Vietnam Global Innovation

Accelerating access to Southeast Asia's hottest economy

Vietnam is one of the most dynamic emerging economies in Southeast Asia. Its robust economy is supported by strong domestic demand and an export-oriented manufacturing sector. It has a population of 100 million with 70% below the age of 35. It has an emerging middle class that stands at 13% and is expected to reach 26% within ten years.

A tech-savvy population coupled with a propensity to spend provides many opportunities and challenges to solve for tech startups expanding in the region.

A proud partner of Global Innovation Alliance for Vietnam, this program positions startups for success in Vietnam through mentorship, business matching, and support in navigating its business landscape.

Interested to grow in Vietnam? Register and learn more.

A tight selection process ensures optimal outcomes

Who Should Apply?

Quest Ventures is looking for all tech startups and SMEs that:

  1. Have an MVP, with existing customers and partners
  2. Are at Series Seed or beyond in terms of funding raised
  3. Are strong in MAU, GMV or revenue traction
  4. Have the potential to address the Vietnam and regional markets
  5. Are based in Singapore

Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Global Innovation Alliance

The Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) is a network of Singapore and overseas partners in major innovation hubs and key demand markets, with a focus on technology and innovation. It is a joint initiative between Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board, statutory boards under the Ministry of Trade & Industry in Singapore.

Quest Ventures is the GIA partner for Vietnam, organising a leading program accelerating access to Southeast Asia’s hottest economy.

Media interest in entrepreneurship

Dive Into The Ecosystem

From entrepreneurs to regulators, the Vietnam tech ecosystem is competitive, vibrant and exhilarating. An ecosystem actively encouraged by the government and, at the same time, born of ground-up action is now squarely in the sights of the region’s most active investors including Quest Ventures.

Mentors at Saigon Innovation Hub

Work With Mentors

Get introduced to Vietnam business culture and get in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the Vietnam tech ecosystem. With help from Quest Ventures’ appointed local partners, entrepreneurs will be paired with relevant mentors who can speed up market access.

Venture capital introduction at Techfest

Access to Investors and Funding

Local investors can provide market insights that aid a startup’s competitiveness and market entry. From angels to institutional investors, a growing investment ecosystem is always on the look out for the next exciting startup to back.

Network with thought leaders at major events

Grow Global Networks

Meet local partners at the major events that the program will dovetail with. From application developers to business partners, the vibrant ecosystem brought together on such occasions is not to be missed.

Anyone interested in Vietnam must participate in this program.

Sheetal Sinha
Co-founder, Bio Defense | SINGAPORE

Very insightful.

Shawn Xu
Executive Vice President, Silversea Media | SINGAPORE

A pragmatic and insightful immersion into Vietnam’s business environment. The program’s strength lies not only in its sessions but also in the on-ground interactions which are critical for any business. A comprehensive and real-world approach for businesses considering Vietnam.

Eileen Ng

Gave us great clarity on Vietnam.

Johnny Chee
Co-founder, World Snack | SINGAPORE

What sets this program apart is its personalized approach. Program coordinators took the time to understand our business goals and needs, and tailored their support to ensure maximum impact for us.

Bernard Loh
Head, Business Development, Sealed Network | SINGAPORE

This program is for you if you want to build your Vietnam business network fast.

Jerry Neo
Founder, Scratchbac | SINGAPORE

An excellent program for startups to establish an entry point into the Vietnam innovation ecosystem. Quest Ventures’ network of business partners and mentors helped Rubicon Labs get connected with the right local partners, government agencies and investors.

Rian Chen
Founder, Rubicon Labs | SINGAPORE

The program was super helpful in helping myFirst accelerate our business in Vietnam. The introductions and company visits were synergistic and we made many new partnerships. Thank you Quest Ventures for running this excellent program!

Brian Tan
Co-founder, myFirst | SINGAPORE

Many thanks to Quest Ventures for the support and hospitality.

Martin Scaife
Founder, Diaper Recycling Technology | SINGAPORE

Thank you to Quest Ventures for all the support.

Roy Ong
COO, Dive Analytics | SINGAPORE

Vietnam sees an increasing FDI influx, an expanding manufacturing base, an emerging digital transformation and, most importantly, surging young consumerism. This is the right place with the right ingredients at the right time for startups to scale their businesses.

Edwin Song
Co-founder, Datality | SINGAPORE

The program has been beyond my expectation.

Kek Hean Hooi
CEO, Antbuildz | SINGAPORE

A fast-paced program that shed new light on Vietnam and generated results for SoundEye within a week!

Dr Tan Yeow Kee
Founder & CEO, SoundEye | SINGAPORE

I am very appreciative for the opportunity be a part of the program and be given multiple opportunities to pitch to investors and network partners of Quest.

Dumont Emile Francois
Founder & CEO, The Posture Lab | SINGAPORE

Hauz was connected to many government agencies, investors, and startup founders. We had the opportunity to understand and further validate our product for the important Vietnamese market.

Diyan Ho
Co-founder & CEO, Hauz | SINGAPORE

This program covers everything you need to know to expand to Vietnam. I highly recommend startups to join if they plan to enter Vietnam.

Danny Heng
Founder & CEO, Lesson Plan | SINGAPORE

The Vietnam Global Innovation program provided great insights on expansion in Vietnam and avenues for startups to connect with corporates, partners, and investors.

Troy Yeo
Head of Ventures, Rescale Lab | SINGAPORE

The Vietnam Global Innovation program is undoubtably an important “helping hand’ in understanding the Vietnam market for our recruitment business. We are amazed by the array of knowledge that the partners and mentors shared unselfishly with the startups.

