Archive for October, 2014

Success in Microentrepreneurship

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
The National Selection Committee for the 12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards: Atty. Felipe Gozon, Antonino Alindogan Jr., Marixi Prieto, Batara Sianturi, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco, Sec. Imelda Nicolas, Joey Concepcion and Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr.

The National Selection Committee for the 12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards: Atty. Felipe Gozon, Antonino Alindogan Jr., Marixi Prieto, Batara Sianturi, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco, Sec. Imelda Nicolas, Joey Concepcion and Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr.

Not all successful businesses started as big enterprises. Actually, many started small and would always face countless of challenges before it reached stability. This is the real story of micro entrepreneurship; it is a risk, a continuous process towards success.

Just like the micro entrepreneurs who are nominated in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards. Last October 20, I had the privilege of becoming a judge once again for the said award. Along with the other committee members who include Felipe Gozon, Antonino Alindogan Jr., Marixi Rufino-Prieto, Batara Sianturi, Governor Amando Tetangco, Sec. Imelda Nicolas and Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., we learned about the stories of microentrepreneurs who maximized their resources and transformed it to produce high-value products.

Let me share with you some of the stories of the nominees and be inspired of how they are striving to not just earn a living for themselves but also help their community in their own simply ways.

One nominee is a simple housewife who is manufacturing barong tagalogs in their province. Her edge over her competitors is her unique designs which are produced by her craft and artistry in embroidery. She encourages her employees to generate and contribute ideas in order to improve their products and be distinguished from the other barong tagalog manufacturers.

Another nominee who is from Bulacan started as an employee in a factory manufacturing sautéed shrimp paste or bagoong. While she was still in the factory, she experimented on how to prolong the shelf life of their products. Soon after discovering the right the mix of ingredients, she left the factory and started her own manufacturing. Her business is now successful because she is hands-on the processes and knows diligently the dynamics of it due to her experience and expertise.

Just like how other entrepreneurs started, a nominee from Visayas turned her hobby into a productive livelihood. She and her husband banked on their creativity and talent in transforming different kinds of drift and salvaged woods into home furniture. Their use of these woods does not harm the environment for they transform these useless materials into something valuable and usable products. Their furniture shop now is a home to 12 regular employees and 6 seasonal workers.

With the busy and active market in their province, another nominee made full use of this situation to make a living. She is from Mindanao and her enterprise is a local coffee shop which provides breakfast and snacks partnered with their famous coffee to traders in the port area. She maintains good relations with her clients, welcoming them every day.

Again, these are just some of the stories of the nominees for the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards and are not winners yet. There are others but I cannot share all of them in this column. These micro entrepreneurs are truly inspiring; they are all determined to reach success. Aside from that, they too contribute to their community by providing their neighbours and even relatives employment and other incentives.

There will be 4 categories in this year’s awards which includes the Microentrepreneur of the Year, Special Awards for Community Leadership, for Agri Micro-Business and for Innovation. As much as I want to share with you the winners, I cannot. We all have to wait for the awarding ceremony which will be on first week of December.

But whoever wins the awards, advance congratulations to you. I hope that you can inspire others in your community and country to pursue entrepreneurship. It does not matter if one started small. If they do not have the money to start, enablers like Citibank and Microfinance Council of the Philippines that can help them.

For all the nominees, continue your entrepreneurial journey, despite the challenges and trials. With your hard work and positive mindset, you are all winners of success!

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Let me congratulate our dear friends and leading Go Negosyo advocates , Johnlu Koa and Rey Lapid. Johnlu is celebrating the 25th year of French Baker. French Baker has been one of our partners in every summit we had, consistently providing us with delicious pasta and pastries. A congratulation as well to Rey Lapid for his famous R. Lapid’s chicharon is now on its 40th year of providing us with crunchy chicharon. I am sure that all Filipinos have tried and enjoyed his chicharon perfectly partnered with vinegar!
May your businesses continue its progress and success as you continuously share your blessings to many!

