Introducing a new way of working in Vietnam
It all started with Nguyen Trung Tin, the young founder of Dreamplex. Tin is a Vietnam-born, Melbourne-educated entrepreneur that is well-known within the country’s business circle. Having successfully launched multiple startups in many sectors including tech, real estate, and food & beverage, at only 28 years old, he became the CEO of Trung Thuy Group, one of Vietnam’s largest real estate companies.
Tin was quick to notice that the startup scene in Vietnam was about to hit a big boom, one that he was right in the middle of. It would be a boom that would create a high demand for office space. Knowing that the coworking space model had been successful around the world in providing a type of unorthodox working space that strays away from the traditional office, he took a bold step in introducing the model to his home country. After consulting with various experts, two months of design and construction work followed, and the first ever coworking space in Vietnam, Dreamplex Nguyen Trung Ngan, was born. Within another two months, despite coworking being a brand new concept to the country, the seats were full.
The name Dreamplex has a meaning. Dream refers to the dreams of entrepreneurs to start a journey, grow a team, overcome challenges and succeed in their work to make a change in this world. Plex is a part of the word “complex”, referring not only to the complexity in succeeding in this word, but also alludes to the fact that to succeed, you need to reach a healthy amount of work-life integration.
Mr. Nguyen Trung Tin - Founder of Dreamplex
In 2016, Dreamplex welcomed President Barack Obama, shooting the startup to prominence. Tin engaged Obama in a discussion about the growth of entrepreneurship and the startup environment of Vietnam, establishing Dreamplex as a hub for the entrepreneurial community of Vietnam. It didn’t take long for more coworking spaces under Dreamplex to be launched. Dreamplex Dien Bien Phu was opened in 2016, and soon after a third location launched at Tran Quang Khai. Upcoming is the largest one yet, in Hanoi, and many more are planned for the future.
President Obama at Dreamplex
Piece of artwork gifted to Dreamplex
It’s an exciting future, after all. In a sea of coworking spaces opening left and right, Dreamplex is able to retain its position as a leading player in the market thanks to Tin’s vision of providing a Space for Success for the country’s budding entrepreneurs. Dreamplex stays true to its name – it’s not only about inspiring spaces for members to reach their dreams, but Dreamplex goes above and beyond in caring for the community and helping them achieve work-life integration. From small, intimate workshops to large scale TEDx events and a variety of member benefits, Dreamplex puts member’s personal and professional development at the forefront of their services. With this member-first attitude, Dreamplex has a promising future.