The Hanoitimes - Investors pledged to pour an amount of US$7.8 million into startups in Techfest 2018, compared to US$4.5 million in 2017 and US$3 million in 2016. Vietnam is thirsty for funds for its potential startups and the upcoming Techfest 2018 will be a good chance to draw both domestic and overseas capital. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses Techfest 2018. Photo: Giadinhvietnam.com Techfest 2018, held in Danang from November 29 to December 1, welcomed 5,500 arrivals, 250 local and international investors, investment funds, and lecturers, as well as 250 booths. The event marked the attendance of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and broadcast live on the national TV channels. Techfest 2018 provided recommendations on policy making that facilitate startups, and connections between startups and investment funds. Launched in 2015, Techfest shows Vietnam’s ambition of developing newly-established potential … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Techfest 2018 expected to draw more investment in startups
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With the rapid development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in recent years, the banking and finance industry has rapidly adopted advanced technologies. ChatBot is one specific application that has been launched by many banks and financial institutions around the world as well as in Vietnam to provide prompt support to customers. Eximbank 's "Mai' ChatBot will grow with time to be able to respond to the most diverse queries On October 24, 2018, Eximbank launched its ChatBot online support tool developed from the artificial intelligence platform FPT.AI to serve customers 24/7, presented with the name ‘Mai’ on its website as well as its Facebook fanpage. This pilot project will operate for at least one month in order to better understand customer demand and gather feedback for continuous improvement. With this application, frequently asked questions about Eximbank’s products and services will be answered immediately by Mai. Mai’s database will be … [Read more...] about Eximbank launches ChatBot application for 24/7 customer care
Mekong Delta provinces join forces to bolster startupsThe Saigon Times Daily Phan Van Mai, standing deputy secretary of the Ben Tre Party Committee and chairman of the Ben Tre Startup Council, addresses a conference on how to increase effectiveness of startup activities in Ben Tre on September 11 – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH HCMC – Localities in the Mekong Delta region have set a target to boost startup development to support new generations of young, proactive and creative entrepreneurs, in light of the rising number of new innovative startups in the country that are able to leverage advanced technology in running their businesses, heard a conference on startups in Ben Tre City in the province of the same name. The conference, titled “To increase the effectiveness of startups in the Mekong Delta,” was co-organized by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Can Tho Branch (VCCI Can Tho), the provincial People’s Committee, Saigon Times Group … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces join forces to bolster startups
QTSC to back IT startups expanding to U.S.By Chi Thinh Lam Nguyen Hai Long, Quang Trung Software City director, makes a presentation on the development of the IT sector - PHOTO: QTSC HCMC – Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) will help Vietnamese information technology (IT) startups penetrate the U.S. market. QTSC signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Accelerator (IA) and MagRabbit Inc. on supporting the acceleration of international startups. The signing ceremony was held in Austin, Texas on the occasion of a Vietnamese IT delegation’s visit to the United States in mid-June 2018. Under the cooperation agreement, the partners, by their available key strengths, will help local startups promote trade activities and launch operations in the United States. They will also provide seed funding, training and relevant services for truly creative IT startups recommended by QTSC. MagRabbit Inc. will be in charge of providing consultant services, … [Read more...] about QTSC to back IT startups expanding to U.S.
The use of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Vietnam in the first half of 2018 grew 6.54%, lifting the usage rate of IPv6 in the country to 14.43%. According to a report released recently by the Internet Society (ISOC) on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012, 7 million Vietnamese people have used the new-generation internet so far. By June 2018, close to 25% of internet users accessing services over IPv6 including 24 countries reaching IPv6 traffic of above 15%, and 49 others have IPv6 traffic of over 5%. Statistics from the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) show that the global IPv6 application rate stands at about 17.75%. The leading countries in deploying IPv6 in the world are Belgium (58.50%); India (56.02%); the US (44.57%); Germany (38.54%); and Japan (27.05%). Vietnam ranked 25th in the world, fourth in Asia after India, Japan and Malaysia and second in Southeast Asia in the rate of IPv6 usage. … [Read more...] about Over 7 million Vietnamese use IPv6