We all have a story…but we all do not have Rita Nguyen’s story. Rita is Vietnamese by birth and grew up in Canada…her mother and father literally escaped from Vietnam in 1979 after 14 attempts with Rita and her siblings. After thriving in the corporate world, Rita decided she wanted to go to Vietnam and learn about the tech scene there. Once there, she realized she loved it so much, she could not leave. Another trip to Myanmar and another world of opportunities opened up.
When Rita arrived in 2012, access to the internet was spotty at best, SIM cards were unheard of or insanely expensive and the digital infrastructure was nonexistent. All Rita saw was opportunity…We had a super discussion at the rapid speed of development of all things digital in Myanmar and just how quickly things can change in a short period of time.
One of the many interesting things that we discussed was that the build out of the mobile networks in Myanmar was the first time that a country built a data-first network prior to building out its voice network...
17 Entrepreneurs Who Set Up Businesses in New Countries
Moving to a new country is never easy - it’s a feat only a small % of people successfully achieve.
Moving to a new country with the goal of setting up a business there is only achieved by an even smaller subset of adventurous types.
Each story is a narrative of failure and success, and although each has its own unique outcome, they all blaze a trail for those that follow in their wake. Featuring: Rita Nguyen,Steven Liew,Bart Bellers, Bay McLaughlin,Kyle Ellicott,Thomas Pouplin,Jerome ...>> Go to the full episode page
10 Inspiring Women Shaping Asia’s Startup Ecosystem
There will come a time when we will stop talking about "female entrepreneurs" and only “entrepreneurs"... but we are not there yet. There is a long way to go. But here in Asia, we are seeing rapid progress.
It’s not a shortage of ambition or talent, it’s a shortage of media coverage. It’s all very organizing programs to support female entrepreneurs, but real change happens in the stories we share and tell to the next generation. The more successful female entrepreneurs we showcase, the mo...>> Go to the full episode page