VN tech start-up incubator links up with Swiss Entrepreneurship Programme

Friday, Mar 13, 2020 10:54

The Vietnamese engineering team at UpStar Labs. — Photo courtesy of KMS Technology

UpStar Labs, the start-up incubation and investment arm of KMS Technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Swiss Entrepreneurship Programme.

Swiss EP will help UpStar Labs improve its incubation framework and support its product teams through its global network of experienced start-up mentors and entrepreneurs.

The two also plan to organise start-up and product development events and workshops to benefit the start-up community in HCM City.

UpStar Labs builds software products using Vietnamese engineering talent and invests in start-ups in the US and Việt Nam.

KMS Technology is a tech company with more than 1,200 employees in six offices in the US and Việt Nam.

The company has incubated a number of successful products since 2011, including QASymphony, one of the leading agile testing tools in the world, Kobiton, a mobile testing platform that recently raised US$5.2 million and has over 500 enterprise customers including Office Depot, Frontier Airlines and Capgemini, and Katalon, a leading test automation platform with over 300,000 users.

Swiss EP, funded by the Swiss Government, was launched in 2015 to strengthen emerging entrepreneurial eco-systems to drive job creation and facilitate sustainable economic growth.

With a presence in seven countries, Swiss EP has been recognised as a leading organisation in providing support for key drivers of entrepreneurship eco-systems. — VNS

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