Call for application: GBA Young Innovation Award 2024

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The German Business Association (GBA) warmly invites you to participate in the GBA Young Innovation Award 2024. This prestigious award, inspired by our successful GBA Business Challenge launched in 2020, has blossomed into an exciting platform for Vietnamese students and aspiring entrepreneurs across the nation. Over the past four seasons, we have received over 300 applications spanning a wide array of creative ideas and business domains. Moreover, more than 500 young innovators have benefited from our business plan training and expert guidance.

As part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing Vietnam’s entrepreneurial spirit, we have integrated this initiative into the GBA Business Awards as a brand-new category. This esteemed awards ceremony celebrates and acknowledges the remarkable contributions of businesses to Vietnam’s dynamic economy. This event is more than just a ceremony – it’s a celebration of the German values of innovation, excellence, sustainability, and community impact.

Are Your Business Ideas Eligible?

  • Realistic & growth potential
  • Not yet on the market
  • Business idea from Vietnam (Eligible only if Vietnamese participants or Vietnamese elements)
  • Application and presentation in English
  • Open for participants over 18 – 25 years old

How to Participate?
Step 1: Pitch Deck: Your pitch deck with up to 8 slides, covering essential aspects such as:

  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Business Model
  • Target Customers
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Competitive Edge
  • Financial Projections
  • Capital Requirements

Step 2: Video Pitch: Create a compelling 2-minute video pitch that brings your idea to life.

Submission HERE>>> before 6PM, Wednesday, 31 July 2024

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Step 3: Await the Outcome: Top 3 finalists to be revealed on 20 August 2024.

Mark Your Calendar:

  • 1 June: Registration Opens
  • 31 July: Submission Deadline
  • 20 August: Top 3 Finalists Revealed
  • 29 August: GBA Business Awards Night 2024

Award for the Champion: The journey culminates in an electrifying awards night where participants have the chance to win substantial cash prizes 80 mil VND and secure job opportunities with our partner organizations.

Don’t hesitate – let’s turn your idea, which you are meticulously crafted over countless hours, into a thriving reality. Together, we can make it happen! Flashback to the 2023’s Business Challenge here>>>

Do you have more questions or need supports? Please send an email to Ms. Anna at email or tel. (+84) 28 3823 9772.