Late in 2020, we began to organize "Green Startup Bootcamp" (GSB). The quality of ideas and teams responding positively to the bootcamp training has been exemplary.
Fourteen companies made our shortlist. Only five will make the final cut to advance for pitching to investors on 29th March at a media event in Hanoi.
Watch this space for an update announcing the winners!
GSB is funded by the US Department of State program, Global Innovation in Science and Technology (GIST). The global implementer of GIST is VentureWell. Local organizers include HATCH!, Campus-K, and VCIC. GSB has been generously supported by Max Plus English; ActionCoach Global; Trường Đại Học Tài Nguyên Và Môi Trường Ho Chi Minh City; Trường Đại Học Tài Nguyên Và Môi Trường Hanoi; CLB Dynamic Đại học Ngoại Thương. Media partners include VTV, Tuoitre, and Tạp chí điện tử Tài Nguyên Và Môi Trường.
[community post] Submissions for the PUB Global Innovation Challenge close in less than a week!
Get unparalleled test-bedding opportunities in Singapore and the chance to be mentored by PUB experts! You could also secure a funded pilot of up to SGD $250,000. Link for submissions: http://bit.ly/pub-gic-apply.
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, wants your ideas to transform into a Smart Utility of the Future.
PUB Global Innovation Challenge seeks to accelerate discovery and adoption of digital solutions and smart technologies to improve operational excellence and meet future water needs.
PUB invites companies, researchers, and innovators from all around the world to propose solutions. Selected applicants get to validate their ideas and find a product-market fit in the water industry.
As one of the few utilities in the world to manage the entire water loop in a country, PUB offers unparalleled test-bedding opportunities. PUB is recognized by the international water community as a global hydrohub, with a living laboratory for testing water technologies. PUB is seeks to partner with innovators to co-create innovative water solutions, and provide support for their development, deployment and adoption.
Link to apply: http://bit.ly/pub-gic-apply
ICMG, a Singapore Corporate Innovation Accelerator, in association with Aichi Prefecture government in Japan has launched Aichi Smart Sustainable City Co-Creation Challenge (ASSCCC).
The challenge winner (startups / SMEs / technologies) will collaborate with corporations in Aichi prefecture:
This is a good opportunity for the startups in Asia to expand into Japan and create new solutions together with these companies with the support of the Aichi Prefecture government.
ICMG is a Corporate Innovation Accelerator for Purposeful and Impactful Innovation focusing on Asia, providing corporate innovation programs by managing an open innovation ecosystem in Singapore and South East Asia.
New Time Extension: 15th August
The Online Seedstars World Competition 2020/21 has extended the deadline for startup applications. Don’t miss out on this last chance for an opportunity to win the Global Winner investment prize of USD 500K!
Last call for applications is August 15; click the button below for info on Seedstars World Ho Chi Minh City Application.
You can apply now for the opportunity to showcase your innovation at the 2020 Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) at UN Headquarters in New York on 12-13 May, 2020.
Act quickly, because time is short: the deadline to submit your innovation is next Tuesday, 3 March.
Selected innovators will be invited to participate in the 2020 STI Forum at UN Headquarters in New York. At the Forum, you will have the chance to present your innovation and connect with a valuable network — other innovators, those who can support or scale up your innovations, and those seeking to utilize such innovations.
Additionally, all innovators who respond to the Call will be automatically featured on Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), which brings benefits including:
Who can apply?
Submit your innovation if it is generating concrete results for sustainable development — particularly through one or more of the six “entry points” identified in the Global Sustainable Development Report:
This is an opportunity to get your innovation in front of other innovators, funders, and ecosystem supporters — and get all the benefits of a profile on GIE.
Innovations can be submitted before 9 March 2020 via Global Innovation Exchange at https://stiforum4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org.
STARTUP COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN
Any country, any industry, any stage
We are glad to announce South Summit opening their 2020's Startup Competition call.
South Summit is the leading Innovation Global Platform which connects top innovators to the world's most powerful investors, and corporations, who are searching for the next big thing.
The call is addressed to all startups (any development stage, any country and any industry) providing the opportunity of introducing their projects in front of a large audience, composed by business leaders, the biggest players within the field, experts and investors. This will also represent a unique chance to gain visibility and meet potential supporters.
The Rise of the South Summit Finalists
South Summit has become a benchmark for innovation, looking for 100 really promising projects.
These are some South Summit's startup finalists relevant figures:
You may have heard about some of them...
Cabify, 2014 Finalist (Raised $466M) - First Spanish Unicorn
Glovo, 2014 Finalist (Raised $506M) - Spanish Unicorn
Spotahome, 2016 Winner (Raised $57M)
Bnext, 2017-18 Finalist (Raised $30M)
Do you want to become one of them?
Now you have the chance to apply to the competitions:
Expo 2020 Dubai has grants for entrepreneurs around the world to showcase at World Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Call to action is now open. It is your chance to receive a grant that reaches up to USD 100,000 and become part of the Expo Live Global Innovators Community.
Deadline for applications for the 5th cycle is 15 September 2019.
The organizers currently have few applications from Vietnam, so share this with your network of entrepreneurs and on your social media channels.
Triển lãm Quốc tế Expo 2020 Dubai tài trợ cho các doanh nhân trên toàn thế giới tham gia để giới thiệu tại World Expo 2020 ở Dubai.
Đăng ký tham dự đã bắt đầu. Đây là cơ hội để bạn nhận được một khoản tài trợ lên tới 100.000 USD và trở thành một phần của Expo Live Global Innovators Community.
Hạn chót đăng ký tham dự là ngày 15 tháng 9 năm 2019.
Ban tổ chức thấy hiện có ít ứng viên đăng ký từ Việt Nam, vì vậy bạn hãy chia sẻ với mạng lưới doanh nhân và trên các kênh truyền thông xã hội của bạn.
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