HerVenture in Vietnam
Our free business skills app HerVenture has supported over 25,000 women entrepreneurs in Vietnam to grow their businesses.
HerVenture is one of the Foundation’s five flagship programmes. The business skills mobile learning app provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 80,000 women to date, supporting over 25,000 women in Vietnam alone.
The app offers essential business training and support on the go. It features a range of learning tracks on topics including launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access and e-commerce. In Vietnam, the app is available in Vietnamese.
Our HerVenture app in Vietnam has been available since 2018, when it was piloted for the first time before being rolled out all over the world. The app’s continued success has been made possible thanks to long-term funding partner Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ and local delivery partner WISE Vietnam (Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship).
From May 2020 to November 2021 HerVenture in Vietnam formed part of our WEAVE project in partnership with USAID as well as Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™. WEAVE brought together HerVenture with our Road to Growth and Mentoring Women in Business programmes, delivered by WISE and running alongside each other as one three-stage learning journey. Combining mobile and online learning, WEAVE brought entrepreneurship skills to over 12,000 women in Vietnam and Indonesia.
Since then, HerVenture remains available for women entrepreneurs in Vietnam to download and use for free.
For more information about the history of the the app, please take a look at our HerVenture programme page.
Any spare time I have – during cooking time, waiting to pick up kids at their school or even when being stuck in traffic jams – I open up the HerVenture app and explore interesting business lessons.
HerVenture's impact in Vietnam
80% of users improved their business skills.
I find that this app is very useful and effective. It is an application that I can take everywhere I go. Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, founder of Abavina, and HerVenture user
81% of users applied the skills they learned on the app to their business.
HerVenture: a business skills learning app
HerVenture is one of the Foundation's five flagship programmes, which also include Road to Growth, Road to Leadership, Road to Finance, and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. It provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 80,000 women to date.
Read stories of HerVenture users in Vietnam
Van Pham’s story: pioneering with plant protein
Van Pham used HerVenture to strengthen her startup and support her in bringing its plant based products to new markets.
Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa’s story: growing a sustainable farming industry in Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa's company, Abavina, is building capacity for eco-friendly farmers in Vietnam.
Mai Thi Le Quyen’s story: from lawyer to entrepreneur
Mai Thi Le Quyen is an expert lawyer and now, with support from HerVenture, an expert entrepreneur also.