SAVE THE DATE

29th June 2018

20

INVESTORS

30

SPEAKERS

70

BOOTHS

2000

ATTENDEES

#linkthewaves

SURF is the largest annual International Startup Conference and Exhibition in Central Vietnam including Conference, Exhibition, Business, Investment Connection Program, Startups Pitching Competition, Networking Night and many other connection activities.

Conference

Exhibition

Networking Night

Pitching Competition

Speed dating

SURF SPEED DATING 2018

SURF Speed dating 2018 is the program matching startups with investors, investment fund representatives, mentors and entrepreneurs in the form of one-on-one meetings. This is an invaluable opportunity for startups to seek investments, receive precious advice and connect with our experts and speakers at SURF 2018.

SPEAKERS 2018

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Nadav Eshcar

Embassy Of Israel in Vietnam - Ambassador

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Dominic Mellor

Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) - Lead

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Omri Toppol

North First Ventures - Principal

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Tair Kowalsky

SigmaLabs Accelerator (CEO) & HAC (Founder)

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Vu Kim Hanh

Business Studies and Assistance Center (BSA) - Director

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Nguyen Phi Van

Retail & Franchise Asia - Chairwoman

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Tu Thu Hien

MBI - Vietnam Country Manager

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Jan Lederman

Valhalla Private Capital (Canada) - President

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Saikit Ng

Captii Ventures - Chief Executive

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Shuyin Tang

Patamar Capital - Partner

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Ryu Hirota

Spiral Ventures - Principal

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Bobby Liu

Topica Edtech Group - Senior Director & Topica Founder Institute - Co-director

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Jukka Viitanen

Resolute HQ Inc., Hubconcepts Inc. - CEO

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Tuan Anh Nguyen

Grab Vietnam - Chairman

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Thang Le

VTFOOD - CHAIRMAN

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Tran Vu Nguyen ( Bung Tran )

DNES - CEO

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Tri Nguyen

MimosaTEK - CEO

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Phan Hoang Lan

NATEC - Ministry of Science and Technology | Head of Planning and Finance

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Kim Cuong Pham

cohost.ai - Founder

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Long Vuong

Tomochain - Founder and CEO

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Ngo Phuong Tra

National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam - Deputy Head of Da Nang Office

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Nicole Nguyen

Infinity Blockchain Ventures - Head of Asia Pacific

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Vu Nguyet Anh

Rudicaf - Founder & CEO

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Quynh Anh Nguyen

Swiss EP - Program Manager

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Ho Viet Hai

Triip.me - Co-Founder & CEO

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Sarah Kuhlemann

Hub Hoi An Coworking Space - Founder & Owner

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Joe Ruelle

Google - Territory Manager, Vietnam - Google Cloud

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Hung Bui

Google DeepMind - Senior Research Scientist

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Bui Hai An

O2 Financial - Co-founder and CEO

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Linh Hoang

CirCO - Co-founder & CEO

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Tran Truyen Tien

Tivaki - CEO

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Vitto Christaldi

HUBUD - Head of Learning and Experience

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David Pong

WaterROAM - CEO

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Annie Reynolds

Girls Who Code, New York - Facilitator

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Tara O’Grady

Girls Who Code, New York - Facilitator

AGENDA 2018

Speakers:

Vu Kim Hanh (BSA), Phan Hoang Lan (NATEC), Thang Le (VTFood), Nguyen Tuan Anh (Grab Vietnam)

Moderator:

Bung Tran

Speakers:

Jan Lederman (Valhalla Private Capital, Canada)

Speakers:

Omri Toppol (North First Ventures, Israel)

Speakers:

Tair Kowalsky (SigmaLabs/HAC, Israel)

Speakers:

Bobby Liu (Topica Founder Institute)

Speakers:

Shuyin Tang (Patamar Capital) & Quynh Anh Nguyen (Swiss EP)

Speakers:

Saikit Ng (Captii Ventures) & Ryu Hirota (Spiral Ventures)

Speakers:

Joe Ruelle (Google Singapore)

Speakers:

Joe Ruelle (Google Singapore)

Speakers:

Kim Cuong Pham (cohost.ai)

Speakers:

Kim Cuong Pham (cohost.ai), Hung Bui (Google DeepMind)

Moderator:

Bui Hai An (O2 Financial)

Speakers:

Nicole Nguyen (IBL) &. Long Vuong (Tomochain)

Speakers:

Hai Ho (triip.me)

Speakers:

Dominic Mellor (MBI)

Speakers:

Jukka Viitanen (The Hub Concept)

Speakers:

Tri Nguyen (Mimosatek), David Pong (WaterROAM)

Moderator:

Hai Ho (Save the Ocean)

Speakers:

Nguyễn Phi Vân (Retail & Franchise Asia)

Speakers:

Sarah Kuhlemann (Hub Hoi An), Vitto Christaldi (Hubub Bali), Linh Hoang (CirCO)

Moderator:

Bung Tran (Da Nang Coworking Space)

Speakers:

Annie Reynoids & Tara O’Grady (Girls Who Code)

Speakers:

Vitto Christaldi (Hubud Bali)

Speakers:

Vu Nguyet Anh (Rudicaf), Nguyen Quynh Anh (Swiss EP), Nguyen Phi Van (Retail & Franchise Asia), Trinh Thi Hong (Minh Hong Bio), Do Le Kim Hue (Tara)

Moderator:

Tu Thu Hien (MBI)

Speakers:

Ngo Phuong Tra (NOIP of Vietnam), Tran Truyen Tien (Tivaki)

Venue Map 2018

REGISTRATION

VENUE 2018

DANANG CITY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

24 TRAN PHU STREET, HAI CHAU DISTRICT
DANANG CITY, VIET NAM

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ORGANIZERS

The 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

Da Nang 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 SPONSORS 2018

 
(Tiếng Việt) Đài Phát thanh – Truyền hình Đà Nẵng
(Tiếng Việt) Báo Khoa học và Phát triển
Ictnews
Ict Danang
 

DIAMOND SPONSORS

 
People’s Committee of Danang City
SunWorld Ba Na Hills
 

GOLD SPONSORS

 
Embassy of Israel in Vietnam
VietinBank
 

SILVER SPONSORS

 
Mekong Business Initiative (MBI)
Swiss Entrepreneurship Program
GrabTaxi
 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 
Vietcombank
Embassy of Ireland
HEINEKEN VIETNAM BREWERY – DA NANG LIMITED
SCB
PNJ
BQ
Binh Vinh Corp.
 

WAVE SPONSORS

 
(Tiếng Việt) Mobifone
Netlink
BOTSTAR
Ylinkee
 

CROWDFUNDING

 
(Tiếng Việt) Seatech
Wise English
CTNET DIGITAL
BIDV
VDD LAWYERS
 

IN-KIND SPONSORS

 
Mintown Coffee
SUNTORY PEPSICO
 
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SURF PITCHING COMPETITION 2018

SURF Pitching Competition 2018 is looking for potential start-ups to take part in our Qualifying Round. The 06 Finalists would grab a chance to present their official businesses to the Board of Judges, Experts and more than 2.000 participants who will be future promising customers and stakeholders.

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