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The month of November is fast approaching; we only have 2 weeks before we celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. In line with this celebration, we are launching our newest program: the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (Go Negosyo BEST) which I have introduced to you in my previous articles. We have received registrations from 35 schools that will send their top 10 students for the BEST program. We are all excited for the official launch of this program on November 17. Towards the evening of November 17, we are unveiling the 9th book of Go Negosyo in a private and intimate dinner for our partners and supporters.

As for our Mobile App Challenge, we have 38 teams who are ready to take the challenge in making innovative mobile applications! I would like to challenge all the techies and non-techies out there; you can still join the competition as we are extending the deadline of registration.

Throwback: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013!

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is just around the corner! And we in Go Negosyo are celebrating it with thousands of entrepreneurs and the British Embassy led by Amb. Asif Ahmad. This GEW celebrates the drive and commitment of thousands of job-creators, livelihood providers and product innovators – the Entrepreneurs. We are organizing a couple of activities which will inspire entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in pursuing their goals and dreams in their entrepreneurial journey. This year we have the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge which is a nationwide competition for techies and non-techies alike who have creative ideas for a mobile application. Next is the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST Program) which is for the outstanding students of universities who will undergo an exclusive one-year program which will further harness their character and competencies. Then we also partnered with PLDT SME Nation for the PLDT Bossings Award. We will be recognizing a new batch of Bossings who can help reignite the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation. Another summit coming up is the OFW and Family Summit of Villar Foundation and Go Negosyo. Aside from these, on our 9th year, we are launching our 9th book which tackles 50 inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who pursued their passion and reached their successes. I encourage everyone to participate in these activities and explore their potentials as self-starters and innovators.

To give you an idea of what happens during Global Entrepreneurship week, let me recall your memories with these photos from last year’s GEW. These photos are taken from our Creativity and Innovation Summit, OFW Summit, PLDT Bossings Awards and university tours for GEW.

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On our first Creativity and Innovation Summit (CIS), Department of Tourism secretary, Ramon Jimenez Jr. joined us in inspiring the students and entrepreneurs to incorporate creative ideas to their production processes. (In photo L-R) Joey Concepcion and DOT Secretary, Ramon Jimenez Jr.

Josiah Go, chairman of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., officially opened the CIS's learning sessions by discussing the framework of the summit.

Josiah Go, chairman of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., officially opened the CIS’s learning sessions by discussing the framework of the summit.

Last year's entertaining hosts of CIS were Mike Lobrin and Chal Lontoc.

Last year’s entertaining hosts of CIS were Mike Lobrin and Chal Lontoc.

The man behind the famous orange products of The Islands Souvenirs, Jay Aldeguer, flew over to Manila and joined the CIS program to share his creative path for his company The Islands Group.

The man behind the famous orange products of The Islands Souvenirs, Jay Aldeguer, flew over to Manila and joined the CIS program to share his creative path for his company The Islands Group.

We saw the eagerness and interest of the participants of CIS. Here, you can see a student maximizing his opportunity to ask questions from champion entrepreneurs.

We saw the eagerness and interest of the participants of CIS. Here, you can see a student maximizing his opportunity to ask questions from champion entrepreneurs.

Johnlu Koa, CEO of French Baker, discussed the importance of innovation in the value proposition.

Johnlu Koa, CEO of French Baker, discussed the importance of innovation in the value proposition.

(In photo L-R) Mitch Padua, Lourd Ramos, Ramon Lopez, Yati Abdullah, Trevor Lewis, Amb. Asif Ahmad, Sec. Mon Jimenez and Joey Concepcion.

(In photo L-R) Mitch Padua, Lourd Ramos, Ramon Lopez, Yati Abdullah, Trevor Lewis, Amb. Asif Ahmad, Sec. Mon Jimenez and Joey Concepcion.

 (In photo L-R) Tommany Tan of Fern C, RJ David of Olx.ph (formerly Sulit.com.ph), and Anna Meloto Wilk of Human Nature joined the forum. Josiah Go served as their moderator.

