My-Tien Vo is a founder coach, startup strategist and brand strategist who has worked closely with founders, co-founders and startup teams of different personalities and styles. They’ve hailed from various industries, which included construction, education, electrical, healthcare, hospitality, legal, nonprofit, professional services, real estate, retail, and technology. She has been immersed in the startup landscape since 1998—as founder, co-founder, e-commerce director, brand strategist, product manager, content developer, operations manager, researcher, coach, team builder, and crisis manager.
Her work with founders has led to many successful launches and also a share of stalled operations. As an integral member of many startup teams, Vo has had first-hand experience of what works and what doesn’t work. She felt compelled to share her entrepreneurial insights after one of her startups failed—in spite of possessing many winning attributes. What began as an essay for her blog has evolved into two books: The Founder’s Manifest – For Anyone Starting a New Business and The Navigator – Develop Founder Skills to Lead Your Startup Successfully.
Prior to embarking on her entrepreneurial path, Vo worked for an investment bank, an international management consulting firm, wireless service providers, and a multi-channel retailer. Her corporate experiences proved a valuable asset to her startup endeavors.
Vo earned a B.A. with Honors from Brown University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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