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New Energy Nexus Vietnam’s Online Energy Innovation Demo Day

Friday, March 27th, 2020 | 14:00 – 17:00

New Energy Nexus Vietnam completed the Vietnam Incubation Program Cohort 1 with 4 innovative startups in the Clean Energy sector.

Our Demo Day marks a development milestone of these entrepreneurs through:

  • 4-month effort to finalise the business model, design products & service and create the market entry plan.
  • 3 intensive training bootcamps.
  • Over 600-hour working closely with experienced experts and mentors from New Energy Nexus.

We cordially invite energy companies and startups, corporate partners, government agencies, investors, non-profit organizations, energy users (residential and commercial & industrial customers) and media who are interested in new innovative solutions in the clean energy sector in Vietnam

Invitation here 


The Vietnam Smart Energy Incubation & Acceleration Program provides in-depth business support services to up to 8 outstanding startup teams working on innovative energy sector ventures. The program will help entrepreneurs execute their go-to-market strategy with access to local and international networks, leading to potential funding from investors and business partnerships.

Startups support services

What do we offer?

1. Hands-on workshops and training programs customized to each business model.

2. Advice on product and market validation, business model, launch strategy & investment.

3. Prototype development support.

4. Community feedback and access to a network of mentors and experts.

5. Communication and advertising campaigns through our own channels and a network of supporting partners.

6. Potential funding through our network of investors and partners.

7. Potential opportunities to do pilot projects with potential customers.

The program will consist of some of the following modules:

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 customized according to the teams selected for the program.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for teams 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:

Energy Categories


Selection criteria

Product: How innovative and original are the products or services offered by the startup?

Business model and Market: Does the startup offer viable products or services, have a clear business model and serve an emerging market need?

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.

  • Call for Applications

    Open on a rolling basis


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It is a 24-hour problem-solving marathon where energy experts, software developers, business professionals and designers team up to tackle smart energy challenges head on with innovative software 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.

  • Registration Opens

    May 1, 2019

  • Hackathon Starts

    June 1, 2019

Stay tuned for our series of Energy Meetups where we will invite friends and partners from the industry for networking events. We will be showcasing speakers working on the energy transition in Vietnam as well as some of our startup teams!


  • Next Energy Meetup : The State of Smart Grid in VietNam

    Meetup Date to be Confirmed


Stanley Ng
Regional Program Manager

Southeast Asia

Thao Tran
Accelerator Program Manager

Ho Chi Minh


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