KVision x VIISA Hackathon: Building Co-Innovation

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.



Apply through this Google Form

See full details of the hackathon below. 


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, VIISA
  • Chat Luangarpa, KASIKORNBANK
  • Nick Tran, Akamai
  • Quang Tuan Phan, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Nguyen Phuong Hoang, Sendo
  • Hien Ta, Joolux
  • Nattariya Wittayatanaseth, Beacon Ventures Capital

 And more coming soon...

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

19:00   Hacking + Mentor Slot: Decide what to build

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: Build it

16:30   Panel Discussion: Fintech from 0 to 1: VIISA, UP Co-working Space, and other reputable startups

17:15   Hacking + Mentor Slot: Pitch It

18:30   Dinner

19:30   Hacking continues


Day 3

09:30   Closing Keynote: Why Vietnam? Why Now?, 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

 To register for the event, please Register here

View full rules


  • 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

How to enter

Steps to Apply

  1. Candidates may apply through this Google Form and upload all information. Applications are open until 19 June, 2019.
  2. Successful applicants will be contacted by email by 22 June, 2019.


Chat Luangarpa

Chat Luangarpa
First Senior Vice President, KASIKORNBANK

Duc Tran

Duc Tran

Nghiem Thanh Son

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

Nick Tran

Nick Tran
Vice President, Akamai

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How unique is the idea? Is it an amazing new scenario? How transformative is the solution to current practices in the banking world?
  • Business Value
    Does it create value? How well does it answer to customer needs? And what is the size of the problem it solves for customers?
  • User Experience
    Does it have a gorgeous interface? Is it easy to use and fast? How practical is the design and how well can it integrate with existing systems?
  • Scalability
    How well does it use existing platforms and technology? How scalable is it in the long run?