Vietnam’s Rising Ecosystems with Andrew Rowan

Vietnam’s Rising Ecosystems with Andrew Rowan

Andrew Rowan is the Author of Startup Vietnam, an American entrepreneur, and an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, currently living in Peru. Andrew has previously lived in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for one year where he worked as a tech consultant and plunged into Vietnam’s startup scene. As Director of GKTA Group, he established a partnership with the €11 million ($13.1 million) Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), which accelerates growth for startups originating in Vietnam and is supported by the Governments of Vietnam and Finland until 2018. Andrew regularly collaborates on innovation initiatives in Vietnam with the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, as well as with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • What are the Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang ecosystems like?
  • Why is Vietnam one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies?
  • What do American entrepreneurs need to know in order to successfully do business in Vietnam

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