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IGNITE Initiative: Unleashing the power of women entrepreneurs

WISE is proud to be one of four implementing partners under the IGNITE INITIATIVE: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS which is sponsored by Mastercard Impact Fund from 2020 – 2020. The IGNITE Initiative unleashes the power of women entrepreneurs in major urban and periurban centers of Vietnam. It increases their access to finance, technology, information, and entrepreneurial networks through collaboration among financial service providers (FSPs), business accelerators, and NGO partners. Vision The IGNITE Initiative ensures a landscape that promises. WISE, CARE, VP Bank and Canal Circle will work together to ensure a landscape that promises greater opportunity for women entrepreneurs,...

WISE is proud to be 1 of 8 winners under Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund

May 28th 2020 - WISE IS SO PROUD TO BE ONE OF EIGHT WINNERS under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund (AWEF), out of more than 180 applicants across the globe. Overview At the 2019 ANDE Annual Conference, ANDE announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, and the Visa Foundation to launch the ANDE Gender Equality Initiative, which aims to support women entrepreneurs in emerging markets. The initiative’s first activity, the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, will identify the best strategies to get investment capital into the hands of women entrepreneurs in...

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...

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...

Demo Day – WISE Accelerator 2019

WISE Accelerator 2019 was launched in March 2019, aiming to accelerate technology related women led startups in Vietnam. This is the second WISE Women Accelerator to follow the big success of the first WISE Women Innovation Challenge 2018. The Demo Day will be organized on 30th October, where 9 finalists will pitch to a Panel of Judges, comprising of investors and experts, to win the award of USD 10,000. Time: 16.00 – 19.30, Wednesday, October 30th 2019 Venue: Sai Gon Innovation Hub, 273 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ATRTEPqNq2nvTDMe7 Board of Judges ...

Research on the competitive advantages of start-up businesses

From August to October 2017, WISE, in collaboration with the UK university group (Loborough University, Heriot-Watt University, University of Birmingham) and other partners carried out the international research project on the process of transferring and adapting knowledge of startups and entrepreneurs in Vietnam's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The research object of this project consists of two start-up entrepreneurs: entrepreneurs who have lived and worked abroad (returnees) and local entrepreneurs (local) who have never traveled. study or work abroad. Many entrepreneurs start their previous knowledge and experience in the process of working and studying at domestic and foreign companies, or while living and working...

Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness program

#SheMeansBusiness is an initiative of Facebook to honor, create opportunities and improve women's economic power worldwide. Through a series of online seminars, training courses and resources, #Shemeansbusiness equips women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, connections, skills and technology needed to build and develop their online business. Below are key achievements of #Shemeansbusiness program since its launch on the 2016 International Women's Day: Available in 21 countries worldwide; More than 190,000 businesswomen are trained through events; More than 50,000 people are trained via Facebook Live Globally, the number of women-run pages on Facebook has increased by more than 60%. On September 20, 2017, Vietnam...

Discover HerVenture app with Do My Linh – Miss Vietnam

Being a former foreign trade student and having a passion for business since childhood, Miss Vietnam 2016 Do My Linh has always cherished the intention to start a business and pursue a certain business. But from theory to reality is a big gap. Busy daily schedule also makes it hard for Linh to attend intensive training courses. Linh didn't know where and how to start. Then fortunately, a close friend told Linh 1 "security" - HerVenture - the application to discover knowledge and business skills on mobile phones! The application is provided completely free of charge, is available on mobile phones...

Nguyen Huyen Chau – Using digital technology to help mountainous communities

Besides sharing knowledge, we also focus on practice - including building a network of architects to co-create meaningful works for rural communities.Nguyen Huyen Chau is co-founder of the 'Library Collaborative Art and Architecture Library (CA') - a creative space with a collection of nearly 4,000 specialized books and a variety of creative tools. Follow the story of adopting digital platforms into development projects that Chau and her team!

Lâm Thúy Hà – Triip – Starting a business is never easy

Lam Thi Thuy Ha is a cofounder of Triip - a technological travelling company with a mission to bring sustainable development to the tourism industry.  In 2013, Ha started with triip.me, a platform that connects travelers and locals, in order to bring the most authentic indigenous experience for travelers. Up to now, triip.me has more than 6,000 tours in over 100 countries; generating jobs for hundreds of local people.  Triip always aims to preserve "mother nature" as well as prioritize the development of local communities and people above their profits.  In addition to the effort of the founders, as well as the...
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