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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 170 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,300 companies, which have created over 20,000 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:

  • Aaron Everhart: MR, HATCH! PROGRAM
  • Aaron Kant: CEO, Leonie Hill Capital
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • 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,
  • Diep Nguyen Ngoc: Founder & CEO,
  • Do Tuan Anh: Founder & CEO, Appota
  • Duc Tran: General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam
  • Duc Trieu Tran: Founder & CEO, CMC InfoSec
  • Duong Do: Founder & CEO, Toong coworking space
  • Eddie Thai: Venture Partner, 500 Startups
  • Hajime Hotta: President
  • Hieu Nguyen Ngoc: CEO, Skynet Technology Incubator
  • Hong Thanh Nguyen Khoa: Co-Founder & COO, Emerald - Linked by Isobar
  • Hung Dinh: Founder & CEO, Joomlart
  • Huy Bui: CFO, NhomMua
  • Jonah Levey: Founder, VietnamWorks
  • Kuo Yi Lim: Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Linh Truong: Co-founder/ Vice CEO,
  • Long Mai: Founder & CEO, Sgame
  • Long Lu Thanh: Chairman, MISA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Vinh Quang Tran: Co-Founder, Appota
  • 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.

Founder Institute Testing a Summer Semester in Hanoi

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