Go Negosyo and US Embassy Empower Young Entrepreneurs in Luzon

YEDW Luzon fellows with mentors, Jorge Wieneke, Paulo Tibig and Mylene Abiva.

YEDW Luzon fellows with mentors, Jorge Wieneke, Paulo Tibig and Mylene Abiva.

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship—Go Negosyo and US Embassy in Manila held the Luzon Leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) in Batangas last October 7, 8 and 9, 2015.

48 participants from all over Luzon went to the Pontefino Hotel in Batangas City to join the three-day workshop. Several entrepreneurs and guests were invited to speak and inspire the young entrepreneurs with their entrepreneurial journey.

The first day speakers were all Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs: Jorge Wieneke, (co-founder, Potato Corner and President of Tokyo Tempura) talked about re-discovering the entrepreneurial mindset and the secrets of spotting business opportunities; Mylene Abiva, (CEO of FELTA Multimedia) engaged the audience with her presentation on business model development; and Mon Abrea (CSO of Abrea Consulting Group) enlightened the fellows with his expertise on business finance. The latter part of the program was spent on group mentoring sessions. The first day ended with the Fellowship Night where the fellows were able to have fun and get to know each other better.

On the second day, the fellows learned the commerce and culture of the book business through none other than Karina Bolasco, AGM and Publishing Manager of Anvil Publishing, Inc. She was followed by another Go Negosyo Angelpreneur, Vix Madlangbayan, (Manok Mabuhay Inc.) who talked about Business Planning. Jaime Garchitorena (President and CEO of Credit Information Corporation) and Dr. Mario Lamberte (Team Leader for Access to Credit, USAID COMPETE Project) educated the participants with the much-needed information on improving credit availability through credit information and enhancing access to credit and business development services respectively. Jay De Quiros (Project Management Specialist of USAID) discussed the USAID initiatives on improving the investment climate in Philippine cities.

Joel Yala (ChocoVron) and Brian Belen (Ato Belen Farm) during the forum moderated by Go Negosyo's Publication Officer, Lara Mendoza.

Joel Yala (ChocoVron) and Brian Belen (Ato Belen Farm) during the forum moderated by Go Negosyo’s Publication Officer, Lara Mendoza.

After lunch, two promising entrepreneurs Joel Yala (ChocoVron) and Brian Belen (Ato Belen Farm) shared their entrepreneurial stories in the entrep sharing panel wherein the fellows got to ask questions and seek for pieces of advice. After this, the entrep champ Paulo Tibig (President of VCargo worldwide) shared the strategies of a champion entrepreneur. The day ended with another group mentoring session.

YEDW Luzon leg winners Jesus Dane Lavarias (Kaboom Wings and Burgers) and Raphaelo Perez (OVERHEAT Burgers).

YEDW Luzon leg winners Jesus Dane Lavarias (Kaboom Wings and Burgers) and Raphaelo Perez (OVERHEAT Burgers).

The last day was spent on business pitches. The top 10 from the business idea and existing business category presented their business and plans to the panel of judges Vix Madlangbayan, Glenn Baticados, (Director, Center for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, UPLB) and Marcelina Alcantara (DTI Assistant Regional Director, Region IV-A.) The participants also enjoyed hearing the story of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream straight from the man behind the brand, Paco Magsaysay. At the end, the following made the top 5:  BUSINESS IDEAS CATEGORY: Joanna Marie Aquino (Sano Food Inc.), Hosfelito Fines (Fino d’ Fine Perfume), Raphaelo Perez (OVERHEAT Burgers), Randy Reyes, Jr. (Freeze Dried Fruits) and Rose Jaminilio (Golden Goat Farm); EXISTING BUSINESS CATEGORY: Erica Midori Acuna (Ako’y Magsasakang Organiko (AMO)), John Paul Vincent (Dotimas Documentaries), Jesus Dane Lavarias (Kaboom Wings and Burgers), Sedfrey Lacsamana (Real Estate Service CPD Seminars) and Diana Prado (Proudly Tarlac Made Inc. (Visit Tarlac)).

Raphaelo Perez won the P10,000 cash grant for the business idea category and Jesus Dane Lavaras won the P30,000 cash grant for existing business category.

Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015

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Be part of the biggest agriculture summit of the year happening on November 11, 2015 at CLSU Auditorium, Central Luzon State University, Munoz, Nueva Ecija! Now on its 2nd year, the Summit centered on reinforcing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino people by showing them specifically the different opportunities in the vast sector of agriculture.

