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Go Negosyo Celebrates 10 Years of Entrepreneurial Revolution

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

DSC_3583The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship or Go Negosyo celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dinner program for its community of entrepreneurs, advocates and partners last July 28, 2015 in The Eye, Green Sun Makati.

Since 2005, Go Negosyo has been advocating for a change in mindset among Filipinos towards a positive and enterprising attitude and for competency building among Filipinos as the real solution to poverty. Go Negosyo, led by its Founding Trustee Joey Concepcion, continues to be a catalyst in grassroot economic upliftment. . It has been a decade of pursuing with passion the building of a more optimistic and entrepreneurial culture among Filipinos.

In a short program, Go Negosyo recognized its trustees, partners, fellow advocates, and icon entrepreneurs such as Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr., Lucio Tan, Andrew Tan, Manny Pangilinan, Carlos Chan, Ricardo Po, Felipe Gozon, Socorro Ramos, and Manny Villar who are all inspirations to many aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs.

Go Negosyo also recognized dynamic legislative leaders like Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Sonny Angara, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sen. Cynthia Villar  for their respective efforts in empowering Filipino entrepreneurs.

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Also, the Go Negosyo Mentor Me valued the programs of  different institutions and individuals from across sectors of the society – from the government, the academe, media, non-profits and civil society and business – who have initiated programs which empower Filipinos to be entrepreneurial. These organizations continue to inspire us in what we do as partners of the advocacy.

Apart from the recognitions, Go Negosyo launched its 10th book entitled: Go Negosyo: Joey Concepcion’s 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories (Special 10th Year Anniversary Edition). It is a reinvention of Go Negosyo’s first book but was given a modern look. Go Negosyo also added a number of new champion entrepreneurs who have been making waves in the business industry in the past decade. The foreword was written by entrepreneur icon John Gokongwei Jr., and entrepreneurial lessons from the “Entrep Guru” and angelpreneur Andy Ferreria.

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Go Negosyo have added equally inspiring stories of entrepreneurship advocate Sen. Bam Aquino, JJ Atencio (8990 Holdings Inc.), Laura Bertotto (VMV Hypoallergenics), Carlos Chan (Liwayway Marketing Corp.), Renen De Guia (Ovation Productions), Philippe Lhuillier (PJ Lhuillier Group), Nix Nolledo (Xurpas), William Sy (Primer Group), Tommanny Tan (FERN Inc.), Arthur Tugade (Perry’s Group), Antonio Tuviera (TAPE Inc.), and Glenn Yu (SEAOIL).

Mr. Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo promise that it will continue with its mission to help move this country forward in becoming an entrepreneurial nation!

P-Noy Thanks ‘Kuya Bam’ for PH Competition Law

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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President Benigno Aquino III thanked Sen. Bam Aquino for his efforts to pass two crucial legislative measures that will further sustain the country’s economic growth and boost the government’s inclusive growth agenda.

In his speech, the Chief Executive lauded Sen. Aquino, whom he playfully referred to as “Kuya Bam” for working for the passage of the Philippine Competition Law and the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, now known as Republic Act 10667 and 10668, respectively.

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“Partikular po nating pinasasalamatan, unahin ko na po, pasensiya na po kayo, ‘yung kuya ko si Bam Aquino, at ang marami pang ibang sponsor at may-akda ng dalawang batas na ito,” President Aquino said in his speech.

The President said the Philippine Competition Act, which took almost 25 years to pass into law, would help sustain the country’s ever-growing economy and ensure a climate that provides a level-playing field for all businesses.

“Sa pamamagitan ng dalawang panukalang batas na pinagtibay natin sa araw na ito, tinatanggal natin ang mga baluktot na kalakarang dulot ng kawalan ng kumpetisyon, na walang nadadalang pakinabang sa ating mamamayan,” said the Chief Executive.

The President also stressed the importance of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, saying that it will lead to lower prices of logistics and lower prices of goods for consumers

“Sa mga amyenda po ninyo, malayang makakapagkalakal ang mga banyagang barko ng kanilang imported at exported na kargamento sa kanilang napiling port of destination. Dahil dito, mapapadali at mapapamura ang export at import ng mga produkto, na magbubunsod ng mas masiglang merkado,” he said.

