Briggy Hall Startup Fund and StartUp Weekend Manila

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I will be taking some time to review this enclosed materials but I want to share this information received from Ivanna of Briggy Hall for your review too. 

I am currently in discussion with at least one individual connected to the venture capital communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles who might have an interest in some Filipino entities.  I recommend that you all follow the development of StartUp Weekends in the Philippines [see, for example,  and ] for some other entrepreneurial ideas and mentoring connections. is going on right now .. and StartUp Cebu is soon to follow, too.

Check out this Organizers, Judges and Mentors:

The universal Startup Weekend judging criteria is broken up into three sections. Teams are judged according to the following 3 criteria (weighed equally):

Business Model

The heart of it all. If you haven’t got answers to these questions, you’ve spent too much time on frills & features and need to get back to the basics:

  • Who is your customer?
  • What is your core value proposition?
  • What are your key activities?
  • What are your revenue streams?
  • What is your cost structure?
  • Who/what are your key partners/resources?
  • What are your distribution channels?
  • What is your roll-out strategy?


Customer Validation

Have you taken the proper steps to ensure that the people who matter (your future customers) support and reinforce your assumptions? Think of Customer Validation as ‘evidence’ to back up the core structure of your ‘theory’ (your Business Model). The more feedback you gather (quantity), the more this feedback comes from your specific target market (quality), and the more you’re able to actually integrate this feedback into the Business Model and product development (execution), the better.


The nitty gritty: what has your team been able to actually build over the weekend? Even the strongest of Business Plans are useless in the hands of those who can’t properly execute on them. Getting as far as possible in the development of your product/prototype not only helps give Judges a tangible vision of what the final product could be, but proves your strength and skills as a team. This is what truly matters: investors don’t invest as in ideas so much as teams.

Good Luck!

I will send a more detailed response in the relatively near future!  

But, continue to go out and to capture your dreams!!!

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Briggy Hall
Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Subject: BH Startup Fund

Hi Rick,

Hope this finds you well. I'm floating around this letter just in case you or you would like to know someone who would like to support our cause. I'm doing the fund-raising two ways: crowd-funding and donor-seeking. Please let me know if you would know anyone who would find the cause of helping startup entrepreneurs in the Philippines worthwhile. Hope you could champion us.



Briggy Hall



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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