Microsoft to support Da Nang on start-up programme

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 15:24

Representatives of Da Nang and Microsoft Viet Nam sign MoU on Business start-up Supporting Programme. — Photo

DA NANG (Biz Hub) — Microsoft Viet Nam and this central city have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a business start-up support programme in Da Nang.

Vice-chairman of the city's people's committee Vo Duy Khuong said the MoU was part of Microsoft Viet Nam's start-up support programme called "CLAS Expara Startup Accelerator."

Following the agreement signed in HCM City last week, Microsoft Viet Nam will support individuals and organisations in the city in developing the capacity of their business start-ups.

The central city established its Entrepreneurship Support Company last year to help young people develop opportunities and ideas for starting a business.

Director of Microsoft Viet Nam Vu Minh Tri said the MoU was a result of their longstanding co-operation to support young individuals and groups in the central region.

Da Nang is also collecting the names of 100 individuals and groups as "seeds" for start-up business programmes.

The city educates 80,000 students, of which nearly 23,000 graduate from colleges every year.

In 2014, Microsoft Viet Nam and the Da Nang University jointly debuted the Information Technology (IT) Academy, the first-ever IT training centre to meet international standards in the central and Central Highlands regions.

The academy aims to set up a data centre on a private cloud, provide Microsoft 365 applications to educational centres in the region and boost the university's Software Development Centre as a Microsoft-authorised education reseller and member of the Microsoft IT Academy. — VNS

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