IBP – The journey to advance Vietnamese SMEs and Startups and unlock potentials of Vietnam | 2021


IBP – The journey to advance Vietnamese SMEs and Startups and unlock potentials of Vietnam | 2021

IBP is founded in the context of increasingly developing society, many small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), Startups in Vietnam have been swiftly established with various objectives and values. Realizing these businesses’ potential for growth, Shark Tank Vietnam’s Truong Ly Hoang Phi and  Le Tri Thong, Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO of PNJ, founded IBP, which stands for Investment & Business Partners. 

IBP – Pioneer in supporting and connecting resources for SMEs in Vietnam

IBP was founded with the mission of pioneering support, connection, and promotion of investment from resources for Vietnamese SMEs and Vietnamese startups. In addition, IBP established a network of Vietnamese businesses to encourage the rapid and sustainable expansion of these businesses.

Accompanied by a network of experts in several sectors, IBP Vietnam combines local knowledge from the experience curve, with international standards and practices to deliver insightful and market-specific solutions. In addition, IBP Vietnam is also successful when implementing many online programs and courses to support SMEs and startups in Vietnam. 


Impressive numbers on the journey to advance SMEs and Startup Vietnam

One of IBP’s highlighted activities is the series of special seminars Open Talks- a special edition of Vietnam CEO Forum, which has been the most anticipated event among Vietnamese CEOs for the previous 10 years. At Open Talks, dear guests will be invited to an open, frank, and intuitive sharing space on discussing subjects of great interest from a multi-dimensional perspective. 

The program was a series of live talks, created as a collaboration between Young Businessmen Association in Ho Chi Minh City (YBA), IBP Vietnam, with support from Business Startup Support Center (BSSC), Shark Tank Vietnam, and S-World.

Experiencing four waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Vietnamese enterprises are under strain in various ways. The question for many CEOs is,  what strategy will enable organizations to “surmount the storm” and keep accelerating development despite nearly exhausting resources? 

Thereby, Open Talks has brought new stories, perspectives, and information to help many entrepreneurs to step firmly through the storm and embrace the sun. More than 3 talks, 9 speakers, 65 publications, 3667 registrations, and 3480 visitors are impressive stats that Open Talks has reached. 


As of May 2022, IBP became a content consultant for The Next Power, a pioneering program to discover new business strengths and create new values. The Next Power has attracted nearly 3 million views in just the first month of its broadcast, and it is expected to reach 40 million potential viewers on VnExpress alone, including more than 6 million business enthusiasts.

The S-World team is really honored to be the media and production unit accompanying these meaningful programs and spreading the positive values ​​of experts wish to instill in Vietnamese entrepreneurs. 

S-World appreciates IBP’s devotion and enthusiastic support for the company since its beginning. S-World hopes to have the opportunity to continue to assist and contribute a part of its efforts with IBP in the journey to advance Vietnamese businesses, create opportunities, and develop the potential for Vietnamese firms in the international market.

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