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Chief Instructor

Dr. Alex Lin

Interim CEO, NTUitive

Alex is an Innovation Ecosystem builder, who co-build startup and innovation ecosystem in various countries. He was formerly the head of a USD200 million government venture fund. Since 2014, he has groomed more than 380 startups and accelerated more than 170 start-ups to series-A funding.

Co-Chief Instructors

LIM SONG JOO

CEO, Babuki Consulting
Also fondly known as SJ, a seasoned and passionate veteran in market strategy & business development for enterprises and large corporations. SJ is an investor and adviser to startups in the edutech, medicare/eldercare, bio-tech, social enterprise, robotics, green engineering, informatics & data analytics, information & productivity technology, and works with government agencies on consultancy programs to help enterprise re-strategize and transform.

LEE KWAI SENG

Founder, Venturico & COO, ICORA
An entrepreneur and investor with solid Asia market expertise in high technology sectors, Kwai drives growth and market presence for startups by providing access to regional markets in Asia, financing, and strategic industry collaboration. He has also built up brand presence and customer base in key markets including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea, for global MNCs in telecommunications, e-commerce, IT software, high technology, chemicals, electronics, and R&D sectors.
Trainee Chief Instructors

dr. anh ngoc ngo

CEO, Babuki Consulting
Also a Founder of Group iConsulting, a community to connect, share expertise and practical experience from industry experts in the field of business support, especially for the pharmaceutical, retail, distribution, food, consumer goods industries.

THAI CHUONG

CEO & Founder, Cohota
With 6 years experience working and consulting for NGOs & businesses in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Thai Chuong believes in long term learning and conducts research and realizes digital transformation in Education. He supported many startups before launching an education platform targeted at developing countries to help educators and businesses.

DAO DOAN

Program Manager, IEC VNU-HCM
Dao organizes programs related to startups, innovation, and ecosystem building at VNU-HCM Innovative Entrepreneurship Center (IEC), and enjoys her job connecting with leading experts and talented young people in startups and new industries

LY NGUYEN HOANG

Chairman, TEK GROUP & KOMTEK
An experienced investor with successful investments in new business startups, with expertise in negotiation, business planning, operations management, technology 4.0 and FinTech i.e. e-payment, e-commerce

Quynh anh nguyen

DirectorSwiss Entrepreneurship Program – Vietnam
Develops and implements Swiss EP activities to accelerate startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Vietnam. Director at Accelerator and Investment of WISE, she also has 10 years of experience in the financial sector, and used to be Hedge Fund Analyst at NEPC, Boston.

dr. anh ngoc ngo

CEO, Babuki Consulting
With 6 years experience working and consulting for NGOs & businesses in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Thai Chuong believes in long term learning and conducts research and realizes digital transformation in Education. He supported many startups before launching an education platform targeted at developing countries to help educators and businesses.

LY NGUYEN HOANG

Chairman, TEK GROUP & KOMTEK
An experienced investor with successful investments in new business startups, with expertise in negotiation, business planning, operations management, technology 4.0 and FinTech i.e. e-payment, e-commerce
Mentors

Le Hoang Nhat

CTO and Co-founder, Houze Group

Nhat began his startup journey when he was a student at HCMC Bach Khoa University. He founded some projects with his friends to do technology products, non-profit education program, or acoustic coffeeshop. With more than 7 years of experience in a startup, he is currently in charge of technology product development in the real estate and smart city field at Houze Group. He is also a mentor for startups in universities.

Huynh Dinh Thai Linh

Director, World Trade Center Binh Duong New City BECAMEX IDC
Linh is an enthusiast at unlocking people’s true potential to enhance personal performance in the areas of service competences, service values, service innovation and service micro-skills. Linh believes that innovation capacity development for SMEs across Asia is of immense importance and she has pursued her career in develop mindsets, skills and knowledge of innovation for SMEs in Southeast Asia (Myanmar, The Philippines and Vietnam).

CRIS DUY TRAN

CEO and Founder, Infinity Blockchain Ventures
Cris Tran is one of the region's highly sought after thought leaders. He is also the Director with QRC Group, the world's largest investment company working at the intersection of Blockchain and RegTech with offices in Hong Kong and Japan. Cris is currently managing projects and key products of QRC Group globally. Prior to this, Cris was the Senior Lead for Frost & Sullivan, a global management consulting firm, based out in Singapore and specialized in Digital Transformation.

DR. JENNY CHAU DANG

CEO, Topica EdTech Group
Jenny is a mentor and coach with over 20 years of experiences in education/training and business consulting, of which 10+ years was in the e-learning industry. She was previously the Chief Advisor of Global Strategic Partnerships at Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB), where she was actively involved in mentoring startups and accelerator programs.

