Executive Vice President
Hoa Sen University

Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City, the International Vietnamese Academic Network ( and Business Startup Support Center (BSSC) are organizing an international conference in order to provide a venue for many academics, researchers, investors, practitioners and social activists from Vietnam and abroad.

The conference will take place from the 7th to the 8th of July, 2017 at Hoa Sen University at the 08 Nguyen Van Trang Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City location.

During the conference there will be an opportunity for participants to review incubation projects related to innovation that have been produced to date. Participants will also be able to share and evaluate various research topic being applied in studying this theme, such as reviewing venture capital, start-up actives, and road map to success. The conference will have closing remarks with panel discussion on Succession Planning for your Start-up: Which Approach Should You Take?

Furthermore, the conference will serve as a place for building international networks and exchanges between faculties, researchers, investors, practitioners, and social activists from Vietnam and abroad.

We would like to invite you to participate in this conference and are looking forward to meeting you in July.

Sincerely yours,


  • Assoc. Prof. Luu Tien Hiep
    • President, Chairman of Hoa Sen University
    • Executive Vice President of Hoa Sen University
  • Dr. Troy D’Ambrosio
    • Executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
    • Assistant dean at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • Dr. Marko Seppa
    • Owner-manager, Venture Capital Corporation VCC Oy
    • Entrepreneur in Residence, Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme IPP
  • Dr. Nguyen Thanh My
    Vietnamese Canadian scientist, business man and philanthropist
    • PhD in Energy and Materials Science, Canada, 250 patents
    • Founder and CEO of RYNAN Technologies, MYLAN Group, American Dye Source, Inc.
    • Chairman, Businessmen Association of Oversea Vietnamese
    • Founder and Dean, Applied Chemistry Department, Tra Vinh University
  • Dr. David Nguyen Quang Vu
    • Ph.D from Université du Maine – France, MBA in Strategy from Nanyang Business School – NTU, Singapore
    • Executive Director of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (VietCham Singapore)
  • Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi
    • CEO, Business Startup Support Center, Vietnam Youth Federation of HCMC
    • Founder, Hochiminh City Startup Investment Fund
  • Mr. Pham Uyen Nguyen
    • Chairman, Doanh Chu JSC and Ninh Thuan Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment JSC.
    • Founder and CEO, VinaCapital
  • Dr. Nguyen Viet Dung
    • Director, Department of Science and Technology Hochiminh City
  • Mr. Nguyen Hai Ninh
    • Founder and CEO, Coffee House
    • Founder, Urban Station
    • Forbes 30 under 30
  • Dr. William H. Nguyen
    • CEO and Founder, edooPAD
  • Mr. Khoi Le
    Virtual reality dreamer
    • Student, Stanford University
    • Game designer and Programmer, Subdream Studios
    • Lab programmer, Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Mr. Chris Freund
    • Founder and Partner, Mekong Capital



  • Prof. Truong Nguyen Thanh, Executive Vice President, HoaSen University, Vietnam


  • Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi, CEO, Business Startup Support Center, Vietnam Youth Federation of HCMC


  • Dr. Ngo Quang Trung, Head of International Cooperation Office, Hoa Sen University
  • Dr. Nguyen Giao Hoa, Lecturer, Hoa Sen University
  • Mr. Thinh Nguyen, CEO/Founder of Zien Solutions

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