Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP) Philippines

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(UPDATED) Are you interested in mobile solution development or mobile / digital enterprise? Do you have a great idea for a new and innovative mobile solution? Do you think you are or can be an entrepreneur?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, then you should register your team to take part in this challenge.

The competition is open to ALL TYPES OF MOBILE SOLUTIONS, this may range from but not limited to education, SME solutions, entertainment, communication, service, etc.

Register your team details only once. We ask that the team leader from every team to enter your mobile solution detail to avoid duplicate entries.

ELIGIBILITY:

(1) The team must consist of 2-6 applicants
(2) At least one applicant from the team has to be between the ages of 18 and 35
(3) At least one applicant from the team has to be a resident of a participating country
(4) Applicants should not have any current Venture-Capital funding of more than USD $250,000

An application form will be sent to your team for accomplishment. Submit it together with the following materials on or before November 9, 2015, 11:59 PM:
•A two-minute video representation of the app concept and functionality
• A PowerPoint presentation using the template provided to include:
(a) Problem
(b) Solution- Innovation/ Technology
(c) Marketing and Business Model
(d) Execution: Operations and Finances
(e) Team

Click HERE for a sample of the powerpoint presentation .
Click HERE for a more detailed description of each item.
Download MCAP Team Application Form HERE.

See video samples of the mobile application entries:

Grand Fit – Tunisia



The Pen – Jordan

Incept – Tunisia

BloodUp – KSA

Take note that the Acceleration Bootcamp is NOT a requirement for the Philippine Finals.

DEADLINE FOR FINAL ENTRY SUBMISSION is on November 9, 2015

HOW TO REGISTER: Send an email to gonegosyo.youth@gmail.com. Include your Team Name, Team Leader’s Name, Mobile Number, Email Address, City, Mobile Solution Name, Mobile Solution Description and No. of Team Members.

Download the MCAP Philippines Primer HERE

The MOBILE APPLICATION CHALLENGE (MCAP) PHILIPPINES is organized by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship- Go Negosyo and the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) for the Philippine run of the Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific in partnership with Applied Innovation Institute, IE Business School and JSeed Ventures in conjunction with GSMA.

Go Negosyo and US Embassy go to Mindanao for YEDW

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YEDW Visayas fellows with Go Negosyo Executive Director, Mr. Ramon Lopez and workshop speakers.

(UPDATED) The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and the US Embassy will have the Mindanao leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) happening this coming September 9-11, 2015 in Zamboanga City 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.)

Applications for YEDW Luzon (Batangas) leg are ongoing. Visit www.gonegosyo.net/YEDW for details. Application deadline is on September 14, 2015.

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CONGRATULATIONS! Below are the names of the 54 young entrepreneurs and young people with business idea who have been selected to be the official fellows for the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) Mindanao.

Abella, Fausto
Agbon, Rosan
Aliya, Akmad Carsum
Alawi, Almalin
Amil, Nadzla
Balena, Quiteria
Barahama, Andrew
Basco, Robert
Bencio, Marvelous
Biston, Omair
Bulaong, Fiel Melan
Bubong, Anzanoor
Cabillas, Andrew Ryan
Calunod, Joel
Castro, Jasmin
Catual, Muamar
Cawley, Arlo Alexander
Ceballos, Vermon Jake
Celeste, Richard
de Guzman, Irvin Michael
delos Reyes, Fatima
Deriposun, Annas
Derramas, Clarissa
Duran, Raven
Eldani, Yusuf Ali
Eusebio, Jessa Angela
Flores, Jeric
Fuentes, Mary Joy
Garcia, Annabelle
Garcia, Mernielyn
Jalal, Yolaneen
Judan, Shielamar
Kamensa, Jebrael
Layco, Helen Kaye
Madjiri, Saddam
Marfil, Janine Dominique
Mejia, Miguel
Mohammad, Anarika
Motoomull, Chrisha Marie
Pacalangot, Saidamen
Pahagas, Gideon Rey
Ramos, Shayryl Mae
Ranque, Jenelou
Raymunda, Nelben
Sali, Fatima
Sotto, Arnold
Suico III, Javier
Uapal, Sammy
Usman, Nur-Mukin
Vargas, Stephanie Rose
Vermont, Roneo
Villano, Jose Augustus
Villena, Emma Noelle
Yap, Hazel Marizella

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Go Negosyo and US Embassy go to Visayas for YEDW

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The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and the US Embassy will have the Visayas leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) happening this coming August 26-28, 2015 in the province of Iloilo 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.)

