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1st Negosyo sa Bayan Entrepreneurship Support and Development Training (NSBayan)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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The 1st Negosyo sa Bayan Entrepreneurship Support and Development Training (NSBayan) is open to all interested Municipal, City and Provincial Local Government Officials who would like to explore, learn, be exposed to, and share the wonders of entrepreneurship! A group of participants is encouraged to join to ensure the implementation of the Entrepreneurship Support and Development Action Plan.

With the theme “Local Government Units Creating a Nation of Entrepreneurs,” this year’s NSBayan aims to train policy and decision-makers at the municipal, city and provincial levels, on entrepreneurship development at the grassroots, and engage them to provide appropriate support, establish coordinative mechanisms and bridge efforts to significantly realize entrepreneurial communities. It also seeks to inspire and enable local government units to establish their own entrepreneurial ventures and economic enterprises towards financial independence.

The 1st Negosyo sa Bayan Entrepreneurship Support and Development Training will be held at The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City on September 16-19, 2015.

For more information, you may reach the NSBayan secretariat through telephone number (02) 729-3352, mobile numbers (0926) 616-3864 or (0929) 864-9045, or email address negosyosabayan@gmail.com.

This activity is pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2015-72.

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Go Negosyo is a Storyteller

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

“Go Negosyo is a storyteller. And we will continue to tell stories that will inspire more and more Filipinos to entrepreneurship.”

These were my exact words last Monday when we launched the 9th publication of Go Negosyo entitled Go Negosyo: 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion. After months of preparation, we were able to successfully launch this wonderful book that will empower people to start their own journey of success.

More than 500 entrepreneurs and advocacy partners joined us as we unveil our 9th book. It was also the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. British Embassy Ambassador Asif Ahmad, who also joined our morning program and delivered his speech in Tagalog, also welcomed the guests that night and officially opened the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).   He was joined by Deputy Head of Mission Trevor Lewis and their guests from the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines and Philippine British Business Club.

Go Negosyo is a Storyteller. On its 9th year, Go Negosyo shares 50 inspiring success stories of entrepreneurs in its latest book entitled Go Negosyo 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion. Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo Ramon Lopez joins some of the featured entrepreneurs. In photo (Top L-R) Jose Magsaysay Jr., Enrico Dee, Rey Lapid, Willy Tee Ten, Jose Antonio, Nanette Medved-Po, Celestina Maristela Ocampo, Dr. Abraham Pascual, Bernie Liu. (Middle L-R) Prudencio Garcia, Nelson and Siu Ping Par, Alice Eduardo, Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Dolly and Sarabeth Salcedo, Kathleen Dy-Go, Marife Zamora, Manny Osmena. (Front L-R) Samie Lim, Natividad Cheng, Esther Vibal, Patricia Chilip and Maria Lorena Florendo.

Go Negosyo is a Storyteller. On its 9th year, Go Negosyo shares 50 inspiring success stories of entrepreneurs in its latest book entitled Go Negosyo 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion. Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo Ramon Lopez joins some of the featured entrepreneurs. In photo (Top L-R) Jose Magsaysay Jr., Enrico Dee, Rey Lapid, Willy Tee Ten, Jose Antonio, Nanette Medved-Po, Celestina Maristela Ocampo, Dr. Abraham Pascual, Bernie Liu. (Middle L-R) Prudencio Garcia, Nelson and Siu Ping Par, Alice Eduardo, Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Dolly and Sarabeth Salcedo, Kathleen Dy-Go, Marife Zamora, Manny Osmena. (Front L-R) Samie Lim, Natividad Cheng, Esther Vibal, Patricia Chilip and Maria Lorena Florendo.

I remember him saying: “Entrepreneurs are the driving force of growth in the country.” That is true. That is why these activities included in the GEW are to harness and strengthen the entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to embark on their own journey.

I have told everyone that night that we are publishing these books as this is also our way to share the advocacy that we have been promoting for the past nine years.

We had a wonderful sharing during the night as our three hosts table-hopped and interviewed the featured entrepreneurs in the book like Jose Antonio, Bernie Liu, Esther Vibal, Rey Lapid, Rikki Dee and many others. More than 40 entrepreneurs joined the discussion. It’s not the usual fora and talks we conduct every time we gather but it was more participative, informative and personal session as the entrepreneurs talked about their passion from their hearts.

All the entrepreneurs who were featured in the book are not simply working to earn, instead they are there because they pursued their passion, despite countless challenges and trials, and have now reached their success in life. I am happy with the launch as it was more intimate; with close friends and partners in the advocacy.  Even Washington Sycip of SGV & Co., who is now in his 90s, managed to join us and meet fellow-entrepreneurs.  I am sure he has inspired the young entrepreneurs in the audience just with his presence.

