On May 23rd, the virtual semi-final round of the 2021 DAV Startup was held successfully with impressive performance from all teams. The best 5 teams were disclosed and eligible to move to the final round.
TOP 5 teams from 2021 DAV Startup
The semi-final round had the presence of Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dang Hoang Linh - Head of the Organizing Committee of the 2021 DAV Startup, Dean of the Faculty of International Economics, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam as well as Board of Juries including:
Ms. Bui Kim Thuy - Senior Representative Vietnam of the US - ASEAN Business Council (USABC) to Vietnam - DAV’s alumnus of the 27th intake.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Do Huong Lan; Deputy Director of Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE); National Economics University.
Dr. Lam Thanh Ha, Vice Dean of the Faculty of International Economics, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Mr. Tran The Vinh - Cofounder of Youth+
Mr. Le Thai Duong - Founder of Vietnam Startup Insider
Mr. Nguyen Duc Hieu - Founder and managing partner of Creative Agency - Raconteur Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Quang Thai - Institute Silicon Valley member
Mr. Nguyen The Thanh - Founder of Slide Factory, DAV’s alumnus of the 36th intake from the Faculty of International Economics.
The semi-final also featured the TOP 15 teams that passed the preliminary round, along with audience who virtually joined to watch and cheer for the teams.
Opening the semi-finals, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dang Hoang Linh - Head of the Organizing Committee of 2021 DAV Startup, Head of the Organizing Committee of DAV 2021 Startup, Dean of the Faculty of International Economics, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam talked about the current digital and technology transformation context in the world and the role of innovative startups which were expected to bring breakthroughs to the socio-economic development in Vietnam. Through this competition, the Academy wishes to build a useful playground for students who are nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship, giving them opportunities to apply the knowledge they have learned into practice in solving life problems and proposing creative startup projects.
In this round, 15 teams presented and clarified their ideas to the judges and the audience. The projects of the teams not only showed their creativity, but also associated with the required theme on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At the end of the presentation, the teams received direct and helpful comments from the judges. Through 15 performances, the teams have demonstrated the practicality and feasibility of the projects and left good impressions on the judges and the audience.
Based on the scores from the judges and the online votes for each team in the preliminary round, the TOP 5 2021 DAV Startup - Creative for Success were reported to be TLC, SHALO, G2D, Zootopia, CRAVI.
With impressive and creative ideas, the teams promise to bring explosive performances in the upcoming final round.