Remi was private banker during 12 years for entrepreneurs and leaders, and they inspired him to set up my own start-up. After 4 years of a great adventure, he sold his stocks and moved to Vietnam, taking with him the energy of this experience and a strong entrepreneur mindset.
Charles has been now in Vietnam for the past 3 years. During this time he has worked in one of the biggest e-commerce startup, leflair.vn. But he also worked in food distribution which gave him a good picture of the needs of brands and distributors there.
Aeho provides smart data solutions to apply experiential marketing strategies for FMCG – Pharma – cosmetics companies.
They help brands delivering a compelling buying experience across every touchpoint. Omnichannel has never been so easy!
Jaafar is an IT engineer, holding an MBA. A strong believer in the power of decentralisation to revolutionize our daily life. Throughout his career, Jaafar has participated in building several techs and green start-ups in Africa and Europe. He has also co-founded various blockchain related startups such as Decentral Magazine and Blockchain House.
To ensure a better energy transition, electrify Network is building an ecosystem of energy blockchain solutions. Their mission is to provide the most reliable, efficient, and secure technical solution for decentralized grid management and peer to peer trading of electricity, using blockchain, smart contracts, IoT technology and AI.
Canh is co-founder & CEO of Viec.co. He has almost 10 years of working experience in e-commerce, product management, supply chains & operations management where he had to deal with an exponential growth of e-commerce industry and a challenge of peak time season. He graduated at MIT-Zaragoza, major in Supply Chain & Operations Management.
Viec.co is an on-demand staffing platform startup that aims to solve a challenge of the modern business world – the volatility in workload. We find currently available solutions to the challenge of to raising operations capacity within 24 hours deeply unsatisfactory. On the other hand, Vietnam has 29 million free own-account workers and unpaid family workers. Viec.co aims to unlock this vast human resource, by optimizing the staffing process, to bring jobs to the people, and bring workers to employers.
Ian is a tech enthusiast and digital business architect turned entrepreneur with over three decades’ experience across Europe, USA and Asia. In Europe, Ian was a video game whizkid with many household titles and Christmas #1’s to his name. Your older delegates may well still remember his games. In USA, Ian setup his own 3D game studio in Hollywood, working on major arcade game and movie conversions such as Braveheart and Harry Potter. In Asia, has continued to pursue a career in making digital dreams come true.
GKIM is a boutique software design and production studio. GKIM partners with business owners to design and build digital platforms for startups and established businesses. Their unique approach to digitizing business ideas helps deliver them on time, to budget and with significant assurances of success. With awards for its entertainment, marketing and government solutions, GKIM has a rich range of proven skills to bring to the very disparate and exciting challenges of its customers.
Pierre is Partner of Rosemont Business Services Asia. He developed significant experience and innovative solutions in corporate, tax and immigration matters for his clients. Pierre graduated in Business from ESSEC Business School and also holds a Master’s degree in Law. Prior to joining Rosemont, Pierre was a legal consultant in a top-tier Singapore-based law firm where he was in charge of corporate, tax and immigration matters. He has experience advising companies and individuals on their investment or commercial projects as well as their relocation in Singapore and South East Asia.
With qualified and experienced teams of accountants, tax advisors and lawyers, as well as strategic partnerships worldwide, Rosemont Vietnam is a multi-disciplinary advisory firm providing services to entrepreneurs and corporations, for the structuring and administration of their affairs.
Country Incubator Manager @ Songhan Incubator (SHi)
Co-Founder & Operation Manager @ IGo Travel
Member of Board of Advisory, Hospitality Institute, University of Economy Ho Chi Minh City
Songhan Incubator (SHi) is one of the business incubators founded in Da Nang City (Vietnam) in early 2017. It is contributing to build up a solid network to support start-ups and entrepreneurs, not only in Da Nang City, but also in the regions. It also helps create a startup ecosystems in the whole nation, especially in the three big cities: Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. SHi has for mission to “Spread the spirit of entrepreneurship – Nurture business talents”. SHi has a focus on implementing two main activities: consultancy services on building up start-up ecosystems in local communities, and the Vietnam Tourism Start-up (VTS) program : a series of workshops and training courses emphasising the incubation, acceleration and investment in start-up projects on hospitality, tourism and service industries.
Peter has twenty years of experience in M&A and private equity with deep knowledge of Vietnam, having worked in the market since 2008. Prior to founding ABB, he was Business Development Director at Saigon Securities (SSI) in Hanoi. Before Vietnam, he has worked as an executive in companies such as Novator Partners LLP, a family office in London which, inter alia, managed a $300m fund investing in private equity in Central and Eastern Europe, Deutsche Bank, Fox-Pitt, Kelton (now Macquarie Capital) and started his career working in the emerging markets fund accounting office at Capital International S.A. He holds Masters’ degrees from University of Copenhagen and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
Asia Business Builders is an early-stage private equity fund solely focused on investing in smaller Vietnamese companies through minority investments combined with operational assistance. The fund is the private equity arm of ABB Merchant Banking which has advised on over $200m of M&A transaction in the Vietnamese market since 2013. The fund is backed by two European governments and by prominent Nordic and Vietnamese families.
Before founding Fram^, Max Bergman was founder and Managing Director of Milvik Lanka – Sri Lanka’s largest mobile micro insurance provider. He sold more than 3 million policies, with 300 employees and reached profitability over 5 years. He was also previously Entrepreneur-In-Residence in Zalora with Rocket Internet in Malaysia and started his career in banking and consulting in Sweden and UK. He holds a Master of Science in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and NUS in Singapore.
Fram Skandinavien AB is a Swedish-Vietnamese Venture Building & IT-development group with operations in broader South East Asia. Fram^ was founded and built by passionate company builders and top talented engineers (the management of fram^ come from Kinnevik, Rocket Internet, McKinsey & Company, Ericsson, Lazada and Bima). In order to expand and accelerate the Venture Building activities, the group IPO:ed on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm in October 2017 (Ticker FRAMB).
For over 15 years JetBrains have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. They help developers work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks to enable them to stay focused on code design and the big picture. They provide tools to explore and familiarize with code bases faster. Their products make taking care of quality during all stages of development and spending less time on maintenance tasks easy.