A place of synergy that helps you to grow and create value

KVision is launching a 3-day hackathon on June 28-30, 2019. We're looking for startups with cool new products or ideas to tackle finance and business challenges facing Vietnamese and ASEAN economies today. Get mentorship from a slew of seasoned mentors, networking with renowned startups, and a chance to bring your product in front of potential investors from all across the region.

Our 3-day program is designed to help you hack our challenges and come up with innovative business solutions that are ready for investment and regional expansion.


* * *  WINNERS  * * *

Grand Winner - Acceleration Track

EcomEasy Asia

Grand Winner - Ideation Track


Winners - UP and Appable's Choice



EcomEasy Asia

Winners - Top 5 Acceleration Track for AWS Credit

EcomEasy Asia


Next Good Things

EyeQ Tech


Winners - Top 5 Ideation Track for AWS Credit









What Challenges Will You Solve?

Financial Inclusion

Find a way to bring financial services to the underbanked and SMEs via simple and innovative platforms.

Innovative Payment

Serve growing cashless society in the age of mobile, social media and ecommerce by reinventing payment.

Data Lending

Use big data to help people get loans faster, with more efficiency, accuracy and convenience

Industry Solutions

Offer lifestyle solutions to improve customers’ day-to-day experience in shopping, dining and traveling


Who Can Join?

  • Fintechs such as: payment solution, data lending, onboarding
  • Industry solution providers such as: commerce, F&B, and hospitality solutions
 We offer 2 Tracks for you to join:
  • Ideation Track: For those with creative ideas and want to build real business solutions
  • Acceleration Track: For those with disruptive products and want to evolve and integrate with real API


Our Mentors

  • Duc Tran, CEO, VIISA
  • Chat Luangarpa, First Senior Vice President, KASIKORNBANK
  • Nick Tran, Vice President, Developer Marketing, Akamai
  • Dr. Quang Tuan Phan, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Nguyen Phuong Hoang, CTO, Sendo
  • Hien Ta, CEO, Joolux
  • Nattariya Wittayatanaseth, Investment Manager, Beacon Ventures Capital
  • Nguyen Ba Diep, Executive Vice Chairman, Momo
  • Nguyen Hoa Binh, Chairman, NextTech
  • Kelly Tran, CEO, Appable
  • Hien Ta, CEO, Joolux

 And more coming soon...

Our Partners

  • Build partner: CoderSchool, Sun* Startups, Appable,...
  • Storytelling: VIISA, Access Ventures, Patamar...
  • Design thinking partners: REAPRA, Appable, VIISA,...
  • Creative partners: Appable, NAU Studio, Dwarves


Our 3-Day Agenda

Day 1

17:00   Check-in 

17:30   Opening Remarks - Payment Department, Nghiem Thanh Son, State Bank of Vietnam

17:45   Keynote Speech: Fintech Landscape, Chat Luangarpa, KASIKORNBANK

18:15   Why Hacking? The Innovation DNA, Nick Tran, Akamai

18:45   Introduce Judges and Partners + Program Orientation

19:15   Hacking + Mentor Slot

19:30   Dinner

19:30   Hacking continues


Day 2

09:00   Hacking continues

10:00   Expert Talk: Design Thinking, Kelly Tran, Appable

10:30   Expert Talk: Storytelling, Kelly Tran, Appable

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Hacking + Mentor Slot

15:00   Open Innovation Talk: What VC's Look for in Startups, Nattariya Wittayatanaseth, Beacon Ventures

16:30   Panel Discussion: Fintech from 0 to 1: NextTech, Sendo, MoMo, Joolux, 

17:15   Hacking + Mentor Slot

18:30   Dinner

19:30   Hacking continues


Day 3

09:30   Closing Keynote: Why Vietnam? Why Now?, Dr. Quang Tuan Phan, National University of Singapore

10:30   Break and prep time

11:00   Pitching begins

13:00   Lunch

14:30   Pitching continues

17:30   Award Speech

17:50   Award Ceremony

18:30   Dinner and celebration


  • Participants: Individuals; Teams (up to 3 members per team)
  • Product: Ideation Track applicants must have existing idea. Acceleration Track applicants must have minimum viable product, at least one paying customer or booking revenue
  • Countries: Any nationality but must be domiciled in Vietnam at the time of the program

Hackathon Sponsors


$80,000 in prizes

Acceleration Track: Grand Winner

Cash prize of $5,000 to grand winner of Acceleration Track

Ideation Track: Grand Winner

Cash prize of $2,000 to grand winner of Ideation Track

Fast-Track Entry to Startup Programs

Acceleration Track winner gets fast-track entry to other startup programs.

AWS Credit (10)

$5,000 AWS Credit awarded to top 5 contestants from each track. Credit valid for 1 year.

6-month Seats at UP: Top 3 Teams

Top 3 teams selected by UP Co-working Space (max 3 people/team) get 6-month seats at UP Co-working Space.

Appable/Product School: 2 Startups

2 Startups (1 person/team) will receive $2000-valued Product School program

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Steps to Apply

  1. Candidates may apply through this Google Form and upload all information. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
  2. Successful applicants will be contacted by email by 22 June, 2019. 

*UPDATE* Emails have been sent out to applicants regarding our decision. Please check your emails. Thank you for applying to our program! 


Chat Luangarpa

Chat Luangarpa
First Senior Vice President, KASIKORNBANK

Nghiem Thanh Son

Nghiem Thanh Son
Senior Deputy Director General of Payment Systems Department, State Bank of Vietnam

Dr. Quang Tuan Phan

Dr. Quang Tuan Phan
Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Nguyen Hoa Binh

Nguyen Hoa Binh
Chairman, NextTech

Cam-van Bui

Cam-van Bui
COO, UP Co-working Space

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