(In photo L-R) Tommany Tan of Fern C, RJ David of Olx.ph (formerly Sulit.com.ph), and Anna Meloto Wilk of Human Nature joined the forum. Josiah Go served as their moderator.

Mang Inasal's founder and one of the youngest successful entrepreneurs, Injap Sia, was also a part of the CIS program.

Mang Inasal’s founder and one of the youngest successful entrepreneurs, Injap Sia, was also a part of the CIS program.

Philip Tulba, UK Social Enterprise Consultant, ended the program with a call to action to the audience that in order to be successful, one must always think of new and better ways to improve the quality of their products and services.

Philip Tulba, UK Social Enterprise Consultant, ended the program with a call to action to the audience that in order to be successful, one must always think of new and better ways to improve the quality of their products and services.

A dinner was held last year in the official residence of Amb. Asif Ahmad as the formal launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week. (In photo L-R) Grace Glory Go, Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Joey Concepcion and Deputy Head of Mission Trevor Lewis.

A dinner was held last year in the official residence of Amb. Asif Ahmad as the formal launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week. (In photo L-R) Grace Glory Go, Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Joey Concepcion and Deputy Head of Mission Trevor Lewis.

 Everyone enjoyed the dinner. Even the night's hosts, Amb. Ahmad and Trevor, had a time to connect with the entrepreneurs.

Everyone enjoyed the dinner. Even the night’s hosts, Amb. Ahmad and Trevor, had a time to connect with the entrepreneurs.

 I also shared a few laughs in this dinner. We all had a good time bonding with fellow entrepreneurs who support our advocacy. Beside me is Esther Vibal of Vibal Publishing.

I also shared a few laughs in this dinner. We all had a good time bonding with fellow entrepreneurs who support our advocacy. Beside me is Esther Vibal of Vibal Publishing.

Part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week last year is the OFW Summit of Villar Sipag Foundation and Go Negosyo. (In photo L-R) Go Negosyo Exec. Director, Ramon Lopez; Cong. Mark Villar; Joey Concepcion; and Sen. Cynthia Villar

Part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week last year is the OFW Summit of Villar Sipag Foundation and Go Negosyo. (In photo L-R) Go Negosyo Exec. Director, Ramon Lopez; Cong. Mark Villar; Joey Concepcion; and Sen. Cynthia Villar

I welcomed all of our kababayans during last year's OFW Summit. This summit was able to inform them of the opportunities in our country once they settle in the future.

I welcomed all of our kababayans during last year’s OFW Summit. This summit was able to inform them of the opportunities in our country once they settle in the future.

Thousands attended the OFW Summit in the World Trade Center in Pasay City,

Thousands attended the OFW Summit in the World Trade Center in Pasay City,

Cong. Mark Villar also spearheaded the program along with his mother, Sen. Cynthia Villar.

Cong. Mark Villar also spearheaded the program along with his mother, Sen. Cynthia Villar.

Along with the thousands of participants of the OFW Summit, Ramon Lopez, Sen. Cynthia Villar, me, Tommanny Tan, and Butz Bartolome  posed for a photo opportunity.

Along with the thousands of participants of the OFW Summit, Ramon Lopez, Sen. Cynthia Villar, me, Tommanny Tan, and Butz Bartolome posed for a photo opportunity.

Before all the summits and gatherings, here we had a formal signing of our partnership with Clarisse Fogg and Trevor Lewis of the British Embassy.

Before all the summits and gatherings, here we had a formal signing of our partnership with Clarisse Fogg and Trevor Lewis of the British Embassy.

GEW also visited universities during last year's celebration. Here is Corazon D. Ong speaking in front of the students in FEU Mini Auditorium.

GEW also visited universities during last year’s celebration. Here is Corazon D. Ong speaking in front of the students in FEU Mini Auditorium.

EW University Tour in FEU was attended by students from different universities and colleges.

EW University Tour in FEU was attended by students from different universities and colleges.

Clarisse Fogg headed the GEW University Tour in Enderun Colleges.

