Deputy CEO, BSSC
For 13 years, Ms. Vy has been involved in BSSC’s entrepreneurial support activities in Ho Chi Minh City and nationwide
She is a Former Deputy Director of BSSC's Young Enterprise Incubator
She is known as a judge and advisor in various large and small-scale Startup competitions at universities and also a Speaker at numerous startup events and training programs both within and outside Ho Chi Minh City
Additionally, Ms. Vy is a skilled content creator and organizer of many programs for the startup community, such as: Startup Wheel, Startup Trading and Investment Platform, Vietnam Startup Day, Vietnam Young Leaders Forum, Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE), and more
Co-founder and COO, IBP
International Relations Director, BSSC
Ms. Ha Thanh An is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Investment Business Partners (IBP). IBP was founded by veteran entrepreneurs with many years of experience in developing innovation-based businesses in Vietnam. With a network of more than 10,000 local and international technology companies, startups, and technology experts built over the past 12 years, IBP focuses on consulting and supporting businesses to build new growth strategies based on technology and innovation platforms. Some large local and international companies/ corporations that IBP’s expert team has partnered including Vingroup, Hoa Binh Construction Corporation, PNJ, Qualcomm (USA), and SK Group (Korea)
At the same time, Ms. Ha Thanh An is holding the role of International Relations Director at the Business Startup Support Center (BSSC). She designed and implemented the Startup Wheel program for international startups to explore the Vietnamese market. She also implemented other partnership programs between BSSC and international partners such as Quest Ventures (Singapore), Smilegate Investment (Korea), NIPA, KOTRA, etc.
In the period 2018 – 2020, An is the Deputy Director at VinTech City, a member of Vingroup – the largest conglomerate in Vietnam. VinTech City was established with the mission of developing an ecosystem of applied research and technology startups, following the Silicon Valley model. She operated the VinTech Applied Research Fund (VinTech Fund), which is the first private fund to sponsor and support the commercialization of high-tech products by Vietnamese around the world, with a total scale is $10 million USD for 2019 and 2020
Ms. An has the knowledge and deep experience of a technology founder at AntBuddy – the startup she founded in the period 2015 – 2017. She and her team have grown the company from scratch and expanded its business in Vietnam and neighboring markets such as Myanmar and Singapore
She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Economics from the University of Bristol (UK) – one of the Top 10 universities in the UK
Vice Chairman & CEO, GIBC
– Vice Chairman, Global Integration Business Consultants Co. Ltd. (GIBC)
– Founder, Global Smart Security JSC. (GSS)
– Board member, Song Viet JSC
– Board Member, Deputy Director, Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), Vietnam National University HCMC
– Member of the Executive Committee, Managing Director, Vietnam Business & Investment Fast Track (VBI Fast Track)
– President, Young Businesspeople Association of HCMC (YBA-HCM)
– Vice President, Vietnam Youth Federation – HCMC
– Vice President, Vietnam Young Business Association
Mr. Pham Phu Truong is an experienced business executive with a diverse professional background. In his current leadership role at Global Integration Business Consultants (GIBC), he provides counsel to clients on corporate strategy, capacity building, company restructuring and business execution. Deeply knowledgeable in finance and investment, he has personal investments in various fields, including hospitality, real-estate development, high-technology security services, and non-aviation airport businesses. He is also the managing director of VBI Fast Track, a non-profit organization to support Vietnam’s economic growth by facilitating the fast and effective promotion of foreign and domestic investment
Mr. Pham Phu Truong is actively involved in community services to work toward the sustainable development of society. Mr. Truong was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), under Vietnam National University – HCMC. He develops visions and strategies for the Institute, as well as connects academia with business networks and investment funds to promote scientific research, development and application of the circular economy model in Vietnam
He has certain engagement and influence in the local business community as the President of the Young Business Association (YBA) of HCMC, Vice President of Vietnam Youth Federation – HCMC and Vietnam Young Business Association, and co-founder, Organization Board member, and head of event content at Vietnam CEO Forum, the biggest annual event for CEOs in Vietnam. These are prestigious professional platforms for corporate leaders to meet, share experiences and develop business cooperation. He also commits to supporting Vietnam’s startup community by sharing his knowledge and participating as judge or mentor at competitions and programs for startups
