Explore Vietnam

Get to know the Vietnamese start-up 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 

  • Start-ups and SMEs who are interested in establishing business relations with Vietnamese business partners and already have clear business goals in Vietnam.
  • Start-ups and SMEs that are looking for IT partners (outsourcing), production partners/suppliers or new customers in Vietnam.


Benefits for the participants

  • Market exploration trip with individual support for matchmaking with potential business partners in Vietnam.
  • Individual consultations with industry mentors and subject matter experts.
  • Paid workplace for a maximum of 3 weeks in the coworking space of the AHK in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Financial support in the form of a travel allowance for start-ups up to 10 years after founding.
  • Participation in trade fairs and networking events on-site.
  • Information sessions and seminars on the topic of market expansion in Vietnam.


Application Process

Step 1: Application via the ISC application portal, including a pitch deck with arguments explaining why the expansion to Vietnam is planned and what is to be achieved during the trip.

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

Step 3: Selection of a maximum of 6 start-ups based on their application documents and the results of the meeting with the ISC team.


You will find a detailed description of the application process in our ISC introduction.


Travel time: 12th - 20th of September 2024


Application deadline: 30th of June 2024



Impressions from Vietnam

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Our Alumni

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Skylink Industries GmbH
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Testimonials on trips to Vietnam

Statements and feedback on our market exploration trips


ISC Vietnam Exploration - Introduction

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ISC Vietnam Flyer

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ISC Vietnam Poster

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Contact us!

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