The digital entrepreneurs' hub of south-east Asia

HEX International: Ho Chi Minh City

15 October - 28 October 2023

You want to learn how to set up a cross-border international business, but not sure where to begin? Discover the incredible opportunities in one of the most loved cities for entrepreneurs everywhere (just like you!) in this two-week immersive program for idea-stage founders. Roll up a new or existing startup idea and put it into a banh-mi ready to serve in HEX International: Ho Chi Minh City, partnered with Draper Startup House.

Taking application now until Monday 14 August, 2023


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This is pho you.

With an amazing vibrant culture, digital transformation in business support, and a fast-growing economy makes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, an attractive spot for startups everywhere!

If you're looking for opportunities in the fast-growing middle-income economies of Asia - not to mention, Southeast Asia is going to be a global growth engine in the next ten years, and Vietnam - could be at the centre of it.

Over two weeks, you’ll join an impressive cohort of students and early-stage founders to learn from business, social impact and innovation leaders and work hands-on in the vibrant Vietnam startup environment.

Networking over an iced coffee and banh mi - sounds unreal.

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why you should join THE VENTURE

On the Ho Chi Minh City program...

Gain access to a global network of champs

With more than 5,000 alumni, mentors and industry legends around the world - the Singapore program will put you at the absolute centre of it all.

Tranform your career, learn cross-border business skills

Over the two weeks, we will transform your career trajectory and launch you to where you want to be. Think Forbes 30 under 30, Google or Amazon. Dream big.

Change the world with one idea at a time

Our programs are designed to bring ideas to life. We will give you the tools, the network and access to resources to make your change happen for your future.

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The Agenda

A unique hybrid experience, combining both digital learning and in-person experiential learning. Delivered in partnership with Draper Startup House (DSH), the home for global entrepreneurs, you'll find yourself surrounded by like-minded founders, supportive mentors, and approachable partners.

Learn about concept ideation, startup mentality, funding & finance, market research & validation, startup culture and tours plus an intro to branding and marketing. Learn about growth hacking, pitching 101, UI and prototyping, product design, financial modelling, tech tours and finally your pitches to investors, CEOs and government legends.

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To supplement your hybrid work experience, we’ll be giving you our exclusive ‘little black book’, filled to the brim with incredible resources such as industry experts, business associations, and advisors – and our favourite local hotspots! We’ll also host events with the DSH community so you can brush up on your networking and sales skills, and master the navigation of business culture in Asia.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore Ho Chi Minh in all its glory.
Night markets, Train from Hanoi to Danang and more...


Accommodation & Station

We believe in a cohort vibe!

A part of the HEX program experience is to be in a space where it allows maximum collaboration and is compact while enabling you to work. Your accommodation is situated in the city center in Ho Chi Minh City, and is the perfect place to experience the heart of Saigon and its surroundings. The accommodation provides single ensuite rooms, chill indoor and outdoor areas for hanging out, communal kitchen, and more  to help make your stay more comfortable.

Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay.

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Your program legends

You are gonna be diving head-first into the ever-growing ends of the HEX and Draper Entrepreneurship Network.

We have scored our finest, cultivating a growing list of mentors, leaders and facilitators from a cross-section of industries and regions.

These are some of the cool kids you will meet. From founders, CEOs, investors, lawyers, consultants, and industry legends who all have their finger on the pulse of opportunity, technology, and the future.


What you'll get in HEX International

Our past alumni say this program changed their life. How will we change yours?

Oct 2023 Intake  : Sunday 15 - Saturday 28 October 2023

Expand your network who will support your dreams
Network like a boss. Access mentors, join social activities, browse job opportunities and build connections with the HEX community, startup founders, investors, and other industry legends from around the world.
Immerse yourself in new culture and environment
Work and learn remotely from inspiring coworking space in central of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam is known for its thriving startup ecosystem, and it is the base for global organisations to setup their Asia headquarters. Opportunity for inspiration abounds with this open and helpful community.
Book today and pay just AU$550
To secure your spot, put down a payment of AU$550 today and the rest of your fee due 60 days before departure, unless specified otherwise!

HEX Vietnam

New Program!
Application closing on Monday 14 August 2023 or when cohort is full.
Everything you ever needed for your future plus more.
14-nights Accommodation
Networking and events
Cohort workshops
Culture & workplace tour
Access to co-working space
1-1 Coaching
Future career resources
20% discount on HEX Ed
Discounted partner services
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Step-by-step of the journey

We don't want to left you hanging, so let walk through what's going to happen together!


Apply for the spot

Click on the Apply Now button, and fill in your expression of interest form. Make sure to use your main contact email address and not your student email address (if you're a student).

We get over 200+ application for each cohort, so be quick!


