HCMC In A Second

Food Price of Big Mac: SG$ 6.28 (est.)
Language Vietnamese
Time 1 hour behind Singapore
Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND) or
U.S Dollar (USD)
Essential Apps Getting around: Google Maps
Food Delivery: Vietnammm/
Events: Saigoneer/ Vietcetera

NP & TRIVE Collaborations @ HCMC

On 22 June 2019 weekend, Trive officially launched the GEIP Startup Challenge 2019 at HCMC, where the Global Entrepreneurial Internship (GEI) programme students underwent an intensive 2-day entrepreneurship workshop led by Trive Partner Mr Leck Ting Yan. Trive expressed their joy & excitment to have the opportunity to groom the next generation of entrepreneurs starting with the NP GEI programme interns, where they will ideate and validate their solutions in Southeast Asia’s top thriving hubs - Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Footprints

Our interns have worked at these places in HCMC:


Alley51 is a venture builder rooted humbly in Vietnam/SEA, who love to solve hard problems by zooming-in on emerging, underserved markets that's ready to embrace radical changes made possible by technology. Alley51 internally build and accelerate startups that can last and scale into great companies that makes the world a better place.

BCA Studio

A creative digital agency that crafts functionally beautiful websites and apps.


A user-friendly intelligent apartment management solution that addresses the optimization of management processes, communication links between management and tenants in a transparent and convenient way.

ELSA Speak

English Language Speech Assistant is a mobile application for pronunciation training and accent reduction using speech recognition. ELSA strives to improve your English pronunciation!

Infinity Blockchain Labs

Infinity Blockchain Labs is a visionary R&D company engaged in intermediary and RegTech services employing blockchain technology. IBL focuses on forming alliances with established businesses and regulatory institutions across various industries, as well as providing collaborative incubation for early stage blockchain projects.


Lalamove connects with van, truck, and motorcycle drivers to deliver under 55 minutes. Lalamove revolutionizes this specific segment of the logistics industry with innovations such as instant order matching, GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services and drivers rating; fulfilling customers' moving needs and at the same time helping drivers get more business.


Onpoint is the largest E-commerce enabler in Vietnam, providing end-to-end services, helping brands to accelerate and become more successful online in Vietnam and SEA region. Onpoint's mission is to make E-commerce easy for brands, to create sustainable values for businesses, consumers, and partners.

What Our Interns Say About GEIP

From left to right:
Estella Tan, Clean Energy Management, Intern at Platform 5
Esmond Toon, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Intern at Platform 5
Troy Yeo, International Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Intern at VIISA
Uwais Bin Mohammad Hatta, Mechanical Engineering, Intern at BCA Studio

"Life is stress free and I'm much more closer to my 3 friends that are here with me. We are still learning from our mentors and our goal is still to start our startup in 6 months."

Uwais Bin Mohammad Hatta

Mechanical Engineering
Intern at BCA Studio

"Working in HCMC has broadened my horizons. I'm no longer stuck in the Singapore bubble and the experience has relighted the fire in me to be an entrepreneur. I'm forever grateful for this opportunity presented to me by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and The Sandbox."

What You Can Expect