Country Lead – Draper Startup House Member Since 2023

Aaron Everhart is a well-known figure in Vietnam’s startup ecosystem as the CEO of Draper Startup House Vietnam. Originally from the United States, Aaron started his career in branding for global clients such as FedEx, Frito-Lay, HP, and AT&T while working at global agencies Landor and Grey. In 2005, he moved to Vietnam as a foreign investor, and in 2013, he founded HATCH! Ventures to help kickstart Vietnam’s startup scene. The program grew quickly and provided founders with incubation, mentorship, and fund matching. In 2021, HATCH! was acquired by Draper Startup House, part of the Draper Venture Network, which is led by storied US venture capitalist Timothy Cook Draper, an early investor in Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Coinbase, and Robinhood.

Aaron’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Literature with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz; a Master of Arts in English from San Francisco State University; and an MBA from La Trobe Graduate School of Management.

With his experience in branding strategy, foreign investment, and startup incubation, Aaron is an asset to the Vietnamese startup community. Under his leadership, Draper Startup House Vietnam is poised to become a major player in the country’s startup ecosystem, supporting and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs in Vietnam.

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