Ha Nguyen

Enthusiastic aspiring entrepreneur who never stops thinking about how a technology can be used to solve real life problems. Dessert lover.
UI/UX Design • General Business
New York City, US
Skills
  • Business Strategy
  • Technology Development
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • User Scenarios
Experience

CEO @Lace Technologies • Co-Founder

Mirror That Look is the look comparison engine for fashion.

Known.AI (dba Team Hat, Inc.) • Advisor

Embedded NLP for messaging, summarizing, topic ID, and sentiment analysis.

Amazing things Ha's made
Together with a friend, I built Fairsey - a career fair management system including a website and a mobile app that have been used for three years in all career fairs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among them the biggest annual Fall career fair hosts more than 400 employers and 6000 participating students. The website is for organizers to manage the logistics of career fairs, for employers and students to connect and exchange information before the fairs. The mobile app has a real-time indoor map feature with beacon technology for students to navigate career fairs on the day of the events.
Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Computer Science, Finance Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Recommendations

Ryan Borker COO at Shortlist recommended Lace Technologies where Ha is Co-Founder

I met Ha and Surat in Tim Berners-Lee's Linked Data Ventures class at MIT in 2013. SInce then I have been continually impressed by Ha's entrepreneurial spirit and Surat's technical aptitude.

Lace blends their 'superpowers' together into a product that serves a real consumer need. If they're successful, they could create a new category of ecommerce in fashion, much in the same way Houzz has created a new category of ecommerce in home goods / decor.

Ha's spirit and grit make her perfect to lead this. She understands her demographic well and can steer product.

Surat's one of the most gifted engineers I have ever met. He not only understands math better than almost any CS graduate, he can code in day things that take other engineers weeks.

As Surat's progress continues on the algorithm, Lace's tech may soon outclass everyone else in the market and enable visual search for fashion.

With so much online shopping going on, a successful Lace will be a huge business.