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Forum connects Vietnamese startups in US and VN

Update: December, 11/2017 - 10:00
HCM City Party Secretary, Nguyễn Thiện Nhân,speaks at the startups forum in San Francisco City on Saturday. — VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

SAN FRANCISCO — A forum connecting Vietnamese startups in the United States and Việt Nam, themed “Lessons from Silicon Valley: Việt Nam’s path to startup success,” was organised in San Francisco City on Saturday. 

Speaking at the event, vice chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) Lương Thanh Nghị stressed that innovative startup is a growing trend, and many Vietnamese-invested enterprises in the United States have gained success. 

However, to reap more benefits, these enterprises need closer connectivity and coordination, Nghị suggested. 

The SCOV wants to build a network of Vietnamese startups in the United States and Việt Nam, he said, adding that a similar forum will be held in HCM City in January 2018 to foster links among startups both in and outside Việt Nam. 

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân said the forum is a valuable opportunity for enterprises from the city and the US to exchange business co-operation and investment opportunities. 

HCM City wants to learn from experiences of startup enterprises in the US to implement appropriate measures to speed up the startup movement in the city, he said. 

Nhân told participants that the municipal authorities recently announced a project to turn HCM City into a smart city. 

Therefore, there are more investment opportunities in the city for foreign businesses, including those invested by Vietnamese in the US. 

At the forum, representatives from successful Vietnamese startups in the US shared their experiences and lessons on investment, business strategies and how to select development orientations. — VNS

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