“Sa pinagtibay nating Philippine Competition Act at Liberalization of Philippine Cabotage, ang pagbabagong tinatamasa natin ngayon ay magpapatuloy hanggang sa mga susunod pang henerasyon,” the Chief Executive stressed.

The Philippine Competition Act levels the playing field for all businesses by penalizing anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant players, aside from eliminating cartels.

Under the law, a Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will be established with the Chief Executive appointing a chairperson, four commissioners and an executive director.

As an independent quasi-judicial body, the PCC will look into anti-competitive behaviors, abuses in dominant positions, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions.

The Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act allows foreign ships carrying imported cargoes and cargoes to be exported out of the country to dock in multiple ports.

With the approval of these two measures, Sen. Bam now has four laws to his credit. Last year, the President approved the Go Negosyo Act and the Philippine Lemon Law.

FEU Institute of Technology and Go Negosyo Host Technopreneurship Conference

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

 

•GoNegosyo crowd shot with the speakers and FEU Institute of Technology Students

• GoNegosyo crowd shot with the speakers and FEU Institute of Technology Students

The Far Eastern University Institute of Technology’s Information Technology Education Department and Industry-Academe Linkage, Alumni and Placement Office (IALAP) in cooperation with GoNegosyo held a Technopreneurship Conference at the FEU Institute of Technology Multipurpose Hall last April 29, 2015.

The student conference was attended by over 150 students taking up Information Technology, Computer Science and other technology-related courses.

FEU Institute of Technology BSIT program Officer-In-Charge, Ms. Irish Juanatas opened the event as she welcomed the participants and the speakers. It was then followed by GoNegosyo’s Program Development Manager, Mr. John Paul Uminga who gave a brief background on GoNegosyo advocacy. Mr. Uminga also served as the conference facilitator.

The open forum is moderated by Mr. John Paul Uminga (right most) together with the speakers (from left to right) Ms. Beverly Tantiansu, Mr. Ragde Falcis and Ms. Aisa Mijeno.

The open forum is moderated by Mr. John Paul Uminga (right most) together with the speakers (from left to right) Ms. Beverly Tantiansu, Mr. Ragde Falcis and Ms. Aisa Mijeno.

During the conference, technology start-ups shared their entrepreneurial journeys as Ideaspace’s qualifying companies, they are Mr. Ragde Falcis, Chief Technology of Office of FlipTrip.ph and Ms. Aisa Mijeno, Chief Executive Officer of SALt: Sustainable Alternative Lighting. Smart Communication’s Senior Business Analyst and Ideaspace mentor, Ms. Beverly Tantiansu presented Ideaspace and gave practical advice in what angel investors and accelerator would look for start-ups.

To cap the session, the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge Philippine winners and representatives to the Singapore finals (Volo and HIA) presented their application pitch to give the students a glimpse during the last run of the competition.

PA de Guzman, GoNegosyo’s Programs and Marketing Officer encouraged students and teams to think of problems that can be solved by mobile applications.

Negosyo Centers FAQs

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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1. What are Negosyo Centers?
To be established under the supervision of DTI and the MSMED Council, Negosyo Centers are convergence points for the DTI, LGUs, and the private sector to (1) promote ease of doing business, and (2) ensure access to services for MSMEs within its jurisdiction.

The Go Negosyo Law or RA10644 mandates the creation of a Negosyo Center in all provinces, cities, and municipalities. The MSMED Council shall approve a multi-phase plan to roll out Negosyo Centers in all of these localities.

2. What are the different roles that DTI, LGUs, and the private sector will play?
DTI shall be the lead implementing agency for the establishment, management, and personnel assignments of Negosyo Centers.

Meanwhile, the law mandates that LGUs coordinate with the local DTI in the processing of different permits and licenses, and for other business development services to support MSMEs.

The private sector, especially the business community and the academe, is encouraged to coordinate with DTI to support the delivery of services.

