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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!



Jun 6
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 7
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 8
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!

University of Cebu

Venue Partner

Silver Sponsors

Mark Buenconsejo

Co-Founder of Caresharing   |  

I am the CEO and a co-founder of Caresharing. Our mission is to make a positive impact in people's well-being. We build software solutions that help us and our customers achieve that.

I started my programming career a little early than usual, at 17 years old. I started as a systems administrator and a freelance programmer, and became an entrepreneur which led me to a few startup ventures, like LearningToGo and SimpleTeq. Other projects i'm involved in are TweeTiTow, CodrSchool, CoderDojo Cebu, Startup Weekend Cebu and

I am passionate about using technology and software in helping solve the world's biggest problems in healthcare, social and education.

I love mountain biking, trail running and similar endurance sports.

Dave Overton

Founder of Symph   |  

Dave is the Founder of Symph, a design and development studio in Cebu.

He has been in the Philippines since 2003 when he and his wife founded Glory Reborn, a non-profit organization that provides free maternity care which to date has delivered over 2,500 healthy babies.

He has been a geek his whole life and spent his career working in the technology sector. Prior to starting Symph, he was the CIO at Bigfoot - a media and entertainment company.

He is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and empowering Filipinos.


Ruben Licera Jr.

Founder and Managing Director, RLCOMM INTERNATIONAL   |  

Ruben is a certified inbound marketing educator and professional, certified SEO Expert (, a professional blogger and a Social Media Marketing Consultant,and a reputation marketing manager.

Ruben is also the founder and Managing Director of RLCOMM INTERNATIONAL ( - a boutique internet marketing solutions company based in Cebu with more than a dozen of clients currently serving from United States, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

He juggles his free time as president of Cebu Bloggers Society (, Community Manager of Google Developers Group Cebu (, and chairman of Social Media Summit (

He is a fullfilled husband to Iren, and a father to Thirdy. He currently lives in Mandaue City, Philippines.

He blogs at

Fleire Castro

Founder / CEO of Third Team Media   |   LinkedIn

Fleire is the the founder and proprietor of Third Team Media.
She directs marketing strategy, business process development and client relations with five years experience in helping out brands with their digital marketing.
Fleire was most recently given the Inbound Marketing Educator certification from Hubspot, the market leader in inbound marketing solutions.
She is also a Certified Inbound Marketing Professional and a Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur, a program from Ateneo de Manila and DigitalFilipino Club.

Kenneth Ruelan

User Experience Designer - Caresharing   |   LinkedIn

He has various interests, probably more than is healthy.

Right now, he works in user interface and user experience design. Like design in general. He retains his love for architecture, a course of study and didn't pursue when his love for graphic design made him decide to work for an ad agency. 10+ years later, He is still in the design game, solving problems, working with great people, and constantly learning (and re-learning).

Michael Raymond Martinez

President & CEO, 3AG Business solutions Inc. (Cebu) Partner & Co-founder, 3AG Systems Inc. (Vancouver)   |   LinkedIn

3AG Business Solutions Incorporated is a Cebu based BI (Business Intelligence) and Software Development firm catering to various industries in the Philippines and helping them understand the importance of business intelligence, technology, and data analysis towards their business. Providing organizations software solutions to better manage their business through complex data consolidation, reporting, and visualization.

3AG Systems Incorporated is boutique consulting firm that specialized in $12.2 billion dollars Business Intelligence Industry (Gartner 2012) with areas of expertise in Analysis and Information Delivery. Some examples of current and past solutions are for International Olympic committee (2010 Winter Olympics), various departments of Business Intelligence Visionary Leader (Microsoft), various departments of worldwide leader in Quality of Life Services (Sodexo), best provider of real estate data and analytics tools in Canada (Landcor Data), top think tank in Canada (Fraser Institute), and global leader in media measurement (Nielsen Media).

Software Developer - Entrepreneur - Tech Geek - Golf Nut

Clarisa P. Briones-Bernal

Founder and CEO of   |   LinkedIn

An entrepreneur by heart, Clarisa is the founder and CEO of She is also the founder and CEO of ABC Transcriptions. She loves to build businesses and has built a reputation of being obsessive compulsive on analysing business systems and their effectiveness. She has a passion and drive for excellence that made her one of the sought after Advertising and Public Relation consultants in Cebu. She is also a speaker in various speaking engagements like Blog Camp Cebu and Tourism Events. She is a regular guest every Friday mornings at Cebu's number one radio station Monster BT 105.9 where she talks about the great deals in the site, tips on online security and trends on technology. is a group buying site that is proud to be 100% Cebuano made. Reputed to have one of the best customer service sites, strives to deliver great deals for a more affordable price.

Clarisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She loves to travel and has been traversing through Europe, Asia and America. Plays piano and violin since she was 5 and named her son Wolfgang from her favourite composer Mozart. On weekends she scuba dives with husband and collects photos of nudibranchs. Clarisa is also a professional blogger and has contributed to the blog site of

Adam Martin

Co-founder Security Consultant   |   LinkedIn

An insightful and accomplished IT professional with notable success directing a comprehensive range of network and deep systems Engineering and Security initiatives whilst participating in the planning, analysis and implementation of solutions in support of business objectives.

Media Sponsors
Nicky K.Buslon
Timmy de Jesus
Rica Serenio

THANK YOU Volunteers!

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