Clarisse Fogg headed the GEW University Tour in Enderun Colleges.

Another successful university tour of GEW last year.

Another successful university tour of GEW last year.

 

I Am Change Maker

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

“The Changemakers awards night. With UK Amb Asif Ahmad and British Council Nick. Business models that benefit Communities/ address social issues.. Winners were on eco tourism in busuanga, coco coir in lanao sur, corporate bags giveaways fm sendong victims in CDO, web portal during disasters, and ilocos norte loom weaving Inabel with leather combination bags and accessories. Good models indeed. Humbled to be part again of the selection panel. Reminds me to continuously search and develop social dev models in our negosyos for inclusive growth.

Touching performance by Loboc children’s choir, bohol… Esp sound of music medley. They were all passionate, bigay todo and always smiling  a bright future for them
Changemakers. Inspiring social enterprise models, solving social issues while having sustainable business models … Hmmm. Social enterprise investors out there?” -Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director
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Rimat Ti Amianan Expo 2014 Opening

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The opening ceremonies of Rimat Ti Amianan Expo 2014 held last October 20, 2014 at CSI Stadia, Dagupan City. Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez graced the event as the guest of honor and speaker. The expo will run from October 20 up until October 26, 2014 and will showcase charms and treasures of Region 1 through its product and tourism exhibits, cultural shows, trainings and seminars and tourism conventions.

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Guest of honor and speaker for this year’s expo is Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez delivers his message.

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Ribbon cutting (L-R) Dagupan City Mayor, Hon. Belen Fernandez, Go Negosyo Executive Director, Ramon Lopez, DTI Director, Florante Leal and Department of Tourism Director, Martin Valera.

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The charms and treasures of Region 1.

Check out more photos of the Rimat Ti Amianan Expo 2014 Opening at https://www.facebook.com/gonegosyoofficial

Be Part of the Global Entrepreneurship Community

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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The Global Entrepreneurship Week will be from November 17-23, 2014

One of the guiding questions whenever my team interviews an entrepreneur for our television show is: why is it important to promote entrepreneurship? And in every entrepreneur we had interviewed, we heard different answers.  But it will always lead to Poverty Alleviation. That is what we in the Go Negosyo community and the many entrepreneurs we have talked to believe in. That sometime in the future, when everyone grabs their opportunities to become enterprising, there will be lesser Filipinos who will cry for help and wait for the government to support them.

We will see a brighter future for the country when we have more entrepreneurs who are active change-makers and innovators in the system. The promotion of entrepreneurial growth in our country is getting pervasive and that’s good.  We want an entrepreneurial revolution and we are happy to see more and more institutions and organizations that are now proactive in this mission.

Like what I have shared last week, we shall have on November,  the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is a celebration all over the world in 140 countries that aims to help more people explore their potentials as self-starters and innovators. There will be 35,000 simultaneous events in these countries to promote entrepreneurship.

Go Negosyo is once again partnering with the British Embassy led by Amb. Asif Ahmad in bringing the GEW in our country.  There will be series of programs, fora and seminars for entrepreneurs and aspirants.

First on the list is our launch of the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge which I mentioned in my previous column.  The good thing here is that this is for techies and non-techies alike who have a creative idea for mobile application which can solve a current problem we see around or any market gap.

We also have our Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST Program) which is for the outstanding students of universities who will undergo an exclusive one-year program with quarterly activities which will further enhance their character and competencies for their future endeavours. We will be formally launching this on November 17 with 1,000 top students of the country.

We are partnering as well with PLDT SME Nation for their Bossing Awards which we have been doing for 5 years.  Together with PLDT Bossings MVP Manny Pangilinan, Poly Nazareno, Eric Alberto and Kat Abelarde, Smart’s Doy Vea and other inspiring Bossings awardees like Hapee’s Cecilio Pedro and Penshoppe’s Bernie Liu, we shall deliberate soon on this year’s candidates who are leading innovative entrepreneurs in the country, known for their creativity, hard work and passion.  In the last week of November, we will be recognizing the new batch of Bossings who can help ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation.

