The information was released at a meeting with the organisers and jury of the Vietnam Challenge, held in Ho Chi Minh City, November 6. After the success of the first Challenge, which spanned 34 African countries, this year’s competition has been extended to a total of 55 countries around the world. Three winners from each country will receive financial support, extensive publicity and coaching. From among these three winners per country, the jury will select grand winners by region, who will be offered additional support. They will also have a chance to take part in the international competition slated for March 2019 in Paris, France. According to the organising board, the Vietnam Startupper of the Year Challenge page has so far attracted more than 50,000 visits. The meeting with the organisers and the jury aimed to help contestants understand more about the competition’s purposes and significance, and to share experience to form, develop and complete business initiatives, both within and beyond the framework of the competition.