Search for the Go Negosyo Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs of 2015

Awardees of Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs for 2014 during the 6th Filipina Summit.

Awardees of Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs for 2014 during the 6th Filipina Summit.

The search for the Go Negosyo Inspiring WOMEN Entrepreneurs is a campaign spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE). Through the recognition of inspiring role models, PCE hopes to instil a culture of entrepreneurship among the Filipino people and provide them with examples of potential negosyo models that they can go into.

Qualifications:
(The nominator must write a supporting statement or a short essay highlighting each of the qualifications below. See Official Nomination Form for the format.)

1. May or may not have come from humble beginnings;
2. A Filipino who embodies the following traits: PASSIONATE, POSITIVE and PANALO (‘can do’) attitude;
3.Must have an innovative business model (products/ processes);
4. Mus t show the ability to genuinely care for the community and stakeholders and must have the potential to share time and talent to help spread the entrepreneurship advocacy;
5. Must be well-respected by their peers.

Mechanics & Requirements
Nominators must fill-up the Nomination Form and send it on or before January 26, 2015. Candidates must submit their requirements not later than January 26, 2015.  Requirements include:

1. Duly accomplished Nomination Form
2. Short essay/ supporting statement (Please see attached Nomination Form for the format)
3. Supporting documents:
– Certificate of Business Registration or SEC Registration
– Pictures of products and/or business establishment/s
– Feature articles/press releases (if any)

Nomination Forms and Candidate Requirements can be sent:

VIA E-MAIL
 – send to filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com and and put “Go Negosyo Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs of 2015” as the subject.
VIA MAIL – send directly to the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, 5/F RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer corner Sheridan Streets, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 1552
VIA FAX – send to (02) 637-9229

Please call the PCE Secretariat (02) 637-9229 to confirm if your entries were received. PCE shall not be responsible for any loss of data during transmission.

Deadlines:
          1. January 26, 2015– Deadline of submission of Nomination Forms and Candidate Requirements
          2. March 6, 2015– Awarding of the 10 winners at the 7th GO NEGOSYO Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Download the NOMINATION FORM – Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs of 2015 here.

For more information, please call the PCE Secretariat at (02) 637-9229 or e-mail us at filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com

Go Negosyo to hold the 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

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In its continuing efforts to empower Filipinos to be enterprising and entrepreneurial, and as its dedication to enabling Filipinas, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (Go Negosyo) in its tenth year as a progressive non-governmental advocacy-based organization, is holding the 7TH GO NEGOSYO FILIPINA ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT in time with the international celebration of the Women’s Month. This year’s Filipina Summit is set to happen on MARCH 6 2015, FRIDAY at the WORLD TRADE CENTER in Pasay City.

The Summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people, particularly the Filipina. It shall continue the annual tradition of recognizing our women and their capacity to be catalysts for change and progress. For six years in a row, this Summit, which usually has over 5,000 attendees, empowers our Filipinas by equipping them with a positive mindset and the tools and concepts necessary for them to pursue the path towards success most especially by being entrepreneurial and enterprising.

The Summit which will cover different entrepreneurship and empowerment topics will have several plenary fora featuring prominent female personalities. The first forum is the Keynote Forum that will highlight the inspiring stories, platforms and advocacies of women in governance. In addition, we will be awarding inspiring female entrepreneurs who are exemplary in the field of business. There will also be individual mentoring sessions with expert entrepreneurs we call Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs.

STUDENTS AND TEACHER PARTICIPANTS
Interested Students & Teachers may get in touch with the #FES7 Secretariat thru Programs Development Associate, Ms. Aprilmae Casas at 637.9229. Schools will be sent official invitation letters addressed to the College or University President. Request for the official letter may also be communicated thru the Secretariat.

NON-STUDENT/NON-TEACHER PARTICIPANTS
Go Negosyo is reserving 500 SEATS for Participants who are Non-Students & Non-Teachers. Registration fee is worth Eight Hundred Pesos (800.00) which cover for a packed lunch meal, seat reservation and a Certificate of Participation. Participants (non-students and non-teachers only) should reserve a slot by filling up the online registration database through http://tinyurl.com/GNFES7

 

PAYMENT DETAILS:
Account Name: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 4850-088-492 (BDO Savings Account)

For slot verification, the deposit slip should be sent via fax (637.7874) or via e- mail (filipinasummit.gonegosyo@gmail.com) (Subject: FES7Payment_LASTNAMEFIRSTNAME).

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT is until FEBRUARY 20, 2015.

