Projects selected for IPP2’s Startup Ecosystem Developers Grant 2016

10 new ecosystem development projects join the IPP2 portfolio with the aim of improving services for growth potential startups in Vietnam

IPP officially announces the results of IPP2’s Startup Ecosystem Developers Grant Call 2016. Out of 49 proposals received by February 22nd 2016, 39 projects were chosen for full evaluation after the minimum requirements check, and finally 10 outstanding projects have been selected for the new maximum EUR 50,000 Grant this year following an evaluation round with an independent panel of international and local experts.

The 10 startup supporting consortium have successfully proven their vision, their capability and feasibility to address and meet the needs of the market.  These projects introduce new concepts, new elements or new initiatives contributing to the development of Vietnam’s startup ecosystems and the economy nationally or locally.

With these projects IPP2’s portfolio of startup ecosystem development projects grows to 14 as 4 such projects were supported last year. IPP2 is currently placing a lot of effort to improve the structures and services for startups in Vietnam on local and national levels, and especially enhancing the international connections of startup supporters.   

Among the selected projects, 5 projects are from Hanoi, 2 from Ho Chi Minh City, 1 from Hue and 2 from Can Tho. They are of different areas such as angel investor network group (1 project), local incubation group (3 projects), vertical incubation (1 project), online startup ecosystem platform (2 projects), national startup ecosystem program (1 project) or accelerator program (2 projects). Notification of result has been sent to all applicants.
The 10 selected projects are listed as below:

Project Name Applicants Project Descriptions
Develop a Network of Accredited Angel Investors to Startups in Vietnam (iAngel) Capella Vietnam Joint Stock Company
Hanoi Young Entrepreneurs Association
The Open House Joint Stock Company
Form a community of over 80 angel investors in different fields, give them training and connect them with trained and qualified startups.
SMEs Incubation Mekong – Vietnam –Asean (SIMVA) Center of Technology Business Incubator – Can Tho University (CTBI -CTU)
ATNM Co, Ltd
Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development Project in SocTrang province (funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada)
SMEs Incubation Mekong – Vietnam –Asean (SIMVA)
Mekong Delta & Cantho‟s startup and entrepreneurial innovation network ETM Partners Mekong Delta & Cantho’s startup and entrepreneurial innovation network
Mekongprosales Greenland
Can Tho Business Association
STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS AND INNOVATION SYSTEM IN THUA THIEN HUE COOPERATION PLUS INVESTMENT AND CONSUTANCY JSC (Co PLUS) STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS AND INNOVATION SYSTEM IN THUA THIEN HUE
HUE INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT OF THUA THIEN HUE  PROVINCE
Incubator for startups in Innovative Mechanical Engineering industry Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Ho Chi Minh City Branch (VCCI-HCM)
The Alliance of Innovative Mechanical EngineeringEnterprises
Hoa Sen College
Establish Incubator for startups in Innovative Mechanical Engineering industry in order to enhance the practical skills of startups in mechanical industry and other related industries.
Building a startup launch platform to support the startup ecosystem in Vietnam Hoa Lac Hi-tech Service Centre Building a startup launch platform to support the startup ecosystem in Vietnam
Vietnam – Japan University, Vietnam National University
Vietnam Technology Investment and Environment Solutions Joint Stock Company (VNSE)
Social Innovation Incubation Platform (SIIP) Center for Social Initiatives Promotion Online incubation platform for every social innovator want to find sufficient support to grow his or her initiatives.
Habataku Inc.
Hanoi University
Enhancing capacity of Vietnam’s Startup Ecosystem Institute of Information Technology for Business – Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Industry ( ITB- VCCI)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund (SMEDF)
Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
Developing a holistic set of processes and activities to develop the national startup ecosystem from multiple perspectives
Catapult Accelerator DaiKhanh Import – Export Ltd. Co  Accelerator program to prepare future batches of Vietnamese start­ups for international launch with tailor­made support coupled with parallel activities in investors’ attraction, education and qualification.
WEDIDIT SOLUTIONS Co. Ltd.
Finnsea
Nodeon
HATCH! Startup Incubator Alpine Co. Ltd. (HATCH) Incubation program offers a hybrid incubating model with initial seed-fund and in-house experts to shape the startup businesses.
Khoi nghiep tre Vietnam Co. Ltd
Augmented Ventures
LK Servico

 

All project can complain about the process and treatment by IPP2. If you want to complain about the process or treatment, send your complaint to the IPP2 office via email info@ipp.vn to be handled first by the project management. If you are not satisfied with their response, you can send the complaint to Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam to address No. 113 Tran Duy Hung St., Hanoi, Vietnam.
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