This memorandum of understanding on promoting sustainable development between USAID and SVF will open up a great opportunity for two parties to work together in developing and implementing activities in order to improve quality, effectiveness and sustainability of each SVF's program, in order to strengthen capacity building activities for local officials, promote the public-private dialogues and partnership related to the development of the innovation ecosystem, with the desire of a developed economy and improving the business environment in Viet Nam. 

On 19/01/2021, the MOU Signing Ceremony between the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), and between the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) was successfully held at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.


The Signing Ceremony was witnessed by Ms. Ann Marie Yastishock - USAID Vietnam Mission Director, Mr. Gregory Leon - USAID Director of Economic Growth and Governance Office, Professor Nguyen Dong Phong - Chairman of the University Council of UEH, Professor Su Dinh Thanh - President of UEH, Mr. Huynh Trung Nam - Chairman of the Founding Board of SVF, Mr. Pham Duy Hieu - President of the Management Board of SVF and other elite members. 

In the period of 2021 - 2023, via this Memorandum of Understanding, USAID, UEH and SVF have agreed to further stimulate joint activities, including cooperation in higher education, workforce development, health, and sustainable and reliable energy solutions and strengthen the capacity of provincial officials - key factors to boosting Vietnam's path towards upper-middle income status. 


☘️ With the network of 31 cities and provinces, the connection of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and businesses, 263 domestic and international experts, the synergy of 56 partners from more than 20 countries around the world, SVF believes that this MOU will improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of SVF, develop capacity building activities, dialogues, public-private partnership related to the development of the innovation ecosystem, improvement of the business environment, in order to bring in-depth programs that suit with each city/province across the country, helping to improve the capacity of the innovation ecosystem in Viet Nam. 


✨Speaking on behalf of SVF, Mr. Pham Duy Hieu - President of the Management Board emphasized that, behind the development of a sustainable economy are people with integrity, committed to take action and constantly learning. The integrity, commitment to take action and the improvement are always SVF's core values. 


Established in 2014, Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF) is the first socialized and non-profit organization to support the startup ecosystem and innovation ecosystem in Viet Nam, for the purpose of building an innovation ecosystem, developing entrepreneurs & businesses towards enhancing competitiveness. With a desire a united Vietnam to shine through the strength of technology on the world map and a mission of creating a kind business generation, SVF has been enhancing competitiveness through implementing projects to develop local ecosystem formation consulting, increasing the number of and supporting programs, connecting resources, finance, and opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs (especially focus on innovation businesses) in each stage of their development.


☘️ We wish the cooperation will bring about positive benefits to both sides. We believe that 2021 will have many outstanding results with the cooperation of USAID, UEH and SVF, together promote


☘️  To construct a year of 2021 with more achievements and positive impacts, we call on the cooperation from businesses, experts and investors as well as the startup community to create a sustainable development for the innovation ecosystem. If you are interested in and would like to accompany SVF, please contact us via:

+ About Partnership programs: (Ms. Van)

+ About the Sponsorship and Aid package: (Ms. Huyen)

+ About Communication Support: (Ms. Thanh)



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