******** IMPRESSIONS ******* After reading Tyler’s post above, I watched Vu Van’s pitch video and noted how she clearly differentiated the value proposition of her product (ELSA Speak) in the marketplace. She also provided information regarding her professional team and the story behind her product. I visited the ELSA website and was impressed with the size and quality of the international team of experts she has in her company. I then searched for the app in the Google Play store and noted it has over 1 million downloads, and I installed it on my Android smartphone. It is quite impressive, and I found it very effective at identifying and correcting me when I signed up as a native French speaker and read all the phrases with a French accent. I noticed a few minor quality control issues, but the AI engine behind the scenes does seem to be working as advertised, so I can easily believe the 40% improvement rate after 4 weeks that Ms. Van mentions in her video. ********** VERDICT ******** Because of all these elements: her Stanford credential, her authentic and well conceived product presentation, her ability to form an impressive team of experts, her effective use of relevant business and research metrics, and her ability to deliver a quality product that fills a real gap in English language learning resources, I think Vu Van is a very inspiring example of a successful entrepreneur!