On the 29th of June 2018, Da Nang will be welcoming more than 2,000 startups from all over Vietnam and many other countries and territories in the world gathering at Danang Administrative Center for SURF 2018 – the largest international startup event in Central Vietnam.

On the afternoon of May 28th, 2018, Danang Startup Council (DSC) coordinating with Danang Incubator DNES hosted the press conference for The 3rd International Startup Conference and Exhibition in Danang – SURF 2018.

There were over 100 media agencies, representatives from the Sponsors, the executive committee of DNES and especially Mr. Doron Lebovich – DCM of State of Israel to Vietnam, Mr. Ho Ky Minh – Vice Chairman of Danang People’s Committee/ Chairman of DSC.

At the beginning of the conference, Mr. Pham Duc Nam Trung – Deputy Director of DNES announced the general theme chosen for the week of SURF 2018 is STARTUP CAPITALS, and exhibitions, conferences, seminars and business start-up competitions all relate to the five most important types of capitals: Financial capital; Human resources; Social capital; Local capital and Technological capital. Concurrently, the message #linkthewaves and the 8 reasons for not to miss SURF 2018 were made public through this event.

Also at the conference, Mr. Doron Lebovich – DCM of State of Israel to Vietnam publicized that there would be 2 Israeli experts supporting Startups in a 3-day Bootcamp before SURF Pitching Competition’ finale.

At SURF 2018, we’ll be bringing 2 experts, they were entrepreneur themselves, and today they’re investors, so they can see both sides of perspective. They will work with DNES. More than that they will take part in the Pitching Competition, and after they’ve seen the candidates this year, they are really happy to do so.” – shared by Mr. Doron Lebovich, DCM of State of Israel to Vietnam.

Besides, the founder and the moderator of Homecares, a startup successfully called up capital from SURF 2017, had a sharing session about the hardship they had to overcome and their experience in being appealing for funds.

At the end of the press conference of The 3rd International Startup Conference and Exhibition in Danang – SURF 2018, the media had a great interest in this particular event, and many questions had been answered.

For any individuals and organizations interested in the coastal start-up ecosystem and wishing to participate in this significant event, you may contact us as follows:

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