At the event (Source: baocongthuong)
HCM City (VNA) – A two-day forum connecting more than 150 domestic and foreign start-ups wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said HCM City is upgrading infrastructure to develop itself into a smart, innovative and start-up city.

This year, the city established an executive board comprising representatives from State management agencies, businesses, investors and research units to promote the development of start-ups and innovation, as part of a start-up support programme for 2018-2020, he said.

At the closing session, eight Vietnamese start-ups presented their projects, including Ami with an ambition to connect 100 million Vietnamese people via a smart system, Quang Thanh freeze-dried centella powder, EyeQ Tech business solutions based on computer vision and artificial intelligence, Ekid Studio smart education toys, Cyfeer apartment management system, Hand Free household chore application, Sejong Vietnam JSC’s Viot with a goal of making lighting revolution based on Internet of Things, linking small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups with domestic and foreign investors.

They acquired feedback from foreign start-up professionals, some of them were highly welcomed by investors.

The event, co-hosted by the Foreign Ministry and the municipal People’s Committee, drew start-up experts, investors and promising partners from the US, Canada, Australia, Israel, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Laos and Vietnam, as well as 24 start-up support organisations.-VNA