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HCM City (VNA) – A global business start-up contest is being organised for the first time in Vietnam to offer high school and university students in the country a chance to win money and support for their business ideas.

In HATCH! Battle Junior, participants will first go through a training workshop before making a 90-second video to pitch their business idea to judges at the 2016 HATCH! Fair to be held on October 7 and 8 in HCM City.

Battle Junior, an international start-up contest for students organised by the US-based University of Dayton in Ohio, comes to Vietnam for the first time.

HATCH! is a resource for entrepreneurship in Vietnam operating since 2012 that supports more than 100 companies and more than 10,000 entrepreneurs.

The team that wins the contest - organised jointly by the two organisations - will get 5,000 USD and advance to the second round to be held at the University of Dayton China Institute in Suzhou, China.

The team will get free flights and a prize package along with mentoring through the HATCH! network of entrepreneurs and start-up coaches.

If a team continues to win, it will compete in the final round at the University of Dayton in Ohio in the US in April, 2017.-VNA