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The Forest Enterprise Incubation Program

We teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to create a free program that helps new entrepreneurs in Vietnam who are just starting out. Our incubation program can support up to 50 new businesses from Vietnam that have the potential to promote sustainable development practices in the region.

This program is part of the UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative on Sustainable Forest Trade.

With a shared vision, we aim to build businesses that:

Are profitable and prosper

include their communities

Adapt to climate change and prevent deforestation

We want to support new businesses in Vietnam that focus on protecting forests through sustainable business practices.

Do you have a business in one of these forestry sectors?

Take your venture to the next level through our program.

Wood & Timber

Wood-based products, such as industrial wood, processed items, construction materials.


Sustainable travel, responsible ​tourism, or environmentally-friendly ​accommodations and experiences.

Biodiversity conservation

Reforestation projects, water ​conservation, forest protection or ​wildlife sanctuaries.


Sustainable forestry practices and innovative technologies for forest management
(water management, inventory technologies, monitoring, precision, restoration, etc)

Businesses working with NTFPs are also welcomed!

Animal products

Sustainable animal care, conservation, ethically-sourced products, or organic animal-derived products (e.g: meat and dairy, honey, etc)

Food & Agro-Forestry

Agro-forestry businesses such as Organic farming, sustainable agriculture, innovative production, or farm-to-table initiatives (e.g: Fruits, seeds, coffee, mushrooms, etc).

Oils & resins

Sustainable harvesting of essential oils, natural fragrances, or non-toxic resins & gums

Medicinal & Ornamental plants

Sustainable cultivation of herbal remedies, natural cosmetics, plant-based textiles or flowers, and amenity planting.


Not sure if this program is for you?We can offer guidance.

Why join as an entrepreneur?

Step-by-step learning and development

Our program follows a step-by-step methodology, which allows you to work directly on your business and make the most important decisions, as well as visualize your financial projections or your growth and impact plan for the next few years.

Personalized mentoring

You’ll be partnered with a professional to personally guide you, with whom you will have weekly video call sessions. This way, you can have an external point of view while you validate your project and advance in key aspects to define your business and its potential.

Global entrepreneurship community

Become a part of a supportive global community of founders that share resources and harness challenges together.

Final Pitch Competition

Once the incubation phase has finished, participate in the Final Pitch Competition where you will be able to present your business in front of different stakeholders.


Our program is 100% online and allows you to have a flexible schedule. Work from anywhere at any time through our online platform. No barriers, limits, or excuses: just an internet connection.

Build your own executive summary

The platform offers a learn-by-doing approach inspired by the most recent entrepreneurship methodologies. You will get to generate your own Executive Summary in PDF format, a document you can share with potential investors, co-founders, etc.

Not sure if this program is for you?Wa can offer guidance.

Maximize your potential. Develop a business plan that is customized to ​your company's specific needs and goals, with the help of a trusted ​mentor.

What will I learn during this program?

Learn how to manage finances, develop a marketing strategy and create a solid business plan.


Value proposition

Define how your product or service is different and valuable to your customers.

Competition Map

Make your product or service stand out from your competition when selling to the same customers.

Stakeholder map

Confidently identify the individuals or groups that have a strong interest or involvement in your project.

Business model & marketing

Promote your products effectively and sell more at the right price.

Pricing & Business Availability

Ensure that your business stays profitable over time.

Financial Projections

Plan the financial stability and money management for the next 3 years of your business.

Impact Plan

Design how your business will contribute to your sector and region and set how you'll measure it.

Growth Plan

Set growth goals and priorities and monitor your advancements in achieving these as time passes.

Don't just take our word for it.
See what previous entrepreneurs have to say!

This is our second time around.

Discover the benefits of our program through the ​experiences of our past entrepreneurs.

This program is perfect for you if:

Our proven methodology awaits for you!

More than 3,600 entrepreneurs in the worldhave grown their business with us!

Send your application before


DEADLINE: june, 11th 2023



Apply to the program

Until June, 11th 2023

Tell us more about you, your team and your venture by submitting your application below. Our team will evaluate all applications from entrepreneurs who apply to the program.

Keep in mind! Only one of the team members should apply. Later on, once accepted, you will be able to add the rest of the members so you can collaborate together in the platform.

After the application process we will review all of them and we will send you an email, letting you know more details about your participation.

Apply now here>


Participate in the welcome session

We will invite you to participate in an information session to welcome you to the incubation program. In this session we will cover the role of program participants, the role of your mentor, the use of incubation platform that will help you work on your business, and much more!


Meet your mentor

Take part in our matching process! You will have the opportunity to meet online with volunteer mentors, both local and international.

Once you have met several of them, both you and the mentors will submit your rankings in order to let us know who you think will be the best fit for your project's needs. Based on the rankings, we will make the best mentor-mentee pairs.


The incubation program begins!

Welcome! Now you are ready to begin a 4-month incubation period to continue developing your business.

  • Follow an online curriculum with 8 modules to build a robust value proposition and business strategy for your venture.
  • Meet weekly with your personal mentor on one-to-one online sessions to get a fresh perspective and make sure you're in the right direction.
  • Attend the monthly online group meetings to meet fellow founders and work on the soft and business skills needed to grow as an entrepreneur.
  • Once the incubation phase has finished, participate in the Final Pitch Competition where you will be able to present your business in front of stakeholders.

What makes us so successful?

Step-by-step learning and development

Our program is designed to guide you through each stage of your business journey. You will learn by doing practical exercises that can be applied to your business from the first day.


Work from anywhere and at anytime using our online platform. All you need is an internet connection. Focus on your entrepreneurial journey without compromising your other responsibilities!


We'll pair you with a mentor who will guide you personally, through weekly video calls. They'll provide an external perspective to help you with your business and its potential.


Join our industry-led webinars with experienced professionals in sustainable forest practices topics relevant in the current context in Vietnam. Get actionable guidelines to apply to your business!


Join a friendly community of other forestry entrepreneurs and business mentors to share resources, make business alliances, and work through challenges together.


After going through the business incubation process, create and download from our platform the executive summary you can share with banks, investors or other stakeholders in order to support to grow your business.


By the end of the program, we'll host a closing event where top finalists will get to present their business ideas to relevant stakeholders locally. All participants will be able to share their projects and network with the program partners.

Ready to take your business to the next level?

Apply now for our free incubation program and let's build a more sustainable future together!

Questions about the program?

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Connect with our program managers:

Tra Vu

Program Incubation Coordinator

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Mahmoud Assy

Bridge for Billions Program Manager for the Sustainable Forest Trade Incubation Program

George Scott

Program Manager from UNEP

Nguyen Bich Hang

Manager, Forest Sector Transformation & Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region, WWF-Việt Nam

Let us contact you!

If you have any doubt leave your contact info here and we will inform you about this program

If you’d like to know more
you can reach us at  📞 +84 36 313 653 too.