3. What are the services offered by the Negosyo Centers?
DTI organized the functions mandated in Section 4 of RA10644 into four different categories of services that should be available in all Negosyo Centers:

Business Registration (functions c, d, e, and g in RA10644)
Facilitate business registration through the Philippine Business Registry including those for (1) Barangay Micro Business Enterprise registration, (2) Business Name registration, (3) Business Permit Registration; with the goal of also processing other permits and licenses businesses need to acquire.

Business Advisory Services (functions b, k, n, o, h, j, and s)
Provide free one-on-one advisory services to MSMEs tailored according to their needs including access to financing, market promotion, training and mentorship, and other business development services, investment facilitation, financial management.

Business Information and Advocacy (functions p, q, a, i, l, and m)
Provide access to information on markets, suppliers, buyers, government assistance programs, and other relevant information.

Monitoring and Evaluation (functions f, and r)
Track the progress of MSMEs and their development.

4. What should one see inside a Negosyo Center?
DTI has identified four types of Negosyo Centers with corresponding facility and personnel requirements:

Model A: A facility ideal for provinces, cities, and first-class municipalities with 3 to 5 business counselors plus support staff. Facility includes a reception area (receiving counter, PBR kiosk, computers, lounge, and library), consultation and meeting room, working area, and a training room

Model B: A facility ideal for second-class municipalities with 2 to 3 business counselors plus support staff. Facility includes a reception area, consultation and meeting room, and working area.

Model C: A facility ideal for third- to fourth-class municipalities with 2 business counselors plus support staff. Facility includes reception area and 3 desks.

Model D: A facility ideal for fifth to sixth class municipalities with 1 desk officer LGUs and the private sector are encouraged to assign personnel to support the Negosyo Centers. They are also allowed to host the facility should they have available space that is accessible to more entrepreneurs.

LGUs and the private sector are encouraged to assign personnel to support the Negosyo Centers. They are also allowed to host the facility should they have available space that is accessible to more entrepreneurs.

5. What services are NOT offered by a Negosyo Center?
The Negosyo Centers do not provide any form of capital or financing, including those in the form of grants, equity, or loan financing. However, they are expected to help MSMEs get access to financial service providers relevant to their needs.

It also does not provide manpower pooling or deployment services as it caters to entrepreneurs and not job seekers.

6. What are the steps to take in establishing a Negosyo Center in my area?
Leaders from the local DTI office, the LGU, the business community, the academe, the financial services sector and the rest of the private sector can come together in a stakeholders meeting to secure everyone’s commitment. They then identify each of their roles and responsibilities and articulate these in a memorandum of agreement. A commitment ceremony may be held to rally the general public towards their Negosyo Center Launch Event. Representatives are then invited to a Learning Workshop where they can dive deeper into the operational details of managing and sustaining an effective Negosyo Center.

7. What if an LGU has something similar already?
We can encourage the LGU to upgrade their existing business development center into a Negosyo Center that is strongly linked to DTI and other partners so that it can offer a wider range of services.

8. How are Negosyo Centers funded?
For 2015, Negosyo Centers are funded through the budget of DTI. LGUs are encouraged to support their own Center by allocating their own manpower and financial resources as well.

 

NCR Outstanding Students Commit to Everyday Heroism

Monday, May 11th, 2015
The 10 regional awardees of TOSP NCR. In photo: John Paul Sawali, Raphael Aaron Letaba, Gregg Luoise Tolentino, Joyce Gillian Tiam-Lee, Maria Stephanie Gana, Peter Rico Wong, Jefferson Dave Guimpayan, Joshua Tricia Diaz, Jean Claudette Galvez, and Ryan Carl Yu.

The 10 regional awardees of TOSP NCR. In photo: John Paul Sawali, Raphael Aaron Letaba, Gregg Luoise Tolentino, Joyce Gillian Tiam-Lee, Maria Stephanie Gana, Peter Rico Wong, Jefferson Dave Guimpayan, Joshua Tricia Diaz, Jean Claudette Galvez, and Ryan Carl Yu.