Interested Institutional Partners may get in touch with Go Negosyo’s Programs Development Manager Jap Uminga at 637.9229 or via e-mail (jap.pce@gmail.com).
Interested Media Partners may get in touch with Marga Manuel at 637.9347 or via e-mail (marga.pce@gmail.com).
Interested Sponsors may get in touch with Go Negosyo’s Marketing Officer P.A. De Guzman at 637.9229 or via e-mail (padeguzman.pce@gmail.com).

DOWNLOADABLES:
FES7 Letter of Invitation (HEIs)
 FES7 Confirmation Slip (HEIs)
7th Filipinas Entrepreneurship Summit Program v9

 

4th OFW & Family Summit 2014 Press Conference

In the photo (L-R): Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director, Sen. Cynthia Villar and Mr. Joey Concepcion, Go Negosyo Founder.

In the photo (L-R): Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director, Sen. Cynthia Villar and Mr. Joey Concepcion, Go Negosyo Founder.

Villar Foundation in partnership with Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo held the 4th OFW & Family Summit 2014 Press Conference earlier today at Worldwide Corporate Center. Present in the press con were Senator Cynthia Villar, Mr. Joey Concepcion, Go Negosyo Founder and Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director and members of the press.

The 4th OFW & Family Summit will be held on December 4, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. This one day event aims to provide various business opportunities for the OFWs and their families, with the thrust for proper management and investment of their hard-earned resources. Moreover, the summit aspires to encourage entrepreneurship among OFWs and provide the vehicle for them to spot business breaks that fir their interests and skills. This will be an avenue for them to network with business owners, franchise holders, and other groups that can help them start their own business.

Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez, giving his insights on what to expect in the upcoming OFW & Family Summit 2014.

Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez, giving his insights on what to expect in the upcoming OFW & Family Summit 2014.

Go Negosyo Founder, Mr. Joey Concepcion, encouraging everyone to attend the 4th OFW & Family Summit on December 4, 2014.

Go Negosyo Founder, Mr. Joey Concepcion, encouraging everyone to attend the 4th OFW & Family Summit on December 4, 2014.

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This year, Villar Foundation has once again tied up with Go Negosyo for the OFW & Family Summit. This one day event aims to provide various business opportunities for the OFWs and their families, with the thrust for proper management and investment of their hard-earned resources.

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[GoNegosyo Summit] GoNegosyo to Hold 1st PH AgriNegosyo Summit 

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Inspired by its commitment to building the Philippines as an entrepreneurial nation, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (Go Negosyo) is launching its very FIRST PHILIPPINE AGRINEGOSYO SUMMIT on JULY 25, FRIDAY at the WORLD TRADE CENTER in Pasay City.

GNPAS is a one-day event that will feature different topics in agripreneurship in the forms of keynote addresses, plenary discussions and plenary lectures.  It shall enjoin the participants to develop a positive change in their mindset, and empower them with relevant entrepreneurship tools and concepts as their key to success specifically in pursuing an agribusiness venture.

Designed to complement the existing sectoral summits of GoNegosyo targeting the youth, the women, the OFWs and the technopreneurs, this Summit is centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people by educating them about different opportunities in the vast sector of agriculture.

 

GNAS - Final Poster

OBJECTIVES

 

Specifically, the summit aims to be able to:

  • Inspire students and aspiring entrepreneurs to look at agriculture in a different way and possibly encourage them to start their own agribusiness ventures by featuring young successful and inspiring agripreneurs;
  • Present various business models in agriculture in the crops, seeds and grains, vegetables and fruits, agri-processing, fishing and animal raising and industry subcategories and teach practical know-how on starting up an agri venture;
  • Recognize role models in the field of agripreneurship through the GoNegosyo Inspiring Agripreneurs for 2014 Award;
  • Invite relevant government agencies and leaders in the agriculture sector to communicate their general roadmap and vision for the Philippine Agriculture;
  • Get together a network of enablers in the agribusiness industry to share and discuss services being extended to potential and practicing entrepreneurs.

