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The Greenhouse: Nurturing the Next Generation of Startups

The Greenhouse Program, an eagerly awaited event that facilitates one-on-one interactions between top venture capitalists (VCs) and emerging Web3 startup teams from across Southeast Asia, is set to make its mark at NEAR APAC in Vietnam. This event has been carefully crafted to bridge the gap between VCs and the most promising founders, propelling the adoption of Web3 technology throughout the region.

For startups joining The Greenhouse, a unique opportunity awaits—to meet, network, and engage in “speed dating” sessions with top-tier VCs in the region. This presents an invaluable chance to gain insights and feedback on their pitch decks and business models. Additionally, startups will have the opportunity to learn from fellow Web3 innovators and experienced industry leaders for coveted prizes, including funding, mentorship, and robust marketing support.

Fostering Growth

NEAR APAC 2023, a two-day conference and pitch event jointly organized by the Near Foundation, GFI, and VBI, serves as the backdrop for The Greenhouse Program. Participants can look forward to immersive experiences in a virtual reality playground, inspiring technology showcases, and exhilarating NFT and gaming activities. Notably, attendees can explore the exclusive Web3 Dating zone tailored specifically for startups and venture capitalists at The Greenhouse.

The Greenhouse Program, stands as a testament to our commitment to nurture and support blockchain startups within the APAC region. As a side event during the NEAR APAC conference, scheduled for September 9-10, 2023, in HCMC, Vietnam, it’s poised to provide startups with exposure to top-notch VCs, learning opportunities through interactions with other founders, and the vital support they need to steer their businesses towards success.

Our Objectives

The core objectives of The Greenhouse includes:

1. Identify Promising Blockchain Startups: The event offers VCs a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse range of blockchain startups, enabling them to spot the most promising projects in the region.

2. Facilitate In-Depth Discussions: Through 1:1 pitching sessions, VCs can dive deep into conversations with startup founders, gaining profound insights into their projects. This enables VCs to make more informed investment decisions.

3. Stay Informed and Network: The Greenhouse event provides VCs with the chance to stay updated on the latest blockchain trends and connect with peers and founders. This networking opportunity enhances their understanding of the industry.

Collaboration and Innovation

For venture capitalists and startups, The Greenhouse Program at NEAR APAC is a platform designed to cultivate meaningful connections. VCs participate as speakers, partners, and judges for the Hackathon, offering invaluable guidance and support to startups.

Wiziin are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with GFI and the NEAR Foundation in co-hosting The Greenhouse. This collaboration aims to empower blockchain startups in bringing their innovative products and services to market. Not only that, the program offers startups exposure, education, and the support needed to make a significant impact on the industry.

At The Greenhouse, startups gain access to mentors, founders, and top VCs through 1:1 pitching sessions and networking events. The program also features workshops and training sessions on critical topics like fundraising, marketing, and product development. Our goal is to equip blockchain startups with the necessary resources and support to thrive in this dynamic industry.

Wiziin partnership with GFI to co-host The Greenhouse

Why Attend The Greenhouse?

The Greenhouse presents an exceptional opportunity for startups to garner exposure among top VCs, learn from industry peers, and receive the support essential for flourishing in the blockchain arena.

Additionally, The Greenhouse event offers numerous benefits for our partners:

  1. Discover Investment Opportunities: The event showcases a diverse array of blockchain startups, allowing VCs to meet founders and explore potential investment projects.

  2. Build Relationships: The Greenhouse provides VCs with networking opportunities to connect with peers and founders while staying informed about blockchain industry trends.

  3. Showcase Your Expertise: By participating as speakers at the NEAR APAC Conference, partners can exhibit their products and services to a vast audience of blockchain enthusiasts.

Furthermore, partners also have the opportunity to join us as judges for the HACKFEST event, one of the largest of its kind in the region.

“We are excited to launch this program to support the next generation of blockchain startups, an we believe that blockchain has the potential to revolutionize many industries, and we want to help the most promising startups succeed.” Riley Tran, Managing Director of NEAR APAC Conference.

Key Details about The Greenhouse at NEAR APAC:

  1. Date and Time: September 9-10, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  2. Location: Thiskyhall Convention, 5th Floor, HCMC, Vietnam

  3. Organizers: Near Foundation, GFI, VBI, and NEAR Horizon

How to Register for The Greenhouse?

To secure your spot at The Greenhouse, complete this form to receive an invitation letter from NEAR

For more information about The Greenhouse and NEAR APAC, visit the official website at:

Join us at The Greenhouse, where innovation flourishes, connections thrive, and startups are nurtured.


NEAR APAC stands as a premier conference and pitch event that brings together the brightest minds in the Web3 space. It provides a platform for startups to showcase their innovations, connect with industry experts, and gain valuable insights and support for their projects. By fostering collaboration and accelerating the adoption of Web3 technology, NEAR APAC is shaping the future of the investment, venture capital, and technology startups industry.

About the Near Foundation:

The Near Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving the adoption and development of the NEAR Protocol, an open-source platform for decentralized applications (dApps). Through its initiatives, the Near Foundation aims to empower developers, entrepreneurs, and communities to build a more inclusive and user-centric Web3 ecosystem.

To dive deeper into fundraising opportunities and co-investing in the Blockchain world, explore here

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