VIETNAM

OUR WORK

New Energy Nexus Vietnam was launched in early 2019 with the mission of promoting Vietnam’s clean energy movement. We do this by supporting entrepreneurs and startups with incubation, acceleration and funding opportunities.

By enhancing our strong bond with all the stakeholders in the network, we aim to further develop the energy ecosystem in the country, support a smooth transition to sustainable initiatives and build a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs.

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WHAT WE OFFER

Early-Stage Support

for aspiring and early stage energy entrepreneurs to acquire business skills, technical knowledge and networks

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B2B Matchmaking  Opportunities​

for a thorough understanding of the current ecosystem & landscape in Indonesia that can be used as a tool 

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Investment Opportunities

We support Thai startups to explore overseas and regional markets with consultation and mentoring for investment opportunities.

PROGRAMS

Our LAUNCH programs offer early stage incubation, events, hackathons and skills training for startups.

  • Sustainable Energy Challenge
  • Vietnam Energy Incubation Program

 

Sustainable Energy Challenge

  • The Sustainable Energy Challenge 2020 co-organized by New Energy Nexus Vietnam and Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations to aim for a vibrant and comprehensive ecosystem for energy innovators through the following results:
  • Raising awareness of clean energy entrepreneurship as a mechanism to promote energy transition among Vietnamese students
  • Strengthen a clean energy startup culture in Vietnam
  • Strengthening inclusiveness and diversity of the sector
  • It is a competition where energy students, experts, business professionals, and designers team up to tackle sustainable energy challenges head-on with innovative solutions.
  • We’ve got real challenges for you to hack and mentors to keep your wheels spinning. Bring yourself, your team, and the best ideas

 

 

 

Vietnam Energy Incubation Program

 

Vietnam Energy Accelerator Program provides in-depth business support services to outstanding startup teams working on innovative energy sector ventures.

The program will help entrepreneurs to further develop and validate their business models and the Clean Energy initiatives to be commercialized by accessing local and international networks, as well as raising awareness in the community of Clean Energy, and leading to potential funding from investors and business partnerships.

What do we offer?

  • Hands-on workshops and training programs customized to each business model.
  • Advice on product and market validation, business model, launch strategy & investment.
  • Prototype development support.
  • Extensive mentoring (50+ mentors are experts and corporate leaders).
  • Assistance to internationally expand your business via a network of supporting partners.
  • Potential funding through our network of investors and partners.
  • Potential opportunities to do pilot projects with potential customers.
  • No equity in return

The program will consist of some of the following modules:

  • Four (04) 2-day bootcamps on:  Product Design & Prototype Development / Customer Discovery – Market Validation & User Experience Design / Business Model Development / Marketing & Communications Strategy / Team & Responsibilities / Partnership Building / Fundraising & Investment / Go to Market Strategy / Impact Evaluation / Potential Pilot Project Development

**Content will be hand-crafted to suit the needs of teams selected for the program.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for clean energy startups who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Based in Vietnam
  • Already have prototypes/products
  • Already have initial revenue and certain tractions
  • Having passion and commitment to participate in the program
  • Working on clean energy projects ranging from intelligent uses of renewable energy resources, efficient distribution and transmission, and optimization of energy use. We are especially interested in projects that fit into one or more of the following categories:

 

Timeline:

Selected startups are expected to go through 3 rounds:

  1. Online Application: Startups fill out an online application on New Energy Nexus Vietnam website
  2. Online Interview: Shortlisted startups will need to join a 1-to-1 interview with our experts/advisors
  3. Online Pitching: Shortlisted startups will have an initial pitching session with our experts/advisors. At the end of the day, the top 10 startups will be chosen to participate in the program.

Selection criteria

  • Business model and Market: Does the startup offer viable products or services, have a clear business model and serve an emerging market need?
  • Product: How innovative and original are the products or services offered by the startup?
  • Team: How good is the level of experience and qualification of startup founders and team members?
  • Impact: How significant is the impact that the startup can contribute to the industry, and the environment?
  • Intellectual property: We commit to maintain the confidentiality of all applications and only use them for our internal purposes.
  • Project’s Maturity: Does the startup’s product/service reach at least the first version of Prototype and/or the business model generates the Initial Revenue?

For more information:

Phone: (+84) 938 468 780

Our ‘ACCELERATE’ programs support later stage startups with matchmaking and commercial partnerships.

  • Vietnam Energy Accelerator Program
  • Solar Innovation Training Program

 

 

 

Vietnam Energy Incubation Program

 

Vietnam Energy Accelerator Program provides in-depth business support services to outstanding startup teams working on innovative energy sector ventures.

The program will help entrepreneurs to further develop and validate their business models and the Clean Energy initiatives to be commercialized by accessing local and international networks, as well as raising awareness in the community of Clean Energy and potentially leading to potential funding from investors and business partnerships.

Startups support services

What do we offer?

