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I originally come from Vietnam and I love to curate all interesting news about Vietnam startup community to share with the rest of the world. I curate only the best, important and essential resources for you to learn about Vietnam
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The 5 Southeast Asian startup winners at DEMO ASEAN

The 5 Southeast Asian startup winners at DEMO ASEAN | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
This past weekend has been huge for Vietnam’s startup scene with the running of DEMO ASEAN. The event, which has been organized for over 20 years...
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Just as I expected! SmartBike won because they solve a real problems in Vietnam by integrating technology with mobile app taking motorbike security in Vietnam to a new level.

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Bootstrapping in Saigon

Bootstrapping in Saigon | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
As a startup guy, I’m well aware of the power of community and scenes.

Growing up, I grew up in scenes.

There was the …
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Saigon (Hochiminh) is a great place to bootstrap your startup with it low living expense. There are many problems with it which also shows the room for growth.

 

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List of Vietnam startup influencers

List of Vietnam startup influencers | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
List of top Vietnam startup influencers including investors, entrepreneurs, connectors and bloggers in local community that everyone should know
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If you first come to Vietnam and do not know to meet and to talk to in startup community. This should be an essential list for you from investors, bloggers, connectors, tech guys to event organizers. I'm happy to make the introduction if it helps you.

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Vietnam Coworking Space Map

Vietnam Coworking Space Map | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
This is a map all of 9 Vietnam coworking space which also includes Singapore, Thailand and Australia which is a project Albert Mai is working on for SGE
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Since I first joined the startup world in 2011 when there was only 1 coworking space in Vietnam. Now it's growing and has 9 coworking spaces in 2 main cities - Hochiminh and Hanoi. The two spaces that are most well-known and have more activities are SaigonHub (Hochiminh) and Hatch (Hanoi).

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Vietnam Startup Investment is Not Slowing Down, but Japanese Strategic Investors are Eating VCs’ Lunch

Vietnam Startup Investment is Not Slowing Down, but Japanese Strategic Investors are Eating VCs’ Lunch | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
By Dr. Pham Minh Tuan, Founder and CEO of Topica Education Group, a company offering online-offline Bachelor degrees in partnership with universities. Topica is also behind the Vietnam outfit of Founder Institute.
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Where are Singaporean VCs and angel investors?

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Startup Investing in Vietnam 2012-2013: 5 Trends

SECOND STARTUP WAVE IN VIETNAM: 5 NEW INVESTMENT TRENDS Vietnam2020: Connecting Business 2.0 Conference Singapore, 7/2013 PHAM Minh Tuan, PhD Founder & CEO,
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Good insights and details from Topica for all the investment deals in Vietnam startups with more than 50 deals and 4 acquisitions in 3 years. Except for a bit bias to stats in Hanoi only since it lacks of a few deals in Hochiminh.
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Pham Le Nguyen and her 5Desire for Vietnam's tech startup ecosystem

Pham Le Nguyen and her 5Desire for Vietnam's tech startup ecosystem | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
Pham Le Nguyen is looking to drive tech entrepreneurship in Hanoi through her 5Desire dream.
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Great sharing and insight from 5Desire team. It mostly covers Hanoi scene since there are many difference in skillset, business way, life style and communities between the two biggest cities: Hanoi & Hochiminh. There should be more data and information in each areas than general comment.

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10 Actions Vietnamese People Needs To Save Their Startup Scene

10 Actions Vietnamese People Needs To Save Their Startup Scene | Vietnam Startup | Scoop.it
The Vietnamese startup community is struggling to find its footing, but here are 10 things everybody in the community could do make it world-class.
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Vietnam startup community is growing fast, we have good technical skills and are hardworking, risktaking, die-harding entrepreneurs. There are more startup events and activities. But it lacks of guidance, mentoring from a true leader to take the community to the next level with the right mindset and collaborative habit. These are what we should do to grow the scene 

 

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