Welcome you join the International Summercamp “Lean Startup” in Vietnam

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Welcome you join the International Summercamp “Lean Startup” in Vietnam



Time: 6 days (15 – 20.09.2013)

Location: Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, Lac Son District, Hoa Binh Province


·         Vietnam Scientific Association for Development of Talents & Human Resources (VSATH).

·         Center for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD)


Coordinating units:   

·         Center for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD)

·         Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve (http://nsnltourism.com)



·         Vietnamese volunteers: 20 (selected by CVTD)

·         International volunteers 20 (selected by CVTD)

·         Vietnamese  & international professional: 5 (selected by CVTD)

·         Local communities

Lean Startup is an intensive program designed to equip university students knowledge about Startup Skill & Internet Marketing. Through specific topics of education resources, students will understand thoroughly Startup Skill & Internet Marketing plays a very important role in financial independence dream.

Now, the students who have startup dream may face the threat from the failed startup because shortage of Startup Skill & Internet Marketing has been happening in many universities in Vietnam. However, the international & Vietnamese professional of CVTD are able to contribute their efforts to change that situation. The lessons in Lean Startup will help them be aware of themself, encourage them to recognize their talents, habits of Startup Skill & Internet Marketing use and adjust inappropriate ones. The students will practice and encourage their families and communities to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing effectively. As a consequence, the program does not only aim to raise awareness of students about Startup Skill & Internet Marketing use but also has the power to spread the matter in the community.



Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve (NSNL) is a beautiful new ecotourism destination southeast of Hanoi city, situated between Cuc Phuong National Park and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. NSNL contains a variety of wonderful landscapes and ecosystems and is also home to traditional villages of the Muong ethnic minority.

Many parts of NSNL still contain high levels of biodiversity and high rates of endemism. The Reserve contains a range of species listed as globally rare or endangered, and many are protected under Vietnamese law. This is a relaxing and peaceful place, where visitors can be surrounded by nature and rediscover a sustainable way of living.

Funding and support for ecotourism in NSNL were provided through a development project of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID). The project was implemented by the Hoa Binh Forest Protection Department (FPD) and the NGO Foundation for the Social Promotion of Culture (FPSC).




  • The future entrepreneur will be aware of the concept of and need for Startup Skill & Internet Marketing conservation. They will know and apply efficient solutions to use this valuable tools. Besides, they can participate in an interesting summer program with a number of opportunities to learn, to find out the Startup process and to consult the experience of local and overseas professional on these issues.
  • The participant will learn simple ways to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing in their project.
  • Participant will receive Startup Skill & Internet Marketing training and learn how to develop their potentials.
  • They also have opportunity to learn firsthand about the differences of Startup culture with international participant.
  • Opportunity to receive advice & fund from mentor & investor

Participant will be aware that

* Nothing is impossible
* Startup Skill & Internet Marketing are most important tools to they will make financial independence dream come true.
* Startup Skill & Internet Marketing must be daily use for yourselves, your families, your communities and the future generations, as soon as possible.

Participant will take the following actions

* Learn Startup Skill & Internet Marketing and use it wisely

* Practice, encourage and guide other people to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing
* Confidently solve your problems

* Presenting your own ideas to receive advice & fund from mentor & investor

Main activities

There are the main activities in the summer camp “Lean Startup”:


-          Workshop training/ Reality practice/ Case study/ Talk show/

-          Trekking tour/ Wildlife Tour

-          Exchange culture activities with local communities

-          Visit Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve & many place


And the activities depending on the request of participants.

Depending on real conditions, content and order of activities in the above schedule may be changed and rotated accordingly, giving the program the highest quality.



Title:              International Volunteer 


Description: Take part in & support students in Startup Summer Camp 2013 “Lean Startup”


We need you to perform the following tasks:

  • Discuss with students about Startup Skill & Internet Marketing issues and its conservation through team quiz, films and stories.
  • Share the experience in Startup & Internet Marketing use in your home country.
  • Participate in projects proposed by students in three day.
  • Raise awareness of Startup & Internet Marketing use in a commune.
  • Support local school, poor families.
  • Visit the landscape around with students.


  • Obtain interesting experiences through working with professional and students. 
  • Discover and develop your inner values, learn new skills.
  • Increase your knowledge of Vietnam through discovering its origin and history.
  • Visit many historical places and tourist attractions, go trekking through Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve.
  • Share your interests in sports, games and field trip with students.
  • Explore the cultural values of Muong Ethnic community.
  • Be awarded with a certificate of Vietnam Scientific Association for Development of Talents & Human Resources.
  • Support the international volunteer who have startup idea in Vietnam

Desired qualifications:

·         Have a good command of the English language

·         Ability to direct group activities

  • Have communication skills (Startup Skill & Internet Marketing)
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Team player
  • Have a desire to make a positive difference in mind and lives of students and community members


Length of commitment: 6 days (15 – 20.09.2013

Cost: US $ 240 which includes a deposit of US $100, in including local transportation around the campsite, food, basic accommodation and materials for the workcamp. This fee will be transferred at least 3 weeks before the camp starts. CVTD covers transfer fee in our participation fee. Please deduct it from $ 240 when you make the transfer from your country.

Participation fees enable CVTD to take care of your stay and to fund their projects. Volunteers have to pay by themselves extra fee if they want to travel at the weekend.

Training provided: The training for the program will be one day prior to start of program. There will also be a closing meeting on the last day of program to discuss the best parts of the program and what can be done better in the future.

Number of Volunteers Needed: The program needs 20 international volunteers.

We will inform you via email about the detailed schedule. If you  have questions, please call (+84) (04) 6329 2996 or e-mail us at info@cvtd.org.vn/ cvtd.volunteer@gmail.com.

If you are keen on participating in this program, please fill in the application form and send it to us at info@cvtd.org.vn/ cvtd.volunteer@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is 24 August 2013.

Website: http://www.cvtd.org.vn

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