Tagumpay: Go Negosyo and PhilDev Supports Technopreneurship

May 5th, 2014

Early this year, Go Negosyo held the 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit at the SMX Convention Center where more than 7,000 participants form different universities and institutions attended to learn and get inspired with the country’s top and successful technopreneurs. The crowd was very enthusiastic and eager to learn from the technopreneurs and was able to have a dialogue with tech giants Manny Pangilinan of PLDT and Engr. Dado Banatao of Tallwood Venture Capital.

Recently, the Philippine S&T Development Foundation (PhilDev S&T), where Engr. Banatao is the chairperson, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mounted the IDEA Symposium. Close to a thousand attended including students and young professionals, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and government officials.

Go Negosyo and PhilDev supports Filipino technopreneurship and are one with the vision of a headstrong Philippine technopreneurship through summits, symposiums, and seminars like these. 

Filipino technopreneurs around the world are coming back to our country to help aspiring technopreneurs tread the path of success. This is something that we should celebrate and be proud of.



Joey Concepcion encouraged young and aspiring entrepreneurs to explore and venture the world of technopreneurship during his welcome address at the 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit.


A tribute to the country’s top technopreneurs. In photo: Go Negosyo’s Joey Concepcion, Rappler.com CEO Maria Ressa, Tallwood Venture Capital Founder Engr. Dado Banatao, and PLDT Group Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan


Young entrepreneur and CEO Joseph Calata of Calata Corporation supports Go Negosyo’s Techno summit.


SM Mall owner and Go Negosyo trustee Harley Sy (second from left) supports Go Negosyo during the 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit


Manny Pangilinan shared nuggets of wisdom to aspiring and practicing technopreneurs during the dialogue forum with Engr. Dado Banatao (right) and Maria Ressa (center)


Close to 7,000 attendees from different universities and institutions filled the SMX Convention Center for Go Negosyo’s 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit


Enthusiastic crowd showed their support for Go Negosyo. In photo: Executive Director Ramon Lopez, Manny Pangilinan, Maria Ressa, and Joey Concepcion


Philippines’ successful technopreneurs gather and shared their secrets and tips for success during the forums.


Rappler.com CEO Maria Ressa challenged and inspired the summit participants to utilize the power of technology to their advantage and betterment of the community.


Senator Ralph Recto gave a remarkable and inspiring talk on his vision for 2020, and all the important requirements in health, education, food security, infrastructure, and technology.


PhilDev Chairman Engr. Dado Banatao discussing the importance of private sectors and entrepreneurs in nation building.


Ahmet Alpdemir (center) Shimdi Venture Advisors Management Consultant, with Director of Enterprise Channel and Operations for APAC, Google John Mulder, and Kai Elmer Sotto of International Growth & Mobile for APAC, Facebook, Inc. discussing the trends in innovation and entrepreneurship in the global market.


Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion (center) shared that inclusive growth is the way forward and it starts with a proper entrepreneurial attitude and mindset during the IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014. In photo: PhilDev Chairman Engr. Dado Banatao (left) with former NEDA Director General Dr. Cayetano Paderanga Jr. (right)


Sen. Bam Aquino (second from left) suggesting easier ways to start a business during the breakout forum on government policies that help entrepreneurs start their ventures. In photo: Navegar Fund Managing partner Honorio Poblador IV (left), PEZA Director General Dr. Lilia De Lima (center), Global Electric Transportation, Inc. President Sigfrido R. Tiñga , and PhilDev trustee Atty. Denny Roja


Building Entrepreneurial Communities: entrepreneurs from the private sector shared their views and insights during the breakout session. In photo: (from left to right) Chief of Staff Kmart Apparel Jamie Castro, PhilDev lecturer Eros Resmini, Vice President and Head of Community Investment, Kickstart Ventures, Inc. Christian Besler, Co-Founder of Sulit.com.ph RJ David, Project Leader of CebuinIT Prof. Pauline Wade, and Chairman, Pascual Pharma Corporation Chairman Martin Pascual


More than a thousand attendees ranging from students and young professionals, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and government officials participated in the recent IDEA Symposium 2014 organized by PhilDev.


Sen. Sonny Angara and Sen. Grace Poe talked about government strategies to removing barriers to scaling and commercialization during one of the breakout sessions in the symposium.


Key persons in the academe discussed how entrepreneurship can be taught in universities.


Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo


University of the Philippines System President Dr. Alfredo E. Pascual (right) discussing the current state of entrepreneur ecosystem in the country. In photo (from left to right) PhilDev trustee Francisco “Paco” Sandejas, CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, and Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad