Adrian is the Program Director of Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) an accelerator and seed stage fund based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. VIISA aims to invest US$6M into building 100 global startups from Vietnam. VIISA runs a 4 month acceleration program by investing $30K into each startup. Promising companies will get up to US$200K of follow-on investment.
Previously, Adrian was a Lean Startup Coach and Program Manager at Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI Asia), Southeast Asia’s first accelerator. He helped start JFDI Discover, a 3 week online pre-acceleration course and coached over 1000 startup founders in the region. Adrian also helped kickstart the corporate innovation programs at JFDI, working on open innovation workshops and product development sprints with companies like Bosch, Sivantos, Manulife, Prosiebensat.1 and many more.
He was the co-founder of 2 startups, SquareCrumbs, an Edutech mobile learning app and Remember, a photo security app.
Originally from Singapore, he moved his young family to their second home in Ho Chi Minh City.
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