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Welcome to YellowBlocks' November Curated Newsletter! (Read till the end to find out the answer.)
We are here to share news and activities in the world of emerging tech and startup communities. Let's check out some of the up-and-coming events, all are our strategic partners with exclusive offers for YellowBlocks' network! 


It's not about who's leading, but who's participating. We are working day and night to connect the connectors - the key stakeholders in Vietnam, SEA, and global ecosystems.

Take a quick look at what we have achieved in the previous month (our October newsletter can be found here)...
  • Formed strategic partnerships with AppWorks, TechNode, SingEx Holdings, CIO Academy Asia, and Momentum Works
  • Became 16 founding members of the Education 4.0 Alliance in Vietnam. We share the same goal that together as an ecosystem, we can foster the transformation of Vietnamese education, from the conventional methodologies to a system applying the technologies. View on Facebook 
  • Joined as an honorary speaker and presented on the role of emerging technologies applying to education 4.0 and how education is the root of change in the future of the workforce at Education 4.0 Dialogue. Download SlideDeck
  • Joined as a speaker for the Wework Spotlight Series: Unveiling the keys for women to become breakthrough leaders - an excellent evening with fruity content and inspiring time with the three Vietnamese female leaders from YellowBlocks, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and TTC EDU. View on Facebook
  • Brought a delegation of regional investors to join the biggest Investment Conference hosted by our strategic partner Nhip Cau Dau Tu Magazine (The Business Review). Read recap article (In Vietnamese) 
  • YellowBlocks co-hosted the first ever AppWorks Founders' Forum in Ho Chi Minh with our partner AppWorks to gather 30 invited tech founders to mingle, exchange experiences, and share best practices with other founders and members of the startup ecosystem. View on Facebook
  • Joined as the only Vietnamese enterprise ever to be invited and exhibit in the 6th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen - the biggest Tech expo and Conference in China with all the highest level governments and the biggest tech giants from Alibaba Group, Tencent, Huawei, Google, Biggest China Telcos, AI, Smart Cities solutions.. Read more
  • In partnership with the organizer TechNode, YellowBlocks proudly joined as a speaker at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019 and attended the VIP dinner with all-star series B+ startups and investors in the house. Read more
  • Joined as the only media partner from Vietnam in The Capital hosted by our partner CoinMarketCap in Singapore. Read more
  • Joined the BlockShow Medialogue moderated by our partner Cointelegraph. We were also media partner for BlockShow 2019 Read the highlights 
  • Joined the Deep Tech Summit and VIP Deep Tech Reception hosted by our strategic partner SGInnovate. Stay tuned for our amazing Deep Tech collaborations in 2020. Read more
  • In strategic partnerships with Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the organizer of SWITCH, and SingEx Holdings, the organizer of SFF, we joined the SFF x SWITCH biggest tech event in Singapore with 80,000 global attendees and became the community leader for Vietnam Fintech & SME chapter. Read more
  • Joined as the only Vietnam delegate in the Business and Philanthropy Forum 2019: Structuring New Money for Good - the regional event to gather global business leaders, philanthropists, investors, family offices, financial institutions and chambers of commerce leaders to discuss the innovative development path of impact investment and strategic philanthropy in Asia, and to explore cross-border and cross-sector collaborations. Read more
Signed MoU with CIO Academy Asia (a premiere community of 10,000 CXOs at top companies across APAC) for Digital Transformation consulting and CIO training programs across SEA.  
Signed MoU with Momentum Works - leading consulting firm for investment & corporate innovation for China, Indonesia and MENA


Save the date November 23 for Kindness!
VietSeeds Cruise of Kindness
is the fundraising gala night for the individual supporters for VietSeeds Foundation. YellowBlocks is honored to support to organize the event for 90+ high-net-worth individuals who support in uplifting the future generations. The event features exclusive kindness experience:  painting & photography exhibition, wine tasting, and flea-market.

            Count me in            

Digital Transformation Series 1: The Winning Formula
Chuyen Doi So Vietnam Community, powered by YellowBlocks, presents Digital Transformation series designed for business leaders, innovators and change-makers who seek for the winning formula in digital transformation journey.
In each episode, we bring you the global or local expert to share a successful or unsuccessful case studies of digital transformation in many industries. 
And in this very first episode, we are proud to have an interview with Mr. David Lang, Fortune 100 Digital Transformation Advisor to give the ultimate 101 for digital transformation.

              Watch more episodes            

YellowBlocks x THE FACE magazine  
Ms. Doan Kieu My (Kimiko) - our Founder was featured on the cover of THE FACE magazine (October issue) to her inspiring woman-in-tech journey and viewpoints on the latest trends in business / tech and startup communities.  Read the article (In Vietnamese) . YellowBlocks also became the content advisor for the Deeptech / Startup column in THE FACE.
You have in mind a great topic or services and would like to feature in our video or article series?     

            Contact us            


Techfest Vietnam x YellowBlocks
Techfest Vietnam is the biggest annual event hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and in collaboration with other ministries and socio-economic organizations. Techfest Vietnam 2019 will be held in Quang Ninh city from 4-6th December, with more than 4,000 global and local participants. 

The focus of this year’s event will be on Investments, Smart Cities, Digital Transformation and ABCD Tech, and YellowBlocks is proud to be the curator. We will also join as juries for the STARTUP WORLD CUP Vietnam Final Round.

            TECH PILLAR AGENDA            

HANOI, VIETNAM - NOVEMBER 28 | Fintech Business Day 2019 - an annual event organized by Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA). It will provide the chance to network with major Fintech companies in Korea and to learn Korea's latest Fintech market.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 1 | OpenUp Summit 2019: It’s YellowBlocks’ honor to speak on the Future of Work track in the Open UP Summit - the first summit based on open source projects and products in Asia-Pacific. 
QUANG NINH, VIETNAM - DECEMBER 4-6 | TechFest Vietnam 2019:  Techfest Vietnam is an annual biggest event hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and in collaboration with other ministries and socio-economic organizations. 
HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM - DECEMBER 12 | Vietnam Marketing Summit 4.0 : This event is hosted by Vietnam Marketing Association (VMA) and designed for the corporates who are doing digital marketing and aim to build a successful marketing strategy to win their consumers’ hearts!
HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM - DECEMBER 12 | Startup Roadshow: YellowBlocks are proud to be the community partner of Startup Roadshow hosted by Facebook Accelerator and powered by Plug and Play Asia Pacific. They are back with Season 2 to support innovative, data-driven startups around Southeast Asia.
HO CHI MINH - DECEMBER 15 | VESA Launching: Vietnam E-commerce Startup Accelerator (VESA) under the AeSA Asia-Pacific Brand Business Accelerator will be officially launched in this December 15. As the strategic partner of VESA and the gateway in Vietnam, YellowBlocks would like to call out for delegates to join us!
Hint: We also welcome Minister of National Innovation Development in Taiwan as the honorary guest in this launching day.


It’s YellowBlocks’ honor to speak at the TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019
This is our first time to TechCrunch Shenzhen edition, hosted by our partner TechNode.
In the event, our founder Doan Kieu My showcased YellowBlocks as the first emerging tech ecosystem connector for Vietnam, as well as shared the same panel on South East Asia Investment game with Chris Tran.
Check out the 2019 Southeast Asia Internet Trends Report released at TechCrunch Shenzhen by North Ridge Partners x Technode.

            Download Report            

We hope you enjoyed today's tour of what's new in the world of technologies communities.
If you are interested in joining/ sponsoring these projects or get featured in our Newsletter, please reply to this email :)
Best regards,
Kimiko Doan,
Founder, YellowBlocks
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