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TECH PLANTER in Vietnam 2022 Demo Day Announcement

TECH PLANTER in Vietnam 2022 Demo Day Announcement

Leave a Nest Philippines is proud to announce that the Demo Day of TECH PLANTER Vietnam 2022 will be held this Saturday, July 09, from 1:00pm – 6:00pm Vietnam Time. The event will be held fully online via Microsoft Teams.

This year, 9 out of 21 applicants were chosen to become a Finalist and pitch during this year's Demo Day. They will be given the chance to introduce their various techs and researches that they plan to implement to society in order to help solve the many issues of the world.

Team Name Technology Summary
Rostek Autonomous Mobile Robots, Spatial Intelligence, Optimal Motion Control.
Apicoo Robotics A gripper for collaborative robots
Air City Smart City. API-first platform combining IoT/AI devices to empower property managers
BKTENG Tenergy (standing for TENG and Energy). Transfer a significant amount of plastic waste into valuable electrical energy
ECSaigon Utilization of electrocoagulation for Pangasius processing, wastewater treatment, and nutrient recovery
ChicSafe Application of Nano Chitosan grafted neem oil in Pineapple Fiber
AAG Activated algae granule
Sea Shell Paper Paper which was made from sea shell
Cor.Metrix Rapid semi-quantification of Salivary Cortisol for point-of-care stress diagnosis

The finalists will then compete in hopes of becoming the Grand Winner of TECH PLANTER in Vietnam 2022 as well as acquire the attention and support of various companies watching the event. They will be judged by representatives of technology business incubators, angel investors, venture capitals, and companies from both Vietnam and Japan.


Head Judge
Dr. Yuko Ueno
Leave a Nest Philippines, Inc., and Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn., Bhd.

Dr. Yuko Ueno received her Ph.D in Ocean microbiology and joined Leave a Nest in 2013. She has experience in creating new projects by encouraging collaboration between academia and industry as a Science Bridge Communicator. With the experience of tech-startup accelerator, she is bridging Japanese tech startups to global tech-startup platforms to interconnect the technology and social issues.

Dr. Nie Yuntong
Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Nie received her PhD in Chemistry at National University of Singapore. She has over 10 years work experience in the chemical industry and is currently Manager in the Research Division in Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre (MS-R&D). Mitsui Chemicals Inc. is one of the diversified companies in Japan and providing a wide variety of chemicals and polymers globally. Mission of MS-R&D is to develop new business from Asia Pacific. We are looking for new business opportunities making best use of open innovation in connection with Mitsui Chemicals’ proprietary technologies.

Mr. Takehiro Kawahatsu
Manager of Global Business Division

Since joining BIPROGY Inc. in 2003, he has engaged in system development in SAP ERP system specializing retail and distribution. From 2014, he joined USOL Vietnam Co., Ltd., a group company of BIPROGY Inc. in Vietnam, to support offshore development projects performed in Vietnam. After his return to BIPROGY Inc., he is in charge of business in South East Asia, especially as a part of the global business team.

Mr. Shunsuke Shinoda
Rohto – Mentholatum Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal

Shunsuke has started its career from R&D to develop novel materials for cosmetics and functional foods. After several years of experience in the R & D field he had shifted its speciality to the marketing sector to launch varieties of products, also in charge of developing business in emerging countries at the same time. On Y2012 he moved his station to Vietnam and established many types of business such as distribution, e-commerce, aesthetic dermatology clinic, eye hospital, restaurant, etc. in 7 countries over 10 years. Besides that, he has founded manufacturing companies for medicine and cosmetics in Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal. His motto is “Nothing ventured, Nothing gained” and seeks the next challenge always to create a bright future.

Mr. Daiki Kumamoto
Global Fund Manager
Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.

Daiki is the youngest capitalist of the deep-tech startup ecosystem in Japan and is the growth manager of Real Tech Fund, the No.1 VC in Japan focusing on deep-tech / real-tech startups. He is specialized in supporting startups, especially those that bring solutions to care / welfare and is also the head for global strategy. Before joining Real Tech, he was the president of the largest NPO in Japan that commits in supporting young entrepreneurs globally. He graduated from Keio SFC University with a bachelor in management.

Mr. Hussein Bin Sulaiman
Program Head
BLOCK71 Indonesia & Vietnam

Hussein is the current Programme Head of BLOCK71 Indonesia & Vietnam, leading key startup programmes and initiatives to enable startups to scale across borders. He has been entrenched in the startup ecosystem for the past 10 years, working closely with and within startups in the areas such as business model development, expansion, and operations management. As a pioneer member of notable startups in the region such as BeMyGuest, Lazada, and Zilingo, Hussein led in the operations development and management as well as business expansion efforts of these companies since inception. He enjoys exploring and formulating innovative solutions, and has been active in contributing his expertise and experience across startup ecosystems globally.