In the morning, we gathered more than 500 top students from various universities for the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow. These are the future leaders in our society and we aim to inspire and teach them further and that we can also help them in making a difference to other people’s lives.

Go Negosyo launches the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) program last November 17, 2014. Go Negosyo welcomed its pilot batch of more than 500 BEST Students.

Go Negosyo launches the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) program last November 17, 2014. Go Negosyo welcomed its pilot batch of more than 500 BEST Students.

We are sure they were inspired with the journey and creations of Kenneth Cobonpue.  Kenneth told them that his designs are of different forms, because “Form gives emotions.” Just like how he wowed the Cebu crowd during our Creativity and Innovation Summit, the students cannot help but be in awe during his presentation. I see his creativity even in his presentations.

Jonathan Yabut, the first winner of The Apprentice Asia also gave a very inspiring talk on his journey towards success at a young age, beating all challenges in life. His drive and determination coupled with his strategies and techniques helped him succeed in The Apprentice. And that is what we have always wanted our listeners to understand. That they have to have the positive mindset and the knowhow of things in order to surpass and achieve goals.

Our CEO forum with Aurelio Montinola, Sandy Prieto-Romualdez and Johnlu Koa was packed with insightful ideas from these great minds. Then our young enterprising and entrepreneurial Filipinos forum was also inspiring. Young billionaire Joseph Calata advised the students “Do not lose your drive.” Many successful entrepreneurs keep going because of that drive; their will to go on and progress. And that is what keeps them energized in the morning.

There are more stories to share and more and more people to empower. That is why we will keep on doing all these kinds of activities in order to fulfil our mission.

 

Of Passion in Business and Marriage

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Finally, after months of detailed preparation, we have come close to the celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week which is going to be from November 17 to 23. Next week is going to be one busy yet empowering week because it will be filled with activities to celebrate the growth and success of entrepreneurship in the country.

On Monday, we are formally launching our latest program, Go Negosyo BEST (Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow), dedicated to the top selected students from different colleges and universities who have shown their eagerness to become instruments of change by being outstanding and exemplary. I am sure that all of them will be equipped with more inspiration and knowhow on how to succeed in life and possibly in the field of entrepreneurship. They need not become entrepreneurs. What we want them to gain in this experience are the right values and character, the relevant competencies: to become enterprising and entrepreneurial. We know that these characteristics can also help them in their future endeavours as change makers of this society. The students will get to see and understand how successful individuals achieved their positions today. These role models will become the inspirations and examples for these students to follow.

We are glad to have for our whole day program on Monday Amb. Asif Ahmad, Senator Sonny Angara,  Anthony Pangilinan, Kenneth Cobonpue, Jonathan Yabut, Aurelio Montinola, Sandy Prieto, Dylan Wilk , Johnlu Koa, Rajo Laurel, Joseph Calata, Bro. Mike Lobrin, RJ David, Clang Garcia, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Ronald Pineda, and Mikhael Red as speakers in this premiere of Go Negosyo BEST. We have prepared a full-packed program for the students and we cannot wait to welcome them.

Aside from the opening of Go Negosyo BEST, we are also officially launching the Global Entrepreneurship Week on Monday in a private dinner with the Go Negosyo advocates.

In the photo (L-R): British Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Trevor Lewis, British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez invites everyone to be part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014.

In the photo (L-R): British Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Trevor Lewis, British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo Executive Director Ramon Lopez invites everyone to be part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014.

Yesterday, I met with British Amb. Ahmad and Deputy Head of Mission, Trevor Lewis to seal our partnership for this year’s run of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Philippines.   We are both thankful to have this joint opportunity to raise the level of awareness on entrepreneurship and the importance of being enterprising to move up in life.  We mentioned in our previous columns the other activities such as the PLDT SME Nation Bossing search and Awards, the Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge, The OFW and Families Negosyo Summit (with the Villar foundation), and a couple of other activities. Again, these will harness and strengthen the entrepreneurship revolution in the Philippines today.

Another big part of the Monday activities is the launch of the 9th Go Negosyo book in the evening. This is very dear to me as this is as special as our first book. I cannot wait to share with you all their very encouraging stories. Last Monday, I released an article regarding this book. I have released the first 25 passionate and successful entrepreneurs. I will now release the next 25 entrepreneurs on Monday to complete the list of featured entrepreneurs.