  • Hands-on workshops and training programs customized to each business model.
  • Advice on product and market validation, business model, launch strategy & investment.
  • Prototype development support.
  • Extensive mentoring (50+ mentors are experts and corporate leaders).
  • Assistance to internationally expand your business via a network of supporting partners.
  • Potential funding through our network of investors and partners.
  • Potential opportunities to do pilot projects with potential customers.
  • No equity in return

The program will consist of some of the following modules:

  • Four (04) 2-day bootcamps on:  Product Design & Prototype Development / Customer Discovery – Market Validation & User Experience Design / Business Model Development / Marketing & Communications Strategy / Team & Responsibilities / Partnership Building / Fundraising & Investment / Go to Market Strategy / Impact Evaluation / Potential Pilot Project Development

*Contents will be hand-crafted to suit the needs of teams selected for the program.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for clean energy startups who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Based in Vietnam
  • Already have prototypes/products
  • Already have initial revenue and certain tractions
  • Having passion and commitment to participate in the program
  • Working on clean energy projects ranging from intelligent uses of renewable energy resources, efficient distribution and transmission, and optimization of energy use. We are especially interested in projects which fit into one or more of the following categories:

Timeline:

The calling for application will open from July 27th to August 31st 2020.  Selected startups are expected to go through 3 rounds:

  1. Online Application: Startups fill out an online application on New Energy Nexus Vietnam website
  2. Online Interview: Shortlisted startups will be joining a 1 on 1 interview with our experts/advisors
  3. Online Pitching: Shortlisted startups will have an initial pitching session with our experts/advisors. At the end of the day, TOP 10 startup will be chosen to participate in the program

Selection criteria

  • Business model and Market: Does the startup offer viable products or services, have a clear business model and serve an emerging market need?
  • Product: How innovative and original are the products or services offered by the startup?
  • Team: How good is the level of experience and qualification of startup founders and team members?
  • Impact: How significant is the impact that the startup can contribute to the industry, and the environment?
  • Intellectual property: We commit to maintain the confidentiality of all applications and only use them for our internal purposes.
  • Project’s Maturity: Does the startup’s product/service reach at least the first version of Prototype and/or the business model generates the Initial Revenue?

For more information:

Phone: (+84) 938 468 780

Solar Innovation Training Program

An Intro to our Program

  • “Solar Innovation Training” is a 1-month training program dedicated to small and micro solar companies in Vietnam. The program aims to enhance the participants’ business and entrepreneurial skills, grow their network of partners, investors, and clients. Furthermore, it also intends to improve the companies’ efficiency and productivity.
  • The program will be focusing primarily on business models and innovation to sharpen participant’s points of view regarding the market needs. On top of that, delivered knowledge and tools play a vital role in innovating their business operation as well as an understanding of customer’s pain points which leads to the ability to capture business opportunities.
  • *The program will be conducted in Vietnamese
  • More Information about the Program

What we offer

  • Hands-on workshops and training programs customized to small solar companies inVietnam.
  • Innovation workshops to develop innovation and entrepreneurship mindset and skills.
  • A wide range of modules designed to increase the effectiveness of solar businesses.
  • Potential collaboration to expand your business via a network of professionals, trainers, experts, investors, etc.
  • Flexible courses conducted via an online platform.
  • Free of charge.

Modules

  • The participants will undergo 08 workshops with a variety of intensive modules including: Solar Industry Overview; Energy Entrepreneurship; Solar Business Model; Market Segmentation and Lead Generation; Project Planning and Development; Productivity and Efficiency Tools andBest Practices; Basic Project Financing; Customer Service; Enabling Policies, Non-MarketMechanisms; Doing Business in [the Vietnam] (Taxes, Import Laws).

Who we are looking for

  • Having a solid background in solar business with over 3-year of experience
  • Currently managing or working in a small solar company (installed capacity between 50-200kW)
  • Working as a Director, Head or Manager
    having at least 3-years of experience in the solar industry
  • Having a good understanding of the solar business model and how it works
  • Based in Vietnam
  • Willing to adopt innovation into business operations

Contact Us

  • Website: https://www.newenergynexus.com/vietnam
  • Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/newenergynexusvietnam​
  • Phone: +84 938 468 780 (Hùng)

The USAID Vietnam Urban Energy Security project works closely with the Government of Vietnam at the city, provincial, and national levels to improve legislation related to clean energy; mobilize investment, and increase the adoption and deployment of innovative energy solutions.

Vietnam Energy Innovation Exchange 2022

Our Objectives

Under the framework of the Vietnam Urban Energy Security project, The Exchange aims to connect and develop the potential cooperation between corporates and energy startups, with corporates adopting innovative solutions to solve energy-related issues.

Who is The Exchange for?

  1. Large companies
  2. Corporations
  3. Industrial parks
  4. High-tech parks
  5. Universities

with energy-related issues and a willingness to corporate with startups and pilot their innovative solutions. 

AND: Startups who provide smart and innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions and wish to pilot and commercialize their technologies. 

Program structure

  1. Challenge preparation and Scoping
  2. Industry demand aggregation
  3. Solution outreach
  4. Mentoring and training
  5. Matchmaking workshops
  6. Follow-up and reporting

Location

Danang and Ho Chi Minh city areas

Timeline

  1. Project I: November 2021 – May 2022
  2. Project II: March 2022 – September 2022

NEWS & EVENTS

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PARTNERS

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