Dear members and friends,
Greetings from the GBA team to you and your colleagues.
Our GBA Business Challenge 2022* reaches its last phase before the final pitch at our Monthly Business Meeting (Christmas Edition) on Monday, 12 December at New World Saigon Hotel.
This year, our jury has selected 25 teams from over 70 submissions who all fulfilled this year’s condition of their idea targeting a [social, environmental, or sustainable] issue and presented convincing concepts in their initial application.
All teams received a training by Mr. Brian O’Reilly as well as the Vietnamese German University and are working on their business plans, to get selected into the Top 5, who will pitch live at our GBA Business Meeting in December and will be selected by your votes.
For our new members: The GBA Business Challenge was initiated by the German Business Association since 2020, with the idea to support local young talents with good, forward-thinking ideas to turn their visions into a real business, equipping them with [Entrepreneurial Tools], [Real Life Business Experience] and a [Starting Fund].
Please click here>>> to learn more about the GBA Business Challenge initiative and its history and the winners of 2020 and 2021.
At this point, the prize money of a total of 280 million Vietnam Dong will be distributed among the Top 3 winners (with the highest sum going to the best team.).
>>>If you would like to support the young talents with their development and establishment of a future business with real impact, we are inviting you to scale up this sum as part of your own CSR activities. In-Kind contributions such as a team building weekend at a hotel with meeting room facilities, F&B vouchers, or similar meaningful and supportive provisions that your firm would see fit as helpful for young Vietnamese founders. Find more details about the sponsorship package here>>>
Another way to support will be offered after the finals – we will share a list of the top 10 ideas with you, the GBA members and if you are interested in getting in touch with a team and learning more about their idea, we will be more than happy to connect you.
We already would like to thank our Platinum sponsors: Messer and ThyssenKrupp Vietnam; our In-kind sponsors: Action Communication, AK Interiors, BASF Vietnam, Roedl & Partner, and Vietcetera for their generous support of the young talents – You are an accelerator for the ideas to turn into reality!
AK Interiors, BASF Vietnam, DAAD Vietnam, Dezan Shira & Associates, DuPont Water Solutions, Headhunt Vietnam, Hoffmann Group, International German School, Lecka Vietnam, Reed Tradex Vietnam, Redl & Partner Vietnam, Schaeffler Vietnam, thyssenkrupp Vietnam, Viessmann Vietnam, Vietnamese-German University and VINEQUEEN ltd.