Andrew Rowan
Andrew is an entrepreneur who spends most of his time in Southeast Asia and is keenly interested in emerging markets, future industries, and innovative technologies. He has a business and technology integration background and writes about trends, information, and events related to business, technology, and culture in Vietnam and Southeast Asia for GKTA Group.
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Cash is still king in Vietnam, but two fintech firms look to bring a drastic change

Cash is still king in Vietnam, but two fintech firms look to bring a drastic change

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 03 May, 2016

The two companies—MatchMove Pay and Tapp Commerce—are offering new ways for Vietnamese consumers to participate in the growing digital economy 

Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program sees changes this year

Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program sees changes this year

EVENTS, FEATURES, VIETNAM | 21 Apr, 2016

Vietnam is fortunate to have many young people who are eager to learn, explore, and contribute their way to recognised success 

Startup Spring: A busy time ahead for Vietnam's startups

Startup Spring: A busy time ahead for Vietnam's startups

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 07 Mar, 2016

This month, there will be an assortment of events across Vietnam to celebrate startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation 

3 startups, 3 subscription boxes...a new wave rises in Vietnam

3 startups, 3 subscription boxes...a new wave rises in Vietnam

BUSINESS, FEATURES, VIETNAM | 26 Jan, 2016

Meet Jouet Box, Ma Belle Box and 2Guys1Box. With diverse offerings and positive word of mouth, these startups are looking to be first movers in a new market 

Are Vietnamese startups ready to take the world by storm?

Are Vietnamese startups ready to take the world by storm?

BUSINESS, FEATURES, VIETNAM | 16 Jan, 2016

According to entrepreneur Andrew Rowan, the country has a good startup ecosystem and healthy foreign investor interest to take on the world 

The open source era dawns in Vietnam with fab labs arriving on scene

The open source era dawns in Vietnam with fab labs arriving on scene

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 07 Aug, 2015

A comprehensive look at Vietnam's burgeoning open source movement and the players involved and why you should get in now 

"1 out of 3 Samsung phones are made in Vietnam"

FEATURES, SOUTH KOREA, VIETNAM | 13 May, 2015

As Samsung ramps up investments and smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam, what opportunities does the Southeast Asian country offer? 

A closer look into Vietnam's changing startup landscape

A closer look into Vietnam's changing startup landscape

FEATURES, VIETNAM | 27 Feb, 2015

Last weekend we sat down with Chris Zobrist, the Senior Innovation Partnerships Expert at the IPP, and he shared his thoughts on operating in Vietnam, the potential for entrepreneurship and innovation on a loc... Read More