Fill in your application

You will be directed to an application form to fill out. Put your best foot forward! This should take around 4-5 minutes (depending on how much you want to share with us).

You will not be considered as a participant if you do not complete this.


Interview process

Once complete your application, you will receive an email from our team in the next two business days to book an interview!

This interview is for us to get to know you better and to see if you are a match for our program.


Receiving offer

Congratulations! You've been offered a spot to join HEX International Program. At this stage, you will be asked to pay the deposit of AU$550 and schedule any payment plan you may need.

*If you're on a scholarship, you will not require to put down any payment.



Once you've accepted the offer, you will be invited to onboard the HEX International experience (1 month before departure).

This is where we run you through the logistic of the program, introducing you to the team who'll be your guide and other people in your cohort.



You can choose when to fly to the destination as long as you arrive on day 1 of the program!

You can fly alongside your cohort mate or fly alone. We will see you at the accommodation for the check-in and regroup to start your HEX International journey.

Still have questions?

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please chat to our friendly team.

Don't put your future on hold

“To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people.” ― Ho Chi Minh

💰 Pay AU$550 today 🎉

(And the rest? Pay 60 days before your departure date)

Once you're accepted to the program, we can help you with payment plans. University provided scholarships may be available. Read more about this and more in the FAQ section below.

🚀 Places our alumni goes . . .

And you will too :) in your own way!
We stay in touch with all our HEXies. With over 5000 alumni worldwide, our HEXies go on to achieve the career of their dreams a creating changes they want to see in the world.
"HEX Program was the most rewarding experience ever. There were business students, as well as engineering, science, law… people from everywhere. HEX gives you a little one-up in the world and an opportunity to find what you love."
Community Partnerships Manager @ Stone & Chalk | Finalist for the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards SA
"It all clicked when I found entrepreneurship program like HEX. This was a canvas where I could create the change I wanted to see in the world. HEX is really great at delivering the content in new and exciting ways."
CEO @ Future Minds | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Young Australian of the Year Finalist
"I had taken this significant step with the ambition of becoming self-sustainable and being a pillar of support for my parents, while empowering others like me."
Software Engineer @ SafetyCulture
Winner AFR Top 100 Future Leader
"HEX has taught me the value of resilience and powering through something even though it’s hard. Because by the time you come out at the other end, you may just be rewarded with something unexpected."
Account Manager @ The NPD Group
"I'm not scared of my career anymore."
Corporate Operations Engineer @ Google
"HEX kicked off my career in entrepreneurship, helped me land my first SaaS job, and got me interested in the world of crypto!"
Developer Relations Engineer | Head of Polygon Ecosystem @ Chainstack
"The best thing about this course is that I get to engage with amazing HEX mentor legends. I learnt that sometimes it is not always getting the HD marks that get you to where you want to go but it's simply enjoying your learning journey that makes the experience worthwhile."
Event & Sales Coordinator @ Balgownie Estate Bendigo
"HEX program inspired my passion of data and scalability in order to bring my entrepreneurship and hustle in Australia."
Lead Data Engineer @ The Data Foundry | 5x AWS Certified Cloud and Data Engineer

This is your golden ticket to the future

You're invited to the experience of a lifetime.
With HEX, we bring the industry's exclusivity to you. Our programs are not only designed to enhance your mindset and skills, but we will also connect you to the experience you need to have, the right mentor or maybe, even your future employer.

Anything you need to get you ready to take the next step!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not worry, here are some questions we always get for our international programs.

How much does HEX International: Ho Chi Minh City cost?

The Ho Chi Minh City program costs AUD$5500 with accommodation included for 14-nights.

What's included in your price for HEX International?

The price includes accommodation (3 star or equivalent) for 14 nights in a safe and central location. This price also including a few drinks and food - proximately covering 3-4 meals for the trip (not everyday).

HEX International price will also include tech tours at the world's leading organisations such as Google, Tesla, Uber, Zendesk, Atlassian, Grab, NASA and many more (depending on location). It also includes networking events with Singapore ecosystem!

The price for HEX International excludes flights.

Are there any additional funding opportunities for this program?

We have over $1 million AUD in funding from various universities who are able to sponsor or subsidise your program cost.  View our list of current available funding here.
We also recommend chatting with your Study Abroad or Global Mobility office for all enquiries regarding program funding.

I'm a student, can I receive academic credit for the program?

YES! HEX has been approved for undergraduate and postgraduate academic credit at universities around the world. It's best to confirm credit with your university, but we can help you navigate the system.

When is the earliest/latest I should arrive/depart to ensure I don't miss anything?

The program officially ends on 27th October (Friday) so you can check-out anytime on the 28th (Saturday).
You can arrive anytime on 14th October (Saturday) as the program officially starts on the 15th (Sunday).

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