CiC 2022


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CiC is an annual contest on innovative entrepreneurship for students and pupils. The contest is one of startup programs of VNU-HCM as well as a strategic mission in order to actively contribute to the development of the creative, highly interactive city, Thu Duc. The contest is accompanied by universities, colleges, education organizations; supported by the Department of Science and Technology Ho Chi Minh City, and the VNU-HCM Start-up Foundation.

Creative idea Challenge - CiC2022

an environment for experience
Spread out and inspire
skills and knowledge


  • Certificate of honor
  • 50.000.000 VND in cash, equal to 2.000 USD/prize;
  • Startup incubation package during 1 year at VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP);
  • Short-term study in or visit Singapore or Korea;
First Prize

Service vouchers, coupons, tickets,
and valuable souvenir

Thousands of gifts attaching
  • Certificate of honor
  • 30.000.000 VND in cash, equal to 1.000 USD/prize;
  • Startup incubation package during 1 year at VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP)
Second Prize

Prizes totaling worth more than US$130.000

Prizes & Recognition
  • Certificate of honor
  • 10.000.000 VND in cash, equal 400 USD/prize
  • Startup incubation package during 1 year at VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP)
Third Prize
  • Certificate of honor
  • 5.000.000 VND in cash, equal to 200 USD/prize
  • Startup incubation package during 1 year at VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP)
Community Choice Award
  • Certificate of honor
  • 5.000.000 VND in cash, equal to 200 USD/prize
  • Startup incubation package during 1 year at VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP)

CiC 2022 Journey

Expected milestones

Significant Numbers

The extent of media and spread in the community


Provinces supported in communication


Students registered for CiC


Was invested in startup idea by the investors


People reached every post on CiC Fanpage 


Universities, colleges had students to join in CiC


Of participants was female


Of participants was male


Students from VNU-HCM


Ideas/ teams signed up for CiC


Students approached for CiC


Universities, colleges, institutes supported in communication


Articles related to CiC were published
Precious Moments

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Precious Moments

IoT platform applied in practice. The project was commercialized in fields of smart home and bird's nest.

Inut Platform

Online teaching platform. It was applied to creating homework, giving marks, and consulting sessions.


E-commerce platform for students in VNU-HCM area


Develop high quality software with low-code technology. The project called for capital: 15.000 USD for 5% shares.


Commercialization and transfer of science and technology products. Commercialized products such as: antiseptic solution, deodorising shoes solution, leaching solution applied silver nanoparticles.


Fundraising platform/ application for social organisations. Launching from November 2020, WeShare have had about 500 users and 1000 orders was created through this platform.


Board game educates children to protect themselves from COVID-19. There are more than 300 sets of products be sold through e-commerce platforms and bookstores.


A service offers animal-free and natural ingredients, cooked by vetted home chefs. The team successfully raised $35,000 from the CiC 2020 funding round.


Comprehensive dropship platform for suppliers and collaborators in the whole country. After pitching at CiC 2020, FuniMart successful raise 11.000 USD for building a solid team and expanding their business.



Device that converts a manual wheelchair into a manual wheelchair. The project was called 13.300 USD for 20% stake and received CHEERS scholarship of 1.000 USD.

Microalgae for
aquatic wastewater treatment

Using microalgae sources to treat aquatic wastewater. The project raised 6.500 USD for a 20% stake and received a CHEERS scholarship of 1.000 USD.

Success story from CiC

Outstanding CiC teams and their success stories

CiC through Community Perspective
Mentors and Investors
ms. quỳnh võ
Program Director -
Zone Startups Vietnam
ms. cù thu quỳnh
FGC (Việt Nam) &
 Land C Group Holdings (Australia)
Investment Officer -
Do Venture
Mr. Phạm Nam phong
Founder and Chairman -
Vũ Phong Solar
ms. catie hằng lê
Brand Ambassador -
Mr. nguyễn ngọc tiến
Founder & CEO -
Nguyễn Anh Thi
Head of Saigon Hi-Tech Park
Board of Management;
Former Director - ITP
Lê Nhật Quang
Vice Director - ITP;
Director - IEC
Nguyễn Khắc Minh Trí
Founder & CEO - MimosaTEK
Tống Vũ Thân Dân
Founder & CEO - Kodimo;
CPO - Gremsy
Sang Jo Choi
CEO - KeyStone T&B
Nguyễn Quỳnh Anh
Financial Expert,
Program Manager
 - Swiss EP Vietnam
Trương Thanh Hùng
CEO - Finno;
Vice President - The National
Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)
Vũ Anh Tuấn
Director -
QTSC Incubator
Trần Thanh Tâm
Investment Director -
Vietnam Innovation
Capital Management (ICM)
Trần Trí Dũng
Mentoring Expert;
Program Manager
 - Swiss EP Vietnam
Dương Hoài Giang Hà
Master Trainer -
 Microsoft Education
Đặng Cao Nam
Founder - CEO Cricket One
Trần Nguyễn Lê Văn
Founder - VeXeRe
Lê Thu Hiền
Vice Director -
Next Generation Education and
Career Counselling Company
Đặng Thị Ngọc Dung
Project Manager -
Swiss EP Vietnam
Nguyễn Ngọc Vân Thanh
Entrepreneurship Consultant;
Former Business Development Manager - Nayup
Lê Huỳnh Kim Ngân
Trần Thị Phương Thảo
National Incubation Manager - Songhan Incubator;
Co-founder - IGo Travel
Nguyễn viết đăng khoa
Director - Kim Đăng Consulting;
Training Consultant;
Founder - Lean Vietnam Community
Nguyễn Đăng An
Founder & CEO - SHub
Nguyễn Thị Hồng Nhung
Founder & CEO - CrossTech
Nguyễn Thị Mai Hương
Co-Founder & CEO - Color Pencils
Co-founder - Entrepreneurs Hub
Lê Lan Anh
Co-founder & COO - MimosaTEK
Nguyễn Xuân Bằng
Co-founder & CEO - Gcalls
Founder & CEO - Anttizen
Thái Chương
Founder & CEO - Cohota
Đỗ Văn Đức
CEO - Latoi
Nguyễn Cảnh Dương
Founder & CEO - Meete
Huỳnh Đinh Thái Linh
Coordinator - SEPT MBA program
of Vietnamese-German University
Project manager for Praxispartnership
Ngô Hồng Thịnh
Founder & CEO -
Me and Community (MAC)
Ngô Huỳnh Ngọc Khánh
Founder & CEO - iNut Platform
Phạm Lan Khanh
Founder, CEO - FreelancerViet
 TRẦN minh hải
Founder & CEO - ReecoTech
Lê Hoàng Nhật
CTO - Houze Group
Vũ Tấn Phát
Founder & CEO - TechTra
Trần Thế Cường
Founder & CEO - TranVuGroup
Nguyễn Danh Thành
Founder & CEO - 72Ecom
Nguyễn Ngọc Dũng
Co-founder - Finno;
Innovation Expert
Nguyễn Hồng Điệp
Founder & CEO - Magik

VNU - HCM Innovative Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

Room I.101, VNU-HCM Information Technology Park (ITP), Võ Trường Toản Street, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thủ Đức City, Hồ Chí Minh City.

(+84) 28 372 444 04

Vietnam National University - HCM
Innovative Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

Creative Idea Challenge - CiC 2022

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Creative Idea Challenge - CiC 2022

Creative Idea Challenge - CiC 2022

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