The Founder Institute, the World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Hanoi this Summer 2014.
If you'd like to help bring this great program to Hanoi this Summer, then fill out an Interest Form. If enough people complete this form by Sunday, April 27, 2014, then the Founder Institute will begin enrolling for a Hanoi Semester in the Summer of 2014.
If you would like to learn more, then please join us for a free, upcoming event:
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 135 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,002 companies, which have created over 15,000+ new jobs. The company's mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.
Hanoi is home to some of the country's most successful startups, including VNG, CleverAds, VCCorp, and Appota, and posesses an environment that's conducive to entrepreneurial expansion.
It's amazing when working with founders in Vietnam; they have big dreams, and teams of the talented, hungry, and foolish. I believe if they have the support, training, and guidance of the Founder Institute, they can acquire huge success." - Mai Duy Quang
Other successful entrepreneurs who have signed on to mentor founders in the program include:
- Aaron Everhart: Business Director, ABLINK
- Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
- Adrian Stewart: Partner, Galaxy Ventures Co., Ltd
- Binh Pham: Legal Director, IDG Ventures Vietnam
- Bobby Liu: Founder, HubIT
- Christian Schaefer: Managing Partner, Asia Counsel
- Cong Phung Tien: Founder & CEO, Noi.vn
- Diep Nguyen Ngoc: Founder & CEO, Vatgia.com
- Do Tuan Anh: Founder & CEO, Appota
- Duc Tran: General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam
- Duc Trieu Tran: Founder & CEO, CMC InfoSec
- Duc Nguyen Ba: Founder & CEO, Moore Corp
- Duc Tran Huu: Investment Director, FPT Ventures
- Dung Tran: Founder & CEO, MOG
- Dung Le Chi: Director, CMC Fund
- Duong Do: Founder & CEO, Toong coworking space
- Eddie Thai: Venture Partner, 500 Startups
- Hajime Hotta: President
- Hong Minh Le: CEO & CHAIRMAN, VNG CORPORATION
- Hong Thanh Nguyen Khoa: Co-Founder & COO, Emerald - Linked by Isobar
- Hung Dinh: Founder & CEO, Joomlart
- Hung Tran: Founder & CEO, GotIt!
- Hung Pham: CEO & Founder, TechElite Inc.
- Huy Bui: CFO, NhomMua
- Jimmy Tran: Founder & CEO, Fim+ Digital JSC
- Jonah Levey: Founder, VietnamWorks
- Kuo Yi Lim: Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
- Lien Nguyen: Corporate Development, APPOTA Corp
- Linh Truong: Co-founder/ Vice CEO, eDoctor.vn
- Luan Nhan The: Founder & CEO, NCT Corporation
- Lưu Văn Quảng: Founder & CEO, Vee Group
- Ly Nguyen Hoang: Founder & CEO, Payoo
- Matthew Harp: Vietnam Representative, Unitus Impact Fund
- Matthew Badalucco: Vice President, Catcha Ventures
- Minh Cao Cong: PR Director, Co-Founder
- Nam Nguyen Thanh: Co-Founder & Ex-CEO, FPT Corporation
- Nguyen Dang Cong: Founder & CEO, Eway Corp
- Nguyen Hoa Binh: Founder & CEO, PeaceSoft
- Nguyễn Khánh Trình: Founder & CEO, CleverAds
- Nguyen Manh Dung: Head of Vietnam and Thailand, CyberAgent Ventures
- Nguyen Manh Quan: Vice President, Inspire Ventures
- Nguyễn Minh Quang: Vice President, Mwork
- Nguyễn Thanh Hà: Lawyer, Chairman, Managing Partner, S&B Law
- Phan Sao Nam: Founder & CEO, VTC Online
- Phan Thanh Giản: Director, FPT Telecom
- Quan MT: Founder & CEO, Beeketing
- Quang Duong Huu: Founder & CEO, TOPICA Native
- Quỳnh Phương (Lana) Dương: Senior Associate, NSI Ventures
- Ryu Hirota: Principal, IMJ Investment Partners Pte. Ltd.
- Saikit Ng: Executive Director, Captii Ventures
- Shuyin Tang: Principal, Unitus Impact
- Son Tran: Chairman & CEO, Tamtay.vn
- Steve Ngo: CEO, SimiCart
- Takeshi Ebihara: General Partner, Rebright Partners / Batavia Incubator
- Tam Phan Minh: Founder & CEO, 24H
- Toan Pham Minh: Founder & CEO, Time Universal
- Tra Nguyen: Branch Director, Asia Counsel
- Trung Nguyen Thanh: Founder & CEO, TOPICA Native
- Truong Nguyen Hong: VP Business&Technology Development, IDG Ventures Vietnam
- Tuan Pham: Tuan Pham - Founder and Chairman, TOPICA (Ho Chi Minh City FI) , TOPICA Native
- Victor Chua: Investment Director, Gobi Partners
- Vinnie Lauria: Founding Partner
- Warren Leow: Vice President, 123RF
- Đỗ Hoài Nam: Founder & CEO, SeeSpace/ InAir
- And many more to be announced.