Go Negosyo is also partnering for the fourth year with the Villar Foundation for the yearly OFW and Family summit which is dedicated to our kababayans working abroad and their families, for them to consider entrepreneurship as a way to make a good living and prepare for the time our OFW loved ones settle down in the country for good.  OFW Summit will be providing various business opportunities and teach proper management and investment options for their hard-earned savings.  They will be inspired with several entrepreneur-guests who will share how they started small and managed to grow their business into larger negosyos.

Speaking of entrepreneurs who started small but is now on their way to success, we are launching yet another inspiring book this November. This book is as special as our first as this will feature the journey of 50 successful entrepreneurs who made a difference in their respective fields. These entrepreneurs dreamed big but achieved bigger because they pursued their passion and made themselves better. This will once again inspire and encourage its readers to embark on their entrepreneurial journey towards their own success.

We continue to publish the stories of entrepreneurs because we see it as an effective way of instilling the entrepreneurial mindset to our readers. Their stories, filled with challenges and triumphs, will become a source of continuous encouragement, advice and techniques on how to achieve goals and accomplish their dreams.

Go Negosyo, like many others, aims to inspire everyone to become enterprising and entrepreneurial. Along with our network of entrepreneurs, we will continue to become advocates of positive mindset and knowhow in entrepreneurship.  Just like how Jonathan Ortmans of Global Entrepreneurship Week have said, “We must all aspire to be part of one global community of people ferreting out better ways of doing things and improving the lives of our citizens.”

MVP Bossing Awards 2014

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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PLDT SME Nation in partnership with Go Negosyo seek to recognize the country’s most valuable Pinoy entrepreneurs – those who continuously work hard by tapping skill, creativity, technology and the right attitude, in order to succeed in their respective business ventures.

Hailed as the biggest search for Filipino entrepreneurs who embody the spirit of perseverance and success through technology, the MVP Bossing Awards is an annual event aimed to recognize owners of Small & Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs).

They themselves are Filipinos who strive to make the world a better place, what we call everyday heroes who make national prosperity a possibility. The MVP Bossing Awards was initiated by PLDT SME Nation in partnership with Go Negosyo. Now on its 5th year, what started as a simple effort to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation has truly become a tradition.

 

Nominate your bossings: Visit http://www.pldtsme-nation.com.ph/bossings/ for details.

 

 

Launch of Go Negosyo BEST Program

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

It’s almost November and it is the time of the year once again to prepare for the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).  Every third week of November, over 140 countries all over the world commemorate a week of activities that aims to inspire people and guide them in their entrepreneurial journey. The week celebrates the drive and commitment of thousands of job-creators, livelihood providers and product innovators.  The game changers.  The Entrepreneurs.

 

Last year, Go Negosyo partnered with the British Embassy for the Global Entrepreneurship Week and launched the first Creativity and Innovation Summit. And it was a well-attended summit with over 3,000 students and entrepreneurs, followed by a gathering of entrepreneurs at the residence of the then new British Ambassador Asif Ahmad. Then, we partnered with the PLDT SME Nation group for the Bossing Awards. Go Negosyo also partnered with Villar Sipag Foundation for the OFW Summit and a couple of entrepreneurship fora in various schools.  

 

This year, Go Negosyo partners again with the British Embassy for the GEW as our institutions share in the mission to empower the Filipinos to move up in life, through a mindset change and upgrading of competencies, which we help address through the  free entrepreneurship education and exposure we provide in our Go Negosyo summits, seminars and Negosyo Talks.

 

The Global Entrepreneurship Week this year will be from November 17-23. And in an effort to innovate on our programs, we are mounting this year new activities such as a national competition and a different kind of summit.  

 

We are launching the Go Negosyo BEST Program: Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow.  This program is dedicated to high-performing and outstanding students from different universities who will become the next generation of change makers, nation-builders and catalysts for inclusive growth.  The basic idea is to have more relevant empowering activities for those who are determined to really help themselves excel.

