Mar 7

Vietnam Tech: Going Global Blockchain + Crypto

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00 PM at CirCO Hoang Dieu

Join the GlobalSouthTech (GST) and TechShake community on Thursday, March 7th for a conversation with tech leaders representing VC investors, blockchain/crypto companies, and platforms.

The goal of this event is to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and resources for tech startups/companies in Vietnam that want to expand in South East Asia, China and other markets worldwide. You’ll also gain some insight into how the rapidly changing blockchain landscape is (or can be) relevant to Vietnamese and SEA companies.

Some Key Takeaways:
What are some interesting things happening in China and other ecosystems in SEA?
Who are the key ecosystem players to know if you want to enter one of these markets?
What are the latest vertical trends in each startup scene?
What are some red flags in terms of doing business and receiving investments?
What are some secrets about each ecosystem that only locals understand

The goal of GlobalSouthTech (GST) is to foster and create cross-border partnerships in the area of investments, AI, fintech, Technology-Media-Telecom, edtech, e-commerce and product market expansion between the emerging markets of the Global South (East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia).

MOX Accelerator in Taipei and Chinaccelerator in Shanghai who help startups expand throughout Asia are our close partners. Hyperledger is a global giant that advances cross-industry blockchain technologies through an open source collaborative effort. GlobalSouthTech originally got started in New York City; we are now in more than 43 different cities worldwide and we’ve organized over 60 meetups connecting tech people around the world.

Host:
Adrian Avendano is the founder of the Latin America Tech Meetup and GlobalSouthTech now a community in 43 different cities with the goal to bridge all emerging tech ecosystems around the world. Adrian in an Irish national born in Mexico City, and raised in New York City, and has travelled to 70 countries. Additionally, he has lived and worked in Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Poland, Holland, Berlin, UK, Manila, Yangon, Seoul, Bangkok, San Francisco and Copenhagen. Adrian started his first company in Ireland in 2008, which received funding from Enterprise Ireland in 2011. In 2013 he received funding from the StartupChile program. Adrian has a computer science degree and has been coding for over 13 years. Since 2008 then he has been starting tech companies that connect people. Including Peoplehunt, CrowdScanner, and Meetforeal.

Panelists:

Lace Nguyen – Communications Specialist at 500 Ventures

500 Startups Vietnam is a $14 million fund to invest in 80-100 Vietnam-connected startups by 2020. We provide finance, mentorship, and connections to both global and regional startups. Our phở-nominal portfolio companies are pioneering fintech, e-commerce, logistics, adtech, edtech, and other verticals.

Lam Tran – Co-Founder and CEO at WisePass

Lam Tran is a passionate marketer with +10 years of experience striving to bring innovative solutions that are numbers driven. A solid foundation in business development / online marketing backed by analytical competencies and strong skills in cross-cultural communication and language (French, English, Vietnamese)

He is working now on building a whole new platform connecting brands and consumers on mobile. Bottom line is how to create a genuine relationship and keep brands on the top of their game through data and analytics.

Domink Weil – Co-founder Bitcoin Vietnam

Born and raised in Europe’s Financial Capital Frankfurt/Main, Dominik has been an early adopter and pioneer in the space of digital currencies. He is currently active as the Co-Founder & COO of Vietnam’s first & leading Digital Asset Exchange & has been leading the efforts of the organization to implement Blockchain-based Remittance payments with the goal to provide faster processing times and lower transaction fees. Dominik was also involved in the organization of Vietnam’s first Fintech & Blockchain Conference “Blockfin Asia”. Dominik has been speaking about the impact and opportunities of Digital Currencies at various international conferences in locations such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Tel Aviv for the past couple of

Our Supporters:
MOX — the Mobile Only Accelerator — helps the best mobile startups from around the world acquire millions of users in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. MOX has 130+ million users on its smartphone platform and offers free user acquisition and investment in return for equity and revenue share. The strategic partnership kicks off with a three-month accelerator program and includes up to 250k new users to optimize retention and monetization market by market. Based in Taipei, MOX is operated by SOSV – the Accelerator VC – a venture fund with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators in the Internet, Hardware, Biotech and Food spaces.

Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training, and resources from mentors, partners, and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues into the startups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan.

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