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APPLICATIONS CLOSED!

Shortlisted candidates will be announced in June

ABOUT WISE

The Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship – WISE
was established with the support of the Mekong Business Inititive (MBI) financed by the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in coordination with Swiss EP and Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB). WISE cooperates with a network of organizations and programs to assist women in startups and businesses within the Mekong region. Our programing includes multi support for women owned business, from access to mentorship and education and training, accelaration and access to investment, marketing and market access.

WHAT IS THE WISE

WOMEN INNOVATION

CHALLENGE?

With the goal of encouraging and supporting women led businesses the WISE Women Innovation Challenge offers startups the opportunity to showcase their innovations, compete for prizes, gain valuable mentorship advice, access to investment and market opportunity and widen their professional network.

The WISE Women Innovation Challenge is
Free to Apply

WHO ARE WE

CHALLENGING?

Women led startup, or a startup with at least one woman founder.

Your startup has operated for less than 05 years.

Applicant must be a national of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam.

The startup that have a prototype product (goods/service/solution) even if it is not yet sold to the market.

English proficiency is an advantage, but not prerequisite. Please let us know if you cannot present your pitch in English.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Accelerate women’s innovative solutions through visibility, networks, coaching, and financing

Facilitate cross-border knowledge and technology transfer in the Mekong region

Connect local, and regional innovation ecosystem players

 

Steer resources to potential women led businesses

HOW IT WORKS

Regional Call

Selection of Finalists

Acceleration Program

Pitch Day

WISE WOMEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE

TIMELINE 

WISE

WOMEN  INNOVATION

CHALLENGE TIMELINE 

OUR JUDGES

Linh Thai
Director, Vinacapital

Shuyin Tang
Director, Patamar Impact Investment Fund

Jan Lederman

President, Valhalla Private Capital, Canada

Dominic Mellor
Senior Economist, ADB

Nguyen Phi Van
Chairman – Advisory Board, SIHUB

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

USD 10,000 

First winner

One week acceleration bootcamp
in Switzerland in 2018

USD 5,000

Second winner

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

USD 10,000 

First winner

USD 5,000 

Second winner

One week acceleration bootcamp
in Switzerland in 2018

ALL FINALISTS

Receive WISE acceleration support package up to USD 5,000

have chance to receive seed funding of USD 10,000 – 20,000 and a 03 month accceleration package from Hatch!Venture

receive and connection to an international network of investors, mentors and partners

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

ORGANIZER

SPONSORS

PARTNERS

CONTACT US

Email: wisevn2017@gmail.com

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