With this year’s theme ‘Everyday Heroism’, the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) NCR continues to encourage everybody to go forward and embody an everyday heroin their respective fields; to do, give, and share their talents and abilities despite their circumstances. Through this, the country can and will rise one hero at a time.

The 20 regional finalists in the annual search for TOSP-NCR are themselves stories of inspiration. Through their academic excellence, leadership and social responsibility, they have proven that being young does not stop them from making a difference and that most times, heroism is in the daily and ordinary.

This year’s 20 finalists are: Ma. Charmaine Banzuelo (Assumption College), Joyce Gillian Tiam-Lee and Ryan Carl Yu (Ateneo de Manila University), Allyn Ethel Escudero (Centro Escolar University-Manila), Samantha Christel Gaerlan and Gregg Luoise Tolentino (De La Salle University), Maria Stephanie Gana, Christopher Valentin and Kleo Alitalia Sianghio (Far Eastern University-Manila), Pierce Dominique Miralles (FEU Institute of Technology), Jefferson Dave Guimpayan (Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila), French Kim Bernales and Jefferson Mendez (Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila), Gabriel Eric Villanueva (Treston International College), Joshua Tricia Diaz, Jean Claudette Galvez, and Peter Rico Wong (University of Santo Tomas), Ma. Roa Dellomas (University of the East-Caloocan), and John Paul Sawali and Raphael Aaron Letaba (University of the Philippines-Diliman).

Before the interview and judging, the regional finalists went through a three-day formation program facilitated by TOSP-NCR alumni. A trademark of TOSP, the three days were centered on humanizing the finalists as achievers, building the community, and understanding the challenges in the region and responding to the call of nation-building.

Over those three days, they had an exposure trip at the New Bilibid Prison, and sharing sessions with notable young alumni of TOSP-NCR: Kenneth Abante of the Department of Finance and Delfin Villafuerte of Teach Philippines’ inaugural batch of fellows.

Ms. Sonia Malasarte-Roco delivers the keynote address.

Ms. Sonia Malasarte-Roco delivers the keynote address.

This year’s members of the Board of Judges are Sonia Malasarte-Roco (TOSP 1964), a pioneer in the development sector and Executive Director of Student Catholic Action of the Philippines; Diosdado Domingo of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Raymund Abrea of the Center for Strategic Reform; Candy Sotto of IBM Solutions Delivery Inc., and Dr. Madelaine Valera, former Undersecretary of the Department of Health. Valera also chaired this year’s Screening Committee.

The awarding ceremony was held at the Fuller Hall of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), May 9, Malasarte-Roco delivered the keynote address.

This year’s TOSP NCR awardees are: Joshua Tricia Diaz, Jean Claudette Galvez, Maria Stephanie Gana, Jefferson Dave Guimpayan, Raphael Aaron Letaba, John Paul Sawali, Joyce Gillian Tiam-Lee, Peter Rico Wong, and Ryan Carl Yu.

Since Jose Concepcion Jr. founded it in 1961, the TOSP program has honored graduating college students who have not only excelled academically but have also made a difference in their respective communities, organizations, and fields of interest.

The TOSP NCR Regional Search and Formation Week was made possible through the efforts of the TOSP-Alumni Community NCR combined with those of its partners: RFM Foundation and Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (regional champion), Commission on Higher Education, TOSP Alumni Community (national), and its sponsors: Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, Chevron, W Group Inc. the Alumni Association of AIM, Aficionado, Food Asia Corporation, Kettle Korn, Go Negosyo, Felta, Oryspa and the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc.

Go Negosyo Goes to Iloilo

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Region VI, Go Negosyo held a special Negosem Basics at the Audio- Visual Room of their Negosyo Center last April 24, 2015.

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The event gathered 60 participants, combination of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. There were even fresh graduates who joined the seminar.

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The program started with the Pilipinas Now is Our Time Forum joined by four (4) inspiring Iloilo entrepreneurs: Mr. Jessie Genoveza of Sabor Ilonggo, Ms. Glenda Dagdag of Creatif Arts and Crafts, Ms. Joela Hermo of Nitz Riversdie Bakery and Ms. Imelda Aclan of Nuat Thai Foot and Body Massage.