 

 

THE FORUMS

 

There will be four plenary forums on the following topics:

 

Keynote Forum The Making of a Successful Agribusiness Ventures 
Panel Discussion 1:Business Models Business Opportunities and Business Models in the Agriculture Sector: Trends, Treats and Threats
Panel Discussion 2:Making It Happen Going into the Agri-Business Venture & the 3M: Making It Happen! (MENTORS & MACHINES)
Panel Discussion 3:Making It Happen Getting Funding: Going into the Agri-Business Venture & the 3Ms: Making It Happen! (MONEY)
Panel Discussion 4:Young Agripreneurs Cultivating the Youth to be Agripreneurs

 

Aside from the plenary forums, other program elements include:

 

Welcome Message To be delivered by the GoNegosyo’s Founding Trustee, Mr. Joey Concepcion
Keynote Addresses To be delivered by top government officials whose primary and special duties revolve around agriculture – Sen. Cynthia Villar, Senate Committee Chair on Agriculture and Food, and newly appointed Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agriculture Modernization, former senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan
GoNegosyo Inspiring Agripreneurs Award 2014 Aim of which is to recognize role models who will continually inspire our fellow Filipinos to also venture into agripreneurship
AgriExpo As a hands on experience, there will be select agricompanies who will do product/service exhibit. This is to provide the attendees a visual or even tactile or hands on experience.
Plenary Talks

 

DOWNLOAD COPY OF THE LATEST PROGRAM HERE.

DOWNLOAD COPY OF THE PRIMER HERE.

 

REGISTRATION FEE & HOW TO REGISTER

A. Students & Teachers

  • Registration is free for students and teachers (Graduate School not included).
  • The official invitation letter to schools may be downloaded HERE
  • The confirmation slip (for schools only) may be downloaded HERE.

 

B. Non-Academe Participants/ General Audience

  • Registration Fee: For Non-Academe Participants (Non-Student/Non-teacher/ Non-School Personnel), registration fee is Five Hundred Pesos Only (P500.00).
  • Inclusion: The fee covers the door ticket, seat allotment (in the blocked area of the hall), and Certificate of Attendance.
  • Where to Register: Registration for non-student/non-teacher is via online: www.tinyurl.com/gonegagri

 

Since slots are limited (World Trade Center Hall D can only accommodate over a thousand participants), we encourage you to confirm immediately or reserve your slots by calling 637.9229 or 6318101 loc. 7106

 

WHO TO CONTACT

 

For INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS (general audience, aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs and high school and college students and teachers), you may get in touch with our Programs Development Assistant Braddy Reyes at gonegosyo.agribusiness@gmail.com.

 

For INTERESTED INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS, you may get in touch with our Programs Development Manager Jap Uminga at jap.pce@gmail.com.

 

For INTERESTED SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS, you may get in touch with our Marketing Officer Mia Concepcion at mia.concepcion@gmail.com.

 

For INTERESTED MEDIA PARTNERS, you may get in touch with our Media and Communications Officer Ann Margaret Antonio at marga.pce@gmail.com.

 

THE GONEGOSYO AGRIPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 2014 (GNPAS) SECRETARIAT MAY BE CONTACTED THROUGH 637.9229 OR 6318101 LOC. 7106 OR VIA EMAIL (gonegosyo.agribusiness@gmail.com)

CALABARZON participants brave Typhoon Ofel to attend Go Negosyo-DTI SME Caravan

Participants from the government, private sector, MSMEs, and the academe braved the rains brought by Typhoon Ofel to attend the CALABARZON SME Caravan mounted by Go Negosyo and DTI Region IV last October 25 at the Aurora Grand Ballroom, One Tagaytay Place, Tagaytay City. It was a day filled with inspiration and information as the audience got to hear lessons from the resource speakers, which they can apply in their respective negosyos.

The session started with messages from Rene Tongson, OIC of the Provincial Cooperative, Livelihood, and Enterprise Development Office of Cavite, and Marilou Quinco-Toledo, Regional Director of DTI Region IV-A. Go Negosyo’s Executive Director Ramon Lopez discussed the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset, which was followed by a forum featuring Manila and CALABARZON’s successful entrepreneurs. The panelists in the forum include Jennilyn Antonio (Ehje’s Peanut Butter), GJ Jimenez (Banapple), Zarah Juan (Panda Cleaners), Kim Lato (Kimstore), and Virginia Malipol (Amira’s Buko Tart), who shared their experiences in starting up, the challenges that they faced, and their pieces of advice to entrepreneurs like them.

In the afternoon, angelpreneurs Paulo Tibig, Ed Pilapil, and Tess Dimaculangan all revealed their knowledge on how to spot business opportunities, conduct strategic marketing for MSMEs, and the tricks on business finance. Meanwhile, Marlo Carag of the Intellectual Property Office emphasized the importance of having one’s brand protected by getting it registered.

Provincial Director Noly Guevarra of DTI Cavite closed the activities.

Go Negosyo’s partners PLDT SME Nation, Smart Communications, Meralco, and Avon participated in the caravan through their onsite booths.