Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Taking place from 25 to 29 November in the central city of Đà Nẵng, national start-up day ‘Techfest 2018’ is expected to attract 4,500 participants with a series of activities to connect investors with enterprises
The Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the HCM City Communist Youth Union, the Việt Nam Youth Union and the People’s Committee of Đà Nẵng City organised a press conference to introduce the activities of Techfest 2018 on Wednesday.
Techfest 2018 would be bigger than last year’s event, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Văn Tùng.
This year would see a series of events, helping innovative start-ups access investment capital, apply technology in production and business at home and abroad, he said.
Tùng also affirmed that this year had seen the strong development and spread of the start-up movement nationwide. "Promoting innovative start-ups is not just the task of one ministry, but has expanded to ministries, departments, localities, socio-political organisations and associations," he said.
A highlight of this year’s event is a journey themed ‘Youth with innovative start-ups,’ which takes place from November 18 to 29.
One hundred start-ups with the best ideas will take part in the start-up journey, which will go through 11 cities and provinces including Hà Nội, Hải Phòng, Nghệ An, Quảng Bình, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Đà Nẵng, Bình Định, Quảng Nam, Lâm Đồng, HCM City and Cần Thơ.
The start-ups will be able to participate in seminars, talks and exchanges in the localities, while also visiting large corporations and typical start-up models, exhibiting innovative products and participating in capital investment calls. — VNS