Minh Tuan Nguyen

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[Startup Grind HCMC] Octover Event Featured Mr Trinh Tuan (BABYME.vn)

“Pursue your passion. That’s the most important thing” – Mr Trinh Tuan, the founder of Babyme.vn If passion is your thing and what drives your startup, you have another advocate of passion’s role in a venture in Mr Trinh Tuan, founder of multiple startups in Vietnam, including babyme.vn. Speaking at the third event of Startup Grind Vietnam Ho Chi Minh chapter, Mr Trinh Tuan, interviewed by another entrepreneur – Ms Alex Tu, recalled his startup stories and shared his perspectives on multiple issues related to building businesses in Vietnam "It all started with passion" Our guest speaker attended Ho Chi Minh University of Technology because of his passion in making robots. It was that passion that drove him to the university and that delayed his graduation. So engrossed in Robocon, a popular competition for those who love building robots, he neglected university study and consequently graduated one year later than planned. Though Mr Trinh Tuan admitted that he barely had any financial gains from his success in Robocon competition, the biggest achievement was the fun derived from doing what he loved to do.

[Startup Grind HCMC] August Event Featured Mr Ho Viet Hai of Triip.me

[A recap of Startup Grind HCMC on 28th August 2014, at Air Lounge coffee shop]

[Startup Grind HCMC] September Event Featured Nguyen Tuan Anh of GrabTaxi

[A recap of Startup Grind HCMC on 25th September 2014, at The House of Saigon coffee shop] "The most important thing is to learn from other people’s mistakes so that you don’t pay the price..." The second floor of The House of  of Saigon was all filled up when hungry-for-success and ambitious young audience, despite a heavy pouring rain, came to Startup Grind Ho Chi Minh’s second interview last Thursday to listen to stories and shared experiences of Mr Nguyen Tuan Anh, General Manager of Grab Taxi Vietnam. In a casual sporty outfit, Mr Nguyen Tuan Anh paid back the effort of the audience with intriguing stories and helpful advice that will allow mistake-prone young entrepreneurs not to pay the price that the speak had to. "Everything started with being bored…" Having graduating from the National University of Singapore, Mr Nguyen Tuan Anh went to work at Yahoo and became Product Manager after two years. The corporate environment; however, bored the young man, prompting him to leave the company and start the path of entrepreneurship. He said that he was bored because he thought he knew everything. However, such a premature thought was quickly extinguished when the hardship of entrepreneurship came to encounter him. Understanding that what happened to him is widely existent among young Vietnamese, he advised that would-be entrepreneurs take a chance at entrepreneurship as soon as possible because no matter how much they think they know, they wouldn’t be aware of how hard it would be. “This is something that can affect people’s life and help people” With that being said, Mr Nguyen Tuan Anh remarked that he was fine as well with those who chose ordinary corporate life over entrepreneurship. According to him, as long as one’s endeavor is creating social values, it does not matter whether one founds a company or has a 9-to-5 job. It is such a belief in creating values for the society that led him to GrabTaxi. Mr Tuan Anh explained that he took the position of General Manager of GrabTaxi Vietnam as he thought the service was helpful to people and could affect people’s life. A common cause that can be found in many entrepreneurs’ stories worldwide!