Applications for YEDW Luzon (Batangas) and Mindanao Zamboanga) leg are ongoing. Visit www.gonegosyo.net/YEDW for details. Deadline of applications for the Mindanao leg is on August 21, 2015 and for Luzon leg on September 14, 2015.

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CONGRATULATIONS!
 Below are the names of the 50 young entrepreneurs and young people with business idea who have been selected to be the official fellows for the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop Visayas.Abellar, Trixie Nicole (Leyte)
Agan, Daniel ( Iloilo City)
Alejandro, Mae Ann ( Capiz)
Alis, Realm ( Aklan)
Candiasan, Isaac (Bacolod City)
Carmona, Jennifer (Negros Occidental)
Castroverde, Michael Earl (Tacloban City)
Chan II, Cezar (Iloilo City)
Chavarria, Betty Ann (Tacloban City)
Corot, Rossnel (Tacloban City)
Dalan, Archelle (Leyte)
dela Concepcion, Jenny Jebb (Iloilo City)
Dionisio, Emil Negros (Occidental)
Diosaban, Viktor Ivan (Iloilo City)
Erribal, Mary Lizette (Iloilo City)
Fama, Edmer (Iloilo City)
Fama, John Hanzel (Iloilo City)
Gajol, Maria Karen (Leyte)
Gregori, Rea Grace (Iloilo City)
Guzon, Athreo Negros (Occidental)
Hilvano, Maita Isabel (Tacloban City)
Ishikawa, Lotis (Negros Oriental)
Leopardas, Maria Lady Jean (Tacloban City)
Liem, Jennifer (Leyte)
Lozada, Mark Jayson (Bacolod City)
Mana-ay, Ramil (Iloilo City)
Mendoza, J Marie (Iloilo City)
Mercado I, Cybil (Leyte)
Mercado II, Cyril (Leyte)
Mondeja, Marie Faye (Iloilo City)
Obregon, Ma. Mariel May (Leyte)
Orias Jr., Lorenzo (Tacloban City)
Panes, Neshel (Iloilo City)
Pareja, Analou (Negros Oriental)
Pineda, John Rey (Antique)
Pineda, Mary Mar (Iloilo City)
Pue, Nikki (Iloilo City)
Raymundo Jr., Cesar (Bacolod City)
Rollo, Mary Grace (Negros Occidental)
Sabaldan, Rita Franchesca (Cebu City)
Solitis, Erwina (Iloilo City)
Tacder Jr., Reynaldo Nino (Cebu City)
Tan, Francis Michael (Leyte)
Tante, Himmler Von (Tacloban City)
Trayco, Nayza (Tacloban City)
Valero, Karmela (Bacolod City)
Vargas, Jenny (Negros Occidental)
Verdijo. Mitzie (Leyte)
Villanobos, Zarah (Leyte)
Zagala, Regina (Iloilo City) 

Magandang Business Advice (MBA) Program: Marketing and Innopreneurship

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This is a four-hour training on marketing and innopreneurship intended for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the Philippines. Participants are expected to gain insights and practical strategies on marketing and the importance of innovation in any entrepreneurial endeavor.

DATE: May 25, 2015
TIME: 1:30 – 5:00PM
VENUE: RFM 8F Rooms 1&2, RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong City

Josiah Go

ABOUT THE MENTOR – MR. JOSIAH GO

– Go Negosyo Angelpreneur
– Successful Entrepreneur and Chairman/Vice Chair/Director of 12 corporations
– Bestselling Author of 13 bestselling marketing, sales and entrepreneurship books
– The most awarded business educator in the Philippines (Agora ’94, TOYM ’01, TOYP World ’02 , AME Lifetime Achievement ’07, World Brand Leadership ’09)
– Took advanced marketing and innovation programs at the MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Wharton and London Business School

LEARNING FEE

Learning fee is One Thousand and Five Hundred Pesos Only (P1500.00)
Inclusions: One (1) GoNegosyo book (8 Simple Secrets of Raising Entrepreneurs or 21 Steps to Start Your Own Business) and Certificate of Completion.
**EARLY BIRD & STUDENTS/TEACHERS RATE:
Those who will pay on or before April 27 will only pay One Thousand and Two Hundred Pesos (P1200.00). Students and teachers (with valid ID) are also entitled to a discounted rate of One Thousand and Two Hundred Pesos (P1200.00).

