Go Negosyo Supports Asia’s Biggest Franchising Expo


Go Negosyo’s long-time partner Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is once again organizing the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 (FAPhl 2018) this coming July 18-22, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center – Manila.

Considered as Asia’s biggest 4-in-1 franchise event show, FAPhl 2018 will showcase activities such as the two-day international conference on the best global practices and business solutions; three-day international expo with more than 700 home-grown and foreign brands; and educational seminars to help aspiring franchisees and franchisors.

PFA President shared: “With the theme ‘Be the Boss’, this year’s show evokes the capacity of franchising to create hundreds of businesses and to generate thousands of jobs. We have been holding this event for more than 2 decades and Franchise Asia Philippines has proven itself to be a successful platform in realizing PFA’s mission to promote franchising as a tool to create businesses and generate jobs.”

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion also recognizes the value of franchising as one of the viable business options for aspiring entrepreneurs. “For many years, we have been pushing for innovative, value-adding, and idea-based enterprises and many of these enterprises are in the franchising sector. We support the Philippine Franchise Association in its expo and conference which highlights successful franchising concepts which help turn more Filipinos into entrepreneurs and create jobs and employment for others.”

The Philippine Franchise Association has been a partner institution of Go Negosyo in promoting MSME development and poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship. Many members of PFA are part of the growing Go Negosyo circle who mentors, empowers, and inspires Filipinos to venture into entrepreneurship.

On its 26th run, the FAPhl 2018 is free of charge. For interested participants, they may register at: www.franchiseasia.ph.com

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AMEN Kicks Off Business-matching in Manila & Cebu

From L-R: Kaishi Lee (MAS), Editha Estacio (SGV&Co),Josephine Romero
(ASEAN BAC PH), Elean Chin (MAS), Bettina Quimson (ASEAN BAC PH), Go Negosyo Founder, ABAC PH Chair PA Joey Concepcion, Tessie Sy-Coson (SM Investments Corporation), Bing Limjoco (PFA, PCCI), and Ramon Dizon (SGV&Co) at the Manila Roadshow.

More than 400 startups attended the first ever Meet ASEAN’s Talents and Champions (MATCH) Philippines Roadshow which officially launched last July 9 and 10 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City and Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, respectively.

The ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) initiated the MATCH Philippines Roadshow in partnership with Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Go Negosyo, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCI), and SGV & Co (EY Philippines). The roadshow aims to spread awareness on MATCH to facilitate deal-making by showcasing ASEAN startups and growth enterprises across all sectors, and link them to top global and local investors.

The MATCH portal is a curated deal-making portal that will enable ASEAN enterprises with better access to quality funding, expertise, and networks for their businesses.

As part of the Singapore Fintech Festival, the MATCH Conference featured keynote presentations and leadership dialogues from prominent entrepreneurs, founders, and investors on financing strategies and enterprise value creation.

In the Makati forum, ASEAN BAC Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion was joined by PCCI President Alegria S. Limjoco, MAS Asset Management & Insurance Development Division Deputy Director & Head Elean Chin, MAS Financial Markets Development Department Assistant Director Lee Kaishi, SGV & Co Transaction Advisory Partner Editha Viray-Estacio to address the concerns of the startups.

CIB.O Managing Director June Sa-A, CCCI ICT-BPM Chairman Paulo Uy, and Senior Adviser for ASEAN BAC Josephine Romero also joined the panel to answer the questions from the startups in Cebu.

ASEAN BAC Chair Joey Concepcion challenged the young minds behind startups who, according to him, are “the disruptors [of big businesses] in the digital landscape” and are great innovators. “This is your time. Don’t be afraid to fail; it’s part of entrepreneurship — it’s taking that risk.” He also encouraged the startups to find the right mentor who will help their businesses scale up.

Interior Basic Export Corporation President and ASEAN BAC Philippines representative Jay Yuvallos advised the audience to get organized and engaged as well as invest. “Put your money where your mouth is. Cebuanos, we don’t want to go out there because we think of ourselves quite not there, but there are so many strengths we can leverage on; we have what it takes as shown in different sectors in Cebu.”

In the previous fintech festival, a total of two billion US dollars worth of capital was made available for start-ups in the financial technology industry. This year, a higher value was shared by top business investors to the startup companies.

The MATCH Philippines Roadshow will continue to provide an opportunity for local startups and enterprises to learn from and network with multi-stakeholder in the local startup community.

The MATCH Philippines Roadshow is supported by Startup PH, Techtonic, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (CCCI), Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Cebu Innovation Council, and Cebu IT BPM Organization (CIB.O), and other partners from the startup community including enablers nationwide.

