HATCH! FAIR is an annual exhibition and conference for the startup in Vietnam where founders introduce their products and services to seek investment and advice. Participants are organizations born and grown from accelerated nurseries, orchard or startup training programs in Vietnam and in the region with goal to introduce new and innovative products and services. 80% of the units develop products based on technology, from phone applications to websites, incorporating the latest technological trends, including large data integration, artificial intelligence, Internet devices connect everything. Besides, it is obvious for the attendance of the individual investors and representatives from the funds, and national and international media outlets. This event will bring Vietnam's image closer to international friends in start-up and innovation.
The program is organized for the purpose of celebrating outstanding start-up achievements, sharing business development and operating business as well as domestic and international investment and cooperation issues. According to Pham Quoc Dat – CO-Founder and CEO of Hatch! The program, "Many funds from the United States, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore have begun to explore the Vietnamese market. This is an opportunity for the Vietnamese start-up community to tap into new potential capital sources, as well as expand into overseas markets. "
The "HATCH!" was starting in late 2012, after Aaron Everhart, a San Francisco startup entrepreneur, shared with Vietnamese interns about the American Small Business Association with activities supporting start-ups which developed and continued to reap a lot of success. Executives at that time were Vu Anh Ngoc, Pham Quoc Dat and Le Viet Dat. Then, the three of them and Mr. Everhart formed HATCH !
HATCH! FAIR 2016 attracted 3,000 visits in 2 days, dozens of business delegations, 120+ companies with technology-based as exhibitors and 70+ top speakers with experience and insights in latest technology trend (including AI, VR, Bitcoin) from 20+ countries around the world.
For this year, 2017 , HATCH! FAIR is coming back as HATCH! FAIR THE FIFTH
With the concept of "See the Unseen", HATCH! FAIR THE FIFTH promises new approaches to the startup ecosystem by bringing up untold stories from not only ecosystem builders but also startups and investors in a national and international scale throughout a trip from the North to the South, starting from Hanoi, to Danang, then HCMC
In Hanoi and Danang, HATCH! FAIR THE FIFTH organizes elite conferences on September 23th and October 7th respectively with sharings and discussions from top leaders and entrepreneurs representing leading companies around the world. In addition, HATCH! BATTLE - the annual startup competition will hold its semi final pitching event to select best companies to the final round in HCMC.
In HCMC, HATCH! FAIR THE FIFTH will be held on October the 27th & 28th, with two core activities: Entrepreneurship Conference and Startup Exhibition.