Founder Institute Testing a Summer Semester in Hanoi

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-05

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 66 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,129 companies, which have created over 10,000 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. 

Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Hanoi are Pham Minh Tuan, Founder and CEO of the TOPICA Edtech GroupMai Duy Quang, Founder & CEO at Biaki; and Tran Manh Cong of the TOPICA Edtech Group.

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:

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Adrian Stewart: Entrepreneur-in-Residence , Galaxy Ventures
  • Binh Pham: Legal Director, IDG Ventures Vietnam
  • Bobby Liu: Founder, HubIT
  • Bùi Trường Sơn: Founder & CEO, Felix
  • Chieh Suang Khor: Principal, Digital Media Partners (DMP)
  • 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
  • Dung Le Chi: Director, CMC Fund
  • Dung Nguyen Manh: General Director, CyberAgent Ventures Vietnam
  • Hieu Nguyen Ngoc: CEO, Skynet Technology Incubator
  • Hong Minh Le: CEO & CHAIRMAN, VNG CORPORATION
  • Hong Thanh Nguyen Khoa: Deputy Director, Emerald Digital Marketing
  • Hung Dinh: Founder & CEO, Joomlart
  • Huy Bui: CFO
  • Jonah Levey: Chairman & Founder, Navigos Group
  • Kuo Yi Lim: Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Linh Truong: Founder & CEO, Memua
  • Long Lu Thanh: Chairman, MISA
  • Long Mai: Founder & CEO, Sgame
  • Luan Nhan The: Founder & CEO, NCT Corporation
  • Ly Nguyen Hoang: Founder & CEO, Payoo
  • Minh Bui : Marketing Director - Asia, Wotif
  • Nam Nguyen Thanh: Co-Founder & Ex-CEO, FPT Corporation
  • Nguyễn Hiếu Linh: Vice President, CyberAgent Ventures Vietnam
  • Nguyen Hoa Binh: Founder & CEO, PeaceSoft
  • Nguyen Manh Dung: Head of Vietnam and Thailand, CyberAgent Ventures
  • Nguyen Manh Quan: Vice President, Inspire Ventures
  • Nguyễn Minh Quang: Vice President, Mwork
  • Nguyen Quang Duc: Founder & CEO, HSP/ Yton
  • Nguyễn Thanh Hà: Lawyer, Chairman, Managing Partner, S&B Law
  • Nguyễn Văn Vũ: CTO, Appota
  • Nhan Dang: Vice President, SeeSpace
  • Peter Cheng: Director, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)
  • Phan Sao Nam: Founder & CEO, VTC Online
  • Quang Duong Huu: Cofounder and Senior Director, TOPICA Edtech Group
  • Son Tran: Chairman & CEO, Tamtay.vn
  • Son Bui: Founder & CEO, Felix JSC
  • Takeshi Ebihara: General Partner, Rebright Partners / Batavia Incubator
  • Thanh Nguyen: Founder & CEO, Anphabe.com
  • Thuy Truong: Founder & CEO, Tappy
  • Toan Pham Minh: Founder and CEO, Time Universal
  • Trung Nguyen Thanh: Cofounder and Deputy CEO, TOPICA Edtech Group
  • Truong Nguyen Hong: VP Business&Technology Development, IDG Ventures Vietnam
  • Tuan Pham: Founder & CEO, TOPICA Edtech Group
  • Vinnie Lauria: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Đỗ Hoài Nam: Founder & CEO, SeeSpace/ InAir

  • And many more to be announced.

Help bring the Founder Institute to Hanoi this Summer by filling out an Interest Form today.

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