Over the past few years, Hanoi has developed into a thriving hub for startups—this comes as little surprise, as Vietnam’s administrative center holds many characteristic advantages including access to manpower/technical talent, financing, and more.
The following are 15 outstanding startups hailing from Vietnam’s second city you need to know about in 2016.
Rockit Online provides live online courses for Vietnamese students in various subjects like math, English, physics and chemistry, in line with the levels established by Vietnam’s National Education System.
Appota is a leading mobile platform provider targeting 3 trending segments in the Vietnamese mobile market: game publishing, advertisement, and payment. It purportedly has over 30 million users and partners with over 15,000 developers, advertisers, merchants worldwide.
vLance.vn is a job posting service containing thousands of jobs for talented freelancers. The platform has already become the preeminent freelancing marketplace in Vietnam and greater Indochina.
CancerCare is platform and suite of online tools focused on providing cancer-related treatment and advice. The platform connects patients to doctors anytime/anywhere via smartphone and offers the latest information regarding treatments, medications, and more.
Zing.vn is a leading Vietnamese language news portal featuring current events and entertainment news from Vietnam and the rest of the globe.
Rada is a online/mobile platform that connects local service providers to customers; services include motorbike and home appliances services, to name a few.
Echoes is a mobile mapping application that enables users to create virtual city tours, audio guides, interactive maps, and more.
Eatout.vn is a premiere dining website featuring the best and latest restaurants and establishments in Vietnam.
Kenh14 is currently one of the most entertainment and social news platforms. The offering is available on its website and mobile.
Beeketing is a platform featuring marketing apps for optimizing online stores. The company estimates revenues of $2 million this year, predominantly from U.S. customers.
OIC Map is an intelligent mapping app for finding things: landmarks/locales, restaurants and stores, open parking, even a lost child.
HotTab has developed a multilingual point-of-sale (POS) platform for tablets and mobile phones that works offline.
KidsOnline is a web and mobile app for childcare management that connects schools, teachers, and parents for streamlined education management and collaboration.
Zinmed is a management solution for treating diabetes. The system comes with a blood glucose level measuring device accompanied by a mobile app for monitoring, analysis, and reminders/alerts.
EMOTIV designs electroencephalograms for contextualized research and advanced brain computer interface (BCI) applications. The device is accessed and managed with its subscription-based software, Pure EEG.
It’s no wonder that entrepreneurs and investors worldwide are looking to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for inspiration and new opportunities. These 15 upstarts are just a few of the promising ventures putting Vietnam on the map when it comes to tech innovation.