Friday, July 7th

8:00 - 8:30 Welcoming guests, registration  
8:30 - 8:40 Overview of 2 days MC
8:40 - 8:50 Opening remark Luu Tien Hiep,
Hoa Sen University
8:50 - 9:50 Keynote: Development of a university entrepreneurial eco-system
Troy D’Ambrosio is the executive director of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. He is also co-founder, officer, and director of multiple startup companies that have attracted over $500 million in capital. In this keynote, he will discuss how the University of Utah became the top ranked school for aspiring student entrepreneurs and for commercialization of university technology.
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Troy D'Ambrosio,
University of Utah
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9:50 - 10:10 Coffee break  
10:10 - 11:10 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy of HSU Truong Nguyen Thanh,
Hoa Sen University
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11:10 - 11:30 MOU Signing between HSU and BSSC HSU and BSSC
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:20 Startup ecosystem and Vietnamese startups in Singapore
As Executive Director of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (VietCham Singapore), David advises various Vietnamese and international enterprises with their local and global business expansion. He will talk about the startup ecosystem of Singapore.
David Nguyen Quang Vu,
VietCham Singapore
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14:20 - 15:10 Mekong Capital’s 14 keys to ensuring the consistent success of its investee companies
Mekong Capital invested in some of Vietnam’s most iconic companies such as MobileWorld (Thegioididong, Dienmayxanh) and Golden Gate (restaurant chain operator). Having been in Vietnam for more than 20 years as founding partner of Mekong Capital, Mr. Freund shares his thinking on how to ensure sustainable growth in Vietnamese startups.
Chris Freund,
Mekong Capital Investments
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break  
15:30 - 16:20 Startup ecosystem in Vietnam - From the point of view of an investor
Mr. Nguyen cofounded and managed VinaCapital in 2003. He now manages Doanh Chu JSC and is board members of various companies. He will share his view of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem.
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Pham Uyen Nguyen,
Doanh Chu JSC
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16:20 - 17:10 How to launch 2 successful coffee startups
Mr. Ninh is a serial entrepreneur in café chain, a very competitive industry in Vietnam. Before founding Coffee House with 18 stores, he cofounded and sold Urban Station. He will share his experience in running these 2 startups.
Nguyen Hai Ninh,
Coffee House

Saturday, July 8th

8:00 - 8:30 Welcoming guests  
8:30 – 8:40 Review Day 1, overview of Day 2 MC
8:40 - 9:30 Building a startup – what to know to do it right
Dr. My shares 5 essentials of entrepreneurship: (1) people, (2) idea, (3) capital, (4) business model and (5) timing.
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Nguyen Thanh My,
My Lan Group
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9:30 - 10:20 Where are the opportunities to materialize startup ideas?
BSSC is a not-for-profit organization that works that supports startup community in Vietnam. Thousands of Vietnamese young entrepreneurs have benefitted from its various programs. BSSC’s director, Ms. Phi, will talk about how BSSC’s programs work and her own view on Vietnamese startups.
Truong Ly Hoang Phi,
Business Startup Support Center
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10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break  
10:40 - 11:30 Say yes to the youth: building an ecosystem to encourage entrepreneurship spirit in the youth
Khoi Le is a student at Stanford University. He works as game designer and programmer for Subdream Studios and Lab programmer for Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab. He will share his passion on virtual reality.
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Khoi Le,
Stanford University
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Lunch break
13:30 - 14:15 Building an education startup in Vietnam William Nguyen,
14:15 - 15:00 Government's role in the startup ecosystem
Dr. Dung will discuss how government agencies serve as a catalyst for Vietnamese startup ecosystem.
Nguyen Viet Dung,
HCMC Department of Science and Technology
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break  
15:15 - 16:00 Enabling business creation at universities
Mr. Marko Seppa will explain how Innovation Partnership Program contributed to the development of startup ecosystem in Vietnam. The program funded startups, ecosystem builders and innovation evangelists (consultants and university lecturers). He will then focus on how to enable business creation at university
Marko Seppa,
Innovation Partnership Program
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16:00 - 16:45 Panel Discussion: Building an ecosystem for startup - Which approach should you take? Marko Seppa,
Nguyen Viet Dung,
Troy D’Ambrosio,
Thinh Nguyen,
Tran Si Chuong
Closing Truong Nguyen Thanh,
Hoa Sen University

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