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“Vietnam technology startup scene has become one of the most anticipated scene in SEA region.”
There are numerous illustrations to why the statement is true with one being the recent visit of Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google), and others, such as one article on the profound site Virgin.com that claims Ho Chi Minh City is amongst the top hubs for startup. In addition to those examples, the fact that Richard Branson too has recently paid a tour to Vietnam as well as the presence of several global entrepreneurial companies (like Misfit Wearable that has been acquired by Fossil Group, or adatao.com, etc) further suggest that Saigon might just has become a city-to-go for prospective startups.
Why me? Why this startup triip?
The first time I made a startup tour on triip.me was 3 years ago with all but one simple wish: to make friends and introduce the energetic Vietnam to the world as a place that is stuffed with remarkable technology innovation, and foremost, opportunity. After 2 years of constantly trying, I can now proudly announce that I’ve known amazing people and made really meaningful lasting relationship along the line. Most importantly, during my journey with triip.me, sweat and tear have been shred, together with those reviews that you can refer to in the links below:
Simply brilliant! Ngan is clearly well connected. Before the trip, we discussed my specific interests and she created the itinerary, which reflected my needs.
All the people I met were of high quality. They were interesting and willing to share. It was a fantastic afternoon and one that both informed and inspired.
If you are interested in the startup world in Vietnam, this is an awesome way to get introduced. Highly recommendable.From Tomas Bay - Founder at BlueLobster.co
Startup tour 101
Before you proceed to book my triip, make sure that you are well accustomed to the following instruction:
1. This is a personalized tour which is and will be designed to fit each person’s needs. Because in the entrepreneurial world, every topic in itself is vast enough to cover a year’s worth of persisting learning, that’s why it is strongly advised that you send me a request that clearly states your interests (as specific as possible). I will send you a checklist (//or list, not clear) prior to our tour.
2. For every tour, I will introduce you to 3 or 4 influencers who are currently operating in the field that you want to know more about. We all love mutual information sharing, right? That’s why please make sure that you have something to bring onto the table as well. Our local specialists would love to learn something from you, too.
3. A start tours will usually take from 2 hours to 4 hours on average. I will mainly hook you up with local people, although if you request, I can also take you to co-working space and/or café that possess 3D printing technology.
4. Please be informed that the tour need to be finalized at least 72 hours prior to the tour commencing day because necessary preparation and appointments will need to be made. Under urgent circumstances, I will still be able to work out a tour for you, albeit quality will be questionable.
5. If you are arranging a team tour (2-6 persons) or a group tour (7 or more persons), please contact me in details. I can also provide those kinds of service.
- Mengyu Chiang(17/11/2017)
Ngan is really professional and kindly. We did have a great time with her.Very Recommend !
- Pichittra Thongdach(29/10/2017)
- Lit San Lim(04/07/2017)
- Neng Sukanya(25/06/2017)
This trip is great. Ngan is very informative so I get a lot of useful information about startup in Saigon. She also help you to develop your own business in VN. It is very wonderful.
- Dare Chia(30/03/2016)
Had a great afternoon with Ngan and the various entrepreneurs and startup bosses. Really learnt alot about the business culture of Vietnam, and not just Ho Chi Minh. Highly educational and recommended!
- Terri Leung(11/03/2016)
Ngan has great connection in Town and even in Hanoi! She is very well connected and can arrange based on our interest and requirements. She shared about the startup environment with us and also introduced some founders of startup companies here. It gave us good insights into the VN startup and the culture. Besides, Ngan herself did a lot of researches as well which can make our conversation a very fruitful one. I would definitely recommend her if you want to know bit more about the Startup development or connect with some Startup people around.
- Abhishek Chakraborty(03/11/2015)
Ngan has been super helpful to us. She is ver well connected and arranged for several meetings with various different startup enthusiasts, in various levels of success. We made fantastic contacts and learnt a lot of the Vietnamese startup scene. I totally recommend this trip to anyone who is even remotely interested in startups --- its worth every penny that you will spend. Lastly, its a great way to meet the locals in a city, get to know them and exchange cultural differences.
- Mircea Eftemie(29/07/2015)
Worth all your pennies and highly recommended! Ngan is super professional and will connect you to anyone you need - just like back home. She made sure we understood the startup environment, introduced us to some great founders which gave us the proper insights into the culture and Vietnamese startup ecosystem.
- Alex Quek(23/07/2015)
Highly recommended! Ngan is an excellent guide as she takes you on a tour to see some of the promising tech startups in HCM. It has been a rewarding experience for me.
- Phuong Do(23/04/2015)
Really worth it! I would recommend this tour to people who want to have an insight in the startup eco system in HCMC. Because Ngan is so well connected she is able to customize the tour for you which makes it an even better experience. Besides that Ngan is a very professional and lovely person!
- Tomas Bay(07/03/2015)
Simply brilliant! Ngan is clearly well connected. Before the trip, we discussed my specific interests and she created the itinerary, which reflected my needs. All the people I met were of high quality. They were interesting and willing to share. It was a fantastic afternoon and one that both informed and inspired. If you are interested in the startup world in Vietnam, this is an awesome way to get introduced. Highly recommendable.
- randy chee(18/10/2014)
I would highly recommend individuals whom are exploring the start-up community in Saigon to book Ngan's tour as she is extremely connected and knowledgeable with what is happening in the market. Ngan was also considerate of my time and assisted in scheduling appointments with several of the leading start-up companies in Saigon. Finally, Ngan was helpful in making additional introductions to other individuals during my short stay here.
- Sarah Logan(13/09/2014)
This was a fantastic and insightful tour! Ngan was very considerate in getting in contact with me before the tour to find out what I was interested in, and did an outstanding job in finding the perfect people for me to speak to - I was very impressed. Ngan's network is astounding, and I met some very, very impressive people through her. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the start-up space and also anyone interested in understanding this exciting, forward-looking part of Saigon's identity.
- Ting Kelly(29/05/2014)
We had an amazing time talking to so many interesting entrepreneurs and VCs on our tour. Ngan was very diligent about reaching out to us before the tour to learn about what we were interested in. She knows everyone in the startup community and is dedicated to strengthening and celebrating the successes of the startup community. Thanks Ngan!
- Tri Pham(24/01/2014)
Fabulous tour guide. If you want to know all the power players of the startup scenes in Vietnam, consider to book a tour with Ngan. Best tour ever. Whether it's ecommerce, or payment, or online education, or mobile app dev, etc..., Ngan knows it all. Her contact network is astounding. Will repeat for another industry tour in my next time to visit Vietnam ^.^
- Hieu Le(01/10/2013)
I came back Vietnam for a short time and was very lucky to introduced to Ngan for her tour. Ngan is very well-connected and really know which companies/teams to introduce to me. She arranged the places and time very conveniently. I would certainly take the tour with her again next time for updates with the latest of start-up landscape in Saigon.
- Linh Vu(27/09/2013)
The must-take tour for any entrepreneur/investors coming to Vietnam. I'm back to Vietnam to continue working on my startup from San Francisco, this trip let me tap into the exciting startup scenes and get connected with fellow Vietnamese startup entrepreneurs - the passionate, big dreaming and resilient young and young-at-heart people.
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