Booth’s benefits

Your benefits:
– Take part in the only annual Start-Up event in Da Nang.
– Keep up with new and emerging technology trends & have the opportunity to meet with local and international companies, corporations, Angel Investors and Investment Funds.
– Raise awareness of your company, products & services.
– Have the opportunity to recruit and attract talents to your company. Networking with
– Each booth includes 3 free tickets to the SURF event
– Booths will be advertised in the official Event Program and associated media publications, including: SURF 2017 Website, Social Media, & Event Backdrops.

Does a startup booth itself include any tickets?

Startup booths include 3 event badges allowing access to the rest of the event. 

How is a company considered a startup?

The company must be established under 2 years and has no more than 10 members.

How much is a booth?

This depends on when you purchase or reserve your booth.





to  31.05.2017


to  30.06.2017


to  15.07.2017

Startups 3.500.000 VNĐ 4.000.000 VNĐ 5.500.000 VNĐ
Other  5.000.000 VNĐ 6.500.000 VNĐ 8.500.000 VNĐ


Link:  http://bit.ly/gianhangsurf2017


What are the dimensions of the booths?

SURF will have 87 exhibition booths on the 2nd floor of The NALOD Hotel.

Booths’ specification

Booth’s size: 2m x 1.5m

Desk: 1.8×0.8m; Quantity: 01

Chair: 02

01 name table, 01 plug

What kind of promotion can Startups from Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi be offered?

Startups from Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi are offered to rent one of our booths with 30% discount compared to the current price.  

When we can receive our booth?

We will keep you updated about the staus of your registration. If there are any questions please contact 0236 353 9966-Hotline: 0126 304 7809 (Ms.Lam)

Link: http://bit.ly/boothssurf2017

General Information

How can I support SURF?

We would like to request your support for any of the following:
1. Sending a speaker to our event:
We would love to have someone over as a keynote speaker to share about [COMPANY] new products or resources to startup communities.
On our website, you can see past speakers for last year’s event. We are currently updating the speaker list this year and will keep you posted soon.
2. Joining our judging panel and sponsoring a prize in our pitching competition:
If this is something of interest to you, our team will send you pitch packs prior to the competition day. You are then invited to join our judging panel and give a prize to a startup of your preference.
Prizes in cash or in-kind donations are all welcome!
3. Becoming one of our key sponsors:
Attached you can find more information about the options for your sponsorship. Our gold sponsor is Mekong Business Initiative, who has been spearheading ecosystem building activities in Vietnam and in the Mekong region (http://www.mekongbiz.org/).

Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss your involvement in this event.

How to contact organizer?


Surf Contact Information: Sponsor: Ticket and Booth: Media Media and Pr Marketing: Agenda &Speaker
Email: info@dnes.vn
Phone: 0236 353 9966
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surfstartupwave/
Website: surfstartupwave.vn
Email: dzung.ho@


0937 994 728

Email: ntva97@


08 9821 8385

Email: nhi.nguyen@dnes.vn
Phone: 0938 275699
Email: lien.pham@

Phone: 0165 399 6091

Email: truong.vu@dnes.vn
Phone: 0935 037 911
What are the topics and the highlights of SURF?

The theme of this year’s SURF is “STARTUP BY THE SEA”, focusing on technology and emerging startup ecosystems.

SURF 2017 promises to bring together all the outstanding startup projects in Da Nang, as well as domestic and international partners, investment funds, individual investors & entrepreneurs. The event will also be attended by city leaders to show the commitment & support of the government, with the ambition to make Da Nang into a startup city and innovation center in this country as well as in Southeast Asia.

The highlight of this year’s event will be a series of conferences and seminars with the participation of leading experts on eco-start-ups, successful entrepreneurs, policy makers and other important players in the industry. In addition, SURF is also a forum to connect & call for investment. Many programs of the partners will be held continuously during the two-day event.
At SURF 2017 you will have the most unique experiences:
– Take part in the only annual Start-Up event in Da Nang.
– Gain experience and inspiration from the Start-up stories of successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Keep up with new and emerging technology trends & have the opportunity to meet with local and international companies, corporations, Angel Investors and Investment FundsMeet Jeff Hoffman and other famous speakers. Read more about Jeff at: http://www.speakerjeffhoffman.com
– Meet our “Mentor of the Year” 2017 to be announced at the event ceremony.
– Raise awareness of your company, products & services. Have the opportunity to recruit and attract talent to your company.
– Win exclusive prizes by participating in the annual Pitching Startup Competition.
– Interact with SUMI, an AI chatbot developed by a startup with support from the Da Nang Business Incubator (DNES).

What is SURF about?

SURF, our annual startup conference and exhibition, featuring businesses and startups in Da Nang, Vietnam and other emerging communities. The event is hosted by Da Nang Business Incubator (DNES) as part of our effort to build a stronger startup community here and elevate ourselves to the upper echelons of tech hubs. After last year’s successful debut, SURF is back and bigger than before! This summer, SURF will feature emerging ecosystems, top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs, and media during a 2-day event to be held 21st – 22nd July. Like-minded startup enthusiasts will get to connect with one another, attend talks by influential minds of the industry and unwind after jam-packed days with after beach parties. Please refer to our website here for more information – http://surfstartupwave.vn/

What languages will be spoken at the event?

For sessions in the Exhibition Hall and Pitching Contest: Bilingual.
For discussion sessions: Vietnamese or English depending on the speakers.

When does SURF start?

July, 21&22 2017

NALOD Hotel Da Nang – 192 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City – Viet Nam

Who can attend SURF?

