LAST SEASON

WHAT DO WE HAVE IN THE PREVIOUS SEASON?

200+

Competing Projects

21 

Countries

Experts in Start-up & Managing Directors of Venture Capital Firms 

30+

$52,000

Total

Prize Pool

$25,000

Winner Prizes (1)

$7,000

Runner-up's Prizes (1)

$2,000

Third place's Prizes (4)

$12,000

$6,000

Transport Support

Support for Product Development

AND

VIETCHALLENGE 2019 TEAM

IN FINAL ROUND

W I N N E R :  M E D L I N K
Medlink seeks to revolutionize the drug distribution model in Vietnam by creating a platform that directly connects consumers, pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies. Medlink has launched the second version of its product. It has successfully drawn a network of 8 pharmaceutical companies and 3000+ pharmacies to its platform.

R U N N E R - U P :  V V N A I

Utilizing deep learning, image processing and natural language processing, VVN AI offers a powerful AI solution, e-KYC, that could help automate the process, allowin businesses to perform verification completely online. No more time should be wasted on the traditional KYC process.

3 R D  P L A C E :  T U B U D D

Tubudd is an innovative platform that offers a unique and limitless service of connecting individuals traveling to Vietnam to local people. All the services include tour guides, translator, interpreter and trip planner for travelers to Vietnam. All the local buddies are vetted securely and safely
with AI technology

3 R D  P L A C E :  O X T A L E

Oxtale is a modern D2C food brand reclainming and modernizing the $100B "ethnic" food category. Their first product format is the "Starter" which enables users to cook their favorite global cishes in under 30 minutes with just 4 ingredients. Oxtale ran a sold-out beta last fail and are ramping up to launch in Q3 2019.

3 R D  P L A C E :  S M I L E E

Smilee Vietnam renders a home whitening kit - a friendly, convenient and affordable whitening method without causing sensitivity. Smilee's product includes three main parts: whitening gel, wearable tray, and LED light. Smilee boasted a customer base of 1000 one-time buyers and 300 subscribers with $30,000 in revenue in just 2 months.

3 R D  P L A C E :  E M M A Y

Emmay provides an eco-friendly alternative to plastic packaging with Mycelium. At the moment, Emmay has built a prototype of mycelium-based products. Emmay is the first biotech company in Vietnam to test Mycelium technology and among the few worldwide to pioneet sustainable packaging materials.

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