Women’s Start-up Contest 2021

Officially launched in mid -February 2021, the Women’s Start-up Contest in 2021 continues to provide a playground for women to demonstrate their capabilities and roles.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, VWU President Ha Thi Nga together with young authors and Vietnamese Women Academy students at the Contest Awarding Ceremony in 2020

Who are eligible for the Contest 2021?

- Businesses or cooperatives managed/owned by women or businesses or cooperatives with at least 50% of the employees being disadvantaged women or producing products/services for disadvantaged women.

- For contestants who have not registered their business or registered as a household business, including:

+ The livelihood models for poverty reduction have at least 2/3 of members belonging to poor households in border communes and extremely difficult communes;

+ Disadvantaged women: women with disabilities, women affected by HIV, women reintegrating into communities;

+ Member of Tinh Thuong One-member Limited Liability Microfinance Institution (TYM);

+ Female students and vocational trainees as individuals or groups from universities, colleges and vocational schools across the country will participate in the Women Start-up Contests run by the Vietnam Women's Academy and Le Thi Rieng Vocational School.

How to participate in the Contest 2021?

Eligible contestants can register through the links below:

For businesses or cooperatives: https://bitly.com.vn/e9mfox

For others: https://bitly.com.vn/1y72p2

Contest rules are available at: https://fb.watch/3L6z0xuZKT/

Deadline for project submission: by 17:00, 15th April 2021


The project "supporting women’s start-up in the 2017-2025 period” has promoted the spirit of entrepreneurship, creating jobs, and raising income for people in general and women in particular, thereby contributing to raising social awareness on the role of women in economic development. With the support of the Women's Union at all levels, to date, thousands of women have successfully started their businesses in different regions, fields and types of businesses. Of those, many are ethnic minority women and women with disabilities.

Translated by VWU International Relations Department