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12th April - 14th April, 2017


Independence Palace

135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Advance Saigon 2017 is an international startup conference that is presented by Allnations Hebronstar, Business Startup Support Center (BSSC), Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) and Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB).
Advance Saigon 2017 features fascinating startups with brilliant ideas, amazing international speakers, deep-dive learning opportunities and ample networking in Vietnam.

Event highlights

Pitch Battle among latest & hottest startups

Insightful & inspiring keynotes, panels & fireside chats

Networking in international startup communities


  • One Plus Rooftop Bar

    Kick-off Party (12/04/2017)
    18:00 - 21:00 Kick-off Party
  • Dreamplex - Saigon Cruise Dinner

    Startup ecosystem tour (13/04/2017)
    13:00 - 14:00 Sacom Chipsang Tour 15:00 - 16:00 Information Technology Park 18:15 - 19:15 Water Puppet Show 19:45 - 21:30 Cruise Dinner with Music 22:00 ~ Arrived in Hotel
  • Independence Palace - Chill Bar

    seminar & pitch-off (14/04/2017)
    08:20 - 09:00 Doors Open 09:00 - 09:05 Words of Welcome 09:05 - 09:20 Keynote Speech 1 09:20 - 09:35 Keynote Speech 2 09:35 - 09:50 TOT-HCM Program University Team Pitches 09:50 - 10:30 Panel Discussion 10:40 - 12:00 Pitch-off Session 1
    12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch 13:00 - 13:30 Seminar Session 1 13:30 - 14:00 Seminar Session 2 14:00 - 14:30 Seminar Session 3 14:30 - 15:30 Coffee Break 15:40 - 17:00 Pitch-Off Session 2 17:00 - 17:40 Winner Announce 20:00 ~ After Party!


Nguyen Viet Dung Director of HCMC Department of Science and Technology

Nguyen Viet Dung with his strong base of System Control is leading DOST to build a sustainable startup ecosystem and achieve more success in near future. The Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City is functioned as a consultancy and support agency to technology development, startups and entrepreneurship.

QUYEN BUI General Secretary of Vietnam Innovation Association (VIA) from 2015-2020

Quyen Bui is also the Current Director of West-East Area Program’s Office. In 2014, with his expertisement in scientific and technological fields of enterprises, he worked as the Assistant of Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, then Head of Representative Office of Ministry of Science and Technology in HCMC from 2010 - 2012.

PHI TRUONG Director of Business Startup Support Center

Phi has contributed a lot to startup community as initiator, organizer, speaker, investor of HCMC Startup and Innovation Fund, Startup Day, Startup Exchange, Startup Wheel Contest, Vietnam Young Leaders Forum,…

MARKO SEPPA Entrepreneur in Residence at IPP (an ODA funded project)

Dr. Marko Seppä has experience working with funded startups, accelerators, and university E&I programs to sharpen value propositions, establish partnerships and create new opportunities.

HUONG NGUYEN PR Director of Saigon Innovation Hub

Huong is Director of Public Relations of Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB) – Startup and Innovation Support Center of HCMC and one of Top 5 Women Startup Nominations at Startup Festival 2016. Color Pencils, an e-learning education system based on website/mobile platform, helps children study more easily and more effectively.

MARTIAL GANIERE Founder & CEO of Start Co-working Space

Martial used to be a Co-founder & CEO of Platform5 Digital Studio for over 14 years, a design and develop web and mobile applications company.He founded Start Co-working Space 3 years ago and has been CEO from then.

HIEU VO Associate Director of Dragon Capital

Having more than 8 years working in commercial banks and investment capitals, Hieu Vo is not only an associate of Dragon Capital, but also an evaluator & mentor of Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA), and speaker of Venture Startup Event.

KHIEM DUY TRAN Associate of Expara Vietnam

With strong passion in helping startup community, not only in charge of startup program named Alpha Accelerator Program (AAP), Khiem Tran also co-hosted Pitching Battle with Startup Insider Vietnam.

LUCA MOHAMADI Managing Partner SEA of Fast Forward Advisors

Luca has over 5 years of experience in dealing with venture capital and corporate venture invested in startups. Luca also participated in many startup events as an organizer, mentor & consultant, for example VSV Bootcamp 2016, CrowdPitch Hanoi, Investor Readiness workshops in Hanoi and HCMC.

LAN HOANG LE Chairwoman, Indochina Investment Group

Ms. Le Hoang Lan is now President of Indochina Investment Singapore, investing in healthcare in Europe, Dubai and Asia-Pacific. She is also former Deputy General Director and Board member of the Prudential Vietnam, and built the Prudential Company from the early stage to be one of leading Insurance Group in Vietnam with more than 50,000 employees and agents.

RICK YVANOVICH Member of British Business Group in Vietnam

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experiences including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defence Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been working in Vietnam since May 1990.

Exhibition ticket

Friday, 14th April, 2017

premium booth
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Area: 3mW x 6mL x 2,4m

1 table, 2 chairs

Power outlet 220V 500W

6 free tickets for the event days

Early Bird: 14,950,000 VND

Regular: 17,940,000 VND

Standard Booth
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Area: 3mW x 3mL x 2.4 mH

1 table, 2 chairs

Power outlet 220V 500W

4 free tickets for the event days

Early Bird: 10,350,000 VND

Regular: 12,420,000 VND

MINI booth
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Area: 2mW x 2mL x 2.4mH

Branding Backdrop: 2m x 2.4m

1 cocktail table, 2 bar stools

Power outlet 220V 500W

2 free tickets for the event days

Early Bird: 4,600,000 VND

Regular: 5,060,000 VND

Visitor ticket

Early Bird

115,000 VND

For visitors in 14.04.2017


230,000 VND

For visitors in 14.04.2017

VIP 3-day pass

23,000,000 VND

For startups and investors in 3 days of event.


Investors - Sponsors



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