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Vu Thi Thai An - Great Companies Women Entrepreneur Award Winner 2023

Name: Vu Thi Thai An

Business Name: Annie Vu

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Established (Year): 2018

Category/ Industry: Travel, Food, Event and Entertainment Art

Profession/Specialty: Travel/PR Marketing

Social Media: LinkedIn

Company Details:

Tubudd is a company started by Annie Vu, it helps people find a local buddy when someone wants to visit a particular place and do not want to be bounded by language barriers. You can either find a buddy or we can request a buddy as well through this app.

Unique Selling Proposition/ Competitive Advantage:

The website helps you communicate with a local buddy without any language barrier. The local buddies help you find the best deals in the town. With the help of your local buddy, you can have box experiences, go to places you didn’t know about, and travel off the beaten paths.

Challenges Faced During the Journey:

There is a lot of stigma growing up as a female entrepreneur, from friends, family, and society. And people are not supportive but you have to find opportunities and work on it. The tour industry is underwhelming due to robotic schedules, it needs more innovation to make things interesting.

Advice For Women Entrepreneurs:

It will not always be men vs women, it will also be women vs society, norms, and beliefs and sometimes you will be frustrated but that is only when you have to show your true power.



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