WEF Managing Director Philipp Rösler (L) at the exchange with young Vietnamese people and entrepreneurs (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – World Economic Forum (WEF) Managing Director Philipp Rösler met with young Vietnamese people and entrepreneurs in Hanoi on April 25.

They discussed issues important to local youths, along with ways to create a national startup ecosystem.

Rösler shared his career development experiences and gave advice to those who want to set up their own startups.

Tran Thanh Huy, head of the Hanoi Young Startups club, said during the exchange, he learned about incentives to boost startups used in other countries. He hopes that assistance will also be provided for young Vietnamese to run businesses.

Le Vinh Son, Chairman of the Hanoi Young Entrepreneurs Association, said the exchange with Philipp Rösler inspired local youth’s startup spirit.

He noted that his association is planning a number of youth forums in the near future to support startup ideas. It will also sponsor feasible startup projects.

The association wants local authorities to take pragmatic actions so that more young people launch startups, he added.-VNA