SUMMIT AGENDA:

EMPOWER people especially the young to be entrepreneurs and to INSPIRE them to look at entrepreneurship not only as an alternative to employment but a viable option for a career;

INSPIRE the people by presenting in the plenary forum actual practicing and successful negosyanteswho would share their own entrepreneurship journey;

ENCOURAGE people especially the young to take on pagnenegosyonot only to help themselves but more importantly their families and communities;

PROVIDE a venue for possible networking between and among schools, NGOs and other organizations in the region.

Want to know more about Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015? Download Event Brief HERE.

Learn more about the concepts and tools that will equip you to become successful as you pursue your agribusiness venture. If you are STUDENT or a TEACHER, we highly encourage you to register by group. Download the Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015 Schools Invitation Packet HERE.

If you are registering as an organization or association (institutions), download the Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015 Orgs/Insti Invitation Packet HERE.

If you are a REGULAR/NON-ACADEME participant, REGISTER HERE.

Slots are limited! CLSU Auditorium can only accommodate 2500 participants, we encourage you to confirm immediately or reserve your slots by calling 637.9229 or 6318101 loc. 7106. Wait for the Secretariat’s confirmation email that your registration has been received.

Deadline of Registration is October 30, 2015.

Interested in being a sponsor for the Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015? Email us at [email protected] or call (02) 631-8101 loc 7806 and we’ll help you find the perfect sponsorship package for you.

Go Negosyo Agri-Negosyo Summit 2015 Secretariat
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Mandaluyong City, Philippines
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Go Negosyo and US Embassy go to Luzon for YEDW


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The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and the US Embassy will have the Luzon leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) happening this coming October 7-9, 2015 in the province of Batangas to empower existing Filipino young entrepreneurs and young aspiring entrepreneurs in the area. This YEDW program will provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities for the participants.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:  (1) Must be a Filipino citizen, (2) Should either be a young entrepreneur with existing enterprises, or young person with profound interest with starting his/her own business (has a well thought-out idea that he/she is committed to pursuing or growing into a venture,) (3) Should be below 35 years old at the time of the deadline of application and (4) Requirements: business pitch (existing business and business idea.)

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CONGRATULATIONS! Below are the names of the 46 young entrepreneurs and young people with business idea who have been selected to be the official fellows for the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop Luzon.

Acuna, Erica Midori
Alcoba, Andrew
Alcordo, Carmela Denise
Aquino, Joanna Marie
Arciaga, Jeremiah Oliver
Arellano, Sherwin Anthony
Belen, Cheryl
Beringuela, Joey
Bienvenido, Jazaika Marie
Bonita, Venelyn
Boquiron, Aileen
Brazil, Michelle
Cabe, Frederick Simeon Jr
Cano, Jim Leandro
Casimero, Vincent Brian
Catibog, Rebecca
Cornista, Exyz
Dedase, Marry Ann
Delgado, Precious
Dimaculangan, Clarissa
Dotimas, John Paul Vincent
Fines, Hosfelito
Foliente, Joville Andrea
Fortuno,Paullete
Guinhawa, Angelo Kit
Interno, Justin Paolo
Jaminillo, Rose
Javier, Ena Jane
Labang, Julia Alessandra
Lacsamana, Sedfrey
Lavarias, Jesus Dane
Mazon, Bernardino
Norio, Nimrod Aubrey
Perez, Raphaelo
Prado, Diana
Que, Mark Steven
Racuya, Jean Edward Felip
Reataza, Joven
Reyes, Randy Jr
Sagun, Devin Carl
Santos, Mary Grace
Sibayan, Arcel
Subia, Eric
Tan, Karla Marijoy
Venegias, Arvay Reynald
Vicente, Janine Micah

 

Press Release: Meet the Presidentiable Series


Face the Nation Teaser

In line with our commitment to the cause of alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship, The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship—Go Negosyo will host the PRESIDENTIABLE SERIES on October 8 at the Manila Polo Club through its program, Negosyo Talks.

The said series will conduct a dialogue with each of the three presidential candidates: Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe and Mar Roxas to determine their plan of actions for entrepreneurship development in the Philippines.

The first instalment of the three-part series will feature VP Binay and will be attended by various entrepreneurs.

This program aims to show the business community the candidates’ perspectives and takes on issues concerning entrepreneurship and their implications to the country’s economic growth.

For more information, please contact (02) 634-4060 loc. 7188 / (02) 631-8101 loc. 7889.

 

Go Negosyo and US Embassy Empower Young Entrepreneurs in Mindanao

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The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship—Go Negosyo and US Embassy in Manila hosted the Mindanao leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop in Zamboanga City last September 9-11. The three-day workshop was held in the Garden Orchid Hotel. Youth participants came from as far as Sulu, General Santos, Tawi-Tawi, Cagayan de Oro and other parts of Mindanao.

Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs graced the workshop’s Day 1 with their fruitful presentations. The first speaker is Mr. Armando “Butz” Bartolome, president of GMB Franchise Developers Inc. Sir Butz talked about how one can re-discover the entrepreneurial mindset and the secrets of spotting business opportunities. Mr. Victor “Vix” Madlangbayan of Manok Mabuhay zeroed in on business model development and Ms. Tess Dimaculangan, Managing Partner of Dimaculangan and Co. CPAs enlightened the YEDW fellows with the much needed business finance knowledge. Finally, Mr. Willy “The Brand Healer” Arcilla mentored everyone on the basics of marketing.

YEDW Mindanao leg speakers with Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez.

YEDW Mindanao leg speakers with Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez.

Day 2 kicked off with a talk entitled “That thing called Ideaction: Leaping from idea to proof of concept” from a Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative or YSEALI alumnus, Mr. Ryan Louie Madrid, followed by another topic presentations from franchising guru Mr. Butz Bartolome (Franchising as a Tool for Business Expansion) and Mr. Vix Madlangbayan (Product Development and Marketing.)

One of the highlights of the workshop is the experience sharing of home-grown Mindanaoan entrepreneurs through a panel discussion. The Fellows got to ask relevant questions to the panel composed of Mr. Edwin To of Price Wise Marketing Corporation, Imelda Dagus of Dennis Coffee Garden and Ivy Simbajon of Myrna’s Bakehouse.

Guests from the USAID Gerardo Porta (Senior Democracy and Governance Specialist) and Jay De Quiros (Economic Growth Specialist) also discussed the USAID Philippine-American Fund and USAID initiatives on improving the investment climate in cities respectively.

At the end of the day, Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director, shared his expertise on different entrepreneurial topics such as marketing, branding and tips in managing a business enterprise.

Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director.

Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director.

After the dinner, the participants and organizers enjoyed the fellowship night where they got to know each other more and play some games.

It’s all business on day 3. The top 10 from the business idea and existing business categories were chosen and each of them presented in front of the panel of judges composed of Mr. Edwin To, Mr. Willy Arcilla an Engineer Rolando G. Acuna of CESO V (Provincial Director of DTI Region 9.) Each fellow from the top 10 were given 5 minutes to present their business or idea and another 5 minutes to answer the questions from the judges.

After the deliberation, the top 5 and eventual cash prize winners were announced as follows:

Business Idea Category:
Fiel Melan Bulaong
Richard Celeste
Shayryl Mae Ramos
Nelben Raymunda
Business Idea category Winner of P10,000: Robert Basco

Existing Business Category:
Andrew Ryan Cabillas
Kaye Layco
Arnold Sotto
Hazel Yap
Existing Business Category Winner of P30,000: Gideon Rey Pahagas

VIEW PHOTOS HERE: YEDW Mindanao Day 1 | YEDW Mindanao Day 2 | YEDW Mindanao Day 3

Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) 2015

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(UPDATED) The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo) and the US Embassy in Manila Partner to Launch the 2015 Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshops (YEDW).

YEDW is a series of developmental three-day workshops for existing Filipino young entrepreneurs and young aspiring entrepreneurs (with actual business ideas) to be held in Manila, Batangas, Iloilo and Zamboanga. The workshops include training, networking, mentorship opportunities from US government exchange program alumni and Go Negosyo angelpreneurs, and a business innovation plan competition. These workshops are free of charge, but only serious participants should apply.

At the conclusion of each workshop, a panel of judges from the American and Filipino business communities will vote on the best plans to innovate and expand their businesses.  One finalist from each city will receive a P30,000.00 grant with the exception of the grand prize winner, who will receive P100,000.

Finally, the top ten participants from each workshop will be invited to Manila to participate in a final workshop that will coincide with the 2015 APEC Ministerial meetings in November 2015.  This final workshop will build upon previous workshops by giving participants an opportunity reflect on the progress and challenges they encountered since the initial workshop, further hone their business development skills, network with counterparts from across the Philippines, tour successful U.S. and Philippine companies, engage with special guest speakers, and meet with APEC Ministerial meeting interlocutors.

Minimum qualifications:
(1) Must be a Filipino citizen
(2) Should either be a:
– Young entrepreneur with existing enterprises
– Young person with profound interest with starting his/her own business (has a well thought-out idea that he/she is committed to pursuing or growing into a venture)
(3) Should be below 35 years old at the time of the deadline of application
(4) Requirements: business pitch (existing business and business idea)

How many will be selected and when is the deadline?
The organizers will select only 50 applicants per area workshop. The deadline of application is on June 19 (for Manila) and July 26 (for Iloilo), August 21 (for  Zamboanga) and September 14 (for Batangas).