Attend the event

Approach the innovative, creative and unique start-up ideas which are likely to penetrate into the International Market.


Have Business Lunch and Gala Dinner

Network with 500 VIP including CEOs, Business owners, Consultants and Entreprenuers at Business Lunch and Gala Dinner.


Become a sponsor

Have an oppotunity to integrate the brand value of the enterprise/organization with innovation and sustainable development when accompanied by Swiss Innovation as a Sponsor.

The final Pitch & Award Ceremony

- Witness the competition of 25 creative start-up projects
- Meet and share with 500 CEOs, investors, advisors and start-ups at Swiss Innovation Vietnam 2017.


Swiss Innovation Vietnam 2017

Swiss Innovation Challenge, a unique start-up project in Vietnam and in South-east Asia, is funded by Swiss Goverment with a view to seeking excellent innovative start-up ideas.

Swiss Innovation, which has been launched in Vietnam since 2015, has been famous in the start-up community. Following the tremendous success of Swiss Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) decided to launch 2017 program in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand with a large scale for the first time.

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Benefits for participants


Access the most excellent projects conducted by 25 out of 200 teams after a period of 9 months.


Publicize the start-up competion with the largest scale in Vietnam.

Start-up community

- Exchange technologies and ideas during the event from the challenge.
- Meet potential investors.


- Get experience in how to start up.
- Have inspiration for start-up.
- Keep up with Economy 4.0.

Jury panel for Final Pitch - Swiss Innvation

Prof.Dr. Dieter Reineke

- Business and Academic Head of Swiss Innovation Challenge.
- Director of EMBA-MCI program - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland - FHNW.
- 25 year international consulting experience in strategy, organization, internationalization in more than 40 countries.

Nguyen Thi Anh Phuong, MBA

- Director of EMBA - MCI program in Vietnam.
- Head of Swiss Innovation Challenge Vietnam.
- More than 15 year consulting experience in IT and Enterprise Administration.

Dr. Vu The Dung

- Vice Rector – Bach Khoa University.
- 20 years of experience in marketing and as managers and consulting experts for domestic and international projects.
- Lecturer in Communication Skills in Consulting, Marketing.

Mr. Ly Truong Chien

- Co-founder of Group “Management & Strart-up”.
- Chairman of Tri Tri Group.

Mr. Lam Minh Chanh

· Founder & CEO công ty SuperVip
· Co-founder Group “Management and Start-up”
· More than 16 year experiences as mentor, senior manager in international corporation

Ms. Nguyen Phi Van

Co-founder and developer of World Franchise Associates of South East Asia
President of Retail & Franchise Asia company
Franchise advisor for Malaysian government
More than 20 years of approaching worldwide market, who takes Gloria Jeans Coffees to Vietnam
Author of book about Franchise

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Quynh

Founder and CEO Saigon Books
Vice President at Ho Chi Minh City Young Business Association
More than 20 year experiences in Corporate Management and Operation

Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc

Director of Saigon Innovation Hub

Ms. Tran Lien Phuong

Research Director at InsightAsia
Experienced with many large market research projects for both local and multinational clients across multiple sectors

Mr. George Nguyen

Country Manager of 2359 Media
Founder of Google Developers Group Vietnam
Experiences as CEO for companies in many fields: IT, FMCG, Logistic, Education

Ms Nguyen Thuy Tinh Ca

· Chief of Representative Office of Resort World Sentosa Singapore in Vietnam
· Former Brand Director of L’Oreal Paris, Remy Cointreau, marketing director of Porsche Vietnam

Ueli Zehnder, MBA

Line manager in private banking, project- and process manager and as a specialist for high end client coverage in the field of executives & entrepreneurs.
Consultant, lecturer and Researcher at FHNW in the fields of medical entrepreneurship and digitalization.
Member of the board of a Swiss medical center.

Mr. Tran Duy Khiem

Representative of Expara Incubator in Vietnam
Experience in Vietnam ecosystem since 2014 as Investment Representative from ESP Ventures and Senior Investment/Innovation Officer at Asia Commercial Bank

Ms. Le Diep Kieu Trang

Managing Director of Fossil Vietnam
VP of Operations of Fossil Group
The CFO and COO for Misfit from its founding until its acquisition by Fossil Group for $260m


Dr. Andreas Hinz

- Director of Swiss Innovation Asia.
- Consultant of Innovation and Creativity Management.

Dr. Vu The Dung

- Vice Rector – Bach Khoa University.
- 20 years of experience in marketing and as managers and consulting experts for domestic and international projects.
- Lecturer in Communication Skills in Consulting, Marketing.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son

- Cofounder and CEO - INCOM Saigon.
- 18 years of experience as IT, business development consultant.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoan

_Founder - Chairman of MANDAMIND - focus on Brand development training for Start-up and SMEs.
_CEO - Grand Capital Investment Corporation.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Cao HaoThi

- Rector - Saigon Technology University.
- 20 years of experience in teaching, Project management and Risk management consulting.

Ms. Do Tu Quan

- Top 16/200 projects from Swiss Innovation 2015.
- Founder of Yen Quan Vietnamese Bird‘s Nest CO., Ltd.
- Director of Vietnamese bird's nest exhibition centre.
- Start-up and Business operation management Consultant.

Mr. Tran Nguyen Trung

_Director, I-Glocal Co., Ltd - focus on investment, tax consulting for Japanese enterprises.
_15 years experience as Enterprise Administration, business-level strategy consultant.

Mr. Nguyen Hoai Thi

_Chairman of Việt Thi Group with 3 members: Việt An Enviro, Việt An Software, iDataBox.

Mr. Ngo Minh Thuan

_Founder and CEO - DNA Digital, top digital agency in Vietnam.

Prof.Dr. Ganesh Nathan

- Member of Institution of Management - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland - FHNW.
- 20 years of experience as Management Consultant for European and Australian companies/corporations.

Mr. Pham Quoc Thuan

- Head of Business consultant, Better Work Vietnam.
- 15 years of experience in business social responsibility, production system management consulting.

Ms. Vo Thi Nguyen Linh

- Consultant, I-Glocal Co., Ltd.
- More than 10 years of experience as business Finance, Tax consultant for Japanese enterprises.

"There are many good ideas in this challenge. The participants have strong teamwork skill which is decisive factor whether they can go far or not." - Swiss Innovation

PhD. Andreas Hinz

Director of Swiss Innovation Asia
"Swiss Innovation has inspired the youth so much. Most of the ideas came from market's actual demands. Technology can also be applied to those in practical implementation."

MBA Nguyen Ngoan

Founder, Chairman - Manda Mind Corporation
"We want to use the results of the competition assessed by the experts as prestigious evidence in the presentation to HCM People' Commitee to ask for grant and infrastructure support to implement the project." - Swiss Innovation Vietnam 2017

Phan Van Han

Head of Assemble mini vehicle parking Project

Swiss Innovation Vietnam 2017

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