Hanoi (VNA) – Twelve Vietnamese startups will compete in the regional finals of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (RBSA) in Malaysia in January 2020, according to the organisers.

The Vietnamese startups will have to overcome competitors from other ASEAN member countries to win berthsin the global competition slated for December 2020 in China.

The startups won a national competition to qualify. They include Up GEN competing in the category for Best Co-working Space; Chatbot Vietnam in the Best E-Commerce and Supply Chain Startup category; and EyeQ Tech in the Best AI/Machine Learning Startup category.

Organised by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, the annual RBSA celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem.

The awards reward innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups across the region. They also recognise the excitement, risk and hard-work involved in developing a startup and the influence each person has on driving the success of their company./.