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VietChallenge and ThinkZone set to offer mentorship program for VietChallenge semi-finalists

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

Last month, VietChallenge signed a collaboration agreement with ThinkZone in an effort to support Vietnamese entrepreneurship and innovation globally and bring more intensive coaching & mentoring sessions to Vietchallenge’s startups.

According to the collaboration agreement, ThinkZone has become a VietChallenge’s mentorship partner for the 2020 VietChallenge Competition. VietChallenge will also refer participating startups to ThinkZone, which will then select qualified VietChallenge’s startups to further support and join its acceleration program. Startups participating in this partnership are given the chance to connect with investors and venture capitals in both ThinkZone and VietChallenge’s networks.

Mr. Do Bui, CEO of ThinkZone

“With this partnership, ThinkZone and VietChallenge would like to develop entrepreneurship and nurture potential startups from different parts of the world. Our ultimate goal is to help Vietnam’s startups reach out to global supports, to further develop and prove their capability in the global market”, said Mr. Bui Thanh Do, CEO of ThinkZone.

Mai Phan Zymaris, Founder and President of VietChallenge, commented on the collaboration: “It’s the honor to partner with ThinkZone, one of the most comprehensive accelerators for startups in Vietnam. We believe that the partnership will bring a lot of benefits for Vietnam startups. It is the common vision of VietChallenge and ThinkZone to promote and help Vietnam startups grow domestically and internationally. ”

About VietChallenge:

VietChallenge is the largest and most prestigious global startup competition for Vietnamess-founded and -connected startups. Since 2015, this competition has attracted more than 800 teams comprising approximately 2500 international entrepreneurs. $150,000 in cash has been awarded to the winners and finalists with no strings attached. The VietChallenge office is based in the Venture Development Center at University of Massachusetts—Boston. For additional information, please visit and

About ThinkZone:

ThinkZone is an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and innovation with 3 divisions. The first division is ThinkZone Innovation Lab including Startup Academy - to equip startups with a comprehensive set of expertise and skills, and Corporate Innovation - to elevate innovation in corporations. The second division is ThinkZone Accelerator, an acceleration program where we select and leverage potential tech startups. Last but not least, ThinkZone Ventures is an early-stage capital firm for ambitious founders to raise funds for their businesses. For more information, please visit


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