Nguyen Minh Tri, a 25-year-old from Vietnam, has been chosen as the best entrepreneur of the year age 30 or under in the Asia-Pacific region in an online vote conducted by the US’s BusinessWeek.com. The readers of BusinessWeek.com were asked to choose from among 25 finalists in the annual competition to find the best entrepreneur age 30 or under in the Asia-Pacific region. The newspaper selected the final 25 from a longer list of suggestions submitted by readers and editors, and then asked readers to vote online. “Nguyen Minh Tri, the top of online voting this year, started two companies, My World and Viet Tech. He has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Portland in Oregon and worked in Silicon Valley as a programmer for Serena Software,” BusinessWeek.com wrote. According to BusinessWeek.com, Nguyen Minh Tri has capitalized on his knowledge of both the U.S. and Vietnam by locating Viet Tech’s offices both in Portland and Ho Chi Minh City. Viet Tech is a software developer and outsourcing specialist that focuses on small and medium businesses. And My World is a Web 2.0 venture that bills itself as the leading social and educational utility in Vietnam, offering users the chance to share news, blogs, photos, music, and other content in both Vietnamese and English. "At a young age, I was inspired and motivated by business and technology. It was my natural aspiration to become an entrepreneur," Tri told BusinessWeek.com Second place in the BusinessWeek.com competition goes to Saloni Malhotra from India. She is the founder and CEO of DesiCrew Solutions.
At third place in the competition is Ari Sudradjat, the founder of PT Braincode Solution in Jakarta, Indonesia./.