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Start-up contest for young people kicks off nationwide
The contest, which runs through August 2017, is co-held by the HCM City Youth Federation’s Business Startup Support Centre (BSSC), the HCM City Young Business People Association (YBA) and the municipal Department of Sciences and Technology.
It is divided into two categories, the first for people who have a start-up idea, but yet to establish business and the second for those who have run businesses under five years.
Some 100 semi-finalists will go through challenges of writing their business plans, designing their trademark recognition tools or promoting their products and joining the Startup Exchange. The best 10 projects will compete in the finale for the championship.
The event aims to look for long-term start-up models, thus proving start-up is not a trend, but a race with consistency and relentless efforts, said Truong Ly Hoang Phi, Director of the BSSC.
A series of events including programmes on sharing start-up ideas, experience and skills will be held during the contest to connect communities and start-up ecosystem and help project planners seek partners and co-founders.
Started in 2013, the Startup Wheel has drawn more than 2,100 start-up ideas, models and businesses, of which many projects have obtained initial achievements, such as Cheap Tickets - website for selling tickets online, Luckytel - intelligent queuing and Monkey in Black – creative café.
Pentagon says air strike killed 'senior al Qaeda leader' in Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An air strike carried out by the United States last week killed Abu Afghan Al-Masri, a "senior al Qaeda leader," near Sarmada, Syria, on Nov. 18, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said on Tuesday.Cook, speaking during a press briefing, told reporters that Al-Masri, an Egyptian, originally joined al Qaeda in Afghanistan and later moved to it's Syrian affiliate."He had ties to terrorist groups operating throughout Southwest Asia including groups responsible for attacking U.S.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Topman Design all the rave at London Fashion Week
London (AFP) - British clothing brand Topman Design revived the country's 1990s rave culture for its London Fashion Week show on Friday, dazzling the catwalk with fluorescent colours, psychedelic prints and underground attitude.Celebrating the anarchic house music scene that spontaneously swept the country and shocked the authorities, the High Street giant transformed the stately Selfridges department store in the heart of London into a warehouse party.The establishment bastion shook to the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim
Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 27, 2016, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video. Photo by Reuters/Rollo Ross Johnny Depp was hit with a restraining order on Friday after his wife appeared in court with a black eye, accusing the Oscar-nominated star of assaulting her. Amber Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Seaway Crude pipeline system shut after Cushing, Oklahoma spill: Enterprise
(Reuters) - A leak prompted the Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC to shut one of the largest pipeline systems feeding crude from the U.S. oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries on Monday, its operator Enterprise Products Partners LP said.Enterprise did not provide an estimate of the volume spilled, but said much of it was contained in a retention pond at Enbridge's facility. It said part of the line will reopen later in the day.News of the leak dragged benchmark U.S.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hobbit-fueled tourism New Zealand's top foreign-cash source
[/i]In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 photo, tourists take photos during a tour of the Hobbit movie set near Matamata, New Zealand. In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay. According to figures released Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, tourism has overtaken dairy as the nation's top earner of overseas dollars. And tourism officials say the success of the fantasy movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has helped.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)WELLINGTON, New… chat_bubble_outline Read More...