 

For a start, we are aiming to have around 1,000 outstanding students who will participate in our one-year program with quarterly activities which will give them the learning sessions and exposures that should hone their leadership qualities and competencies.  This would include fora with inspiring leaders and innovators, exposures in various fields of interests, company immersions, teambuilding workshops and other enrichment sessions to help them be more creative, innovative, and enterprising.

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week is the launch of Go Negosyo's newest program for outstanding students., the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow.

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week is the launch of Go Negosyo’s newest program for outstanding students., the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow.

British Ambassador Asif Ahmad and Joey Concepcion partners once again for this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week.

British Ambassador Asif Ahmad and Joey Concepcion partners once again for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week.

They may not decide to become entrepreneurs in the future, but at the very least, they were able to gather the right knowledge and attitude from entrepreneurs which will be beneficial to them as they embark on their future endeavours. This GN BEST will further harness the strengths and competencies of these students who are also determined to push their potentials to higher levels.

I invite the schools and universities to select their top 10 students who they believe can become the future’s hope for this country.

As mentioned in my column dated September 24, Go Negosyo is hosting the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge, the first in the Philippines. As of latest, we have been receiving applications on the challenge that we are running together with the Peace and Equity Foundation. Last October 9, Thursday, we organized an information session in partnership with Far Eastern University-Manila. All participants were eager to learn more about technopreneurship and SEAMAC. We are thankful for our plenary speakers Vince Golangco (WheninManila), Brian Cu (GrabTaxi) and Gian Javelona (OrangeApps) for joining us and for inspiring the students and teachers in attendance.

If you wish to know more about this Go Negosyo BEST program, you may call us at 637-9229 or visit our website, www.gonegosyo.net.

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I would like to correct the name published in my last week’s column. Our friends, Sharmila Hiranand and Shiv Hiranand were the ones who visited our Go Negosyo booth during the AFFI Trade Show to get an advice from our Angelpreneur mentor, Jorge Wieneke.

 

Go Negosyo Holds Mobile App Challenge Info Session at FEU Manila

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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To jumpstart the GoNegosyo Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge 2014 (GNSEAMAC), a Technoprenuership Conference and Information Session was held in partnership with Far Eastern University Manila last October 9, 2014.

The event was graced by three young technopreneurs, namely Gian Javelona, CEO of OrangeApps Inc., Brian Cu, co-founder of GrabTaxi Philippines and Vince Golangco, founder of WheninManila.com. The info session gave the students, professors and aspiring entrepreneurs in attendance the opportunity to learn the basics of technology with the use of mobile applications and of the web. Students were inspired by the stories of these technopreneurs which gave solutions, insights and entertainment to the readers and end users. The event gathered 200 participants from different schools and organizations all over the metro who are interested in using technology to make a difference.

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Gian Javelona, CEO of OrangeApps Inc

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Brian Cu, co-founder of GrabTaxi Philippines

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Vince Golangco, founder of WheninManila.com.

The event was made possible with the support of FEU Manila through its Office of Student Development and partner students organizations: Tamaraw Volunteers, Institute of Arts and Sciences Student Council and Organization of Junior Finance Executives.

The GoNegosyo South East Asia Mobile Application Challenge 2014 is open for techies and non-techies alike from ages 18-35 years old. GNSEMAC accepts creative concepts that will solve a social problem of our country and of the world. To join, a group must be formed with at least two members up to six with at least one (1) Filipino citizen.

Deadline for app concept submission is on October 30, 2014. The winners of the Philippine Finals will be given a cash prize and will be brought to Singapore to compete with the rest of South East Asia and get a chance to go to Barcelona, Spain for the Mobile World Council on March 2015.

To register, log on to www.gonegosyo.net/appchallenge. For more details visit www.gonegosyo.net, or email us at gonegosyomobileapp@gmail.com. GoNegosyo South East Asia Mobile Application Challenge 2014 is brought to you by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Applied Innovation Institute and Peace and Equity Foundation.