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It was then followed by the presentation of the Go Negosyo’s primer by the Programs Development Officer, Ms. Gianina Napo.

The series of talks began after lunch. For this Negosem, three (3) active Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs were invited.

The first speaker was Mr. Jorge Wieneke who talked about Discovering the Entrepreneurial Character and shared tips on How to Spot Business Opportunities. He shared that FEAR is what stops someone to become an entrepreneur. He also shared what characteristics should someone acquire to become successful and showed the rewards reaped by people who do business. Right before his talk ended, he gave the participants a self-assessment test to determine how much of an entrepreneur they are.

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The second speaker, Mr. Victor “Vix” Madlangbayan discussed about the Basics of Product Development and Strategic Marketing. He discussed about the essentials like three (3) elements of a product idea, shared some unique product concepts and what makes a successful entrepreneur and enterprise which are two of the frequently asked questions usually asked by every individual who wants to venture into business.

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The last speaker, Mr. Armando “Butz” Bartolome, Philippines’ Franchise Guru talked about the Basics of Franchising. Some of the important points he discussed are: The Elements of Franchising, its Benefits for the owners and for those who want to get a franchise business and Signs of a Good Franchising Business.

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Go Negosyo Wins Gold Anvil Award

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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The Philippine Center for Entrerpeneurship – Go Negosyo won a Gold Anvil Award for Excellence in Public Relations Program on a Sustained Basis: Entrepreneurship at the 50th Anvil Awards last April 17, 2015 held at the Marriot Grand Ballroom.

In its 10th year, Go Negosyo continues its efforts to inspire and empower people to venture into entrepreneurship. Go Negosyo promises to extend its programs to different sectors in the country through its quad-media efforts in order to fulfill its mission to transform this country into an entrepreneurial nation.

Considered as the most prestigious award in public relations campaigns in the country, the Anvil Awards is organized yearly by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.
See photos HERE>>

 

 

3 Philippine teams to compete today for the Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge Finals

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The challenge was pretty straightforward: to be able to come up with a mobile app solution that addresses a specific problem, issue or concern of its target market. And it sure promises to be interesting as it is challenging for the 27 competing teams representing nine countries in Asia Pacific including Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The mobile app showdown is set to happen today 6th of February at the Prinsep Building in Singapore with each team given three precious minutes to get the buy in of the illustrious panel and another three for the question and answer.

This is the inaugural year for the challenge in the Asia Pacific region finally expanding from United States of America where it was launched and West Asia.

The organizers of the challenge are Starhub, JSeed Ventures and GMSA.

Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge Philippines

The Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge (SEAMAC) in the Philippines, the pre-finals qualifier, saw the participation of more than a hundred registrants with 68 actual entries. The entries were further trimmed down into 20 finalists who were given the chance to pitch their app ideas during the Philippine finals held last 20th January at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Rockwell, Makati City.

The app ideas varied: from customer service enhancement, to logistics and transportation service to tourism promotion, disaster management and microfinance to content management, health awareness, and volunteer mobilization.

Ten teams were recognized and awarded with One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00)-worth of seed capital. Among the 10 teams are the three official Philippine representatives who will vie for the slot in the ‘global’ finals to be held 6th of March in Barcelona, Spain. The three teams are – HistoriA, Siglo and Volo.

The top ten teams receive a total of One Hundred Thousand Pesos-worth of seed capital while the other ten teams get Thirty Thousand Pesos each.

The top ten teams receive a total of One Hundred Thousand Pesos-worth of seed capital while the other ten teams get Thirty Thousand Pesos each.

The Philippine teams – HistoriA, Siglo and Volo

Team Volo is composed of John Paul Barcelon, Kleo Sanghio and Ron Pascual who are student leaders at the Far Eastern University Manila. They are all officers of the Tamaraw Volunteers, FEU’s 12-year-old student-led socio-civic organization that promotes volunteerism and civic engagement to its members and key stakeholders. Their app Volo is an extension of what they do in the organization. It aims to be the platform that would link volunteers to various organizations and advocacies that need them in an easy and accessible manner.