DR. Nguyen Thanh TaM

Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Dr. Tam earned his Master and PhD degrees from EPFL (Switzerland), top-8 world and top-3 European universities in Computer Science by QS Ranking 2020. He worked in 2 FP7-European projects and a Swiss project with a total funding of USD12M. He has experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, EdTech, FinTech, and Blockchain.

Le Lan Anh

COO & Co-founder, MimosaTEK
Lan Anh started her career as an auditor in PWC after graduating from National University of Singapore. She joined MimosaTEK in its early stage in 2016, and has been taking many roles in the agri-tech startup such as business development, finance management, and operations management. With her wealth of experience in building an early stage startup, she hopes to inspire entrepreneurs to think from different perspectives to make their business models more robust.

Mr. Trinh Le Huy

Department of Embedded Systems, University of Information and Technology - Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh city
Mr. Huy has worked on reconfigurable antenna for software defined radio and wireless sensor network including the antenna design, control unit, sensor unit, power harvesting solutions, and RF measurement methods. During his thesis, he was involved in various telecommunication projects (STRATO and SPECTRA). He focuses on wearable devices, which are the SPO2 smartwatch with University of Danang, Vietnam and Wake-Up Radio system on smartwatch with Zurich ETH, Switzerland. He intends to delve deeper into Wireless Sensor Network and Internet of Things.

Mr. Huynh Bao Toan

PMP, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
Mr. Toan has more than 15 years of experience in software development. He has deep knowledge and experience in application solutions which includes architecture design and development. He managed the first cloud project at CSC Vietnam, which was to migrate a .NET application to Azure. Mr. Toan has experience on architecture design to develop and migrate on-premise applications to Azure, to SaaS and develop SaaS applications. He participated in many events of different Vietnamese startup communities as speaker/mentor to share his experience on how to align technology with business.

LY NGUYEN HOANG

Chairman, TEK GROUP & KOMTEK
An experienced investor with successful investments in new business startups, with expertise in negotiation, business planning, operations management, technology 4.0 and FinTech i.e. e-payment, e-commerce

Quynh anh nguyen

DirectorSwiss Entrepreneurship Program – Vietnam
Develops and implements Swiss EP activities to accelerate startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Vietnam. Director at Accelerator and Investment of WISE, she also has 10 years of experience in the financial sector, and used to be Hedge Fund Analyst at NEPC, Boston.

dr. anh ngoc ngo

CEO, Babuki Consulting
With 6 years experience working and consulting for NGOs & businesses in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Thai Chuong believes in long term learning and conducts research and realizes digital transformation in Education. He supported many startups before launching an education platform targeted at developing countries to help educators and businesses.

LY NGUYEN HOANG

Chairman, TEK GROUP & KOMTEK
An experienced investor with successful investments in new business startups, with expertise in negotiation, business planning, operations management, technology 4.0 and FinTech i.e. e-payment, e-commerce

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Program HOST

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to promote international cooperation by supporting the socio-economic development, recovery or economic stability of emerging economies.

Program Organizer

NTUitive is the Innovation and Enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

NTUitive aims to build a vibrant innovation & entrepreneurial (I&E) ecosystem in Asia by grooming the next generation entrepreneurial leaders and imparting knowledge to ecosystem builders.

‍As a regional ecosystem builder, NTUitive’s goals are:

  • Create and maintain a vibrant, highly networked, start-up environment with a broad range of activities for all stakeholders
  • Groom of a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders with the spirit innovation and broad skill sets to enable enterprise creation
  • Grow a portfolio of startup companies with sustainable and interesting products/services
  • Build the market presence in the regional I&E ecosystem by imparting knowledge to other entrepreneurial ecosystems

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Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB)

SIHUB, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is devoted to building the capacity of science, technology and innovation to bring about socio-economic development in Ho Chi Minh City.

Information Technology Park (ITP)

ITP is an affiliated organisation of Vietnam National University. ITP has supported more than 100 startups, and has provides strategic consulting and training programmes on entrepreneurship and innovation for more than 20 cities and provinces in Vietnam.

sAIGON HI-TECH PARK Incubation Center (SHTP-IC)

SHTP-IC is an incubation centre in Saigon Hi-Tech Park, with more than 15 years of experience running startup support programmes at different stages of development such as incubation, technology commercialisation, investment and scale-up. SHTP-IC has attracted more than 50 successful startups in Vietnam, and was awarded one of the top 3 startup support units in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018.

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