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Celebrating Entrepreneurship: The 'ABCs of Entrepreneurship' Event EP4 in Vibrant Vietnam



In the heart of a rapidly evolving global economy, where innovation, determination, and unwavering pursuit of dreams define the thrilling journey of entrepreneurship, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and WOWS Global are joining hands to create ripples of inspiration in Vietnam. As the year draws to a close, we invite you to be part of the final installment of the "ABCs of Entrepreneurship" event series in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this vibrant Southeast Asian nation, where the economy is on a constant upswing, we believe there's no better place to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit.

The Essence of the Event: The "ABCs of Entrepreneurship" goes beyond being just an event; it's a unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect with the future leaders of entrepreneurship in Southeast and East Asia. It promises to be a treasure trove of knowledge and networking, providing attendees with the chance to learn from seasoned professionals, celebrate remarkable achievements, and gain invaluable insights into the complexities of fundraising. Your journey into the world of entrepreneurship begins here. 

Registration is now open. Please secure your spot by RSVPing before November 17, 2023: 

Knowledge Session:  

'A to Z of Startup Fundraising': Our event kicks off with a thought-provoking Knowledge Session titled 'A to Z of Startup Fundraising,' expertly led by the distinguished Founder & CEO of WOWS Global, Gagan Singh. This session offers attendees valuable insights into the dynamic world of startup fundraising, shedding light on best practices and proven strategies to secure funding for your entrepreneurial ventures. 

Gagan Singh serves as the CEO of WOWS Global, a Fintech platform that facilitates investor matching. This platform creates connections between promising startups and investors, streamlining both primary and secondary transactions.

Gagan Singh
Gagan Singh

Panel Discussions: 

Following the Knowledge Session, we've organized two captivating panel discussions, promising to be the highlights of the event. The first panel puts the spotlight on local female founders, celebrating their remarkable achievements and sharing their inspiring stories. These female entrepreneurs are breaking barriers and leaving a lasting imprint on the entrepreneurial landscape, and their experiences are poised to kindle the fire in the next generation of women in business.

The second panel features accomplished investors who will provide in-depth insights into the intricacies of fundraising in 2023. These experts will share their perspectives on the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising and offer valuable guidance to entrepreneurs seeking financial support for their ventures. 

Panel 1: Showcasing Vietnam’s Female Founders

Samantha Kapunan is the founder of Satori Lifestyle and Wellness and the co-founder of iWantSeats

Samantha Kapunan
Moderator: Samantha Kapunan

Trinh Thi Hong is the  founder of Minh Hong Biotech and an inspiration to many. 

Minh Hong
Speaker 1: Trinh Thi Hong

Celine Ventalon is the CEO & Founder of Emer; Brand of Womany LTD

Spealer 2: Celine Ventalon

Panel 2: The Future of Vietnam’s Startup Ecosystem: Exploring Investor’s Perspectives

Tharin Sethi is the founding Partner at WOWS Global and an Investor, delved into the intricate differentiators that set venture capital funding apart from traditional capital sources. 

Tharin Sethi
Moderator: Tharin Sethi

Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh is an innovation and e-business expert, with 15 years of experience in working in startups consultancy, business development, management consultancy and training of digital enterprise management; lecturer of e-business, e-government, innovation and Vietnam foreign economy.

Minh Nguyen
Nguyen Dang Tuan Minh

Lý Thùy Dương is the Vice Director at Centre for Technology Incubation & Startup Support, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture & Forestry

Ly Thuy Duong
Lý Thùy Dương

Thao Tran is the Country Director at New Energy Nexus 

Thao Tran
Thao Tran

Alex Nguyen is an Investment Associate at Monk’s Hill. 

Alex Nguyen
Alex Nguyen

Networking Opportunities: 

As we wrap up the event, we invite you to join us for an evening of delightful networking. This presents a fantastic opportunity for our esteemed guests and speakers to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Networking is a cornerstone of any successful entrepreneurial journey, and our event provides the perfect platform for forging new connections and fostering collaborations that can shape the future.

In Conclusion: 

The "ABCs of Entrepreneurship" promises not only to expand your knowledge but also to enrich your professional network and foster collaboration. As we come together to celebrate entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of leaders, your participation in this enriching experience is both an honor and a significant contribution to the entrepreneurial landscape in Southeast and East Asia.

Don't miss out! Register now to secure your spot by November 17, 2023:  

Join us in Hanoi, Vietnam, on November 18, 2023, and be part of this transformative event that will reignite your passion for entrepreneurship and connect you with the future leaders of the industry. We look forward to welcoming you to the "ABCs of Entrepreneurship" in Hanoi.

Watch our previous event here: 

Sky Warisala Chatuchinda is the Regional Communications Officer Southeast and East Asia of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

ABCs of Entrepreneurship:


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Regional Office, in collaboration with WOWs Global, kick-started the inaugural ABCs of Entrepreneurship event on May 13th at The Great Room, Gaysorn Tower. The event witnessed an impressive turnout of over 90 founders, co-founders, and investors.

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