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WISE CEO is honored to be the Vietnam Chapter Leader of WiSE24

Ms. Hien Tu - Founder & CEO of WISE is honored to be the Vietnam Chapter Leader of WiSE24, to showcase amazing Vietnamese female founders to the world and connecting the world’s investors to promising startups in Vietnam. ---------- Hanoi, Vietnam, June 10, 2020 / -- Women's Startup Lab (WSLab), a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for women-led startups, will host its second annual WiSE24, "Women's International Showcase of Entrepreneurs," on June 18, 2020. The event, which will take place over 24 hours, will live stream startup pitches from 50 early-stage, women-led ventures in 10 regions around the world, including San Francisco, New York,...

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 – 2022. 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...

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...
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