Chairman Of IMEX PAN PACIFIC GROUP Donated 1 Billion VND To VNUHCM Startup Fund

In the morning of June 17th, at VNUHCM-University of Economics and Law, Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen – Chairman of the Imex Pan Pacific Group attended a talkshow with over 300 VNUHCM students on the topic of start-up.

Attending the meeting were Prof.Huynh Thanh Dat, President of VNUHCM; Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia, Vice President of VNUHCM; Representatives of the Rectorate Board of VNUHCM member universities; Representatives of functional departments and affiliated units of VNUHCM.

Mr. Johnathan Hanh Nguyen donated 1 billion VND to the VNUHCM Start-up fund to support 5 start-up projects of students. “Students who have start-up ideas, please send to the Center for start-up of VNUHCM. 5 good projects will be supported, each of which will be granted 200 million VND. If it is an excellent start-up project, I will support to accelerate it, “said Johnathan Hanh Nguyen.

In addition to this “1-billion program”, the Imex Pan Pacific Group will also collaborate with VNUHCM to open discount stores of branded goods as well as fast food restaurants and ensure food hygiene and safety in VNUHCM campus to serve students.

At the talkshow, Speaker Jonathan Hanh Nguyen also shared with the attending students his own experiences in start-up, from the very first job as a Honda motorbikes seller, a car cleaner in the US to serving as a financial inspector for Boeing and then returned to Viet Nam to become a successful businessman as nowadays. “We can start-up anytime, anywhere. Start-up ideas usually come from the things around you. However, to have big start-ups, we should have strategies, business plans as well as do market research. I advise you not to start-up with coffee because now the market is saturated and difficult to be expanded”, said Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen.

Answering students’ questions about how good start-up ideas are, qualities to be a successful businessman, how to win negotiations, etc. Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen stated that: “Necessary merits to be a successful businessman are possessing hard-working spirit, knowing your strengths and weakness, ensuring business ethics, contributing to the community and especially strictly following state laws. Having all of that and you can be a legit successful businessman”.

At the end of the talkshow, the first person to launch HCMC – Manila (the Philippines) air route said to the attending students: “Study well; stay tuned to the news, read lots of newspapers to get information. Be good children in your family and think of contributing to the country with your ability and intelligence. Wherever you go, whatever you do, once you succeed, remember to contribute to our country”.

Before that, Mr. Johnathan Hanh Nguyen also had a meeting with VNUHCM’s leaders and other related units on investment cooperation for the development of VNUHCM.

Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen is one of the top businessmen in Vietnam. His Imex Pan Pacific Group owns many renowned brands with the annual revenue of over 600 million USD and creates over 25 thousand jobs. He has received many awards as well as medals of Viet Nam.


Prof.Huynh Thanh Dat, President of VNUHCM, giving flowers to Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen.

Students asking questions to Speaker Jonathan Hanh Nguyen.

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