ASEAN BAC Philippines Chair and PA Joey Concepcion explains the significance of AMEN’s legacy of 3Ms (Mentorship, Money, and Market); highlighting Money as the MATCH platform provide opportunities for startups to connect their ideas to capital.

 

PCCI President Bing Limjoco discusses the importance of mentorship and value-making during the interactive panel discussion and Q&A in the MATCH Roadshow, Manila.

 

Principals from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ms Elean Chin and Ms Lee Kaishi discuss the Singapore Innovation Ecosystem and the MATCH inititiative befor Cebuano startups at the Radisson Bu Hotel, Cebu.

 

Principals from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ms Elean Chin and Ms Lee Kaishi discuss the Singapore Innovation Ecosystem and the MATCH inititiative befor Cebuano startups at the Radisson Bu Hotel, Cebu.

Speakers from the Panel discussion: Creating the Cebu Innovation Ecosystem, Josephine Romero (ASEAN BAC PH; Magpie), Benny Que (CCCI CBM 2018), Paulo Uy (Cebu Innovation Council; CCCI), Jun Sa-a (Cebu IT BPM. Organization/CIB.O), Kaishi Lee (MAS), Editha Estacio (SGV&Co), Elean Chin (MAS), Jay Yuvallos (ASEAN BAC PH), Consul Antonio Chiu (CCCI) and Virgilio Espeleta (CCCI).

 

ASEAN BAC PH and MAS together with the tech startup winners of the free passes to the Singapore FinTech Festival and MATCH Investor Summit in Singapore in November 2018.

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MATCH Philippines Roadshow: Linking ASEAN Start-ups and Growth Enterprises with Investors


The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Go Negosyo, and SGV & Co (EY Philippines), will launch the Meet ASEAN’s Talents and Champions (MATCH) Philippines Roadshow this coming July 9-10, 2018 in Metro Manila and Cebu, respectively.

The event will happen on July 9 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City. The second run will be at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City on July 10.

MATCH aims to facilitate deal-making by showcasing ASEAN start-ups and growth enterprises across all sectors, and linking them to top global and local investors. A first of its kind platform, it connects ideas to capital in two ways: (i) a curated deal-making MATCH portal that matches ASEAN enterprises to potential investors, which will enhance their access to quality funding, expertise and networks; and (ii) a MATCH conference under the Singapore Fintech Festival. It will showcase keynote presentations and leadership dialogues by prominent entrepreneurs, founders and investors, and cover topics of interest such as financing strategies and enterprise value creation.

Top ASEAN business leaders including ASEAN BAC Philippines Chairman Joey Concepcion will discuss Digitize ASEAN, which will bring insights from the key players in the digital economy. MAS executives will also share about the innovative startup ecosystem of Singapore while SGV & Co partners will talk about making startups and growth enterprises ready for funding and attractive to investors.

The MATCH Philippines Roadshow is supported by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Startup PH, Techtonic, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Cebu Innovation Council, and Cebu IT BPM Organization, and other partners from the startup community including enablers nationwide.

Startup founders and members from the Philippines can learn about MATCH and network with multi-stakeholders in the local startup community.

Interested startups can now register to the MATCH Roadshow on or before July 4 at
https://tinyurl.com/MATCHPHRoadshow. Limited slots available.

Interested investors and companies can register online to the MATCH Platform through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASEANMATCH and MATCH Conference through https://fintechfestival.sg/registration/

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MATCH Philippines Roadshow: Linking ASEAN Start-ups and Growth Enterprises with Investors


The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Go Negosyo, and SGV & Co (EY Philippines), will launch the Meet ASEAN’s Talents and Champions (MATCH) Philippines Roadshow this coming July 9-10, 2018 in Metro Manila and Cebu, respectively.

The event will happen on July 9 in Makati City. The second run will be at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City on July 10.

MATCH aims to facilitate deal-making by showcasing ASEAN start-ups and growth enterprises across all sectors, and linking them to top global and local investors. A first of its kind platform, it connects ideas to capital in two ways: (i) a curated deal-making MATCH portal that matches ASEAN enterprises to potential investors, which will enhance their access to quality funding, expertise and networks; and (ii) a MATCH conference under the Singapore Fintech Festival. It will showcase keynote presentations and leadership dialogues by prominent entrepreneurs, founders and investors, and cover topics of interest such as financing strategies and enterprise value creation.

Top ASEAN business leaders including ASEAN BAC Philippines Chairman Joey Concepcion will discuss Digitize ASEAN, which will bring insights from the key players in the digital economy. MAS executives will also share about the innovative startup ecosystem of Singapore while SGV & Co partners will talk about making startups and growth enterprises ready for funding and attractive to investors.

