Changing the world @ GOAB-Palawan

Successful Silicon Valley Fil-Ams lead 400 Startup stakeholders
Puerto Princesa, Palawan (August 23, 2017) -- Yobie Benjamin and Aldo Carrascoso may not be well-known in the Philippines. But they are two Filipino-American serial entrepreneurs who have done amazing things.

Benjamin, for example, is not just into various projects that apply Internet of Things technology -- he raised $40 for a Silicon Valley company before it produced its first intelligent wearable headset. In Kenya, Benjamin is involved in Wildlife Works that sells carbon credits for protecting the rainforest and wildlife from poachers.

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When 500 geeks meet in Boracay, they …

Party, do selfies, map the Philippine Startup future
What happens when nearly 500 geeks meet in Boracay? A lot!

Expect the tech reporters, columnists, and bloggers to have submitted for publication or posted already their take of the Geeks on a Beach conference last August 20 and 21, 2015 in Boracay. The social media-savvy participants already posted thousands of photos in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

We were there with the PRworks team, being part of TechTalks.ph headed by Ms.

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Cebu taxi-hailing app out to outflank giants

MiCab confident of Filipino support
With foreign-owned taxi hailing apps relying on add-on fees to make money, the Filipino-owned MiCab pivots towards LED advertisements to keep the fares low for commuters with an add-on of only 10 pesos or $0.22.

That P10 charge will go to the taxi driver, not to MiCab nor even the taxi operator, said MiCab founders Eddie Ybañez, Eric Cuenco, and Kenneth Baylosis even as they bared strategies to beat their bigger budgeted competitors soon.

While the local startup laid low for several months, foreign-owned competitors entered the Philippine market and carved large chunks of the

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Learn Basic Marketing for Startups

Handy guide for the entrepreneur
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If you are in the early stages of developing a startup company, you are probably experiencing the same problems facing majority of startups: where do you get more customers?

Don't worry. There is no need to panic. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about how to promote, market, and attract new customers for your startup.

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Kickstart, Echelon promote Asia’s tech startup community

Echelon 2014 comes to the Philippines again, and Kickstart Ventures, Inc. reprises its sponsorship role, throwing its support behind Asia’s largest tech conference and the cornerstone of the region’s startup community.

“By helping startups get onto the Echelon main stage in Singapore, Kickstart will be giving startups a chance to get the attention of decision makers in the international technology industry.

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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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