Team Volo with Mr. Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo Executive Director) and Mr. Joey Concepcion (Go Negosyo Founder).

Team Volo with Mr. Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo Executive Director) and Mr. Joey Concepcion (Go Negosyo Founder).

The future husband and wife entrepreneur tandem of Alvin Tan and Kristelle Chow make up Team Siglo. Siglo is a mobile-based microentrepreneurship platform that aims to empower individuals belonging to the unbanked sector by linking them to major players in the industry specifically the borrowers, lenders, suppliers, the government and private sector in a virtual ecosystem. Their mission is to provide better access to capital, market, technology, and information.

The future husband and wife entrepreneur tandem of Team Siglo with Mr. Ramon Lopez.

The future husband and wife entrepreneur tandem of Team Siglo with Mr. Ramon Lopez.

Meanwhile, enhancing the tourists’ experience is at the core of what team HistoriA would like to achieve. The team is composed of Diana Pacapac, Benedict Carandang and Maria Teresa Criselda Dumlao who have deep regard to our country’s culture and heritage. The goal: provide a more fun way of discovering and learning about historical places in the country through animation technology.

Team HIA with Mr. Ramon Lopez, Mr. Paris de L'etraz (IE Business School) and Mr. Robert Calingo (PEF).

Team HIA with Mr. Ramon Lopez, Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School) and Mr. Robert Calingo (PEF).

SEAMAC in the Philippines is organized by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (GoNegosyo) and the Peace and Equity Foundation.

We wish these three teams wise use of every pitch second but whether or not they make it to Barcelona (for the much anticipated GSMA conference and for the additional seed capital), the Philippines is already a winner once these apps are made available in Apple Store or Google Play.

Go Negosyo, PEF unveil winners of first Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge PH

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
The top 10 teams of SEAMAC PH with the judges. Each team received a cash grant of P100,000.

The top 10 teams awarded by the prestigious panel of judges.

The Go Negosyo – Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge has come to an end with the Philippine Finals held on January 20, 2015 at the Ante Auditorium, Ateneo Professional School in Rockwell, Makati City.

The Philippine finals gathered the top 19 teams who outshone the rest in the competition which saw the participation of young people from Manila, Laguna, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.

During the final presentation, each team was given three minutes to pitch their application ideas followed by another three minutes for a question-and-answer session before the highly esteemed panel of judges composed local and international tech mentors and experts led by Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group).

Meet the panel of judges of the GN-PEF SEAMAC (L-R): Ms. Cheska San Diego (Host), Mr. Mon Ibrahim (DOST-ICTO office); Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School); Mr. Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures); Mr. Paco Sandejas (Narra Ventures); Mr. Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.); Mr. Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation); Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group); Ms. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety); Mr. Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software); Mr. Carlo Calimon (MobKard); Ms. Beverly Tantiansu (Smart Communications & IdeaSpace); Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo); Mr. John Paul Uminga (Programs Development Manager, Go Negosyo)

Meet the panel of judges of the GN-PEF SEAMAC (L-R): Ms. Cheska San Diego (Host), Mr. Mon Ibrahim (DOST-ICTO office); Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School); Mr. Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures); Mr. Paco Sandejas (Narra Ventures); Mr. Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.); Mr. Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation); Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group); Ms. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety); Mr. Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software); Mr. Carlo Calimon (MobKard); Ms. Beverly Tantiansu (Smart Communications & IdeaSpace); Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo); Mr. John Paul Uminga (Programs Development Manager, Go Negosyo)

The other judges were Dr. Paris De L’etraz (IE Business School), Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures), Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.), Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo), Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation), Paco Sandejas (Narra Venture Capital), Beverly Tan (IdeaSpace/ Smart), Mon Ibrahim (DOST- ICTO), Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software), Carlo Calimon (MobKard) and Asec. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety).

After the finals session, the emerging 10 teams are (in no particular order): Team Filterr (Filterr), Team Kargadoor (Kargadoor), Team Rocketeers (Made2Order), Team HIA (HistoryA), Team WOT (PasaHeroes), Team Volo (Volo), Team Siglo (Siglo), Team Rio J (RescueWhere), Team Orderee (Orderee) and the Team Help App (Help App).

