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.
Application close on Friday 12 April, 2024
Escape the ordinary and dive into the exhilarating world of experiential learning overseas! It's not just a journey; it's an odyssey of self-discovery. Immerse yourself in the unexpected, embrace personal growth, and forge connections that spark excitement.
Ditch the lecture hall for a nomad learning! Learn skills outside of the textbooks; HEX International is living, adapting, connecting—shaping you for a competitive world and getting you ready for your next career move.
Stand out from your peers. Elevate your journey with experiential learning that will help create a robust portfolio. Unleash real-world skills, broaden perspectives, make a real impact, and forge a career path beyond the ordinary.
Navigating a career shift? HEX International is not just a change—it's a catalyst for personal growth, skill diversification, and renewed professional horizons. It's never too late for a reboot or if you need some inspiration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the city and the culture. Beach, cave, mountains.
Night markets, street food and a few bahn mi or ten
Plan your future - your way!
Learn more about international business mentality
Get your LinkedIn Roast and improve
Create your UI prototype
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...
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.
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.
Our past alumni say this program changed their life. How will we change yours?
Mid 2024 Intake : Saturday 22 June - Saturday 6 July, 2024
End 2024 Intake : Saturday 24 November - Saturday 7 December, 2024
“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.
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!
Do not worry, here are some questions we always get for our international programs.
The Ho Chi Minh City program costs AUD$5500 with accommodation included for 14-nights.
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.
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.
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.
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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