Leverage opportunities of ASEAN 2015

Challenge for startup community in PH
Update: Launch of Philippine startup roadmap set on Geeks on a Beach 2015
Filipino tech-entrepreneurs who are serious about becoming global startup champions should now be strategically leveraging the opportunities presented by being part of an ASEAN market of some 617 million people and a combined GDP of US $2.1 trillion.

Being extremely busy running companies, focusing on our latest app project, and balancing these with family life are no excuses for ignoring sweeping changes of the economic terrain. A common market of ten countries -- the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei

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ZipMatch obtains major international, local investors

Startup deal began during 1st "Geeks on a Beach" in Boracay
February 27, 2014/Manila - ZipMatch, a Manila-based company which provides solutions for the real estate industry, has raised its first seed round from a combined group of global and local investors led by IMJ Fenox and which includes 500 Startups, IdeaSpace, and Hatchd Digital.

ZipMatch's real estate portal www.zipmatch.com helps property buyers choose from a curated selection of properties and provides information via real estate trends, investment and finance advice, as well as a helpful 'concierge' service.

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WebGeek confab set Nov. 16

ALL is set for the WebGeek Conference 2013 on Saturday (Nov. 16) at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall in Ortigas Center in Manila.
This was announced by lead organizer Michael Marin who is inviting software developers from the Visayas and Mindanao regions to attend the one-day conference which also features an App Expo this year.
“If you’re a developer, you should attend the WebGeek Conference,” Marin said.

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2013 NICP SummIT update: cancelled because of Yolanda

IN THE wake of two consecutive natural disasters that virtually turned some parts of Central Philippines upside down, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) has scrapped the 2013 edition of its annual SummIT this month.
Wit Holganza, NICP president, officially announced the cancellation of the 6th SummIT yesterday after the NICP board has decided to call the event off following the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda that devastated the lives of thousands including several ICT Council members in the Visayas.
“Faced with this situation, the NICP board has decided to cancel the 6th NICP SummIT,” Holganza said.

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Geeks from PH, abroad arriving in Boracay

[caption id="attachment_3486" align="alignleft" width="490"] Cebu blogger, FB group admin, broadcast personality, heritage advocate, and tour guide Ka Bino Guerrero arrives early in Boracay as part of the GOAB advance party of PRworks.[/caption]
All systems go for `Geeks On A Beach’
Technology buffs and start-up developers are now arriving in Boracay for the “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference on Sept.

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Get a cab in Cebu with MiCab

Cebu startup team out to outflank giants
FINALLY, Cebuano commuters can now get a taxi anytime and anywhere around Metro Cebu hassle-free as MiCab launched its cab-hailing smartphone app on September 23, 2013 in this Philippines Queen City of the South.

With the Micab app, the Cebuano riding public will never have to wait in queues on taxi stands or even have to outsmart and outrun each other on the streets as they can simply hail a cab to their location by just tapping on their mobile phones.

“We are commuters ourselves and we wanted a remedy for this problem

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Boracay trip for 3 winners of Startup Weekend Davao

Startup Weekend Davao announced its prize package this weekend which includes a trip to Boracay for 3 winners!

Startup Weekend makes its  2nd  run in Davao starting Friday August 9 to August 11 from the  Ingenuity Headquarters, located in 1.18 Centron Building, Quirino Avenue, within the city.

Davao City natives and startup advocates Dulce Rose Lada, CEO and co-founder of Crea8tech Solutions, Bert Barriga, Executive Vice President of ICT Davao, Inc., John Naranjo, CEO and  Founder of Ingenuity, Tom Secuya, CEO and Founder of Carve, Andrew dela Serna, CFO of Crea8tech Solutions, Inc., and PicLyf, Gay Anne Viray, LVA -

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Think Philippines: Your Gateway to ASEAN

2017 augurs well for PH in ASEAN

Investing in the ASEAN Economic Community, a vast market of some 700 million people?

Of course, this is not an ordinary challenge . The ASEAN region composed of 10 diverse countries - namely the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand - with distinct economies, political systems, and cultures.

However, we in PRworks contend. Consider entering ASEAN through the Philippines.
One, President Rodrigo Duterte is the 2017 chairman of ASEAN.

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Boracay is better than Bali: Singaporean entrepreneur

[caption id="attachment_3121" align="alignleft" width="436"] (From left) Gerald Yuvallos of Istorya.net, David Overton of Symph.com, Tina Amper of Techtalks.ph, and JJ Chai of Airbnb answer questions from members of the Cebu media and blogging community as Doris Mongaya (standing) of PRworks moderates.[/caption]
THE idea of holding a tech and startup conference in a beach setting is brilliant, says a Singaporean business executive.

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