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Entrepreneurship competition for Vietnamese held in US

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Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh (fourth, left) and members of the Association of Vietnamese Students and Professionals in the US pose for a photo at the VietChallenge final round (Photo: VNA)

New York (VNA) – A global entrepreneurship competition for Vietnamese (VietChallenge) took place recently with the final round held in Boston city, the US state of Massachusetts, on April 1.

The final round saw the attendance of Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations Nguyen Phuong Nga, Babson College President and former Governor of Massachusetts Kerry Healey, and representatives of many businesses.

This year’s competition attracted more than 170 teams from Vietnam, the US and many other countries.

Team ScholarJet won the first prize, worth 20,000 USD, with the idea of building a website to help students seek scholarships.

Speaking at the final round, Ambassador Vinh said the competition was a big success of the Association of Vietnamese Students and Professionals in the US (AVSPUS) in encouraging entrepreneurship and creativity. 

It also connected young Vietnamese people in the US with their peers around the world, helping them to create opportunities for themselves and contribute to the homeland’s development, he noted.

Before the final round, Ambassador Vinh met with AVSPUS leaders, informing them about Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as recent progress in Vietnam-US relations.

He spoke highly of the association’s contributions and innovative ideas as well as its successes in supporting the life, study and start-up of young Vietnamese in the US.-VNA

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