Mr.
HO HONG HAI

College of Business and Management, VinUni

Mr.
NGUYEN BAO NGUYEN

CTO & Co-Founder, Bizzi Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Bao Nguyen is currently the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bizzi Vietnam – a cost management and automated reconciliation platform for businesses. With a vision of building the product, Mr. Nguyen was able to simultaneously build a powerful product that could serve large-scale customers with minimal resources required. Prior to establishing Bizzi Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Bao Nguyen had more than 10 years of leadership experience at renowned companies including FPT, Vexere, Uiza, and Global Fashion Group.

Mr.
NGUYEN VAN VU AN

Director, Tra Vinh Business Incubator
Director, The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tra Vinh University

Positions and working unit:

  • Principal lecturer, PhD student, Master of Banking and Finance.
  • Director of Tra Vinh Business Incubator;
  • Director of The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tra Vinh University;
  • Member of the National Innovation Start-up Advisory Council;
  • Vice Chairman of Tra Vinh Start-up Advisory Council;
  • Chief Coordinator of the Mekong Delta Start-up Support Network;
  • Leader of Tra Vinh University’s Startup Advisory and Support Expert Group.

Professional experience:

  • More than 06 years of experience in training and mentoring startup projects.
  • Judging and mentoring for many startup competitions in Tra Vinh province (organized by Tra Vinh Provincial Union, Department of Science and Technology of Tra Vinh Province, Tra Vinh Women’s Union, Tra Vinh University, Tra Vinh SME Project).
  • Organizing many competitions and major events on start-ups at school, regional and international scale.
  • Advisor to Tra Vinh University Student Cooperative.
  • Author of 10 books on entrepreneurship knowledge and skills.

Educational background:

  • 2006-2010: Bachelor of Economics from Can Tho University.
  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Banking and Finance from Can Tho University.
  • 2012-2014: Master of Banking and Finance from Can Tho University.
  • 2021-present: Ph.D. student in banking and finance at Tra Vinh University.

Certifications for entrepreneurship: 

  • Vietnam record: Edited the most books on entrepreneurship knowledge and skills published, used as materials for entrepreneurship training programs at colleges and universities.
  • Mentoring innovative start-ups that create social impact.
  • Innovative entrepreneurship training program.
  • Manage startup projects and build an innovative startup ecosystem.
  • TOT Entrepreneurship Course for trainers.
Ms.
CAO NGUYEN YEN VI

Director, Student Center, Hong Bang University

Ms.
TRAN THI NGOC DIEP

Head, Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer,
International University, VNU - Ho Chi Minh City

After getting a Ph.D. degree from the Michigan State University (USA) under VEF scholarship in 2018, Dr. Tran Thi Ngoc Diep returned to work at the International University (IU) – VNU-HCM and was appointed Head of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Dr. Diep is also the key coordinator of the United Nations University’s Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Southern Vietnam (RCE Southern Vietnam). Dr. Diep has actively supported of IU students and lecturers’ activities on technology transfer, innovation, and education for sustainable development. Dr. Diep has participated as a judge and mentor in domestic and international startup competitions, such as Social Business Creation in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Dr.
LUONG THAI BAO

Head of International Finance Department, Institute of Banking and Finance,
National Economics University

Dr. Luong Thai Bao completed his PhD in Economics from Paris Nord University, France with the dissertation about developing countries’ growth, technology, and human capital.

He is serving as the Head of the Department of International Finance, Institute of Banking and Finance, National Economics University, Hanoi and always aims to promote the role of green finance in Vietnam.

He held the position of Professional Advisor of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program in English, E-BBA in 2009 – 2015 and Head of the Executive Board of the Bachelor of Financial Technology Program in 2020 – 2022 of National Economics University; Co-head of Fintech Village 2020 – 2023, Techfest Vietnam; and Co-Founder of Vietnam Corporate Governance Initiative (VCGI).

Mr.
DO HOANG THANG

Vice Director, Technology Business Incubation Center (HCMUT-TBI)

Ms.
NGUYEN THI THANH THUY

Lecturer at School of Advanced Study, Ho Chi Minh City Open University

Since 2012, after 7 years of working at several enterprises, Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy started working at the School of Advanced Study – Ho Chi Minh City Open University. In 2017, Ms. Thuy received a PhD scholarship and since 2021, she has returned and continued serving as a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City Open University.

Ms. Thuy specializes in teaching Commercial Banking and Credit Appraisal.

Ms.
HUYNH HONG MAI

Deputy Director, Nguyen Tat Thanh University Innovation Incubation Center (NIIC)

POSITIONS AND WORKING UNITS: 

  • Deputy Director of Nguyen Tat Thanh University Innovation Incubation Center (NIIC). 
  • Member of Vietnam Startup Mentors Alliance (VSMA).
  • Member of the Southern Start-up Support Advisory Council.
  • Member of Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC).
  • Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Director of Fresh Deli Ltd. 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Master of Economics.
  • A university lecturer teaching Entrepreneurship who was trained with the Innovation Partnership Program – IPP Finland and WISE, Entrepreneurial of Westminster Kingsway College.

CERTIFICATE: 

  • Mentor and Coach of S-Growth Innovation Coaching (SIC).
  • Mentor and Coach of Social Business Creation -HEC – Université de Montréal, Canada.
  • Mentorship by Griffin Worx, Mentor Impact by VCCI.
  • Consultant of JICA’s new business.

EXPERIENCES: 

  • 10 years of operation in enterprises, 15 years in the field of training.
  • 10 years as a Trainer and Mentor of entrepreneurship at universities, colleges, enterprises, and the Central Union. Building an innovative startup ecosystem in provinces and cities.
  • 4 years as Facilitator of the Active Citizens for Social Enterprise Class of British Council and APCEIU’s Global Citizen.
Associate Professor Ph.D.
TRAN CAO DE

Director, Center for Student Consultancy, Assistentcy and Start-up - Can Tho University

Associate Professor Dr. Tran Cao De, former Head of the Faculty of IT and Communications, at Can Tho University, has taught information technology subjects at Can Tho University since 1994, is currently the Director of the Center for Student Consultancy, Assistentcy, and Start-up, in charge of business cooperation, consulting and supporting student entrepreneurship; participate in teaching entrepreneurship and innovation; advising some start-up projects of students of Can Tho University.