Everyone is welcome at the event! – Entrepreneurs & Enterprises – Investors & Funds – Donors, Sponsors & Media – Students, Developers, Designers, Freelancers or anyone else interested in startups.


What about Surf organizers?


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.

Address: 31 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Danang City.

Phone number: 0236 353 6699

Website: http://surfstartupwave.vn

Email: info@dnes.vn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surfstartupwave/


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

Website: khoinghiep.danang.vn


Who are sponsors for SURF?

Gold Sponsor: MBI

Silver Sponsor: Swiss EP

Bronze Sponsor: Grab Vietnam, Innovation partnership program, NALOD, PNJ, VinaCapital, Embassy of Ireland `
In-Kind Sponsor: Asian tech, Triip.me, NetNam, IID, GIGABYTE

Crowdfunding sponsor: University of Greenwich Vietnam, Ylinkee, Songhan Incubator

Media partner: FBNC, Đất Việt, VnExpress
Partner: BQ, Danang University, Hatch, WISE, Woman In Tech, VMI


Pitching Competition

How many startups can join the SURF Pitching Competition?

50 startups have registered for the Pitching Competition and 10 of them have been selected to make presentations at the event.

How to attend the SURF Pitching Competition?

To partcipate in the competition please provide your proposal to Ms Lien – lien.pham@dnes.vn for evaluation. We will announce a list of those selected for the competition after conducting our review process.

Top 10 finalists to join SURF PITCHING COMPETITION 2017
  1. Zody: ZODY , which is a familiar name in Danang, is a mobile loyalty program specifically designed for local business communities. From retail stores to restaurants, the app allows each merchant can create custom loyalty reward programs (50 different kinds in Zody’s store) for customers’ shopping activities (shop, food and drinks, etc.), presentation from Zody at the Pitching Competition
  2. InVietNamThis is an application which provides traveling information via hotline/messages platform.
  3. Ikids: Ikids members wish to create an innovative centre with STEM + Art classes which helps kids play and learn in their own ways.
  4. Homecares: The project aims at providing home healthcare via app/website/call center
  5. Mojitok: Mojitok is an application which suggest emoticons and stickers in messages. Mojitok members are all from Korea.
  6. Di choi chung: Di choi chung provides free and easy travel package including door-to-door buses, plane tickets and hotels for young adventurers, which helps them save the cost of traveling.
  7. Inaway: Innaway is a website which connects hotels and visitors, helps maximize hotels’ revenue and improve their standards, at the same time provides visitors with various options on cheap and qualified hotels.
  1. Btaskee: Btaskee is an application which helps those who would like to find house helpers. With a smartphone and a btaskee account, users can easily call for house helpers with a reasonable cost.
  2. Noi TOB: An all-in-one product, which combines cradle – trolley – scooter, saving up to 30% of the cost. The product has patents registered and currently received a certain number of customers.
  3. Sumi: Sumi is the combination between AI and Chatbot, which aims at understanding users’ demands and supporting information research and reorder. A friendly application you can experience here.
When will I know if I have been chosen for the SURF Pitching Competition?

After registration the contest organizers will contact you with specific guidelines and timelines. Contact Organizer Pitching contests via email lien.pham@dnes.vn


Can I access the event by showing a receipt for my ticket purchase?

Certaintly, you just show your e-ticket or receipt at the check-in counter.

Can I buy a ticket at the entrance?

Yes. However ticket numbers are limited. To secure tickets we recommend that you book in advance.

Can I get a receipt?

Certainly. After purchasing tickets please email ticket@dnes.com with your company information. We will then generate your receipt.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, tickets are fully transferable. But for student ticket, please show your student ID at the check-in counter

How can I buy a Student pass?

Please show your Student ID when buying a ticket and also present it at the check-in counter.

How can I get a ticket?

How to buy tickets:
– Buy tickets online here: http://bit.ly/surfticket2017
– Buy tickets offline: Contact the Da Nang Event and Communications – Floor 2 – 31 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Da Nang – Phone number: 0236 353 9966 (Please call or email before visiting our office.)
If you have any difficulty with online booking please call 08 9821 8385 (Van Anh)

How can I pay for my ticket?

You can pay directly on Ticketbox or pay at Da Nang Event and Communications – Floor 2 – 31 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Da Nang – Phone number: 0236 353 9966 (Please call or email before visiting our office.)
If you have any difficulty with online booking please call 08 9821 8385 (Van Anh)

How can I receive a SURF invitation?

A limited number of invites will be provided to businesses or organizations actively involved in Da Nang’s startup community. Please contact DNES at info@dnes.vn or 0236 353 9966 for more information.

How does a SURF PASS differ from a GALA DINNER PASS?

With a SURF PASS, you receive:
– Access to the 2-day talks, panel discussions and exhibitions
– Refreshments
– You must show your Student ID at check-in if you buy a Student Surf Pass
With a GALA DINNER PASS, you receive:
– Access to the 2-day talks, panel discussions and exhibitions
– Refreshments
– Entry to the Gala Networking Dinner Party by the sea

How much is a ticket?



Chi tiết xem tại: http://bit.ly/vesurf2017

Is this a free event or is a ticket required?

The event is only for invitees and ticket holders.


Buy 4 get 1 (only SURF pass)

When is the latest I can purchase tickets online?

For details please visit: http://bit.ly/surfticket2017

Where can I find my tickets?

You can use an e-ticket or receive the ticket at DNES – 31 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Danang

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