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The SEPT Competence Center, represented by International Startup Campus and SMILE – die Gründungsinitiative an der Universität Leipzig, participated in the MACHN24 Festival, showcasing entrepreneurial spirit and providing young founders and startups with interesting sessions over two exciting days.

Day 1 Highlights:

Exploring East Asian Markets: The session on “Entering East Asian Markets: Best Practices for Founders” captivated attendees with vivid stories from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the picturesque alleys of Hanoi. Dr. med. Dilan Sinem Sert, Sandy Neubert-Mohamed, Michéle Tille, and Mageeban Kuperan shared their experiences, discussing both the successes and challenges of navigating these vibrant markets.
Die Gründungsküche Culinary Showcase: Markus Maier delighted festival-goers with the Gründungsküche, highlighting culinary startups that offered innovative and mouth-watering creations. The showcase was a testament to the fusion of entrepreneurship and gastronomy, leaving everyone eager for more.

Day 2 Highlights:
 Vietnam Market Exploration: Wojtek Muras took participants on a virtual tour of Ho Chi Minh City, revealing the vast opportunities within Vietnam’s booming economy. From charming coffee shops to high-tech startups, the session highlighted the country’s potential for business growth and innovation. If you want to explore the market in Vietnam with us, don’t wait and apply for the upcoming trip to Vietnam now!
Young IT Talents from Vietnam: Gunnar Kaßberg and Toan Nguyen delved into Vietnam’s burgeoning IT sector, sharing insights on the country’s talented tech workforce. If you are SME or start-up currently looking for IT specialists and willing to offer a summer internship to an IT graduate from Vietnam, don’t hesitate to participate in the “IT Young Talents” project!
Empowering Female Founders: The EXIST Woman session brought together female founders and coaches, celebrating the resilience and determination of women entrepreneurs. This empowering discussion emphasized breaking barriers and forging new paths in the business world.

A Heartfelt Thank You: The SEPT Competence Center expressed deep gratitude to all participants, speakers, and attendees for making MACHN24 Festival 2024 an unforgettable experience. They look forward to another successful event next year.