The De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) in partnership with Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) held its foremost run of Bullseye! Ignite Your Business Animo last March 16, 2013 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University.
In his opening remarks, DLSUAA President Johnny Sy said that being businessmen is an answer to this country’s economical challenges and the programs and projects related to uplifting entrepreneurship must be supported. Event Chairman Herbert Tuazon added that Bullseye! aimed to challenge Lasallians to hit their own bull’s eye in their chosen enterprise.
Bullseye! was participated by the alumni community of DLSU, students, faculty members, parents, and people from other La Salle schools like College of Saint Benilde and De La Salle Antipolo. There were also around 30 exhibitors representing different companies who participated. The event featured inspiring Filipino entrepreneurs and entrepreneur advocates from the Go Negosyo community, namely Prudencio Garcia, Johnlu Koa, Ramon Lopez, and Michael Angelo Lobrin. After the talks, a panel discussion followed where the participants get to ask questions to the speakers.
Mekeni Food Corporation President Prudencio Garcia shared the inspiring story of how Mekeni started from their backyard and how his father pushed them to never give up the business, especially for their employees who were victims of the Pinatubo eruption in 1991. French Baker CEO Johnlu Koa talked about taking risks in order for the business to expand. He also shared how is he greatly influenced by the people that he met throughout his entrepreneurial journey, like Mr. Henry Sy. Meanwhile, Go Negosyo Deputy Executive Director Michael Angelo Lobrin talked about mastering self, opportunity, and set-up in order to be successful in business and in life.
A panel discussion followed, which featured Garcia, Koa, Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez, James Alenton of Bigasan Ko, Jerry Ilao of Ink-All-You-Can, Teresita Ngan Tian of Lot’s A Pizza, Voltaire Magpayo of Sweet Corner and Rosanna Llenado of Ahead Tutorial & Review Center Inc.
The program was hosted by RJ Ledesma, a Go Negosyo advocate, entrepreneur and alumnus of De La Salle University Taft.