Da Nang - Vietnam's burgeoning startup spirit was recently celebrated at an event held at Nasdaq headquarters in New York, hosted by VietChallenge, a non-profit organization led by Vietnamese professionals and entrepreneurs based in the United States. The event highlighted the achievements and potential of Vietnamese startups on a global stage.
According to Vietnam News Agency, the four Vietnamese startups honored at the event were Sang Coffee, GeneStory, GreenJoy, and Tubudd. Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, speaking at the event, expressed his strong belief in the continuous contributions of Vietnamese entrepreneurs towards enhancing investment and business relations between Vietnam and the US.
The event also featured insights from Loi Nguyen, Executive Vice President of Marvel Optical and co-founder of Inphi, who shared his journey of transforming a startup into a leading business in the US semiconductor industry. Founders of successful firms such as LovePop, Cellens, and IvyLinks also shared their startup experiences, offering inspiration and valuable lessons to young entrepreneurs.
Emily Pollack, head of US Retail Operations at Republic, shared her expertise in capital mobilization, providing startups with deeper insights into methods and strategies for seeking financial resources.
The event was more than a celebration of Vietnam's startup talent; it provided a platform for generations of entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge and experiences, fostering opportunities for the growth of the Vietnamese startup community worldwide. This gathering at a prestigious venue like Nasdaq highlights the increasing recognition and global influence of Vietnamese startups.