Neo Tee Wee

The connections provided were very useful and the team at Quest Ventures was very patient and understanding.

Mary Grace Yeo
Business Development Lead, Nervotec | SINGAPORE

We had help with our pitch deck and got insights into areas for improvement.

Lee Jin
Co-Founder, Tagteam Technologies | SINGAPORE

Awesome programme – we got connected with key stakeholders to help us understand the Vietnam market in a few days what would otherwise have take us months to achieve.

Raimie Tang
CEO, Dateideas | SINGAPORE

The programme has been instrumental in shaping our understanding of the Vietnamese consumers and creators.

Lim Liang Chun

This is a good platform for first timers.

Rayvan Ho

Provides very good insight on the market. The fireside chats are useful for networking.

Mack Chua
Founder, Food Marquee | SINGAPORE

The Vietnam Global Innovation program was an excellent source of support. It takes into consideration our objectives and needs, and linked us to the right partners and mentors who are as invested in our growth and helped us accelerate in Vietnam.

Tyr Astaroth Ding
CEO, Frankie & Frankie | SINGAPORE

The pairing of mentors with us has been most invaluable.

Stanley Tay


Levana Sani
Founder & CEO, Nalagenetics | SINGAPORE

Well-organized, with deep experience sharing from the mentors. Quest Ventures’ network of mentors and business partners helped close many gaps when considering business expansion into Vietnam.

Keller Goh
COO, Knowledge Catalyst | SINGAPORE

Vietnam Global Innovation gave us deep local insights for planning our market expansion while providing valuable learning opportunities to grow in a meaningful way.

Caleb Kow
Founder & CEO, | SINGAPORE

Fantastic program for companies intending to expand to Vietnam. Participants will learn essential knowledge and form useful connections with relevant industry experts. Highly recommended.

Samuel Tan
Co-founder, Sweego | VIETNAM

The Vietnam Global Innovation programme helped us better understand Vietnamese culture and market needs that, in turn, clearly helped in the planning of our marketing and business strategies.

Nguyen Thi Qui
R&D Manager, Lean Station | SINGAPORE

An essential program for those keen to expand into Vietnam! This was a comprehensive program that provided in-depth knowledge of Vietnam. Participants are connected with local partners and mentors who provided actionable and practical advice.

Louis Tan
Co-founder, Xyndicate | SINGAPORE

We benefited greatly from the Vietnam Global Innovation programme, and developed strong relationships with partners whom we can rely on in Vietnam.

Catherine Nabbala
Global Business Coordinator, Finema | THAILAND

Extensive list of mentors with practical insights into the Vietnam market.

Dr Grace Su
Co-founder & COO, ZumVet | SINGAPORE

Excellent program with access to high-value content and networking opportunities.

Adrian Teo
Co-founder & COO, DiMuto | SINGAPORE

The program has given me mentors and contact in Vietnam that I would otherwise not have. Through the fireside chats, I learned on-ground details of the Vietnam market that would have been difficult to find online. The mentors gave good feedback for product-led growth and market opportunities. The businesses that I was matched with gave me highly valued leads.

Deevak s/o Premdas
Co-founder, Edsy Bitsy | SINGAPORE

Amazing job by Quest Ventures! We have gained many insights into Vietnam and widened our network through this program.

Andrew Soh
Co-founder & CEO, Fundigo | SINGAPORE

Truly appreciate Quest Ventures’ efforts in accelerating companies’ access into Vietnam. Thank you for being the beacon of light.

Ng Guankai
Director, Nabcore | SINGAPORE

This programme helped us to fine tune our strategy and positioning, and to understand the Vietnam market.

Jean Christophe Li
Co-founder & CEO, Aespada | SINGAPORE

Vietnam Global Innovation Program has been useful for our company in acquiring key knowledge that is required to navigate the Vietnam business environment. The mentoring and business matching components are also vital in helping us to shape our business and pricing models in the market, as well as gain access to potential clients that are interested in adopting our technology.

Sim Bing Yang
Business Development Manager, SWAT Mobility | SINGAPORE

The sessions are very insightful in developing our entry strategy into the Vietnam market and expanding our network with Vietnam startups.

Cherilyn Low
Regional Growth Manager, Hireplace | SINGAPORE

Well organized and insightful for companies who are exploring Vietnam market opportunities for the first time.

Albert Chai
Co-founder & CEO, CLOP Technologies | SINGAPORE

Provided us solid intel and local market nuances which you can only learn after spending the first six months or more in Vietnam.

Raman Chauhan
Co-founder & CEO, Lumiere32 | SINGAPORE

Extremely good effort despite the pandemic period, allowing startups to continue to learn, network and grow from the comfort of our homes. Kudos to the organisers and the moderators!

Alan Lai
Co-founder & CEO, ProfilePrint | SINGAPORE

Very useful for entrepreneurs and startups. It has structured content with knowledgeable speakers and mentors sharing insights. Fosters a close community that assist and leverage each other when venturing into Vietnam.

Kew Yoke Ling
Co-founder & CEO, Kewmann | SINGAPORE

Definitely a great program and a big thank you to the team. Looking forward to opening more doors with Quest Ventures and the connections made.

Matrix Lee
COO, Gorilla Networks | SINGAPORE

A really detailed insight of the Vietnam market before even heading there.

Ng Shin
Co-founder & CEO, RushOwl | SINGAPORE

Diverse overview of Vietnam market from experienced regional and local players.

Tony Nguyen
Director, | SINGAPORE

Very well-rounded and dedicated accelerator program that gives a solid foundation upon which to expand our Vietnam network with other capable entrepreneurs from Singapore.

Jeanette Wu

Interested to grow in Vietnam? Register and learn more.

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