The 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.
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.
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!