Trang Duong

Hi there! I'm Trang Duong, an entrepreneur - located in Vietnam and New York.


My Passion

Trang Duong 

Brown University '18. Harvard Business School '22. 

I grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam before leaving for Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire, at the age of 16. I then attended Brown University and studied Applied Mathematics and International Development. 

My path has always taken me back to my roots. At Brown, I started Penta, a social enterprise that repurposes used medical equipment for amputees in South East Asia. Growing up in Vietnam, and I witnessed firsthand how difficult it was to get access to orthotic and prosthetic care in Vietnam. I learned that millions more amputees lacked access and the main barrier is cost. At the same time, I discovered the tremendous amount of valuable used medical equipment in the U.S. that could be refurbished. Through Penta, I could literally connect the two countries and create positive change in both. 

Through these experiences, I have discovered my role as a connector of people and places. My background allows me to understand the unique challenges in Vietnam as a developing country, while my education in the U.S. allows me to access vast resources and partner with innovators to bring change to my country. I am returning home to play a part in creating change in Vietnam, and to further integrate the country into the global economy.

My projects