Andrew P. Rowan is an American entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang since 2013. As the founder and director of GKTA Group, he established a partnership with the Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), which accelerates growth for startups originating in Vietnam, with support from the governments of Vietnam and Finland. A leading expert on entrepreneurship, startups, and economic development, Andrew has collaborated on innovation initiatives in Vietnam with the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, as well as with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology. He graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University and holds a master’s degree in international business from Hult International Business School.
My experience ranges from systems integration (smart homes, i.e., residential) to crowdfunding and public-private partnerships. After a failed startup in Saigon in 2013, I focused more on content creation and consulting. These days I am interested in hydroponics, aquaculture, new media, and innovative investment vehicles. I consider myself an amateur and aspiring calligrapher and love to bike, hike, and tour on a motorcycle. Currently, I’m getting acquainted with a harmonica.
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