Each team is awarded One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php100,000.00) as seed money for their dream mobile apps. Out of the ten teams, three winners were selected who will wave the Philippines’ flag in the Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge Finals to be held in Singapore this February 15-17, 2015. These are: Team Siglo led by Mr. Alvin Tan; Team HIA led by Ms. Maria Teresa Dumlao and Team Volo led by Mr. John Paul Barcelon.

Meanwhile, Smart Mobile Internet awarded the People’s Choice award to Team Leaf (#SafePay) who also brought home Thirty Thousand Pesos (Php30,000)

Team Leaf (#Safepay) won Smart Mobile Internet People’s Choice, it was awarded by Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School), Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo), Mr. Carlo Suguitan, (Smart Communications); Mr. Robert Calingo (Executive Director, Peace and Equity Foundation).

Team Leaf (#Safepay) won Smart Mobile Internet People’s Choice, it was awarded by Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School), Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo), Mr. Carlo Suguitan, (Smart Communications); Mr. Robert Calingo (Executive Director, Peace and Equity Foundation).

The top 3 teams of the Go Negosyo- Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge: Team Volo, Team Siglo and Team HIA.

The top 3 teams of the Go Negosyo- Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge: Team Volo, Team Siglo and Team HIA.

The Philippine run of the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge is brought to you by Go Negosyo, Applied Innovation Institute and Peace and Equity Foundation. It is also supported by the following: Philippine Finals Sponsor: Smart Communications; Bootcamp Sponsor: DOST-Information and Communications Office, Far Eastern University- Institute of Technology, Bo’s Coffee, Bar-B-King, Mang Inasal, CityMall, Philippine Franchise Association; Info Session Sponsor: Far Eastern University Manila; Promotional Partners: TESDA and DTI; Regional Organizers: J Seed Ventures, IE Business School, StarHub, GSMA; Media Partners: PhilStar.com, DZRH, PTV4, The Philippine Star, Rappler, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, Sun Star, SME Forum at GNN, Entreprenuer.com.ph.

 

Go Negosyo Releases List of Official Delegates for BEST Programme

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo congratulates the following students for qualifying for the pilot batch of the GoNegosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) Programme.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS TO ALL THE GO NEGOSYO BEST DELEGATES

(Dissemination to ALL delegates is requested.)

1. The Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) Programme Launch is on November 17, Monday at the Main Lounge of the Manila Polo Club, McKinley Road, Makati City.

2. Registration starts as early as 6:30 AM. We are anticipating heavy traffic in McKinley Road. Everyone is advised to come on time or ahead of time.

3. Upon arrival at the venue, qualifying delegates should proceed to the registration booth assigned to confirm their attendance. Participants should be the qualified delegates only as announced in the Go Negosyo website (www.gonegosyo.net) and the official email sent out to all the schools.

4. Upon verification in the registration booth, the student participants will only be allowed to enter the hall after being given their Go Negosyo BEST Delegates Kit.

5. All participants must bring and wear their school identification cards (IDs) to confirm their identity.

6. School delegates are REQUIRED to be in their proper school uniform. Slippers and shorts are strictly not allowed.

7. All OFFICIAL DELEGATES are asked to bring three (3) printout copies of their resumes/ curriculum vitae. These will be filed by Go Negosyo and may be forwarded to some partner organizations or companies for possible employment opportunity.

8. We would only accommodate participants that have been endorsed by their respective schools/ institutions, and as confirmed by the Go Negosyo BEST Secretariat as Official Delegates. Accompanying personnel or faculty members will not be allowed to stay in Manila Polo Club.

9. For those who will bring their own vehicles, you may park inside Manila Polo Club. The organizers must be notified ahead of time (Plate #, car model and color)

10. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING THESE REMINDERS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE SUMMIT SECRETARIAT AT: (02) 637 9229/ (02) 634 40 60 (loc 7106)

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE DELEGATES, CLICK HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL LIST HERE Go Negosyo BEST Programme Official Delegates

 

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