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WISE Women Innovation Accelerator 2019 launched

Marking their third birthday that, through no accident, is on International Women’s Day, the Women’s Initiative for Start-up Entrepreneurship (WISE) launched the WISE Women Innovation Accelerator 2019 program. Seeking out women-led start-ups, the WISE Women Innovation Accelerator 2019 is the only accelerator for women-owned businesses in Vietnam and is now taking applications from women-led start-ups who want to expand their business to the next level. The new program will be supported by the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank, in cooperation with Swiss EP, SAP, and other partners. “We believe advancing gender equality is the most productive way of addressing poverty,” began Ms. Deborah Paul, the Canadian...

Top Finalists of WISE Women Innovation – Accelerator 2019

Officially launched in March 2019, through many rounds of screening and shorlisting, the Innovative Start-Up Program for Women has selected the best startups to go to the Final Round. All of these startups are founded and/or run by young women, who are extremely active and talented and have a lot of potential to grow. Their products and services are of good quality, bringing many creative elements, related to technology and promising to bring very positive solutions to social problems. Let's see who they are and continue to accompany WISE's Acceleration Program to look forward to the great progress of the top...

The project “Support Women Start-up and Entrepreneurs in Sơn La” was officially approved

Recently, on 31th May 2019, The People's Committee of Son La province has officially approved the proposal of "Support Women Start-ups and Entrepreneurs in Son La" project of Women's Initiative for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship (WISE). The project is part of GREAT Project "Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourisme" in Lao Cai and Son La provinces (funded by Australian Aid), which helps to enhance the lives of women, their families and local communities in north-west Vietnam and will also contribute to higher productivity and economic growth in the region. With the experience and background in implementing various incubation and acceleration programs, an...

Results of the Tech4Equality competition

On April 21st 2019, the World Creativity and Innovation Day, WISE officially announced the result of Competition – Technologies for Equality and Inclusive Development for Rural Women (Tech4Equality) which was supported by the Embassy of Australia and the Embassy of Ireland with the aim to (1) Promote technology-related initiatives that improve rural women’s lives; (2) Support the implementation and growth of best initiatives; (3) Raise awareness about impact of gender equality and women empowerment; and (4) Inspire women to engage more actively in technology to make change! The owner of 3 valuable prizes includes: First Prize - $10,000 AUD, granted to: “Applying...

WOMEN INNOVATION FESTIVAL

The most special community event of the year organized by Facebook and WISE for women and young people for Women Day's month! The event is open to all women aiming to honor the talent of modern business women, inspire and share the tips to help women succeed in business, love themselves and live happily.  From 8.30 to 18.00, Saturday, March 30th 2019 at Van Ho Exhibition Center, no.2 Hoa Lu street, Hanoi.   WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF THIS EVENT? 1. Opportunity to meet and interact with Senior Representatives from Facebook Company and the invited speakers with attractive topics for women such as:  -...

Tech4equality – Competition on Technologies for Equality and Inclusion Development for Rural Women

On March 6, 2019, the Competition - Technologies for Equality and Inclusion Development for rural women (Tech4equality) was officially launched and received applications for participation from now on. until the end of April 6, 2019. CLICK TO APPLY Official website of the contest: http://tech4equality.wisevietnam.org/ The competition is organized by the Entrepreneurship and Business Support Initiative (WISE) with funding from the Australian Embassy and the Irish Embassy in Vietnam. The competition seeks innovative innovations and ideas that benefit rural women and promote gender equality. The total prize value is up to A $ 18,000; including 1 first prize of AUD 10,000, 1 second prize of A...

WISE Women Innovation Challenge’s Demo Day

Today, the Representation Session of WISE Women Innovation Challenge's final round - Demo Day has occurred successfully in Ho Chi Minh City. The Sai Gon Innovation Hub was fully covered with more than 120 participants including sponsors, investors, specialists in start-up domain, startup-ers and press agencies. Top 12 best women led startups of the contest presented their startup projects and answered the questions of the Jury who were investors and experts in the start-up sector. In the Final result, the first prize of $10,000 belonged to Abivin. The second prize of $5,000 belonged to Cricket One. Otherwise, Swiss EP, partner of...

Top 12 Bootcamp in Hanoi: WISE Innovation Challenge 2018

In 3 days from July 23rd to July 25th, at the American Center - American Embassy in Hanoi, the Acceleration Bootcamp program was held. This is an important and meaningful activity within the framework of the WISE Women Innovation Challenge 2018, which is designed specifically for the 12 best female startups/projects that have been shortlisted from more than 200 applications for the contest, to step through the preliminary round. With the participation of experts, trainers, startup consultants, the program is expected to support equipping and improving necessary knowledge and skills for business management, making changes so that teams can scale...
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WISE – 1 year anniversary (8/3/2017 – 8/3/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1ciFH_Dvuk Connecting opportunities - Leading success The Startup and Business Initiative Initiative (WISE) was founded by the Mekong-Region Private Sector Support Program - MBI (co-funded by the Australian Government and Asian Development Bank - ADB), assisting Supported by Swiss EP and Space for Innovation Creation (SIHUB). WISE establishes partnerships with many organizations that are active in development, incubators, business associations and service providers in start-up ecosystems to realize the mission of connecting and create opportunities for start-up women in Vietnam, aiming to expand in the Mekong region, to help them start, sustain and grow. "WISE is a Women's organization, for Women, which is...

Training for Innovative Startups for Female Lecturers in University

In December 2017 and January 2018, with the financial support of the US Embassy, ​​WISE coordinated with its partners BK Holdings and Vietnam Consulting Group to organize a series of training courses on Bright Innovation Startups created for nearly 200 female lecturers at the University of Economics and Technology in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. https://youtu.be/qFJvJOUf0Os The objectives of the course are: Updating knowledge and inspiring female university lecturers on entrepreneurship and business, thereby supporting teaching activities, linking research and teaching results to market realities; Equipping knowledge, skills, tools and directly supporting female lecturers when they want to...
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