17-18.10.2020 (Completely Online)

Online Startup Bootcamp


SWITCH is created to cultivate the next generation of leaders, foster the entrepreneurial culture and diversify the Finnish startup landscape.

WHAT: SWITCH is a 2-day online tech startup bootcamp that provides participants with education and insider access to the world of entrepreneurship. 

WHO: Professionals from all types of backgrounds who are genuinely interested in innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship. SWITCH 2020 attracted more than 150 participants over 2 days with high rate of satisfaction (4.75/5).

WHEN: SWITCH takes place completely online on 17 October (10.00–14.00) and 18 October (10.00–12.30)


Click on the link on each session to re-watch the webinars.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

10:00-11:00 Keynote #1: Finnish Startup EcosystemAn introduction to Finnish startup ecosystem | Patrik – CEO of Kiuas.

11:15-12:15 Keynote #2: Vietnam Startup Ecosystem Venturing in Vietnam’s tech ecosystem | Trang Nguyen – Founder & Head of Partnership of JunctionX Hanoi, Partner Community Manager at KONE Corporation.

13:00-14:00 Workshop #1:  Ideation | Using Lean Service Creation for ideation | Loan Le – Designer at Futurice.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

10:00-11:00 Panel DiscussionLeadership |  Daniel Rahman – CEO of Integrify and Mariam Hakobyan – CEO of Softr.

11:15-12:15 Workshop #2Fundraising 101 | Camille Zivré – Investment Analyst at Inventure.

Review session and wrap up.

SWITCH gives you invaluable...


Finnish/Vietnam startup ecosystem, ideation, leadership, fundraising from Kiuas, Junction Hanoi, Futurice, Integrify, Wave Ventures, and more. 


1-1 networking opportunities in breakout rooms during the event


Our speakers

Sponsors & Partners


SWITCH takes place on 17 Oct 2020 (10.00–14.00) and 18 Oct (10.00–12.30). More updates of the calendar are coming in the near future for SWITCH 2021.  

No. It is entirely free of charge.

Not only learn, network, practice within 2 days but also grow your ideas with VietES mentoring package which we will accompany you to nurture and turn your ideas into a real business.

The program is open to anyone, regardless of nationality and background. 

You have to register in our Luma link.

The event is entirely in English. All the participants are required to speak English even if they are speaking with someone from the same country.

Yes, you can. It is not necessary to have a background in tech. Whether you are a techie, a designer or a business guru, you’re welcome to join the program.

Yes you can. In fact, you can choose which session you’d like to participate. Crawl up to Program to find inspiration.  

If you wish to continue to grow your ideas, we will help you make it happen through a fellowship program after SWITCH. Contact us for more information.