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SWIN-BIZ-ROCKSTAR contest aims at fostering an entrepreneurial mindset and nurturing the capability of initiating and managing new businesses for Swinburne students and external participants with an interest in entrepreneurship.

The contest is designed to create a platform for Swinburne students and participants to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and from that to have interaction with and receive mentoring, and training from competent, experienced businessman. 






Swin-Biz-Rockstar Season 3

The topics for Swin-Biz-Rockstar (season 3) include the following tracks:
- Entrepreneurial ideas focusing on 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed by United Nations (UN). The proposed entrepreneurial ideas should provide novel solutions to tackle economic, social, and environmental issues for achieving valuable social change, and the solutions should have sustainable, scalable, and measurable social impacts.
- Entrepreneurial ideas with a new business model or a technology-enabled solution to deliver outcomes better, cheaper, or faster than the traditional alternatives in business contexts.
- Entrepreneurial ideas with circular economy approach.



Group of 3 to 5 members, aged from 15 to 30, who are:

High school students

Undergraduate student groups who are currently enrolled in a university in Vietnam or foreign countries

Students of Swinburne University of Technology

Board of Advisors

Other industry experts and business lecturers

Mr. Bobby Liu

Touchstone Partners director, EIR

Dr. Sazali Johari

Director of BLOCK 71 (SEA) and Ecosystem Development at NUS Enterprise (National University of Singapore

Dr. Levin Elizabeth

Innovative business professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Hyeon Yeo

Professor of AI Business Transformation Program,
KAIST, South Korea

Mr. Masami Negishi

Director of Intage Vietnam

Mr. Jimmy Pham

Founder and CEO of KOTO

Mr. Hoang Nam Tien

Vice-chairman of FPT Education, Vietnam

Dr. Hoang Viet Ha

Director of Swinburne

Mr. Maarten Tak

Ceo of Causasui, Belgium

Dr. Gordon Campbell

Marketing professor, Swinburne University of Technology Australia



Champion award

20 million VND

First runner-up award

15 million VND

Second runner-up award

10 million VND

Aspiring star award

5 million x 2 prizes
= 10 million VND

Best audience award

3 million VND

Additional benefit packages

The 30 top teams selected in the first round will join a boot camp and receive training sessions

The 30 top teams selected in the first round will be granted a certificate of recognition for participation

Networking with experienced experts

Receiving support from Swinburne Innovation Space for implementing the entrepreneurial ideas and contacting potential investor



Your impact proposal should include

What is the problem of the market? 

What is the value of your solution to the market problem? 

How is your solution different from the alternatives? 

What is the business model to deliver your product or service?

What is the use of new technology (if any) in your business model?

What risks (if any) may be involved in the success of the entrepreneurial venture?

Swinburne Innovation Space (80 Duy Tan, Cau Giay, Hanoi)