Interview with TeamSave Founder Chris Nguyen

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You are launching a new web service today, tell us about the project. is a social buying website that lets consumers buy as a group to save as a team.  Combining the power of group purchasing with social media, gives consumers access to heavily discounted goods, services and events from hundreds of local businesses, including well-known restaurants, spas and event organizers, helping consumers save up to 50% off the regular price in some cases.

How is it different then everything else that’s going on in the social buying space?

I believe the demographics we’re going after, types of deals we’re promoting, smartphone strategy and execution will separate us from our competitors. Our first venture was in the highly competitive job board industry and it taught us how to compete in an emerging market.

How did you get involved in the DMZ

I was approached by Sheldon Levy to sit on the Steering Committee for the DMZ.  I have maintained a great relationship with Ryerson, founding my first venture while in school. I ended up leaving the parent company who acquired my first venture and began to build from the DMZ.

I know you presented at DemoCamp Toronto 26 held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, how was the experience?

This was our second DemoCamp we presented at. We’ve received great response to our presentation and had an overwhelming number of congratulatory emails and considerable feedback. I encourage any start-up with the opportunity to present at DemoCamp to do so.

How is the DMZ helping you out in launching your new venture?

We are able to utilize the resources available at the DMZ. We’re able to connect with corporations like Microsoft who provide all the resources and tools that any start up would need. I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs who I can request feedback on our product.

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