|Trần Ngọc Liêm, deputy director of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, speaks at the 2019 National Startup Contest. –VNS Photo Xuân Đăng|
HCM CITY — The final round of the 2019 National Startup Contest for university students began on Thursday at Nguyễn Tất Thành University in HCM City.
Organised by the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Diễn đàn doanh nghiệp newspaper, it attracted nearly 270 projects from 30 provinces and cities including almost 40 universities.
Following several preliminary and qualifying rounds, the six best projects were selected for the final round, and the entrepreneurial hopefuls presented them to the judges. Nguyễn Tự Hồng Quân, director of Nhân Hòa Software Co Ltd and one of the judges, said this year's projects focus on technology.
The jury will select the three best projects out of the six finalists for entry in the 2020 Startup Festival to be held on January 10, in Hà Nội. — VNS