Ms. Ana Le My Nga
Founder & CEO
Hermes Management Group

Ms. Ana Le My Nga is the founder of the Hermes Management Group, an angel investment fund provider which also provides mentoring services to startups. She is an international mentor and coach and also the author of the book series “Chat with Startups – From Idea to Fundraising”. She holds various bachelor degrees including the Bachelor of Medical – Nurse, the Bachelor of English Language majoring in Business English at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, and the Bachelor of International Economics at the Hanoi Foreign Trade University. She then proceeded to acquire her Master of Business Administration at the University of Malaysia right after. Since 2017 until the present time, she does various activities such as being a startup advisor, a judge, or a speaker at various events of universities and incubators including the Hack4Growth, Project Runway, FLAGUP, and Hult Prize.

Ms. Minh Nguyen Dang Tuan
CEO & Co-Founder
KisStartup Innovation Consulting, Coaching, Mentoring

Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh (Ms.) is the founder of KisStartup Innovation Consulting, Coaching, Mentoring. Minh is among 16 women leaders from 13 countries in the world selected to join Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership in 2018. She is one of 12 Innovation Coaches certified by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. With 15 years of experience working and researching in entrepreneurship, business development, management and digital enterprise management and startup; 5 years of experience in teaching in English of e-business, innovation & entrepreneurship, Minh also contributes to the innovation community by both intensive innovation coaching, mentoring and researching. Minh serves as the Manager of SME Mentoring 1:1 in Hanoi. Minh is also an author of the book “Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Mindset and Tools”. She serves as Head of Investment Matching Department at Techfest 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Ms. Michelle Ng
Head, Environmental, Social & Governance
Quest Ventures

Michelle has a BBA from Nanyang Technological University. She works closely with startups to accelerate their growth through a combination of incubation services and programmes. She is also responsible for key markets in Southeast Asia and emerging Asia. Prior to this, Michelle was responsible for international startup ecosystem networks at the Action Community for Entrepreneurship – Singapore's national entrepreneurship ecosystem builder – where she engaged startup communities in North Asia and Southeast Asia with market access and regional innovation initiatives, and in so doing anchored Singapore as Asia's hub for entrepreneurship. Michelle is a key office bearer at the People's Association Youth Network of Singapore, a grassroots organisation for community engagement; and Social Impact Catalyst, the largest non-profit organisation for young social entrepreneurs in Singapore.

In addition to the 9 finalists, 4 teams were also selected to be Lightning Talks Speakers during the Demo Day. They will be given the opportunity to pitch their technologies for 3 minutes but would not be considered part of the judging. Representatives of these teams will be part of a panel discussion right after everyone's 3 minute presentations.

Team Name Technology Summary
Edeec Building Energy Efficiency / Green building
LogiOT Optimal Logistic System for Organic Recycling
BIOSEP – FTWs Floating Treatment Wetlands
CUPFFEE Utilizing food wastes in the production of biodegradable package

Event Details:

Date: July 09, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm Vietnam Time
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams


Time (GMT+7) Activity Details
12:30 – 13:00 Registration  
13:00 – 13:30 Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Mr. Ronrick Arayata

Project Leader

TECH PLANTER in Vietnam 2022


Keynote Speech
Mr. Lam Nguyen
Co-Founder and CBDO
Tepbac Co., Ltd.


Introduction of Judges and Criteria

13:30 – 14:20 Presentation Round 1 Deep-tech related teams
14:20 – 14:25 5 minute break  
14:25 – 15:15 Presentation Round 2 Eco-tech related teams
15:15 – 15:20 5 minute break  
15:20 – 16:10 Presentation Round 3 Bio-tech related teams
16:10 – 16:15 5 minute break  
16:15 – 17:30 Judging Time | Lightning Talks | Panel Discussion

Lightning Talk Presentations

Panel Discussion:
Towards a Greener Economy: Vietnamese Startups Taking the Lead

17:30 – 18:00 Awarding and Closing Ceremony

Dr. Yevgeny Aster Dulla

Managing Director

Leave a Nest Philippines, Inc.

Other links and information:
TECH PLANTER ASEAN 2022 Global Partners Announcement
TECH PLANTER in Vietnam 2022 Website

For any inquiries, please contact Ronrick at [email protected] | [email protected]