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SWIN-BIZ-ROCKSTAR contest aims at fostering entrepreneurial mindset and nurturing 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 participants to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and from that to have interaction with and to receive mentoring, training from competent, experienced businessmen.

Swin-Biz-Rockstar Season 2

The topics for Swin-Biz-Rockstar (season 2) will address the recent trends for start-ups in the business world. 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.

Alternatively, the proposed entrepreneurial ideas should include a new business model or a technology-enabled solution to deliver outcomes better, cheaper, or faster than the traditional alternatives for customers in business contexts.


Suggestively, the proposed entrepreneurial ideas can be one of the following topics (but not limited to):

Business from home

Globalized business powered by remote work

Mobile commerce

Social commerce (social media in combination with e-commerce)

Subscription based business

Specialized business education

Green business

Health and wellness business

Business with adoption of disruptive technologies

Business targeting new niche market

The gig economy (part-time workers, contract-based workers,...)

Business with circular economy approach


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

Students of Swinburne University of Technology

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

High school students who join a group with at least one undergraduate student from a university

Board of Advisors

Mr. Hoang Nam Tien

Chairman of FPT Telecom Vietnam

Dr. Hoang Viet Ha

Director of Swinburne

Mr. Maarten Tak

Ceo of Causasui, Belgium

Ms. Dang Thuy Ha

Director of Nielsen Vietnam

Mr. Bobby Liu

Founder and CEO of Hub.IT

Dr. Sazali Johari

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

Dr. Gordon Campbell

Marketing professor from
Swinburne University of
Technology Australia

Dr. Levin Elizabeth

Innovative business professor from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Hyeon Yeo

Professor of AI Business Transformation Program,
KAIST, South Korea

Mr. Masami Negishi

Director of Intage Vietnam

Other industry experts and business lecturers



Champion award

25 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 market problem?

How your solution is different from the alternatives?

What is the busines model to delivey your product or service?

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

What risks (if any) may involve for success of the entrepreneurial venture?

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