Briefing: US Fashion Companies Are Moving Clothing Manufacturing to Vietnam

Things look good for Vietnam’s clothing industry in the next few years. US fashion companies, in a 2015 US Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study by Quartz, are diversifying away from China and expect to make heavy investments in Vietnam. Source and charts below: Quartz: fashion companies are starting to look beyond China for sourcing apparel  Source: […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to be an Entrepreneur in Vietnam

Aspiring entrepreneurs have asked, and we have delivered!   With the launch of the first annual Startup Vietnam Conference on December 19 at the New World Hotel Saigon (, we’ll be making several big announcements.   The first of these is the launch of Startup Labs Vietnam (  Founded by Startup Weekend Co-Founder Clint Nelsen, […]

Free Legal Clinic For Low-Income Vietnamese Hosted By Asian Law Caucus

The Asian Law Caucus is hosting two free legal clinics on workers’ rights and related labor issues for low-income members of the Vietnamese community. Come by on November 13 or December 11 in San Jose, or November 15 or December 20 in San Francisco.

Startups: Are Exits in Vietnam Possible?

Last week, I attended an awesome “Unconference” hosted by YouNoodle in SF/Silicon Valley.  It was a great event, and the organizers, Rebeca Hwang and Ricard Garriga did a great job pulling it all together. I also had a chance to talk with friends in Silicon Valley about the startup ecosystem here and in Vietnam. One […]