Program launched to fast-track Vietnamese entrepreneurs.
KPMG in Vietnam and the Center for Support and Development of Vietnamese Young Entrepreneurs have announced the launch of KPMG NEXT, a unique program designed to fast-track private Vietnamese businesses and entrepreneurs.
Selected participants will receive intensive training via a series of boot camp workshops to help them meet the myriad complex challenges they face as they continue to grow into a sustainable and competitive business.
KPMG NEXT also offers participants access to unique one-on-one mentoring from an expert advisor from KPMG Vietnam. The program culminates in a facilitated workshop in Singapore where entrepreneurs will network with global and regional business leaders as well as visit innovative companies such as KPMG Singapore, Google, and LinkedIn.
Mr. Warrick Cleine, Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, believes that with the help of broad networks, advice, and training, good companies can become even greater.
“KPMG NEXT allows private businesses here in Vietnam to better understand the challenges critical to success, so that they can take on the world,” he said. “This is especially important in 2016 as Vietnam moves further into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and adopts further reforms under the TPP and other trade agreements and Vietnamese companies cannot ignore these challenges and opportunities.”
Mr. Nguyen Doan Thang, General Secretary of the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association and Director of the Center for Support and Development of Vietnamese Young Entrepreneurs, said that the cooperation with KPMG will provide good opportunities for Vietnamese entrepreneurs to develop and enhance their capabilities.
“The KPMG NEXT program will enable Vietnamese businesses to review their current growth strategy and tactics, understand the latest fund-raising processes, financial management, and operational management, with a view to transforming their business to a professionally-managed entity with clearly articulated objectives,” he said.
Applications for KPMG NEXT are currently open and will close on April 14, with the boot camp workshops to commence in April. Full details of the program, including timelines, selection criteria, and the application process can be found on the KPMG NEXT website, at www.next.kpmg.com.vn.