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Join AmCham at 500 Startups Demo Day, a regional startup showcase brought to you by 500 Startups Vietnam.

As the most active venture capital firm in Vietnam, 500 Startups is investing in talented tech entrepreneurs who are transforming the economy. The fund’s most recent initiative to back these entrepreneurs is the Saola accelerator program, a 12-week program turbocharging startups with funding and mentorship from seasoned international experts.

With the first Saola batch concluding soon, we invite you to join our Demo Day, where you will get first look at our entrepreneurs and what they’ve been able to achieve. As an extra treat, we will also be spotlighting select startups from the broader 500 Startups portfolio in Southeast Asia. We are saving the big reveal for the day, but here are some teasers:

  • They are pioneering logistics & mobility, e-commerce, fintech, tourism & hospitality, blockchain, agritech, edtech, and more.
  • Collectively, they are doing business in more than 15 markets across APAC, North America, and Europe.
  • Early stage or late stage? We’ve got it all, from seed to Series B.

At the event, you will also have the chance to network with top-tier investors, corporate strategists, and other key startup ecosystem stakeholders in the region.

Tentative Agenda

04:00pm – 04:30pm Check-in & Welcome Drinks
04:30pm – 04:40pm Opening Remarks
04:40pm – 05:10pm Panel Discussion: “Is it pho real?” Straight talk about what’s happening in the Vietnam tech scene
05:10pm – 05:30pm Fireside Chat with Nguyen Nguyen, co-founder & CEO of fintech startup Trusting Social — credit scoring for nearly half a billion consumers in Asia
05:30pm – 06:30pm Startup Presentations: 10 rising stars in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
06:30pm – 08:00pm Closing Remarks + Networking with investors, startups, and corporate executives


AmCham Members: VND 800,000 | Non-members: VND 950,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

About the organizer

500 Startups is a global venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Since its inception in 2010 in Silicon Valley, 500 has provided hundreds of millions of investment dollars, acceleration programs, and support services to thousands of entrepreneurs in over 70 countries. Notable portfolio companies include: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Carousell, and Udemy.  500 Startups Vietnam is a US$14 million fund investing with a Vietnam lens, unlocking the untapped potential of Vietnam’s market and its people everywhere.  We provide finance, mentorship, and connections to both global and regional startups. Our startups have gone on to raise capital from such renowned investors as Sequoia, Greylock, LINE, Google, and more.  We believe Vietnam can become a technology hub not just for Southeast Asia but across the emerging world.

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