The team has won a ticket to attend the Startup World Cup competition in the US, visit Silicon Valley in the US and other prizes, including a three-month intensive training course worth US$1,200. The Ministry of Science and Technology held a ceremony on December 1 to conclude the innovation and start-up festival Techfest 2018 and honour the winners of the innovative technopreneur contest 2018. Techfest 2018 attracted nearly 5,500 visitors and 250 booths, 250 investors, investment funds, national and international speakers from 20 countries in the region and in the world, especially representatives of creative start-up agencies, innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups in ASEAN countries, and representatives of the Network Initiative global business. The winners of the contest In particular, the event attracted more than 160 investment connections (from before and during the event), with a total investment of US$ 7.86 million. The event is the most anticipated event of Vietnamese young intellectuals in the field of start-up, creation. The event contributed to connecting Vietnamese youth in the country and internationally, becoming part of the journey to start a business for sustainable development. Techfest is one of the largest national annual events for stakeholders in Vietnam’s startup ecosystem. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, ministries, agencies and other startup ecosystem builders in Vietnam.