Blue Venture Award, a contest for social entrepreneurs, was launched in HCM City on November 6 to promote the development of social enterprises and help solve the social and environmental problem in the community.
Organised by Pernod Ricard Vietnam and TV Hub, the competition also seeks to create a platform for young entrepreneurs, enabling them to reach out internationally to learn from start-ups around the world.
The Blue Venture Award is launched in HCM City to identify start-up business that have a strong influence on society and communities.
The contest will select a representative for the country to participate in an international competition called The Venture to be held next May.
The contestants, start-ups from fields that bring practical value to the community, will go through a selection process.
Blue Venture Award is part of a global entrepreneurial award, The Venture, founded by Chivas Brothers, to support social entrepreneurs who aspire to promote positive change in the world and spread the message that a company can both do business well and create a social impact.
It was first held in 2014, and has since spread to more than 40 countries including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Israel, the UK, and the US.
In the last three years, it received over 6,000 applications, with 73 entering the global finals and start-up businesses receiving investments of 4 million USD.
They have undertaken community projects that provide 24 million litres of clean water, help children and women attend school, reduce CO2 emissions by 60 million tonnes, recycle 1,300 tonnes of waste, and save eight million trees.
Removing barriers to facilitate women start-ups
Start-ups have become an important strategy in economic development and job creation in Vietnam, which is also one of the solutions to help women generate jobs and develop their economy in a sustainable manner.
Start-up with Bingsoo shaved ice cream
(BGO) - Nguyen Thi Duyen, the young owner of Pat Bingsoo Ice-Cream that is a beautiful and unique shaved ice cream at 319 Le Loi street, Hoang Van Thu ward, Bac Giang city always impresses the others by her sociability and agileness, even on the first meet.
Programme supports youth in start-ups
The Central Committee of the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) held a press conference in Hanoi on May 22 for the introduction of a programme to support start-up initiatives by youth in 2018.
Bac Giang launches innovative start-up contest
(BGO) – The Bac Giang provincial Department of Science and Technology, in conjunction with a number of agencies and units, has organized an innovative start-up contest, scheduled to last from March until October 2018.
Support for youths’ start-up models in Bac Giang
(BGO) - 2017 is considered as a successful year of start-up ideas and models in agriculture of youths in Bac Giang province. Many local young people have caught up with the new trend, quickly applying new techniques to production and business.