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The Quoc Khanh Show

Jun 20, 2019

Andrew Rowan, the author of Startup Vietnam, a book that just came out in April 2019, shares his observations on the Vietnam's business environment and what it takes for foreign investors and entrepreneurs to be successful. He found out that process-oriented people are likely to become the most successful founders in Vietnam. Startup Vietnam is a great guideline and overview of the Vietnam's business ecosystem. It is helpful for anyone who is interested in doing business or starting up in Vietnam. 


Andrew P. Rowan is an American entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang since 2013. As the founder and director of GKTA Group, he established a partnership with the €11 million Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Program (IPP2), which accelerates growth for Vietnam-based startups, with support from the governments of Vietnam and Finland. 

Recognized as a leading expert on entrepreneurship, startups, and economic development, Andrew has collaborated on innovation initiatives in Vietnam with the US Embassy in Hanoi, as well as with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology. He graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University and holds a master’s degree in international business from Hult International Business School. His work or writings have been featured in Tech in Asia, e27, and Tech Wire Asia, among other international publications. 


You can find his book on Amazon or in Barnes Noble website.