Explore Vietnam

Get to know the Vietnamese startup and innovation ecosystem.



Market exploration trip to Vietnam

The DV-Hub 

provides you with all information about the Vietnamese market as well as with experts from the field, organizes and supports matchmaking with potential business partner on site. In addition, the ISC maintains an office in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which can be used by the participants as contact point.

'This program allowed us to experience Vietnam in a most comfortable and curated fashion. The networking was organised promptly by competent local ecosystem mentors. The program allowed us to meet our Vietnamese partners with the active involvement of the mentors. As a market, Vietnam is a hot test bed with amazing diversity and the best location to build an scale operations in Asia. I would recommend this program to companies who are looking to expand to Asian market with certain level of security for your investment.'

Srinivas Karuturi - Founder & COO of BIOWEG UG

Target group 

  • Startups and founding teams (up to 5 years after founding) who are interested in establishing business relations with Vietnamese business partners and already have clear business goals in Vietnam
  • Startups/ founding teams that are looking for IT partners (outsourcing) or production partners/suppliers


Benefits for the participants

  • Market exploration trip with co-financed economy flight (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Paid workplace for max. 3 weeks in the coworking space of the AHK in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Co-financed hotel
  • Support in matchmaking with potential business partners in Vietnam
  • Participation in networking events on site
  • Information sessions, workshops and seminars about the Vietnamese market


Application Process

Step 1: Application via ISC application portal incl. pitch deck with argumentation why the expansion to Vietnam is planned as well as what is to be achieved during the trip

Step 2: Meeting with ISC team (online/offline), presentation of the company profile as well as goals and plan for the trip to Vietnam, Q&A session

Step 3: Selection of max. 6 start-ups based on application documents as well as the result of the meeting with the ISC team.


Detailed description of the application process you will find in our ISC introduction



Apply for current Vietnam trips and events

2023-06-09 04:00–2023-27-09 08:00
Deadline: 2023-01-06

ISC Shanghai - Hong Kong Startup Class 2023

ExploreBeratung | Event/Festival | Matching | Mentoring | Messe | Networking | Reise | Workshop
Der ISC wird in 2023 wieder mit bis zu 6 deutschen Startups nach Greater China fahren. Dieses Jahr geht es nach Schanghai und Hong Kong! Die Teilnehmenden Startups können vor Ort den Markt erkunden, potentielle Partner oder Lieferanten sondieren, Investoren und dem lokalen Startup Ökosystem begegnen sowie Ihr Marktwissen über Asien ausbauen. Die Gesamtdauer des Programmes beträgt 2 Monate und die Reise ungefähr 3 Wochen.
International Startup Campus
2023-07-09 10:00–2023-17-09 16:00
Deadline: 2023-31-05

Markterkundungsreise Vietnam 2023 - Fokus Med-Tech

ExploreBeratung | Event/Festival | Matching | Mentoring | Messe | Networking | Reise | Workshop | Qualifizierungsprogramm | Förderung
Das ISC Team der Universität Leipzig organisiert zw. dem 7. – 16. September 2023 eine Markterkundungsreise nach Vietnam. Die Zielgruppe besteht aus Startups mit Branchenbezug zur Medizin- oder Biotechnologie, die an der Anbahnung von Geschäftsbeziehungen mit vietnamesischen Geschäftspartnern interessiert sind und klare Geschäftsziele in Asien haben.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: u.a. Ho-Chi-Minh City

Impressions from Vietnam

Testimonials on trips to Vietnam 2022

Statements and feedback on our market exploration trips

Our Alumni

Disaster Relief Systems
Skylink Industries GmbH
4Win Recruiting GbR
SediDoc GmbH
Breeze Technologies GmbH
Bioweg UG
MeinDoc GmbH
Dashfactory GmbH
VecCtor GmbH
ChargeHorizons GmbH


ISC Vietnam Exploration - Introduction

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ISC Vietnam Flyer

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ISC Vietnam Poster

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Contact our representative

Wojtek Muras
University of Leipzig
+49 341 9 733760

He works as a lecturer and consultant for the SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the Leipzig University and develops various…

+49 341 9 733760