The National Program “Initiative for Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam until 2025″ (Program 844) aiming to promote the startup ecosystem has gained initial achievements. In 2021, the Prime Minister approved a number of new contents to expand the scope of startup ecosystem activities internationally. Since then, many activities have been designed to connect the Vietnamese ecosystem with experts, and advisors and establish the Vietnamese oversea network. After more than 2 years, the global connection and exchange in the field of startup support were interrupted by the pandemic. In 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology continues to promote and establish in-depth cooperative relationships with strategic partners, especially with the successful Vietnamese community in the United States to enhance the capacity of different stakeholders of the Vietnamese innovation startup ecosystem.
In this series of cooperative activities, on September 29-30, leaders of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development, the Ministry of Science and Technology (NATEC), Department/Industry, and representatives from different stakeholders of the Vietnamese innovation startup ecosystem, including award-winning startups, coaches in some potential technology fields, policymakers, and experts on the implementation of programs supporting innovative startups attended the Grand Finale of Startup World Cup 2022 in San Francisco. Startup World Cup, organized annually by Pegasus Tech Venture, is the startup competition that expands to more than 70 regions and countries with the participation of experts and investors from Silicon Valley (US) and brings together startups around the world. TECHFEST Vietnam is the official partner of the Startup World Cup to deploy contest activities on a nationwide scale towards the global playground. In 2019, Startup Abidin – Champion of TECHFEST Vietnam 2018, represented Vietnam and won the Startup World Cup 2019.