Tagged: startup

November 11, 2013

6 Lessons for Tech Entrepreneurs

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chris harvey fbnc smart moneyA few weeks ago I joined the “Smart Money” program on FBNC channel here in Saigon. The host, Tran Quoc Tran, asked some great questions and pulled out 6 lessons for tech entrepreneurs from my own experience. Here are the highlights: Continue reading →

May 3, 2013

I’m Hiring!

ITviec IT jobs in Vietnam

I believe that Vietnamese technology professionals have the ability to be some of the best in the world.

That’s why I’m launching ITviec.com, a new job website 100% focused on technology and IT jobs in Vietnam.  Continue reading →

April 28, 2013

It Is Not The Critic Who Counts

I love this quote from Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA:

The-Man-In-The-Arena1“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Continue reading →

January 8, 2013

Lessons Learned at “Startup Vietnam” Conference

“You have to make money.  You have to manage your cash with care.  When you don’t have cash you die.”

Willis Wee
Founder and CEO of Tech in Asia

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November 19, 2012

An Entrepreneurial Story

Sometimes you have a conversation that makes everything so clear.

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November 15, 2012

Vinnie Lauria — Bridging Silicon Valley and Asia

“It’s totally okay to fail. Most entrepreneurs have at least one failure behind them. But they keep moving forward.

Vinnie Lauria
Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures is a Singapore-based early-stage investor in technology companies across Southeast Asia.  Silicon Valley veterans, their vision is to advance and deepen the ties between the Silicon Valley and and Southeast Asia entrepreneurial technology communities.

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November 9, 2012

Advice From 25 Entrepreneurs

Learning from your own mistakes is great.  Learning from other people’s mistakes is even better.

Today I stumbled across an article on David Hauser’s entrepreneurship website titled 25 Entrepreneurs Tell What They’d Wish They’d Known Before They Founding Their First Startup.  It’s excellent.  One of the best bits, below:

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September 13, 2012

Esther Nguyen – Entrepreneurs Must “Almost Die”


“You have this fear in you that washes over you, that you’re
almost going to die, but you’re not ready to die. So this inside
strength just comes and tells you just to keep going, keep

-Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO of Pops

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August 26, 2012

Sales Low? You Have a Value Problem or Sales Problem.

Are your sales low?

If so, you have a value problem or a sales problem.  If you’re really unlucky you have both problems.  Figure out the root of your problem right now and fix it.

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June 24, 2012

Federico Folcia – Avoid These Top Startup Mistakes

“You have to force yourself to launch. That’s the most important, getting that out of the way as soon as possible.”

– Federico Folcia, Founder and CEO of Roomorama.com

I met Federico at an Echelon startup event in Saigon in April.  His presentation about startup mistakes to avoid was outstanding.  He spoke from the heart as an entrepreneur who has made painful mistakes and learned from them.  I spoke with him after his presentation and we hit it off.  Federico is a super friendly and passionate guy.

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