Globe brings US Entrepreneur Program

MANILA, Philippines — Next month, Globe Telecom, in partnership with local web engineering firm Proudcloud, will launch Startup Weekend Manila, patterned after one of the most successful start-up accelerator programs from the United States.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, technopreneurs, and venture capitalists come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup businesses.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback for an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill, especially in the field of mobile and internet applications.

The concept quickly became a global movement to generate breakthrough ideas in communities all over the world, taking digital start-ups businesses from ideas to investment readiness through intensive mentoring from industry experts and access to mobile markets and investors across Asia.

Aside from the Philippines, Startup Weekends will also be held in Australia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Over 100 participants are expected to join Startup Weekend Manila which will be held on October 21-23, 2011 at the Mint College, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Participants will have the opportunity to be acquainted with one another, pitch startup concepts and form teams around the most popular ideas. They then refine the ideas and start building product prototypes with the help of their respective mentors, and then present what they have accomplished in the form of a short pitch and demo.

From the Startup Weekend group in Manila, fifteen (15) teams will be shortlisted to qualify for the 100-day bootcamp to be held in Singapore in January 2012.

Teams of developers and entrepreneurs will receive S$15,000 each to help finance and start their businesses. The teams will also get the privilege to pitch to international investors.

“This global innovation exercise seeks to showcase the best ideas, talents, and resources for future businesses,” according to Minette Navarrete, Head of Globe New Business Group.

About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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