For more photos, visit our official Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152819013839516.1073741920.75665129515&type=3

 

Bossings Supported Rice Bucket Challenge PH!

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

 

Last September 27, PLDT Bossings gathered once again to support another social development project: the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneered by Henry Lim Bon Liong of the SL Agritech. Henry, who is one of the recent recipients of Go Negosyo Most Inspiring Agripreneurs, started this challenge in support of the farmers whose crops were devastated by the recent typhoons.  Manny V. Pangilinan, hosted the lunch banquet together with Eric Alberto and Kat Luna-Abelarde.

Along with the other bossings, I pledged my donations and challenged fellow entrepreneurs to donate sacks of rice for this project. This is the kind of project that we all wish to support because we know that many of our fellowmen will benefit. I am glad that the successful and established entrepreneurs never forget to give a part of their blessings to the communities.

Aside from the formal launch of this Rice Bucket Challenge, it is also a day to recognize the growing number of bossings. And soon, another batch of bossings will be revealed in the upcoming MVP Bossings Awards. I hope to see more bossings who will continue to promote positive attitude towards entrepreneurship and who will support and empower small and medium enterprises.

Let me share with you some of the photos during the PLDT Bossings Banquet.

Go Negosyo Founder, Joey Concepcion and Executive Vice President, and Head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business of PLDT Group, Eric Alberto

Go Negosyo Founder, Joey Concepcion and Executive Vice President, and Head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business of PLDT Group, Eric Alberto

In photo (L-R) Felix Ang of Cats Motors, Mike Toledo of Philex Mining Corporation and Ramon Lopez of Go Negosyo.

In photo (L-R) Felix Ang of Cats Motors, Mike Toledo of Philex Mining Corporation and Ramon Lopez of Go Negosyo.

Catherine Dizon-Posas the of bossing of  Dizon Farms received her souvenir framed photo.

Catherine Dizon-Posas the of bossing of Dizon Farms received her souvenir framed photo.

Michael Deakin, bossing of Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Inc.

Michael Deakin, bossing of Lifeline Ambulance Rescue Inc.

Glenn Yu, bossing of Seaoil Philippines

Glenn Yu, bossing of Seaoil Philippines

Pruds Garcia, bossing of Mekeni Food Corporation and trustee of Go Negosyo.

Pruds Garcia, bossing of Mekeni Food Corporation and trustee of Go Negosyo.

Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, bossing of Southville International School and Colleges

Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, bossing of Southville International School and Colleges

Kat Luna-Abelarde welcomed everyone who were present during the lunch gathering.

Kat Luna-Abelarde welcomed everyone who were present during the lunch gathering.

Manny V. Pangilinan lead the bossings in supporting the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Manny V. Pangilinan lead the bossings in supporting the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Bossings Cecilio Pedro, Fred Yao and Oscar Reyes joined MVP in challenging fellow entrepreneurs to support the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Bossings Cecilio Pedro, Fred Yao and Oscar Reyes joined MVP in challenging fellow entrepreneurs to support the Rice Bucket Challenge.

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Cecilio Pedro and Bernie Liu happily joined the challenge.

Bernie Liu signs his donation with the ceremonial pouring of rice into a bucket.

Bernie Liu signs his donation with the ceremonial pouring of rice into a bucket.

Bossing Fred Yao also did the rice bucket challenge.

Bossing Fred Yao also did the rice bucket challenge.

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Joey Concepcion supported the Rice Bucket Challenge. He pledged to donate 1000 packs of rice for this cause.

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Bossings for Rice Bucket Challenge. In photo (L-R) Vicki Belo, Mike Toledo, Eric Alberto, Henry Lim Bon Liong, Cecilio Pedro, Joey Concepcion, Manny Pangilinan, Fred Yao, Bernie Liu, Felix Ang, Oscar Reyes, Noel Lorenzana, and Cristalle Henares.

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Mother and daugther, Vicki Belo and Cristalle Henares challenged their friends and family to support this cause.

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Wendell Ramos and Ogie Alcasid gamely participated.

