Newgentek Founder and CEO Chon Nguyen joins board of Tampa Bay EDC

November 18, 2020

Chon Nguyen, founder and CEO of Newgentek, a Tampa-based technology solutions and support provider, has joined the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.

Newgentek became an EDC Investor at the Gazelle level in 2018 and Nguyen has been a featured entrepreneur on the Make It Tampa Bay talent attraction website. The Tampa Bay EDC also previously assisted Nguyen with a business expansion of Newgentek.

“We are excited to welcome Chon as a board member of the Tampa Bay EDC. His expertise and commitment to our community make him a great asset to our leadership team,” said Craig Richard, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay EDC. “Having worked with our team on his own expansion project, Chon also understands firsthand how growing local companies can benefit from the support the EDC provides to growing businesses.”

A successful entrepreneur from a young age, Nguyen started an IT managed services business that is still growing today. His strong interest in the hospitality industry led him to develop a kitchen recipe solution software for multi-unit restaurants, and he also became a partner at The Proper House restaurant group. Nguyen founded Newgentek in 2017 to provide end-to-end, turnkey technology solutions for multi-unit operators, hospitality and enterprise markets.

In 2019, Newgentek was the winner of the startup category in the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year awards. Commercial Integrator recently recognized Nguyen among top 40 Influencers Under 40 and Newgentek as a Rising Star. Nguyen is also a past Tampa Bay Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree.

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