Da Nang hosts international start-up conference and exhibition

Friday, 2017-05-12 04:12:02
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NDO - The second International Start-up Conference and Exhibition is scheduled to be held in the central city of Da Nang on July 21-22, a press conference in Da Nang heard on May 11.

The event, which aims to boost Da Nang as an innovation hub of central Vietnam and the region, is expected to attract over 1,000 participants including local and foreign investors, start-up businesses and investment funds.

Entitled ‘Surf the Start-up Wave 2017’, the event includes 80 pavilions from start-up projects and businesses, in addition to institutes, colleges and sponsors. The event will feature a number of panel and roundtable discussions, pitching competitions, and exhibitions.

According to Chairman of Da Nang’s Co-ordination Council for the Business Start-up Network, Vo Duy Khương the event’s organising committee has invited motivational speaker Jeff Hoffman, who is cofounder of Priceline.com and cofounder of ColorJar, to join the two-day event focusing on the start-up ecosystem, support policies and investment as well as sharing experience and technology.

The event is sponsored by the Asia Development Bank, the Mekong Business Initiative, Swiss EP and the Innovation Partnership Programme in Vietnam.