The largest Startups Pitching Competition in Central Vietnam is coming back!

Under 2018 theme of #linkthewaves, SURF Pitching Competition is a great chance for startups to connect and look for investments opportunities, business cooperation and potential talents.

SURF PITCHING COMPETITION is a part of the SURF 2018 – the largest start-up conference and exhibition in Danang which gathers domestic and international startups, investors, entrepreneurs, potential partners and start-up incubators. Participants are start-up projects in Vietnam with priority given to projects based in Danang. After the Qualifying Round, six outstanding teams will be selected to the finals taking place on 29 June at the Danang City Administrative Center with more than 2,000 attendees.


Participating in the competition, the winning team has the opportunity to receive a prize of VND100,000,000 including VND50,000,000 in cash and a VND50,000,000 Voucher to use the DNC co-working space. There are also two additional prizes which are 02 slots in incubation program of DNES. In addition, the Finalists would be covered 100% of the booth fee, a pair of tickets to join Networking Night and participation in a 3-day boot camp training by Israeli startup professionals.

The Qualifying Round will take place from 30 May to 15 June, the 06 best teams will join the Final Round. Before the Finals on 29/06, the teams will have 2 weeks of training and be mentoring from DNES experts from June 15th to June 28th. The Board of Judges includes:

  • Mr. Ryu Hirota – Chairman of Spiral Ventures
  • Mr. Bobby Liu – Senior Director, Topica Edtech Group
  • Mr. Omri Toppol – Marketing Director, Logdog
  • Mr. Vu Nguyen Tran – DNES CEO

The 06 Finalists will have to prepare a product presentation with a duration of 06 minutes, followed by a 03-minute Q&A session between the Board of Judges and the teams. The final results will be based on scores and general discussions from the Board of Judges.

With the success of SURF – Danang Conference and Exhibition in general and SURF Pitching Competition in particular, this will be the unique opportunity of the year for Startups to bring their best to the potential investors and customers.

  • Register NOW at http://bit.ly/surfpitching2018
  • Registration Deadline: 24:00 on 30/05/2018
  • W: surfstartupwave.vn – E: dne@dnes.vn – P: (0236) 353 9966
  • Contact details: Chau Tran: chau.tran@dnes.vn

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