Slush Impact 2015 Vietnam Recap

SLUSH bannerChuan K Can Chinh

SLUSH IMPACT 2015  (www.slush.org/impact/) is a technology conference for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media, which is held on November 11-12th, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.

On Saturday, July 11th, SLUSH Impact in Vietnam held a Pitching day, where 8 startups selected from the Application round presented their business ideas and the social solutions that have been addressing current country’s issues.

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8 businesses were:
Entobel: a company that supplies a more sustainable source of protein made from insects to be used as animal feed.
Tomago Education: an organization  that provides kids with education courses to equip youngsters with soft-skills, from mindmap, critical thinking, design thinking, etc.
Handytrail: a community-based tourism for people to share their experience and knowledge in a tourism-trail online platform.
iNext: a science and technology company provides Telemedicine to the current medical treatments: DICOM, PACS and Video conference.
Songxanh.vn: an organization that promotes the sustainable ecosystem through community and consulting activities.
Traceverified: a company that provides the electronic traceability solution and services to the agriculture and fisheries supply chains.
Biocoal: a company focusing on developing high-quality biomass technology lines and machines to produce biomass, wood palletts and granulates as alternatives for traditional coal resource.
Biospring: a company which do research and produce in a large scale Bacillus Probiotics with applications in animal feed, food and pharmaceutical industries.

During 3 hours, 8 teams presented their business models to judges and other invited guests (such as representatives from investment funds, individuals from Training of Trainers program at IPP  and media partners) and receive one-one-one discussion with 5 judges. This new format for a pitching event allowed the companies to not only provide a overall picture about their work to judges and audiences at the event, but also provided them an opportunity to get questions and consultancy from each judge and experienced mentors and investors.

Announcement about the TOP 3 which earned a chance to participate the international SLUSH IMPACT 2015 in Finland was released after a 30-minutes discussion of the jury board. The three teams are INext, Traceverified and Biospring.

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About SLUSH

In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event, with more than 750 investors.

Next Slush will take place in Helsinki on November 11-12th, 2015. One of the key cross-cutting themes of 2015 is “Slush Impact”: program for purpose ­driven startups that combine scalable business models with positive impact on the environment or society.

Impact Accelerator is co-organized with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, including IPP VN and HATCH! PROGRAM in Vietnam. Impact Accelerator will help the next world changing founders to speed up their businesses through skills workshops, networking opportunities, meeting investors and potential partners, as well as through exposure before and in Slush conference.