SURF Pitching Competition 2019

SURF Pitching Competition 2019 – the biggest startup pitching competition in central Vietnam is back!

SURF Pitching Competition is the place for startup projects to connect and seek for investment opportunities, business co-operations, and talented personnels



The SURF PITCHING COMPETITION is affiliated with SURF 2019 – the Startup and Innovation Festival, gathering startup projects, investors, business people, partners, national and international startup support organizations. The target participants are the startup businesses that are registered within 5 years, startup projects, ideas and business solutions that already have the sample models. There is no limit on geographical frontiers.
The SURF Pitching Competition 2019 is officially opened for registration on 20th September 2019. Registration entry is closed and the preliminary examination starts on 10th October 2019. The results will be published on 15th October 2019. The selected teams will be chosen to go to the semi-final round, happening from the 15th – 19th October, 2019. The training bootcamp is expected to take place from 28th – 31st October, 2019. After the semi-final, 06-08 teams will be selected to be in the final round, which is on Friday, 1st November 2019 at the Grand Mercure Danang

With the participation of the prestige jury panels in the Danang startup community and the world. Mr. Alan El Kadhi – Australian expert on entrepreneurship and Mr. Tran Tri Dung – expert from Swiss EP, are the two judges from the jury panels in the Semi-final round. The Final round is honored to welcome Mr. Peter Vesterbacka– founder of SLUSHthe biggest Startup and technological event in the world and Mrs. Jan Lederman (expert on venture capital) to be our judges.
Joining the competition, the winning team can win VND 50,000,000 in cash and other prizes from the sponsors. The 2nd-place prize will be VND 30,000,000 in cash, and 3rd-prize with VND 15,000,000 along with other prizes from our sponsors. In addition, there will be opportunities to join the 3-day training by experts with the Bootcamp activities for all Startups whom shall pass the semi-final round.
Other special benefits exclusive for the SURF Pitching Competition 2019.
  • 10 teams with the highest ranks will be sponsored by the Danang Startup and Innovation Festival – Techfest 2019 from 4th – 6th December, 2019.
  • Will be registered to complete their scientific and technological prototypes with the monetary support of up to VND 100,000,000 per prototype (special cases will be considered for a higher assistance).
  • Getting introduced to business incubators.
  • Getting supported, connected with international, national investors and consultants.
  • Getting support for research activities, deployment, technology transfer, standards, measurements, intellectual property.
In the final round, teams will have to prepare a product pitch within the duration of 06 minutes. Afterwards, there will be 03 minutes for Q&A between judges and teams. The final results will be based on scores and general discussion from the jury panel.
Following the success of previous SURF events in general, and SURF Pitching Competition in specific, this will be a once-in-a-year opportunity for startups to bring out the best of them to investors and potential customers.
  • Register to join SURF pitching competition at:
  • For further information: Contact Ms. Nguyen Phuoc Ha Thien
    E: – P: (+84) 935 437177
To know more about SURF 2019 – The Startup and Innovation Festival:

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