Drone Pro Wins First Prize at National Finals of EWC 

2:28:48 PM | 4/9/2020

Drone Pro Vietnam, a startup that launched its first product of a smart delivery drone system for people living in apartments and skyscraper buildings, won the first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) competition held recently in Hanoi.

Mr. Vo Tran Trung, Founder & CEO of Drone Pro VN Joint Stock Company, captured the 1st prize, and will advance to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries.

"A smart drone system that delivers goods & services from sellers to buyers in the high rise building,” said Mr. Trung. “The problem that Drone Pro VN wants to solve is traffic congestion in major cities. The first product is a Smart delivery drone system for people living in apartments and skyscraper buildings.”

In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Mr. Vo Tran Trung will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory. 

Mr. Vo Tran Trung emerged victorious from a pool of a large number of contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to US$25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level. 

Other finalists at EWC Vietnam included Nguyen Nghia and David Tran from Phu Yen, startups - who won the final prize in National Startup Competition 2019; Mai Xuan Viet from Ho Chi Minh City a startup - who won the second prize of Vietnamese Mathematics.

Giving comments about the winner, Mr. Hung Truong Thanh, Deputy Chairman, Vietnam Startup Mentors Alliance (VSMA) said: “This is actually a very pioneering solution, at least in Vietnam, to address various issues encountering in urban areas such as faster and cost-saving goods delivery regardless of terrible traffic jams in big cities, high building glass cleaning and painting or even for fire-fighting. The team is really strong with proven records and possesses the technology patent registered in the U.S.. The minimum viable product has been validated and is now ready to go to market with high potential to scale up, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic when non-human touch delivery is highly recommended.”

More than 150,000 contestants from 200 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October. 

EWC is an initiative led by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the GSVlabs and Entrepreneurs’ Organization.  EWC Vietnam is organized by Business Forum Magazine and administered by VCCI. 

D.A (Vietnam Business Forum)