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Online Training: Strategies for effective response to Covid-19

On April 29th 2020, the online training workshop: Strategies for effective response to Covid-19 was conducted. This is the first session of the online training series that WISE cooperates with Facebook to organize from now until the end of 2020 with the aim of providing comprehensive support to the women startups and entrepreneurs community in Viet Nam to effectively response to the Covid-19's impact. The seminar was delivered by a communication expert cum businessman Hoang Anh Tu and a Facebook accredited trainer Nguyen Huy Hoang, with the active participation of the audience from many locations across Viet Nam with more than 600...

What is an Innovation Ecosystem?

It is now widely recognised that achieving and sustaining any development outcome depends on the ability of multiple and interconnected actors – governments, civil society, the private sector, universities, individual entrepreneurs and others – to work together effectively. Each set of interconnected actors whose collective actions produce a particular development outcome is a local system (or ‘ecosystem’). Improving that development outcome therefore requires an ecosystems approach. Although innovation is a means to improving how development goals are achieved rather than an outcome in itself, the same principles apply. For innovative ideas to be efficiently generated, developed, tested and ultimately scaled...

Demo Day – WISE Accelerator 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, October 30th 2019 - 8 best female startups joined a Demo Day and Investor Pitching Event – the final round of the WISE Women Accelerator 2019 and pitched to a panel of prestigious investors who are from Vintech City, ESP, ADB Ventures, NextTech - Next 100, 500 Startups, Valhalla - Canada. As the final result, Smilee was the winning startup, receiving a prize of USD 10,000. With the goal of inspiring, supporting and promoting female founders to start their businesses and grow successfully, WISE Women Accelerator is the only startup acceleration program in Vietnam for women that...

International Mentoring Program 2019

Run your own business or social enterprise?  Interested in having one year of mentoring support from a global business executive? Keen to join a prestigious global network of women entrepreneurs? Passionate about working with a mentor to build your skills and confidence, and achieve key learning objectives? We invite you as a member of WISE's network to apply to become a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee. The Mentoring Women in Business Programme provides personalised support to women entrepreneurs through online, cross-border mentoring. Starting in November 2019, you could work with a dedicated mentor two hours a month for one year to...

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:  -...
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