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Who are we?

Founded in 2011, VYE is the first and only entrepreneurship movement in Vietnam that is by the youth and for the youth.

At the core of VYE is the belief that everybody, especially the young, should follow their hearts. If they are passionate about something, we encourage them to go for it. We do this in two ways: by connecting people of similar interests and mindsets together, and by inspiring them with many lessons learned from the best entrepreneurial initiatives from Vietnam and all over the world.

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Our Projects

Bootcamp

GearUP Book

Incubation Program

CirCO Co-Working Space

Organized in collaboration with Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP) and Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), VYE Bootcamp desires to bring world-class entrepreneurship education, global mentorship, and a tight-knit supporting community to Vietnamese young entrepreneurs.

At the core of VYE Bootcamp is a seven-day course taught by Professor Tom Kosnik from Stanford University. This course follows a globally recognized entrepreneurship curriculum called Gear Up, co-authored by Professor Tom Kosnik, Lena Ramfelt, and Jonas Kjellberg – the co-founder of Skype. Alongside this course, campers also attend talks and panel discussions by renowned regional and global entrepreneurs/investors, a startup business plan competition, and various networking events. Upon completion of VYE Bootcamp, campers receive certifcates from VYE, Stanford University, and VNU-HCM.

This initiative has received tremendous support from global entrepreneurial community, the media, and generous sponsors. We are proud to have been featured on all major national newspapers and television channels in Vietnam, such as Tuoi Tre, Thanh Nien, Nguoi Lao Dong, Giao Duc, HTV, and VTV

Gear Up Việt Nam (Bánh Răng Khởi Nghiệp) là một chương trình dịch và biên soạn quyển sách Gear Up (được viết bởi Lena Ramfelt, Jonas K Jellberg, và Giáo sư Tom Kosnik) do nhóm tình nguyện viên thực hiện với sự hỗ trợ của VYE, các nhà khởi nghiệp trẻ, và các nhà đầu tư thiên thần Việt Nam.

Toàn bộ lợi nhuận của quyển sách Gear Up sẽ được quyên góp cho VYE nhằm tạo ra những chương trình hỗ trợ sinh viên Việt Nam có mong muốn khởi nghiệp thông qua những buổi đào tạo và tặng sách.

VYE CirCO Incubation Program is joint partnership between Viet Youth Entrepeneurs, CirCO Co-working Space.

The program empowers Ho Chi Minh-based startups to grow more in the science & technology-based sectors.
At the core of the belief that everybody, especially the young, should follow their hearts. If they are passionate about something, we encourage them to go for it. We do this in two ways: by connecting people of similar interests and mindsets together, and by inspiring them with many lessons learned from the best entrepreneurial initiatives from Vietnam and all over the world.

5 years ago, a group of Vietnamese students sat together in a Stanford cafeteria to draw the logo and execution summary for a DREAM: to bring entrepreneurship spirit from Silicon Valley to Vietnamese young people. The name VIET YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS (VYE) was born from there.

5 years later, a group of young people, both Vietnamese and overseas, from HCMC, Hanoi, Singapore, and London Skyped to discuss another DREAM: to build a home for the startup community in Vietnam. This home will be the the place where innovation, dreams, ideas, friendships and hard work are nurtured. This group of young people have one common traits: they have met and friended each other from various VYE activities. And, CIRCO was born from there.

CIRCO – the HOME for entrepreneurs – will welcome the startups community from September 2016.

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