After three successful Technopreneurship Bootcamps in Manila, IdeaSpace, a multimillion-dollar startup incubator and accelerator program of the First Pacific Group is staging their 1st Regionals in the Land of Promise – Mindanao, particularly here in Davao City on July 28, 2012 at University of Southeasthern Philippines Campus.
This free event is open to everyone – especially to aspiring technopreneurs in Davao and Mindanao!
Participating teams will get the chance to listen to success stories from start-up mavericks and industry experts and learn hands-on with mentors. They will also get a chance to pitch their ideas to IdeaSpace’s partners, industry experts, start-up founders and venture funders – all in the spirit of developing the startup community and transform ideas into successful market products.
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
|8:00 AM – 9:00 AM||Registration|
|9:00 AM – 9:10 AM||Opening Remarks|
|9:10 AM – 9:20 AM||Bootcamp Overview|
|9:20 AM – 9:35 AM||Bringing Silicon Valley to the Philippines (Earl Martin Valencia, IdeaSpace)|
|9:35 AM – 9:50 AM||Startup Success Story|
|10:05 AM – 10:30 AM||Coffe Break/ Networking|
|10:30 AM – 10:45 AM||Mobile Technology Opportunities|
|10:45 AM – 11:15 AM||SMART APIs Demo|
|11:15 AM – 11:45 AM||Open Forum|
|11:45 AM – 12:00 PM||Run through of Mechanics /Organization of Teams|
|12:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Break-out/ Teams work on their pitches/ Mentoring|
|4:00 PM – 7:00 PM||Pitching|
|7:00 PM – 7:15 PM||Juding Break/ Sponsors Slot|
|7:15 PM – 7:30 PM||Announcement of winners|
|7:30 PM onwards||Fellowship|
The following prizes will be awarded to the winning teams:
- 1st Prize – Samsung Pocket and Smart jackets for each team member
- 2nd Prize – Smart Bro Rocket WiFi for each team member
- 3rd Prize – Smart Bro Plug-it for each member
If you have the great tech idea that has a great market potential, register now!
The IdeaSpace #Technopreneur Bootcamp series is a vehicle for IdeaSpace to bring down to the community level the advocacy for successful technopreneurship. More than just technology, collaborative participation and innovation in all fronts are the keys to transforming ideas into reality.
“This is part of our commitment to the future of this country. We want to help jumpstart the creation of a Silicon Valley-like ecosystem in the Philippines. This program will support innovative Filipino ‘technopreneurs’ with great ideas that promises the potential of global and national commercial potential,” Pangilinan said in an article on ABS-CBNNews.
IdeaSpace is being run by IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization formed by the largest and most diverse group of companies that are leaders in their own industries. These companies include First Pacific, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, MPIC hospital group, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Meralco, Smart Communications, Inc (Smart), Digitel, Sun Cellular, SPI Global, ePLDT, Indofood, Philex Mining, Maynilad, MediaQuest, and TV5.