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When asked who to challenge, Joey Concepcion challenged all bossings and Go Negosyo supporters.

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Bobby Claudio of Toby’s Sports

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Bossing Myrna Yao and Bossing Catherine Dizon-Posas

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Bossing Siu Ping Par with Felix Ang and Eric Alberto

 

Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) Programme

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Go Negosyo to launch the GO NEGOSYO BUILDING ENTERPRISING STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW (BEST) Programme

Taking off from the overwhelming success of the youth entrepreneurship and other sectoral summits that GoNegosyo has been organizing since 2005 for free for thousands of students all over the Philippines, we take the mentorship to our young people to the next level!

The GoNegosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) Programme shall be GoNegosyo’s mentoring programme for select college students in the country. Around 1,000 junior and senior students will be invited to be part of the select pool.

For the pilot, colleges and universities are asked to nominate 10 student delegates. GoNegosyo BEST aims to serve as an avenue for academically outstanding college junior and senior students (who may not necessarily be business majors or business-inclined) to expose them to a very good pool of Filipino entrepreneurs and industry leaders and practitioners, and inspire and teach them to be enterprising and entrepreneurial. It is a one-year program, with quarterly activities that may include but may not be limited to meet-and-greet with heads of corporations, company tours and immersions and teambuilding and personal enrichment sessions.

The launch of GoNegosyo BEST shall be conducted as one of the major highlights of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebration in the Philippines. This will be on the November 17 at the Manila Polo Club in McKinley Road, Makati City. A seven-hour programme is being prepared to include powertalks and keynote forums.

 

WHO CAN BE NOMINATED AS DELEGATES? [Student Qualifications]

 

  • Select colleges and universities will be asked to nominate ten of their outstanding students: breakdown to be five (5) juniors and five (5) seniors.
  • The students should ideally come from different courses.
  • The students should be a recognized leader in his/her school or community. He/she should have a leadership position either inside or outside the school. Previous leadership positions are also honored.
  • The student delegation will be asked to fill up the GoNegosyo BEST Delegates Form. Submission should be coursed through the school’s Office of Student Affairs or Office of the President as the official endorsing bodies.
  • As part of the delegates form, the students will be asked to answer three (3) questions:

1. What do you look forward to learning from the Assembly?

2. Who is your model entrepreneur and why?

3. What for you is entrepreneurship?

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

The event is for FREE but since the slots are limited, we encourage you to confirm immediately by sending us the confirmation slip and delegate’s form (to be accomplished by each participant) at gonegosyo.best@gmail.com on or before October 31, 2014. Go Negosyo will announce through an official communication to eb sent to all nominating institutions the final list of the QUALIFYING DELEGATES. It will be likewise be posted in the Go Negosyo website (www.gonegosyo.net) and official Facebook page (Go Negosyo Official)

*You may download the softcopy of the Confirmation Slip and Delegate’s Form from www.gonegosyo.net/GNBEST2014 or you may also request for a copy from the PCE Secretariat through (02) 637.9229/ (02) 638. 9168/ (02 634.4060 or gonegosyo.best@gmail.com

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

For further information, you may get in touch with Gianina Napo, our Programs Development Officer through (02) 637.9229/ (02) 638. 9168/ (02) 634.4060 loc 7106 or gonegosyo.best@gmail.com 

 

DOWNLOADABLES:

GoNegosyo BEST Delegates Form GoNegosyo BEST Delegate’s Form

GoNegosyo BEST Official Confirmation Slip GoNegosyo BEST Confirmation Slip v1

GoNegosyo BEST Programme Primer Working Primer v5

GoNegosyo BEST Working Programme GoNegosyo BEST Programme v4 (Website)

GoNegosyo BEST Official Invitation OFFICIAL INVITATION FOR SCHOOLS

GoNegosyo BEST Confirmed Schools CONFIRMED SCHOOLS (03 NOV)

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For Mr. Joey Concepcion’s column article about Go Negosyo BEST, read http://www.gonegosyo.net/blog/?p=5595