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AI ACCELERATOR CHALLENGE 2021
AI IN PANDEMIC: ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORMAL
What is AAC 2021?
Spearheaded by the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) with support from the Aus4Innovation Program, the AI Accelerator Challenge 2021 (AAC 2021) is a brand-new national-wide competition calling for all innovators to share their bright ideas for rolling out artificial intelligence-driven innovation into new areas of industry, fields of science, and the day-to-day lives.
AI startup has undoubtedly been gaining a lot of attention in recent years in Vietnam, but they often lack the support or visibility they need to grow. AAC 2021 provides an exciting opportunity for innovators to receive seed funding and incubation training to help them maximize their chances of success.
What we are looking for?
The Ai Accelerator Challenge program is designed to open to any individuals and teams who want to contribute to the economic and social development of Vietnam by using AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology.
Who should apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: :
The team is no more than 5 years old as of January 1, 2021.
At least one team member must be a citizen of Vietnam.
At least one team member must be able to communicate clearly in English.
Participants do not need to be a legal entity at the time of application. However, the 5 winners (individual or team) chosen in the INTERVIEW ROUND must register as a legal entity in Vietnam to receive the grant.
* Each team may enter only one project. A single individual cannot be a menber of more than one team.
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Mrs. Le Anh Thach
As a successful entrepreneur, an angel investor with more than 20 years of extensive experiences in creating companies, market research, and development, commercializing technology as well as leadership skills.
Mr. Linh Han
A co-founder and CEO of VSV Capital, a venture capital firm with $7 million worth of assets under management. So far it has made more than 80 investments, including in e-commerce startup Lozi and SaaS enterprise platform Base.
Mr. Gibs Song
With diverse experience ranging from technology development to venture investing, Gibs is a founder, investor and advisor for 16 startups. Currently, he is the venture partner of Big Basin Capital and VSV Capital.
In your application, please include the following:
1. A short description of your team and artificial intelligence-driven innovation (max 100 words)
2. A PowerPoint deck that demonstrates your innovation, your team and your ability to deliver impact (max 10 slides)