Vietnamese students win startup contest in Australia

The idea of making fashion bags from natural materials won 3 Vietnamese students a startup competition held in Sydney on Saturday by the Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) and the United Associations of Vietnamese Students in New South Wales (UAVS).

The idea, presented by Dang Hong Nhung, Trinh Thanh Huyen, and Truong Gia Vy, beat 2 other projects in the final round of the contest.

Pham Duy Hieu, SVF Vice Chairman and Director General of AB Bank, praised the creativity of all the startup ideas, but underscored that more efforts will be needed to turn the ideas into businesses.

Brainstorming these ideas is a great start. I want you students to see this as not just a contest, but an opportunity to improve your projects, attract investment, and bring your ideas to life. I hope many startups by Vietnamese people, particularly in Sydney, will be successful, said Hieu.

This year's contest, the first held by UAVS, featured 17 projects.

Source: VOV5