8 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss SURF 2017

Mr. Tran Vu Nguyen, CEO of Da Nang Entrepreneurship Support (DNES), explains the essential aspects regarding Central Vietnam’s startup event of the year, which will will take place in Danang on July 21st and 22nd.

Mr. Tran Vu Nguyen shared eight reasons on why SURF 2017 is a can’t miss event


1.Meet Jeff Hoffmanone of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs in the travel industryand many other top speakers with crucial insight for startups.


Hoffman is the founder and CEO of many successful companies in more than 150 countries, such as Priceline and Agoda. He is a famous global speaker about startups and creativity, and has served as a consultant on economic development initiatives and business startups at the White House, the State Department, etc.

More about Jeff: http://www.speakerjeffhoffman.com

2.The first startup event to be held by the sea in Danang and an opportunity to experience our Gala Dinner with many memorable activities.


The SURF 2017 Gala Dinner will be held along the beautiful blue coast of Danang and will feature a scenic view of one the world’s most spectacular beaches and will shed light on the city’s creative spirit. Join us as we invite you and other entrepreneurs to connect with one another and share your innovative ideas by the water’s edge.

3.Take part in Central Vietnam’s largest startup event in 2017.


Following the success of Da Nang Startup Fair 2016, the event is back with the name SURF. SURF 2017 is expected to attract over 1000 participants from all sectors of the startup ecosystem, while also hosting 87 booths for technology exhibitions, several global and regional speakers. SURF promises to be the most successful startup event in Central Vietnam in 2017.

4.Gather the insights and experiences of some of the industry’s influential minds.


At SURF 2017 you will have the opportunity to attend round-table discussions, hear speeches from seasoned speakers about the startup ecosystem, startup support programs, updates on the latest technological trendssuch as AI, Blockchain, VR (Virtual Reality).

5.Vote and Meet the “Mentor of the Year” – Best Business Startup Adviser of the Year.


This year, the Vietnam Mentors Initiative (VMI) will hold a poll for Mentor of the Year at SURF 2017. At SURF you will have the opportunity to meet excellent mentors and startup advisers from Vietnam and other countries. On the weekend of July 21-22, some of the industry’s best and brightest will gather in Da Nang to discuss consulting activities, support for startup projects and honor the individual whom they deem to be the Mentor of the Year.

6.For the first time, a startup event will utilize artificial intelligence applications in organizing the event.


There’s no need to wander around at SURF 2017 in an effort to seek answers to your questions. For that, we have artificial intelligence. SURF will combine with the HeKaTe Companya nursery startup project at Da Nang Entrepreneurship Support responsible for implementing AI in the event’s organization. HeKaTe is tasked with providing information about the event as well as answering questions on any related topics.

7.An opportunity to win great prizes if you participate in our Pitching Competition.


This year’s Pitching Competition is expected to attract more than 50 projects, which will undergo information screening, interviewing and research and product evaluation before being selected to participate in the final round of pitching in front of a team of investors and startup organizations. Awards total up to 200,000,000 VND, including cash and support services.

8. Promote your company’s products and services at the event, join the recruitment program and attract talent.


SURF 2017 is a great opportunity for businesses to promote their products and services, especially those early in their development. The event will involve a wide range of startup stakeholders. Specifically: city leaders and departments, investors, a community of consultants, various businesses, startups, associations, clubs, nurseries, creative incubators, scientific research centers, research institutes, universities, clubs, students, office workers and freelancers.

Find out more our event at:

Website: https://surf.tekup.vn
Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/surfstartupwave/

From ITC Danang

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