HOW TO REGISTER
There are two ways to register:

1. For Organizations & Institutions: Fill up the Confirmation Slip then fax (02 6388489 or email (gonegosyoacademy.pce@gmail.com) together with the deposit slip.
2. For regular individual participants: Sign up online: http://tinyurl.com/MBA-Marketing-and-Inno

PAYMENT DETAILS:

BANK DETAILS:
BANK: BDO – Pionner Highland Branch
ACCOUNT NAME: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc.
SAVINGS: 485-0088492

TERMS & CONDITIONS

In case of refunds, cancellation, and substitution:
– Refunds will be honored if we received a written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the event and must be emailed at gonegosyoacademy.pce@gmail.com.
– Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to the event will be charged 20% of the total learning investment fee while those received one (1) week prior will be charged 50%.
– Refund is unacceptable made for cancellations after the stated deadline.
– Substitution is possible but only upon the advice of the original attendee. The original participant can email the details of the representative.

Reminder: As proof of payment kindly email a copy of the deposit slip to gonegosyoacademy.pce@gmail.com with the SUBJECT: MBA MARKETING/MAY25 (Last Name First Name). Please bring your deposit slip at the registration booth on the day of the event.

For questions and clarifications, you may contact Go Negosyo at 02 6379229 or 02 6318101 loc 7106 and look for Gianina Napo, or you may email gonegosyoacademy.pce@gmail.com.

GOING TO THE VENUE
Address: 9/F RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong City

How to get there: From north bound EDSA, turn right to Pioneer. You will find a 7-Eleven and Joey Pepperoni on the ground floor.
Parking: There is parking area behind the RFM building. There is a gate located beside 7-Eleven or you can turn right on Sheridan St. and you’ll find the parking entrance on the left side.

 

Basilan Young Leaders Program (BYLP) 2015

Last March 26, 28 active student and community leaders from Basilan were invited for the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc (Go Negosyo)- Basilan Young Leaders Interaction. The three-hour program featured four young entrepreneurs to share their inspiring story and journey to the fellows of the Basilan Young Leaders Program.

The Basilan Young Leaders Program (BYLP): The 28-day Challenge to LeadCom is an initiative of the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG-ARMM) that aims to engage, expose, equip, empower, immerse, inspire, and involve the next generation leaders of Basilan. The first BYLP will be a joint-program with the Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines, entities that are committed to enabling development in different communities.

As part of their 28-day journey, Go Negosyo invited four young entrepreneurs namely: Mr. Brian Belen of Ato Belen’s Farm, Ms. Zarah Juan of Greenleaf Eco Bags, Mr. Kadee Aguila of Gayuma ni Maria, Mr. Enzo Pinga of Bahay Kubo Organics and Mr. Benedict Carandang of Tuldok Animation.

Before the entrepreneurs’ sharing started, Programs Development Manager of Go Negosyo Mr. John Paul Uminga briefy discussed about the organization primer.

In photo (L-R): John Paul Uminga, Brian Belen and Zara Juan.

In photo (L-R): John Paul Uminga, Brian Belen and Zara Juan.

Belen, who hails from a farming family shared his inspiring memories as he manages the farm and how the lives of the mothers in Calauan Resettlement were transformed by the enterprise.

Juan, founder of Greenleaf Eco Bags lifter the spirit of the fellows by telling them that poverty should not be a hindrance for them to dream for themselves and to dream for a better Basilan. She shared about her humble beginnings and working for her success and most importantly sharing that success to other people.

In photo (L-R): Chef Kadee Aguila, Enzo Pinga and Benedict Carandang.

In photo (L-R): Chef Kadee Aguila, Enzo Pinga and Benedict Carandang.

Aguila, the chef and the man behind the success of the love-themed restaurant in Katipunan, Gayuma ni Maria shared his inspiring insights to the young leaders.

Pinga, a staunch supporter of agriculture, talked about aquaponics, combining aquaculture and hydroponics to grow any bove-ground plant and at the same time freshwater fish.

Carandang, the last speaker played a 12-minute video presentations first before his sharing. He shared about importance of teamwork to be successful in his field.

Before the program ended, the fellows were encouraged to ask questions to the speakers through an open forum. Marking the end of the short program is the group photo of the inspired 28 Fellows of the Basilan Young Leaders Program.

Basilan Young Leaders with our guests speakers and Go Negosyo Team after the program.

Basilan Young Leaders with our guests speakers and Go Negosyo Team after the program.

 

Go Negosyo, PEF unveil winners of first Southeast Asia Mobile App Challenge PH

The top 10 teams of SEAMAC PH with the judges. Each team received a cash grant of P100,000.

The top 10 teams awarded by the prestigious panel of judges.

