Startup Wheel 2020 attracted the participation of more than 1,900 startups from Vietnam and 19 countries on 5 continents.

Startup Wheel is one of the largest and longest run competitions in Asia and has been successfully organized for 7 years. In 2020, despite the Covid-19, Startup Wheel 2020 still maintained the spirit of connecting local and international startup ecosystems together. The competition aims to create a solid launchpad to support startup communities in recovering quickly and developing stronger when stepping in the “new normal” period.

How did BSSC cope with the pandemic?

In the context of the Covid-19’s influence during the first 6 months of 2020, most of the events and programs at a large and small scale in Vietnam and worldwide have been postponed. BSSC, the organizer of Startup Wheel, as a leading startup support organization in Vietnam, was the pioneer moving forward. To be specific, BSSC implemented a series of practical activities in a timely manner to support the Vietnamese startup community overcoming difficulties. With the statement “This is not the time to go ALONE, this is the time to go TOGETHER”, Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang – CEO of BSSC had fastly leaded BSSC to carry out programs in parallel:

  • “Mentoring 1on1” and “Help Startup”, which bring timely and practical help to startups: pointing out problems and suggesting quick responses, and encouraging startups to keep the spirit of “startup warriors”;
  • “Startup Wheel competition”, accelerating local startups for the next development phase, tractions, and fundraising; and creating rooms for international startups expanding their business to the Vietnam market and connecting with the startup ecosystem in Asia.

The Interview session of Startup Wheel International Track had been kicked off online

By February 2020, BSSC understood that many countries were put under social distances due to the pandemic. This period was also the important stage of Startup Wheel 2020: launching the competition and kicking off the preliminary round in Vietnam and other countries.

The interview session of SW International Track 2020 was conducted online.

To deal with that situation, all communication activities for Startup Wheel International Track 2020 were totally carried out online. Instead of running kick-off events in other countries like Korea and Thailand as the last year, the competition was calling for applications via various media channels, including international partners’. In the first 6 months, BSSC had signed MOU online and working closely with 35 international partners,  200 local partners who are Venture Capitalists, Incubators, Investors, media partners, big corporations … to promote and call for applications in their startup community. Thanks to the support from the partners, BSSC had run the competition successfully at the first stage.

On this occasion, BSSC would like to thank all the international partners from 8 countries for promoting and recommending the competition strongly to their startup community.

Startup Wheel 2020 – A solid launchpad for the startup communities to start with the “new normal” period.

With “hot heart and cold head”, despite facing many difficulties, BSSC still continued the Startup Wheel competition 2020, turning it into a solid launchpad that gathered local and international resources to support the startup communities for “the new normal” period.

After 6 months, BSSC is happy to share its initial achievement that the Startup Wheel 2020 attracted the participation of more than 1,900 Vietnamese and International startups from 20 countries on 5 continents. To be one of the Top 50 International Track as the list below, the candidate had competed with 176 applications from 19 countries in the screening round; been evaluated through an Online Interview session and Business plan writing session. Now Startup Wheel would like to announce the Top 50 International Track 2020 as follows:

IDRepresentativeStartup Name
0266Deok Hwa ShinVietmate Co., Ltd
0405Byun Kang-HyunSoul Link
0453Ji Min KimMinonatural
0457Lucy JungTelcokorea IS
0522Kim Jae HyunR.O.C.K Co. Ltd.
1125Seungyong KimCoconut Silo
1083Hyunmin SuhGlobal Order Co., Ltd.
1075Joseph KongDanbi Corp.
1168Natnicha RungruangritGlobish Academia
0206Chen Chi WeiXiangQuan agricultural Co., Ltd
1146Elaine LeongOuracle
1228Daniel ShenSoqqle
0296Tipu SultanClipboard
1140Oh Chu XianMAGORIUM
0509Piyawat SangprasertkridVerily Vision
0394Michael NguyenPetkix – World Best Treat Tossing Dog Camera
1013Annie – Nguyen Thu Trang ThienReziena CO., LTD.
0503Yoon Seung KimLabSD, Inc.
1044Kim KevinWinning.I Company Limited
1010Woo Gyun LeeCVT – Creative Value Technology
1130Jinsok LeeOpusM Inc.
1163Na Yung RohMarine Innovation
1038Joshua ParkInterbrid Inc.
1194Tom PengGoSell
1133Siwawong WuttipongprasertRemote-Care
1128Rodolfo Ponce de LeonKULROOM
0210TSAI Yu JieSinin Technology and Design
1220Aarti DarookaDarwin Travel Tech Private Limited
1073Andrew Loh kar feiTable 2 Own
1108Ngo Ngoc MinhTradingView Inc.
1148Zhen Yang YapEngage
0130Dongwan ParkNeptune Korea
0124Jony Jungbitsensing Inc.
1209Jonas LarssonConcordia Ventures
1046Chris ChaeFin2B
1206Vidya ChoudharyAvidia Labs
0208Amir KamandiFastPong
0313Ido LevySafeMode
1018Nicholas Chang42Maru
0470Hyeonjeong LeeClimbMax
1072Wonjin HongSEEDN
0118Charlie ParkKomachine
1145Cesar Henrique NodaVRGlass Korea
1131Kristin KagetsuSaathi
1144Sumin YiWayne Hills Ventures
1253Seo Jeong ILClean Tech. Co., Ltd
0120Lee Keon WooCarrotPhant
0241Charis SfyrakisAlgomo
Top 50 International Track of Startup Wheel 2020

Startup Wheel 2020 at the next stage

In July 2020, Startup Wheel 2020 will implement the Top 100 training session and select the Top 60 Vietnam Track. Besides, BSSC is preparing for Vietnam Startup Day 2020 taking place on August 21 & 22, 2020. However, with the complicated situation of Covid-19 around the world, The Startup Day event for the International Track is tentatively pushed back to November this year and be looped in The Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE) – one of the largest startup programs in Vietnam executed by BSSC under the direction of the Department of Science and Technology. The same as the Vietnam Track, Top 50 will join the semi-final and the final round and have a 2-day exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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