The Hanoitimes - The national innovation and start-up festival Techfest 2017 is going to take place under the theme “Start-up Ecosystem Connect” in Hanoi on November 14-15.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said at a press conference on October 31 that Techfest 2017 will gather domestic and foreign start-ups, accelerators and investors and connect them through activities before, during and after this annual event.
Major businesses which have gained certain successes in the market can also find out creative solutions from start-up firms, he added.
Techfest 2017 is expected to attract about 200 start-ups and hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign investors, venture capital funds, big enterprises and start-up supporting organisations. It also hopes to welcome more than 4,000 visitors.
It features six technological areas divided into six villages, namely Agritech Village, Edtech Village, Medtech Village, Tourism and F&B Village, Frontier and Fintech Village, and Emerging Tech Village, along with Community Village.
With diverse activities such as workshops and innovative idea competitions, the villages will be attractive destinations for start-ups, investors and supporting organisations, according to organisers.
A website will also be launched at this year’s event with a view to connecting policy makers, ministries, sectors, localities, start-up incubators and start-up businesses.