SURF PITCHING COMPETITION within the framework of SURF 2019 – Danang Startup and Innovation Festival, assembles start-up projects, investors, entrepreneurs, partners and domestic and foreign start-up supporting organizations.

Participants are start-ups not over five years from the date of establishment; start-up projects, business ideas and solutions already having prototypes.

Passing the semi-final on October 15, 2019, 7 best teams won a ticket to compete in the final round on November 1, 2019 at Eden Plaza. In the final round, 7 teams got 3 minutes to present ideas and figures of the firm and 7 minutes to criticize questions from the judges. These teams were ranked based on the total points evaluated from 7 judges, the team with the highest total points won the championship.

The startup teams present theirs ideas before the judges in the final round

The startup teams present theirs ideas before the judges in the final round

On the Gala Dinner, organization committee announced the winning teams at the SURF PITCHING COMPETITION.

Multiglass project excellently won the First Prize with the total prize value of 50.000.000 VND in cash, 60.000.000 VND Co-working Space at DNES Sites (for up to 5 people within 1 year, from November 1, 2019 to November 1, 2020) and 115.000.000 VND (5.000 USD) Amazon Web Service Credit.

Mr Tran Van Tung – Deputy Minister of Danang Department of Science and Technology award the first prize for Multiglass at PITCHING COMPETITION.

The Second Prize belonged to Advosights project with 30.000.000 VND in cash and other prizes from the sponsors.

Mr Le Trung Chinh –  Vice President of the People’s Committee of Danang award the second prize for Advosights at SURF PITCHING COMPETITION

The Third Prize belonged to Bot Star project, gaining 15.000.000 VND and others prizes from the sponsors.

In addition, organization committee of SURF PITCHING COMPETITION 2019 dedicated special opportunities for the 10 best teams at the competition:

  • The top 10 teams will be sponsored to participate in the Vietnam Creative Start-up Day 2019 – Techfest 2019 on June 4 – 6, 2019 in Quang Ninh.
  • To be registered to complete models and products through performing science and technology tasks up to 100,000,000 VND / project (special cases will be considered at a higher level).
  • To be introduced incubators at business incubators.
  • To be supported to connect domestic and foreign investors and advisors.
  • To be supported with activities of research, development, technology transfer, standards, measurement, quality and intellectual property.

Once again, the organizers of SURF 2019 Startup and Innovation Day sincerely thank all of you who have accompanied SURF 2019, and above all, accompany the Da Nang startup community in the process of bringing this beautiful beach city to becoming the leading creative center in Vietnam and all over the world!


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