Vietnam

MANDY NGUYEN NHA QUYEN
Vietnam

Currently in charge of startup ecosystem building at Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF). Mandy’s focus is on the supporting activities for innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in agriculture innovation.

She is someone to go to if there is any inquiry about Vietnamese startup scene. Having had 8 years of co-builded various startups and business in both tech and communication industry, and experience working with investment firms and angel investors giving Mandy a strong knowledge of required resources, strategies, finance that go into the establishment of a startup – business in Vietnam. At Startup Vietnam Foundation (SVF), her department acts as information hub connecting all stakeholders in the economic ecosystem, executing projects to allocate resources to different players in order to nurture the new generation of entrepreneurs.

SVF is an licensed non-profit, socialized organization committed to cultivate startups that work with innovation technologies, especially those in agriculture innovation. Supported by a great number of successful business owner and scientist, we have a community of wide variety with early stage startups, experts from many fields, mentors, professors from well-known universities. Besides running our own accelerator program, that was build tailor-made with advise of experts from Canada and Switzerland, we have another main function which is gathering all resources that can encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. We are now one of the most active ecosystem player in Vietnam, with strong position on mentoring service, highly accredited training courses, international network and trade promotion. Within Vietnamese market, we could provide support to any local and international partner or startups in term of legal and policy advise, network access, distribution channel network, accounting consultancy, business development, market expansion, brand building and many more. Active partners includes: SwissEP, The Imperial Group, The Kova Group, BK Holdings, ITP..etc.




TRINH MINH GIANG
Vietnam

Giang is the CEO of VMCG, a group of companies in Vietnam. Giang holds an MBA degree from INSEEC – Paris and he is also the Chairman of the French Alumni in Vietnam (UAVF).
Giang was the co-founder of Alpha Books, a popular business and education publishing startup in Vietnam.

Currently, he is an angel investor for several innovative startups. As a startup eco-system builder, Giang is the Chairman of a startup working group in the Vietnam Private Sector Forum (VPSF), now the top effective communication channels of Vietnamese entrepreneurs with their government. He is also a member of the executive committee of VMI (Vietnam Mentor Initiative), iAngel (Vietnam Angel Investor Network) and VIoTA (Vietnam IoT Alliance).