Booth’s benefits

Your benefits:

– Introduced the start-up project information on SURF’s social and event platforms: website, fanpage, youtube, etc.
– Introduced the start-up project information on 2000 brochures released at SURF
– Mentioned in SURF Magazine 2018.
– Opportunity to promote and introduce the brand name / company services to more than 2,000 potential customers at the event.
– Opportunity to update new technologies and learn innovative models.
– Opportunity to connect and cooperate with domestic and foreign businesses.
– Recruitment and talent hunt.
– Learning from over 50 experts and speakers around the world on outstanding technology and business topics.

Does a startup booth itself include any tickets?

Startup booths include 5 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 15.05.2018


to 16.06.2018


to 29.06.2018

Startups 3.000.000 VNĐ 4.000.000 VNĐ 5.000.000 VNĐ
Other  5.000.000 VNĐ 6.500.000 VNĐ 8.000.000 VNĐ
Startup in DNES  Free   Free   Free


Link:  http://bit.ly/surfbooth2018

What are the dimensions of the booths?

SURF will have 73 exhibition booths on the 2nd floor of Da Nang City Administrative Center.

Booths’ specification

Booth’s size: 2m x 1.5m

Desk: 1.8×0.8m; Quantity: 01

Chair: 02

01 name table, 01 power outlet

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: 01203.195.430  (Ms. Van Anh)

Link: http://bit.ly/surfbooth2018

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 diamond sponsors now are Da Nang People’s Committee and Sun Group.

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 and Pr Marketing: Pitching Competition Agenda &Speaker
Email: info@dnes.vn
Phone: 0236 353 9966
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surfstartupwave/
Website: surfstartupwave.vn
Email: sponsor@dnes.vn Phone: 0236 353 9966 Email: ticket.dnes@gmail.com Phone: 0236 353 9966 Hotline: 01203.195.430 (Ms. Van Anh) Email: nhi.nguyen@dnes.vn
Phone: 0938 275699
Email: lien.pham@

Phone: 0165 399 6091

Email: yen.le@dnes.vn Phone: 0905 136 390
What are the topics and the highlights of SURF?

The theme of SURF 2018 is “STARTUP CAPITALS”, including Financial Capital, Human Capital, Social Capital, Technological Capital, Local Capital.

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, policymakers 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 event.

At SURF 2018 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 Funds

– 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.

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.

For two consecutive years, SURF has been attracting more than 2000 participants over a two-day event. Startups, VCs, corporates, international development donors and media from across Vietnam and in the region get to connect with one another, attend talks by influential minds of the industry and unwind jam-packed days with after beach parties.

This year, SURF is coming back as an official startup event of Da Nang, with top-notch speakers discussing topics on startup capitals. 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: Bilingual.

When does SURF start?

29th June 2018

Da Nang City Administrative Center – 24 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 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?

Diamond Sponsor: People’s Committee of Da Nang city, Sun World

Gold Sponsor: VietinBank, Embassy of Israel in Vietnam

Silver Sponsor: Mekong Business Initiative (MBI), Swiss EP, Grab Vietnam

Bronze Sponsor: PNJ, Heineken, Bình Vinh, SCB, BQ, Embassy of Ireland.

Wave Sponsor: Ylinkee, Netlink, Mobifone, Botstar

Crowdfunding Sponsor: CTNET, VDD Lawyers, Seatech, Wise English

In-Kind Sponsor: Suntory Pepsico, Mintown Coffee

Pitching Competition

How many startups can join the SURF Pitching Competition?

50 startups have registered for the Pitching Competition and 06 of them have been selected to make presentations at the event.

How to attend the SURF Pitching Competition?

Register here: http://bit.ly/surfpitching2018

We will announce a list of those selected for the competition after conducting our review process.

For more information, please contact: Ms Lien – lien.pham@dnes.vn

Top 07 finalists to join SURF PITCHING COMPETITION 2018
  1. Camera 360 for cars – A safety equipment to help drivers observe blind spots around their cars.
  2. BGift – Bringing customers good deals and gifts from beauty brand for women along with making appointment feature.
  3. AN VUI – The overall management solution for traveling bus lines.
  4. ikkai Inc – ikkai developed its own system and platform for helping solve two of the biggest bottlenecks for employers: posting jobs easily and making it even easier to find the best candidates through data aggregation and A.I.
  5. TOB – a combination of a cradle, a crib with a walker in one single product that integrates with TOB technology
  6. EduSi: Project utilizes simulation and AI technologies to support teachers and students in their teaching and learning activities respectively through 3 steps: (1) learning by experimenting (2) learning by sharing (3) learning by collaborating with a virtual assistant.
  7. Xedike – Xedike focuses on making use of empty seats on a vehicle less than 9 seats in an attempt to reduce emissions, traffic and increase income for empty vehicles.
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@gmail.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/surfticket2018
– Buy tickets offline: Contact the Da Nang Event and Communications – 1st Floor – 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 01203.195.430  (Ms. Van Anh)

How can I pay for my ticket?

You can pay directly on Ticketbox or pay at Da Nang Event and Communications – 1st Floor – 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 01203.195.430  (Ms. 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 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 talks, panel discussions and exhibitions
– Refreshments
– Entry to the Gala Networking Dinner Party

How much is a ticket?











STUDENT PASS 100.000 VNĐ 150.000 VNĐ 200.000 VNĐ
SURF PASS 200.000 VNĐ 300.000 VNĐ 400.000 VNĐ
Networking Night 1.500.000 VNĐ 1.500.000 VNĐ 2.000.000 VNĐ

Buy ticket here: http://bit.ly/surfticket2018

Is this a free event or is a ticket required?

The event is only for invitees and ticket holders.

Buy ticket here: http://bit.ly/surfticket2018


Buy 4 get 1 (only SURF pass)

When is the latest I can purchase tickets online?

For details please visit: http://bit.ly/surfticket2018

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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