At the ceremony, the Top 25 startups were introduced after readers vote on VnExpress. Most of the startups in this group are developing internet-based services, of which some business models are relatively new in Vietnam.
5 startups among the Top 25 were selected by the Organizing Board to deliver their presentations to the Expert Panel of 6 reputable and experienced experts.
A special feature of the Startup Ceremony was the Startup Speed Dating, which was a fast, effective and direct connection between startups and 16 experts, advisors and investors in many areas. This Dating lasted more than 60 minutes with 6 sessions, each session was about 10 minutes.
After the Startup Pitching and Startups' responses to the jury's questions, Ms. Pham Hong Van, the founder of DHA Company with the product line "Nấm Tươi Cười" becomes the Champion of the competition.
The award for the Champion is the admission to SLUSH 2017 – one of the biggest startups events in the world taking place in Finland. The sponsorship is granted by the Innovation Partnership Program phase 2 – IPP 2 including round-trip airfare, travel, accommodation in Finland and Event Tickets for 2 persons.
The winner also received the preferential package "Financial Support, Successful Startup" offered by An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank; Voucher of 50 million dongs from UP Co-working Space; 20 million dongs by Uber; Training Course X-Startup CEO Entrepreneur sponsored by YUP Inspiring Entrepreneurship and the scholarship for LeaderUp – Accelerator Program.