The finals of Kawai Business Start-up 2018

17 Mar 2018
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan – President of FTU awarded the champion to VIC Vietnam - Campus Eco-Educational and Creative Ecosystems and the first runners-up to Csam - Online accommodation service system

On March 17th, 2013, the final round of "Kawai Business Start-up 2018" officially took place at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi. It became an event marking the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan relationship.

On the guests side, there was representative of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, representative of Kawai Scholarship Fund, representatives of enterprises, sponsors, professional sponsors, media coverage, companion.

On the side of FTU, there was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Thuy - Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy - Vice President, MSc. Hoang Tuan Dung - Secretary of the Youth Union cum Deputy Director of Student Support Center, teachers and students.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan – President of Foreign Trade University delivered a speech at the finals of Kawai Business Start-up 2018

From nearly 100 excellent projects of round 1, throughout the workshops, coaching sessions and the intense qualifying round in the second round, the finals of "Kawai Business Start-up 2018" has witnessed the dramatic and impressive competition of 5 best projects including Finbox - Securities investment software, Csam - Online accommodation service system, Vic Vietnam - Campus Ecology and Creative Education, ConnectUs - A platform for networking between partner centers and students, Void Dreamers - Gloving Vietnam.

Throughout the journey of endless effort with many rounds of controversy, these "start-up artist" have nurtured the passionate flames and worked hard in the challenges to shine in the final of Kawai Business Start-up 2018.

After three rounds of tough and drastic competition:

Round 1 - Bravery: The teams introduced products and schemes.

Round 2 - Challenge: Each team was putted a real crisis situation by the judges.

The task of all teams were to offer the best solution to solve the crisis, convince investors and judges to become the Top 3 teams in order to enter the final round.

Round 3 - Top 3 teams would compete with the team in front and the team behind.

The jury was based on the controversy, project score, results of Round 1 and Round 2 of 3 teams to select the final winner.

The three teams had excellent counter-argument to their opponents' questions. VIC Vietnam made an impression by their intelligence, acknowledged on the market and their members were overseas student or used to participate in international camps. Csam - a team with ambitious and decisive young people and Void Dreamers was a combination of people who had passionate on art and the desire to get rich. All teams have proven that students could also be the ones who make the difference, create the trend, dare to think. The university is a place full of entrepreneurial ideas of thousands of students and is a very fertile ground for business ideas.

After the presentations, counter-arguments, heated debate, the final win called VIC Vietnam - Camp Ecosystem and Creative Education. The first and second runners-up went to CSAM and Void Dreamers. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan – President of FTU awarded trophy to VIC Vietnam - Camp Ecology and Creative Education


Organising Committees presents gifts and flowers to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President of FTU and members of the jury.


 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Thuy - Vice President of FTU awarded the second runners-up to VoiD Dreamers


 The Board of Management of FTU gave flowers to the guests and students

Photo Source: kenh14 and Yo! News

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