The Go Negosyo – Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge has come to an end with the Philippine Finals held on January 20, 2015 at the Ante Auditorium, Ateneo Professional School in Rockwell, Makati City.

The Philippine finals gathered the top 19 teams who outshone the rest in the competition which saw the participation of young people from Manila, Laguna, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.

During the final presentation, each team was given three minutes to pitch their application ideas followed by another three minutes for a question-and-answer session before the highly esteemed panel of judges composed local and international tech mentors and experts led by Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group).

Meet the panel of judges of the GN-PEF SEAMAC (L-R): Ms. Cheska San Diego (Host), Mr. Mon Ibrahim (DOST-ICTO office); Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School); Mr. Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures); Mr. Paco Sandejas (Narra Ventures); Mr. Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.); Mr. Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation); Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group); Ms. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety); Mr. Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software); Mr. Carlo Calimon (MobKard); Ms. Beverly Tantiansu (Smart Communications & IdeaSpace); Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo); Mr. John Paul Uminga (Programs Development Manager, Go Negosyo)

Meet the panel of judges of the GN-PEF SEAMAC (L-R): Ms. Cheska San Diego (Host), Mr. Mon Ibrahim (DOST-ICTO office); Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School); Mr. Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures); Mr. Paco Sandejas (Narra Ventures); Mr. Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.); Mr. Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation); Ms. Myla Villanueva (MDI Group); Ms. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety); Mr. Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software); Mr. Carlo Calimon (MobKard); Ms. Beverly Tantiansu (Smart Communications & IdeaSpace); Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo); Mr. John Paul Uminga (Programs Development Manager, Go Negosyo)

The other judges were Dr. Paris De L’etraz (IE Business School), Jeff Char (JSeed Ventures), Chellapa Panickar (Asia Cap PTE Ltd.), Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo), Robert Calingo (Peace and Equity Foundation), Paco Sandejas (Narra Venture Capital), Beverly Tan (IdeaSpace/ Smart), Mon Ibrahim (DOST- ICTO), Ibba Bernardo (Sari Software), Carlo Calimon (MobKard) and Asec. Bettina Quimson (DOST-eSociety).

After the finals session, the emerging 10 teams are (in no particular order): Team Filterr (Filterr), Team Kargadoor (Kargadoor), Team Rocketeers (Made2Order), Team HIA (HistoryA), Team WOT (PasaHeroes), Team Volo (Volo), Team Siglo (Siglo), Team Rio J (RescueWhere), Team Orderee (Orderee) and the Team Help App (Help App).

Each team is awarded One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php100,000.00) as seed money for their dream mobile apps. Out of the ten teams, three winners were selected who will wave the Philippines’ flag in the Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge Finals to be held in Singapore this February 15-17, 2015. These are: Team Siglo led by Mr. Alvin Tan; Team HIA led by Ms. Maria Teresa Dumlao and Team Volo led by Mr. John Paul Barcelon.

Meanwhile, Smart Mobile Internet awarded the People’s Choice award to Team Leaf (#SafePay) who also brought home Thirty Thousand Pesos (Php30,000)

Team Leaf (#Safepay) won Smart Mobile Internet People’s Choice, it was awarded by Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School), Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo), Mr. Carlo Suguitan, (Smart Communications); Mr. Robert Calingo (Executive Director, Peace and Equity Foundation).

Team Leaf (#Safepay) won Smart Mobile Internet People’s Choice, it was awarded by Mr. Paris de L’etraz (IE Business School), Mr. Mon Lopez (Executive Director, Go Negosyo), Mr. Carlo Suguitan, (Smart Communications); Mr. Robert Calingo (Executive Director, Peace and Equity Foundation).

The top 3 teams of the Go Negosyo- Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge: Team Volo, Team Siglo and Team HIA.

The top 3 teams of the Go Negosyo- Peace and Equity Foundation Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge: Team Volo, Team Siglo and Team HIA.

The Philippine run of the Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge is brought to you by Go Negosyo, Applied Innovation Institute and Peace and Equity Foundation. It is also supported by the following: Philippine Finals Sponsor: Smart Communications; Bootcamp Sponsor: DOST-Information and Communications Office, Far Eastern University- Institute of Technology, Bo’s Coffee, Bar-B-King, Mang Inasal, CityMall, Philippine Franchise Association; Info Session Sponsor: Far Eastern University Manila; Promotional Partners: TESDA and DTI; Regional Organizers: J Seed Ventures, IE Business School, StarHub, GSMA; Media Partners: PhilStar.com, DZRH, PTV4, The Philippine Star, Rappler, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, Sun Star, SME Forum at GNN, Entreprenuer.com.ph.