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About Andrew P. Rowan
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 €11 million Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Program (IPP2), which accelerates growth for Vietnam-based startups, with support from the governments of Vietnam and Finland.
Recognized as a leading expert on entrepreneurship, startups, and economic development, Andrew has collaborated on innovation initiatives in Vietnam with the US 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. His work or writings have been featured in Tech in Asia, e27, and Tech Wire Asia, among other international publications.
A skilled moderator and panelist, Andrew has presented on entrepreneurship and innovation topics at New York University; the University of California, Davis; and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Andrew is a member of the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) and the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN). Born in Mount Vernon, New York, he is a graduate of Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.