Google for Startups Program – Opportunities for innovative businesses and startups

Google for Startups Program – Opportunities for innovative businesses and startups


This is a program organized by Google and the National Innovation Center (NIC), Ministry of Planning and Investment with the aim of supporting technology startups operating in one of the following fields: education, healthcare economics, agriculture, finance, gaming and retail, to address the challenges of growing businesses.

The program is designed to help accelerate the innovation and growth of startups by connecting experts, resources and expertise of Google and NIC to the needs of startups.

The participating startups will grow from the mentorship of more than 50 experts and speakers industry leaders, the companionship of other prominent startups participating in the program, and from training sessions focusing on product development, business models, and people leadership.

In 2022, only 02 bootcamps will be held in Vietnam, including:

  • In Ho Chi Minh City from October 3 to 7, 2022.
  • In Hanoi from November 14 to 18, 2022.

The program will be conducted in English and Vietnamese, accepting applications from startups in Vietnam. In order to maximize support for each participating unit, each bootcamp is limited to only 25 Startups. Google sponsors the entire cost of attending. Enterprises do not have to share capital with the organizers (for the capital successfully called for investment after the course).

Benefits of joining the program:

  • Get one-on-one mentoring by experts.
  • In-depth training on OKRs by Google.
  • Trained in product development, content deployment on platforms and leadership skills, investment search.
  • Get connected with investors.
  • Join networking with experts and businesses in the industry. Join the global Google for Startups community.

In the program, startups are introduced and mentored by 50 advisors who are founders, leading industry experts, investors with expertise and experience with the innovation and startup ecosystem in Vietnam. Vietnam includes: Mr. Nguyen Ba Diep (MoMo), Mr. Tran Viet Hung (Got It Inc.), Ms. Le Hoang Uyen Vy (Do Ventures), Ms. Thach Le Anh (Vietnam Silicon Valley), Mr. Bui Thanh Do (ThinkZone Ventures) ), Mr. Kerry O'Shea (Google APAC)…


Key timelines:

  • July 15: Open application form
  • August 16: Closing application form
  • September 19: Announcement of the list of startups participating in the program
  • 03/10: Academy course in Ho Chi Minh City (for startups in the South)
  • 11/14: Academy course in Hanoi (for startups in the North)


Conditions of application

Google for Startups, Startup Academy Vietnam will be conducted in English and Vietnamese, and applications will be accepted from technology startups with the following conditions:

  • Legal business activities (have a business registration certificate and are operating) in Vietnam
  • In the early stages of development (during the Seed to Pre-series A fundraising phase)
  • Launched and started a business with revenue
  • The founding team consists of at least 1 member in charge of technology/product development and 1 member in charge of non-tech areas.
  • Priority is given to startups with an in-house tech team.
  • The startup's industry is prioritized but not limited to the fields of education, healthcare, agriculture, finance, games and retail. 
  • Be present and able to attend the full course including classes, activities and events for 5 days in Ho Chi Minh City (October) or in Hanoi (November).

Registration instructions:

How to register online:

For more information, please contact: Ms. Phan Thi Quynh Van, Business Support Department, National Innovation Center, Ministry of Planning and Investment (Tel: 03.940.940.26, Email: VN).

Registration deadline: August 16, 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (GMT +7)





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