Ho Chi Minh City, 26th October 2021

On 11/11/2021, SK Group will organize a Demo Day event for SK Startup Fellowship 2021 (SKSF 2021). Top startups in SKSF Batch#2 has gone through a 6-month intensive training with experts, 1:1 mentoring with Vietnamese and international mentors . At the Demo Day event, startups will have a heated competition in showcasing their innovative business models in front of the Board of Judges including Investors, Venture Capital Funds, Entrepreneurs and Leading Experts. With sharp and comprehensive perspectives, the Board of Judges will assess and select the Top 4 to receive grants worth $50,000/startup. So which startups will be selected for the Top 4 in SKSF Batch#2? To know the answer, SK Group is pleased to welcome the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and interested guests to participate in Demo Day event of SKSF Batch#2 on 11/11/2021.

Why you shouldn’t miss the Demo Day of SKSF 2021?

The top startups of SKSF 2021 cover a wide range of industries such as  MedTech, FinTech, EduTech, AgriTech. Startups have shown their ability to catch up with the global trends by investing in R&D, and successfully exporting to the global market, such as alternative protein technology from mushrooms of Nấm Tươi Cười (Smiling Mushroom). Besides Nam Tuoi Cuoi, Otrafy is also very quick in responding to the Vietnam market by developing cutting edge technology solutions for the food industry supply chain. Its mission is to utilize Vietnam as the center stage to penetrate deeply into the Southeast Asia market. Overall, the Top startups have proven their sustainability and strength with a unique and innovative business model, and a mindset of developing global products with scalability.

The Top startups have spent over 6 months sharpening their business model with training activities such as Corporate Financial Management by KPMG, Pitching with investors by BSSC. More than that, the Board of mentors in the program, who have mentored and supported the startups throughout the past 6 months includes Vietnamese and international experts with many years of experience in business, technology and business globalization. Mentoring activities covered 1:1 in-depth mentoring for the startups, connecting them with the Vietnam Startup Ecosystem, creating a foundation for the startups to improve and develop a scalable business model.

The next highlight of the Demo Day event is the Board of Judges, which includes 4 leading experts in the Vietnam Startup Ecosystem. SK Group also emphasized that the Judges are the pioneers in building and developing support and investment programs for innovative startups in Vietnam and possesses 10 to 20 years of experience in the Vietnam innovation ecosystem. With diverse experience and expertise from many positions such as investors, venture capital fund managers, successful entrepreneurs of leading Vietnamese and international corporations, the Board of Judges is expected to have profound comments/ feedbacks on each business model of Top startups in SKSF Batch #2.

At SKSF Demo Day 2021, Mr. Le Hong Minh – Founder and General Director of VNG, Vietnam’s first unicorn startup, will have an Open Keynote session. His sharing is expected to focus not only on creating value but also brings deep insights for the Top startups. This would be a great opportunity for them to learn directly from Mr. Le Hong Minh, a leading speaker at many prestigious international conferences such as the World Economic Forum and Vietnam M&A Forum.

After a 6-month acceleration journey, Top startups have been equipped with profound strategies, effective tactics and experience to succeed in the market. All of them are eager to present and showcase their startup at Demo Day of SKSF 2021.Register for the SKSF Demo Day 2021 taking place on 11/11/2021 via this link