Thuocsi.vn and TopCV, two Vietnamese startups, were among the 15 applicants selected from over 600 candidates to take part in Google’s accelerator program for early-stage tech startups based in Southeast Asia.
The Google for Startups Accelerator Southeast Asia program is a three-month program aimed at supporting startups based in Southeast Asia that are working toward solutions to social, economic, and health issues across the region.
This year’s iteration of the program received more than 600 applications from the region’s startups.
Two Vietnamese startups — Thuocsi.vn and TopCV — are among the 15 shortlisted by Google to take part in the program, Google announced on Wednesday.
TopCV is a platform that helps employers connect with candidates more effectively while Thuocsi.vn links hospitals, clinics, and doctors with pharmacies in order to research and order pharmaceuticals.
According to Google’s official blog, the program's participating startups will receive mentorship and specialized support from the tech giant's global mentor network as well as the broader technology community.
The chosen startups will also be introduced to workshops focused on product design, customer service, and leadership development skills.
This is one of several programs held by Google geared toward the promotion of startups both in Vietnam and throughout the broader Southeast Asia region in order to help them cope with their shared challenges in facing the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.