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Women-led businesses on the rise in Vietnam

Globally, women still struggle to reach top leadership positions and are also less likely to become entrepreneurs. But Vietnam, an emerging market in Southeast Asia is making progress in addressing the issue of gender equality. Vietnam was among the first countries to ratify the United Nation’s (UN) Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1982 with women’s participation in the country’s labour force at over 73 percent, one of the highest in Southeast Asia. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Global Gender Gap Report in 2018’, Vietnam is among the top 25 countries...

5 Tips for Making Your 500 Startups Application Stand Out

Here at 500, every time a new batch opens up we receive a flood of applications to sift through. As we review them, we often see a lot of the same common mistakes repeated over and over, so we figured it was time to give a quick 101 on how to give your company the best head start when application time rolls around. 1. It’s all about the traction. It’s important for us to understand what stage your company is at—be clear about any traction you may have and put it front and center. This will look different if you are a...

Advancing Inclusion through Enhancing Women and Girls’ Digital Literacy and Skills in the Context of Industry 4.0

The APEC Action Agenda on Advancing Economic, Financial and Social Inclusion endorsed by APEC Leaders has been one of the key deliverables of APEC Viet Nam 2017. Under this project, from June 2018 to April 2019, WISE carried out a study named Advancing Inclusion through Enhancing Women and Girls' Digital Literacy and Skills in the Context of Industry 4.0. Click here to download This report presents the identified priority areas of work to achieve a more inclusive APEC community by 2030, which includes among other things, promoting the internet and digital economy, capitalizing on the opportunities, overcoming challenges presented by the Fourth Industrial...

Learn about Blockchain

Nếu Captain America là The First Avenger, thì có thể coi Bitcoin là "đồng tiền ảo đầu tiên". Và cũng như các siêu anh hùng Avengers, những hệ thống dịch vụ sử dụng Blockchain đã và đang thay đổi "tình hình chiến sự" trong nhiều lĩnh vực trên thế giới. Bitcoin dù là một thuật ngữ được biết đến rộng rãi, khái niệm thực sự của Bitcoin không thực sự quá phổ biến. Và một khi đã "động" vào Blockchain - nền tảng công nghệ sử dụng để xây dựng Bitcoin, công cuộc tìm hiểu thấu đáo về nó còn gian...
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