CEO of BSSC
Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang has been working in many senior management positions (Branch Manager, Director, etc.) for large companies of which the charter capital is over 80 billion dong) since a young age. She has a lot of experience in the field of business, administration management, human resources, and information technology
Ms. Dieu Hang has a great passion for technology and finance. Besides, being a former student of the first formal course in the National Academy of Public Administration of HCM city with an MBA degree, she has the strength of human resource management. This comprehensive knowledge and experience in many fields give her an edge to share and participate in supporting startup activities
Now, Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang is the CEO of the Business Startup Support Centre
Head of the Organizing Committee for InnoEx
Founder, Chairwoman & CEO IBP
Founder & Chief Strategist BSSC
Vice President HCMC YBA
Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi has been a prominent influencer and key player in the Vietnam innovation ecosystem for more than 15 years. She was among the pioneers who kickstarted the whole ecosystem with the foundation of BSSC–Business Startup Support Center, the very first startup incubator in 2010.
BSSC is the leading incubator and accelerator in Southeast Asia with a network of 200 partners and a community of 30,000 startups from Vietnam and 40 countries. In 2018, she joined Vingroup to set up and lead VinTech City. One of its programmes is Vintech Fund – an R&D grant to sponsor and support the commercialization of high-tech products and R&D projects by Vietnamese researchers around the world. VinTech Fund disbursed more than $10 million USD worth of grant in 2019 and 2020.
Ms. Phi also founded Investment & Business Partners and collaborated with large companies (Hoa Binh Construction Group, Qualcomm – US, SK Group – Korea) in designing, consulting and operating innovation centers, corporate accelerators, innovation investment funds, etc. Some companies in IBP’s portfolio have had significant growth, reaching 10 times their valuation in 3 years despite the pandemic. Recently, IBP actively promoted innovation activities in regional business communities. One of the prominent activities is InnoEx – An annual international event designed to promote innovation and development for the striving business community in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
She is also an active member in the business community. In the role of Vice President of Young Business Association of HCMC (YBA), she initiated and implemented many value-creating programs for the business community such as Vietnam CEO Forum. She also participated as a strategic advisor and host in “The Next Power” premiered on VnExpress, a pioneering talk-show in real stories of Vietnam corporate innovation.
Vice Chairman & CEO, PNJ
Mr. Le Tri Thong is currently Vice Chairman and CEO of PNJ. Mr. Thong is known as a prestigious leader with a solid professional background in management, sharpness in strategic vision, and strong management and business reform capabilities.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in different fields of Vietnam market and Southeast Asia after many years of experience at senior management positions of top companies such as The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Prudential (UK), PNJ
During the period 2013-2017, Mr. Thong was the Founding Partner and Deputy CEO of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Vietnam. He established strategy for BCG to penetrate the Vietnamese market and helped BCG become a strategic consulting partner for a series of government projects, leading corporations in many fields such as banking, insurance, oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, consumer, real estate, etc.
In addition to being a senior corporate manager, he is also an experienced private equity investor (PE) and venture capitalist (VC) with a portfolio of international and Vietnamese companies and startups, focusing on the areas of deep technology (deep-tech), financial technology (fintech), new materials technology, applied information technology …
He is also an enthusiastic and active member in social activities and the business community with many awards and titles. He has just been honored Top 10 Best Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam 2019 – “Giai thuong Sao Do” or Red Star Award
Mr. Le Tri Thong received his MBA from Oxford University (UK), graduating with Distinction. He is an engineer of chemical technology in training – summa cum laude at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City