The MATCH Philippines Roadshow is supported by the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., Cebu Innovation Council, and Cebu IT BPM Organization, and other partners from the startup community including enablers nationwide.

Startup founders and members from the Philippines can learn about MATCH and network with multi-stakeholders in the local startup community.

Interested startups can now register to the MATCH Roadshow on or before July 4 at
https://tinyurl.com/MATCHPHRoadshow. Limited slots available.

Interested investors and companies can register online to the MATCH Platform through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASEANMATCH and MATCH Conference through
https://fintechfestival.sg/registration/

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Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels heads to Lipa

Mentor Me on Wheels will provide a free one-on-one mentoring session from the pool of successful entrep-mentors.    

Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will make its third pit stop at SM City Lipa, Batangas – The Event Center this June 30, 2018.

Mentor Me on Wheels is Go Negosyo’s joint effort with the Department of Trade and Industry in bringing mentorship closer to all Filipinos. After its first two successful launches in SM Mall of Asia and SM City Calamba, MMOW will continue to capacitate aspiring entrepreneurs from distant areas with the know-how on how to start and build their own enterprises.

At the upcoming event, Go Negosyo ARMM Programs Head and Adviser for Agripreneurship Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar will lead the one-on-one mentoring session. Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, CDO Foodsphere Inc. Founder Corazon Ong and Gawad Kalinga Chairman and Founder Antonio Meloto, as well as other entrepreneur-mentors will participate and provide their expertise on managing a business.

Attendees will get the chance to sit down with a Go Negosyo mentor for a 30-minute one-on-one mentoring session. There will be modules on (1) entrepreneurial mind-setting and (2) marketing to provide supplemental knowledge on setting up and running micro and small businesses. The first module primarily focuses on establishing the foundation of a values-oriented entrepreneur. The second module, on the other hand, provides crash courses on marketing strategy, value proposition, and brand positioning.

Through MMOW, Go Negosyo brings the mentors closer to micro-small business owners, offering technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship through events in more convenient and accessible locations. This program is in line with the current administration’s vision to capacitate micro-small businesses in boosting the Philippine economy.

Interested participants can pre-register through https://tinyurl.com/MMOWBatangas. Walk-ins are also welcome and may register on the day of the event. Limited slots available.

SM Supermalls is an official venue partner of Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels. This free mentorship program will roll out in SM Supermalls nationwide. Watch out for the next leg of MMOW in your local malls.

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Yazaki Torres and Go Negosyo partner to mentor Mindoro farmers

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. President and CEO Feliciano Torres ink a memorandum of understanding to strengthen partnership in mentoring agripreneurs. Also in photo are Vice President of Atisco Dante Delima and Adviser on Agripreneurship of Go Negosyo Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar.

Go Negosyo and Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Incorporated have been partners in advocating micro, small, and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector since 2016.

Yazaki-Torres is a joint venture of Japan’s Yazaki group and the Philippines’ Torres family. Established in 1974, it has been considered as the largest wiring manufacturer in the country as well as a top exporter of automotive parts.

Through Agri-Tech Integrated Services Corporation (ATISCO), Yazaki-Torres has been actively supporting Go Negosyo’s programs in the agriculture sector. ATISCO was established in 2014 with the goal of providing progressive programs to farmers.

One of the Go Negosyo and ATISCO’s initiatives is to impart farmers in Mindoro with technical knowhow. Aside from mentoring, ATISCO assures the farmers with a ready market for their harvest. The surplus produce are also being sold to the canteens in Laguna and Batangas. Furthermore, the farmers also have the freedom to sell their yield to other markets to expand their reach.

Yazaki-Torres through its agriculture arm Atisco introduces rice cultivation in Mindoro.

ATISCO capacitates the farmers with access to financial aid by linking them with banks and other partner institutions. The agribusiness company also provides assistance to the farmers with the modern technology for farming. All these efforts would enable them to maximize their profit.

In addition, ATISCO plans to develop a 10,000-hectare abaca farm in Marawi as part of its rehabilitation effort. ATISCO Operations Manager Dante Delima also reported that the company has been in contact with the Department of Agrarian and Reform in building an abaca plantation in Lanao del Sur.

Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion and Yazaki-Torres President & CEO Feliciano Torres renewed their association through a signing of memorandum of understanding which coincided with the second leg of Mentor Me on Wheels in Calamba last June 2, 2018.

Joining the signing were ATISCO Operations Manager Dante Delima and Go Negosyo Adviser on Agripreneurship Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar. Hontiveros-Malvar expressed her gratitude to Yazaki-Torres for mentoring farmers all over the country.

With the signing, Go Negosyo and Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. continue their reinforced partnership in supporting small agribusinesses in the Philippines.

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