8 most excellent teams made their ways to Business Challenges 2019 Finale

8 selected teams in the semi-final round
On October 12th 2019, the Business Challenges semi-final took place in Sunwah Hall (144 Xuan Thuy Str., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam), in which the best teams were selected to compete in the final round.

The competition was co-organized by the VNU University of Economics and Business - Vietnam National University (UEB - VNU) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). Strategic partners also participated in the competition: BestB Ecosystem, iBosses Vietnam and the sponsorship of SeaBank. VCCI is a content sponsor; Investment Newspaper, Business Forum Newspaper as information sponsors of this contest.

Attending the semi-final round were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector of the UEB, Dr. Pham Hung Tien, Acting Director of FNF Vietnam, the judges and 12 excellent teams.

12 teams compete in 2 branches, each branch has 6 teams and 8 teams will be selected to attend the final round, 4 from each branch.

Dr. Pham Hung Tien - Acting Director of FNF making a speech at the semi-final round.

Speaking at the semi-final, Dr. Pham Hung Tien said: "The competition has gone through 3 rounds and found the 12 best teams to compete in the semi-finals today. Through the competition, the ideas are gradually realized, the output has been formed with high practicality. The semi-final will select 8 out of 12 teams to participate in the finale based on the performance of the teams today."


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu affirmed that after 3 rounds, the quality of the teams is quite uniform and it is not based on luck that they are here.

The judges of the semi-final round included Mr. Pham Anh Cuong - CEO of BestB; Mr. Dang Hoang Nam, Investment Analysist, Thinkzone; Mr. Ho Chi Dung - Head of Research and Development Division, People One Joint Stock Company; Mr. Nguyen Tien Minh - lecturer of Faculty of International Business and Economics, UEB and Mr. Pham Tuan Hiep - BKHoldings.

The judges of the semi-final round of Business Challenges 2019

The teams have shown that it is not based on luck to participate in the semi-finals, each team can express their ideas, direction and vision clearly. For example, the idea of establishing a chain of photography studios for children shows the ability to understand the market and the taste of customers. It has been highly appreciated by the judges.

In the semifinal round, apart from giving future ideas and plans, the teams must also come up with specific projects and products to impress the judges
 The teams had a very competitive round

The final result has identified 8 finalists:

  • Branch 1: Snap VN, Athenas, Youth +, Sline
  • Branch 2: Skywalker, 5S, P&F, Hara
The final round will take place on November 7th 2019 and there will be the participation of distinguished guests representing a number of central departments.
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