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VN startup community showcases tech solutions

Update: May, 21/2016 - 11:23
The event, organised by software giant FPT, also attracted a number of young visitors seeking the latest made-in-Việt Nam apps and technologies. — Photo tuoitre.vn

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — FPT Tech Day 2016 was held in HCM City early this week to enable Việt Nam’s startup community to showcase their solutions to local and international tech experts.

The event, organised by software giant FPT, also attracted a number of young visitors seeking the latest made-in-Việt Nam apps and technologies.

Among the key foreign guests were Rajan Anandan, deputy president and managing director of Google Southeast Asia and India, and Kirsten Gilbertson, public and private cloud sales lead with Microsoft in the Asia-Pacific.

Some successful Vietnamese startups also attended the event, including the mobile e-wallet, MoMo, and the English pronunciation assistant app, Elsa. In March, M_Service, the operator of MoMo, received a combined US$28 million investment - from Standard Chartered Private Equity, which invested $25 million, and from Goldman Sachs, which put in an additional $3 million on top of its existing $5.75 million funding.

FPT Tech Day also saw FPT open source some of its platforms at OpenFPT.vn for the startup community. One of the open-sourced platforms is the smart traffic system, which can be used to create apps, including a license-plate recognition system, according to FPT. — VNS

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