Chon Nguyen is a successful entrepreneur based in Tampa, Florida. At a young age, he 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. In 2017, he created Newgentek to provide end-to-end, turnkey technology solutions for multi-unit operators, hospitality and enterprise markets.
"Tampa Bay is a rising star and if you’re here, you have a chance to be a part of that and help define what this city will look like 50 years from now. It’s a great time to be living here."-Chon Nguyen
Q. Where are you from, and what brought you to this area?
A. I grew up in Trinity, about half an hour from Tampa. I got a job in retail after graduating high school, while I was running a business on the side. I saw an opportunity to grow my business and moved to Westchase.
Q. What’s one reason you would give to a peer in another city to move to Tampa?
A. I’d tell them to get here now; the opportunities are endless. I think we’re headed toward some of the best years this city has seen, and I’d encourage them not to miss out.
Q. How do you see this place changing in the next five years?
A. I think in the next five years you’ll see the foundation continue to be set for what the city will look like in the future. Channelside and downtown are going to take shape. Seminole Heights is getting great new businesses every day. As a property owner in West Tampa, I’m really excited for the West River project.