Since first arriving in Vietnam in 2005, I've been fortunate to meet so many interesting and talented people. Most of these meetings have been through friends who've connected us through mutual interests, and a few were quite serendipitous. Now, to build a vibrant entrepreneur ecosystem in Vietnam, I am actively seeking aspiring entrepreneurs who fit the … [Read more...] about Call for Entrepreneurs
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How Innovative is Vietnam?
The following blog originally appeared on VNHELP's blog. To see the original post, click here. VNHELP is nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance to Vietnam, focusing on individual and community building by tackling the key education and health needs of Vietnam’s poor. How innovative is Vietnam? This is a simple question that can be … [Read more...] about How Innovative is Vietnam?
Developing the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Vietnam
When meeting someone for the first time, one is often asked, “So what do you do?” Lately, I’ve had a difficult time answering this question. In the last two years, I’ve taken on many different roles in many different organizations. Most of these roles pay little to nothing. Fortunately, I earn passive income from my other businesses, so I can afford the luxury of not … [Read more...] about Developing the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Vietnam
Building Better Start-ups: Developing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Vietnam
As I mentioned in my first post, one of the reasons I moved to Vietnam six years ago was because I saw a whole new world of opportunities to start new businesses. Through my journey as both an entrepreneur and angel investor in Vietnam, I’ve come to realize that, while there are many opportunities to start new businesses in Vietnam, there are significant barriers to scaling up … [Read more...] about Building Better Start-ups: Developing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Vietnam
Doing “Deals”: Investment vs Valuation in Vietnam
Recently, I’ve seen some pretty sensational stories on start-up blogs, news, and events. Some of these stories may come from a simple misunderstanding about the terms and mechanics of early stage investment and valuation in Vietnam. So my goal with this post is to help demystify some basic concepts and terms used in entrepreneurial finance. Let’s take a hypothetical … [Read more...] about Doing “Deals”: Investment vs Valuation in Vietnam