform - Autodesk

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Bobby Liu

Senior Director - Topica Edtech Group

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Daren McKelvey

CEO - R1 Labs, US Partner - Startup Guide

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An Nguyen

Deputy Director - Da Nang Center for Tourism Promotion

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Ngoc Nguyen

Journalist - DEALSTREETASIA

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Huong Nguyen

Vice Rector - VNUK

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Tuan Anh Nguyen

Chairman - Grab Vietnam

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Kim Cuong Pham

CEO - Chongiadung

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Phan Viet Hoan

Founder & Chairman - MyWork

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Koichi Saito

Founder & General Partner - KK Fund

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Geoffrey See

CEO - Choson Exchange

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Marko Seppa

Entrepreneur in Residence - IPP

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Adrian Tan

Program Director - Viisa

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Eddie Thai

Partner - 500 startups

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Dang Van Tran

Founder & CEO - Butterfly

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Tran Vu Nguyen ( Bung Tran )

CEO - DNES

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Tu Thu Hien

Vietnam Country Manager - MBI, Founder and Chairwoman - WISE

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Shuyin Tang

Principal - Patamar Capital

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Huynh Kim Tuoc

Director - HCMC ECC, CEO & Founder - SiHub

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Khemara Ros

Country Manager - MBI Cambodia

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Nicole Nguyen

Head of Corporate Marketing - Infinity Blockchain Labs

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Jessica Hilston

Founder - Women of Vietnam

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Nam Tran

co-founder & CEO - Moca

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Jenni Risku

HEAD OF WOMEN IN TECH SINGAPORE, VICE-CHAIR - NFBAN FEMALE BUSINESS ANGEL NETWORK

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Tran Huu Duc

DIRECTOR - FPT VENTURES

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Nguyen Trung Dung

CEO - BKHOLDING

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Tri Nguyen

FOUNDER & CEO - MIMOSATEK

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Trinh Minh Giang

CEO - VMCG GROUP

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QUANG PHAN

DEPUTY DIRECTOR - MBI

VENUE

NALOD CONFERENCE CENTER

192 VO NGUYEN GIAP STREET, SON TRA DISTRICT,
DANANG, VIETNAM

More details

REGISTRATION

30

INVESTORS

38

SPEAKERS

80

BOOTHS

1000

PARTICIPANTS

ORGANIZERS

Danang Startup Council

The Danang Startup Council was established in October 2015 with 59 members including: leading thinkers, universities, institutes and businesses.

Website: khoinghiep.danang.vn

Danang Business Incubator - DNES

Da Nang Business Incubator – DNES is the first public priviate incubator in Viet Nam. Established in early 2016, DNES is an innovation platform that helps early-stage startups build their businesses fast. Located in Da Nang, a young vibrant city on the central coast of Vietnam, DNES offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, connections and community that drives you to work hard and make your goals a reality.

Website: dnes.vn

SUPPORTERS

DANANG DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

  • Department of Industry and Trade
  • Danang Institute for Socio-Economic Development
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of Information and Communication
  • Danang Investment Promotion Centre – IPC Danang
  • Department of Planning and Investment
  • Department of Tourism
  • Department of Culture & Sports

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • The University Of Danang
  • Duy Tan University
  • Danang Architecture University
  • Danang College of Information Technology
  • Danang College of Food
  • The VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education

LOCAL MEDIA

  • DRT
  • VTV8
  • Da Nang E-Potal
  • Danang Department of Information and Communication magazine – ICTNEWS
  • Vietnam Business Forum

MEDIA PARTNERS

 
VNExpress
FBNC
Giải Trí TV
HTV2
DRT
 

DIAMOND SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

 
MBI
50Years ADB
Australian Goverment
UBND Da Nang
 

SILVER SPONSOR

 
SWISS EP
 

BRONZE SPONSOR

 
FFI
SCB
Embassy of Ireland
Innovation Partnership
VnCapital
GrabTaxi
Nalod
PNJ
 

IN-KIND SPONSOR

 
7bridges
Aquafina
Asian Tech
GIGABYTE
IID
MIN COFFEE
NetNam
Triip.me
 

PARTNER

 
BQ
Hatch Ventures
VMI
women in tech
University of Danang
 

CROWDFUNDING SPONSOR

 
SONGHAN Incubator
University of Greenwich Vietnam
Ylinkee
Green Global