Vietnamese Talents
Vietnamese Talent Awards aims to promote more start-up projects
  • | | September 10, 2016 11:30 AM

Hundreds of students in Danang City have attended a meeting about the Vietnamese Talents Awards and successful start-up projects on September 9.

Also attending the meeting are experts in information and technology, investors, and businesspeople of successful start-up projects.

Do Hoai Nam, CEO of Emotiv Systems, a neuro-engineering company that pioneered the world’s first consumer brain computer interface, said young entrepreneurs shouldn't guard their new ideas too much. "Don't just keep the idea to yourself, you can share to find the best way to implement it to real life, to see if it is realistic enough or if customers will welcome it," he said.


Do Hoai Nam, CEO of Emotiv Systems speaking at the meeting

Many start-up projects have had practical use. Some people start a project just so they be their own boss. However, Nam said, in order to make a project successful, they would have to work hard. He advised the students to be prepared as there's nothing that can't be done.

"There's an unspoken rule that never invest into an individual but a group. So you have to find reliable colleges. You still have youth on your side. Most ideas often come when people are still young and if you miss it, you'll regret it. At first, there may be zero profit and challenges will come, but people who aren’t afraid of losing, attract a lot of investors," he said.

Several projects that participated in the Vietnamese Talent Awards have been successfully implemented in real life such as the airport wifi project or online ticket booking websites.

Le Thi Kim Oanh, vice rector of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, said students would have the chance to share their ideas and gain experiences from other experts and have more chances to start their projects. In addition, the media could help spread the ideas to more investors.

VNPT representative Do Vu Anh said they shouldn't wait until graduation but try to start their own projects while still in university. If the projects are good, VNPT could help the students realise their ideas.

Answering student questions about whether only information and technology products are accepted in the contest, Pham Tuan Anh, Dantri's deputy editor-in-chief who is the organiser of the Vietnamese Talent Awards said that the awards had expanded the number of categories to science and technology, medicine, environment as the contest welcomed everyone.


Dantri's deputy editor-in-chief, Pham Tuan Anh, speaking at the meeting

He went on to say that work in information, technology and telecoms could be applied to every aspect of daily life. Uber is an example for the marriage of technology and transportation.

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