Sen. Bam Aquino, one of the most active advocates of entrepreneurship in the country, is also joining us. He will be joined by DTI Secretary Greg Domingo, and both will share their views on the progress of the implementation of the new Go Negosyo Act and the setting-up of Negosyo Centers in all cities and municipalities.  Over 400 entrepreneurs, advocates and enablers shall be joining us that evening and we are fortunate to have with  us for a very interesting forum, PLDT Chairman Manny MVP Pangilinan, Washington Sycip, Andrew Gotianun, Andrew Tan, who are all featured as well in the book we are launching. MVP wrote the foreword of that new book.

I am now inviting everyone to be part of the Global Entrepreneurship week. You can check the activities in our website, www.gonegosyo.net or www.ph.gew.co.

 

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From the story of passion for business and success, comes the passion in life and marriage.

Rikki Dee celebrated his birthday with wife, Beng.

Rikki Dee celebrated his birthday with wife, Beng.

Congratulations to our good friend, Rikki Dee who celebrated his birthday last Saturday. Rikki is a serial entrepreneur and has been so passionate in the restaurant business from the very first day he started. He is a supporter of Go Negosyo as he wants to share and inspire others to pursue their dreams and that they too can make it in life. He is one of the 50 featured entrepreneurs in Go Negosyo book on passion which will be unveiled on Monday. He is lucky to have a wife like Beng who is an important factor in his success. As I always say, our partners in life complete our success. They have been married for 31 years and they are relishing on the joy that their only grandson gives them.  As you can see in the photo, Rikki and Beng not only show the passion they have in business but in their marriage as well.

 

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.

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

#negosyotalks: Open to Sustainable Development – AC Social Enterprise

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Mr. Joey Concepcion was at theAssumption College, San Lorenzo Makati. Speaking to almost 200 Fourth Year Highschool Students and shared what Go Negosyo’s Social Enterprise platform was about — the NMBK (Negosyo Mo Bukas Ko or Your Business, My Future).  Employ to Educate to Empower (E2E) – this is the guiding principle behind our new project. All it will take is for the entrepreneur community to hire among the OSY we have screened, trained and transformed through our program, to allow them to earn income, half of which will be allotted to their educational fund. This program thus aims to be a vehicle for the employment and education of the OSY.

Speaking together with other resource panelists such as Ms. Prie Reyes-Lopez, owner of Messy Bessy, Ms. Bea Misa-Crisostomo, co-founder and owner of Ritual the Collective, Mr. Robert Alejandro, co-owner of Papemelroti, Mr. Mark Ruiz, co-founder and managing director of MicroVentures Inc. as well as founding partner and board member of Rags2Riches and Mr. Ibba-Rasul-Bernardo, an IT entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Sari Software Solutions.
Year IV P.E.A.C.E. Work PROJECT LAUNCH
Title: “BUKAS…Open to Sustainable Development: AC Social Enterprise”
Date: July 31, 2014, Thursday
Time: 8:50 am – 12:10pm
Venue: Plenary Hall

The Growing Go Negosyo Community

Monday, June 24th, 2013

As we continue our journey in the entrepreneurship advocacy for the last eight years, we are fortunate to see also the growing number of advocates, entrepreneurs, corporate partners and enablers who are one with our vision to help create an entrepreneurial culture, a country of enterprising Filipinos.  Our partners help inspire and empower, teach and mentor other aspiring entrepreneurs, and even the youth who simply want to move up life.  Truly, it is always an exciting and rewarding experience to be involved in this advocacy and to touch the lives of fellow Filipinos even in the countryside.

Special gathering of Go Negosyo mentors, entrepreneurs and advocates in support for Senator-elect Bam Aquino and Cynthia Villar.

Special gathering of Go Negosyo mentors, entrepreneurs and advocates in support for Senator-elect Bam Aquino and Cynthia Villar

Women entrepreneurs and awardees with Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and Executive Director Ramon Lopez during the Filipina Entrepreneurs Summit 2013.

Women entrepreneurs and awardees with Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and Executive Director Ramon Lopez during the Filipina Entrepreneurs Summit 2013

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On The Ehje of Glory

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This column will now highlight our new slogan; Go Negosyo is rallying its entrepreneurs to join us as we launch our new battlecry – Pilipinas: Now is our time! This year is our chance to start seeing things change for the better. We at Go Negosyo believe, for the past seven years, that entrepreneurship will lead this country out of poverty.

Entrepreneurship is not only for those who have their own business, but also for those who work in private companies and even in government (through intrapreneurship). In the end, what we want to see is an enterprising Filipino who is as passionate and hardworking as a Chinese or Indian entrepreneur. Greater transparency and good governance is now happening. The serious attempt to bring down corruption and to have greater transparency in governance brings about greater confidence not only in local negosyantes, but especially in foreign investors.  And I have to say, Sec. Cesar Purisima has done a good job here. (more…)