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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!

Schedule

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Partners

University of Cebu

Venue Partner

Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Organizational Partner

Cebu Business Month 2014

Organizational/Event Partner

CebuinIT

Institutional/Organizational Partner

Asian Journal Publications

Media Partner

Balikbayan

Media Partner

iNewMedia.org

Media Partner

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Judges

Mark Buenconsejo

Co-Founder, 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 TechTalks.ph.

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.

http://markjeee.com

Dave Overton

Founder, 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.

Ravi Agarwal

Founder & CEO at engageSPARK and Angel Investor   |   LinkedIn

Ravi started his first Internet related company in 1997. Over his entrepreneurial career, he has founded three companies, two of which today employ more than 2,500 people worldwide, US$400 M/yr in revenue, and have over 3 million SME customers. One is public (NASDAQ:EIGI) with US $1.5 Billion market valuation and another was later acquired by BestBuy (NYSE:BBY).

Since exiting from his last company, Ravi has been an angel investor focused on social impact and technology startups. In 2011, he moved to Africa to volunteer with Grameen Foundation on projects to help alleviate poverty.

Since moving to Cebu in late 2013, he has been focused on building a team to create engageSPARK, a not-for-profit business to help improve the lives of the poor worldwide.

He is passionate about poverty alleviation, entrepreneurship, and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving.

Rhett Jones

CEO, Synacy   |   LinkedIn

Rhett Jones is the CEO of Synacy a software development company catered to building products and supporting business services to client companies. Its business core is to provide technology and services to multinational companies within its own management group. The management has been working on successful businesses from Australia and other countries for almost ten years.

Jaideep Agrawal

Managing Director, NCR Cebu Development Center   |   LinkedIn

Jaideep Agrawal is the Managing Director of NCR Corporation’s Cebu development center based out of Cebu City, Philippines. With over 23 years of work experience, he is currently responsible for a large offshore center, engaged in Engineering (Research & development) work for NCR’s state-of-the-art Hardware & software platforms and also in providing various backend supports to NCR’s hospitality, global services & interactive printing solutions businesses. In his current role Jaideep has been instrumental in building a leadership pipeline and driving technology & process innovations that helped NCR’s Cebu based development center to move up the value chain.He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, a Post graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by Project Management Institute, USA. Jaideep has attended several Leadership & Management Development Programs from various Management Institutes including the Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, USA & The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmadabad.
A former board member and trustee of CEDFIT, Jaideep is currently a board member of Cebu City ICT BPO Council (CCIBC) supporting the local Government make Cebu City more attractive to foreign investment.

Ma. Teresa Chan

President, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Teresa Chan is the current president of Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Aside from that she is also a CPA, Vice President/Treasurer of DFC Distributors.

Coaches

Ruben Licera Jr.

Founder and Managing Director, RLCOMM INTERNATIONAL   |  

Ruben is a certified inbound marketing educator and professional, certified SEO Expert (fromExpertRating.com), 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 (www.rlcomm.org) - 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 (www.cebubloggers.com), Community Manager of Google Developers Group Cebu (www.gdgcebu.org), and chairman of Social Media Summit (www.socialmedia.org.ph).

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

He blogs at www.rubenlicera.com.

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

Senior Designer - Arcanys   |   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 PinoyGreatDeals.com   |   LinkedIn

An entrepreneur by heart, Clarisa is the founder and CEO of PinoyGreatDeals.com. 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.

PinoyGreatDeals.com is a group buying site that is proud to be 100% Cebuano made. Reputed to have one of the best customer service sites, PinoyGreatDeals.com 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 PinoyGreatDeals.com

Adam Martin

Co-founder Keyless.io/Information Security Consultant   |   LinkedIn

An insightful and accomplished IT professional who came to Cebu to start up his own company and share with the Cebuanos his comprehensive knowledge in network and systems Engineering and Security initiatives. Adam has worked and has been trained by Google one of the largest and best companies in the world in relation to Internet-related services and products thus his drive for success and passion is from.

Adam is the founder and the director of Keyless.io a start up company that is said to be the next generation of personal identity management application. Adam is a believer of an idea, however he also believes that idea is only 5% and the rest should be hard work and passion over the idea so when he comes across these good ideas he do his best to support the people behind and he truly believes that Filipino innovators have a lot of potential.

Adam is a workaholic guy that also knows how to have fun. Name the fun and Adam is more than happy to show you Cebu and its full totality as a city. On the weekends he loves to have fun with his developers and his friends by going to the beach and out of town get aways.

Kaloy Uypuanco

Production Designer/Independent Music Advocate   |   LinkedIn

With an Architecture background, Kaloy targets at Production Design and Art Direction in the field of Motion Picture – Feature Movies, TV Shows, TV Commercials, Corporate AVP, Music Videos, and Documentary. He started his career in Bigfoot Entertainment. Working in the Motion Industry since 2004, he has experience in managing Art Department teams all over the World. He helped build the start-up local production house Above The Line Productions in 2008. He’s still working with the team to-date, solving problems through audio-visual communication.

As a Independent Music advocate, as he calls himself. He gained love for local independent music when he first listened to The Roots album packaged in a cigarette box way back in high school and the rest was history. He has always been using independent music or hiring local musicians to do his scores for his AV projects if given the chance. He helped build a local rock outfit production, Rocket One and joined Sonic Boom Philippines in 2008. Since then, he has been making local rock events, national, and regional independently. Creating platforms for these musicians to share their music to the World.

The objective – to put Cebu on the global map in terms of Movies and Music.

Gerald Yuvallos

Founder, iSTORYA.NET   |   LinkedIn

Gerald is the Founder and Administrator of iSTORYA.NET, a Southern Philippines’ biggest and most active Online Community. As an IT professional, he does network setup, VoIP systems, maintenance, and optimization. He is also a Professional Photographer specializing in food, commercial, and events photography. He is the President and CEO of DNA Micro Outsourcing Inc., a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company specializing in software development. He is a Founding Director and a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines (DCOM).

Genesis Raña

School Director/founder of UVNS, Cebu's first Art + Design School/Art Director of Zeelifestyle   |   LinkedIn

Genesis is the current school director and founder of the UV New School of Art and Design. He has proven himself in the field of design by his invaluable experiences. He worked as the Creative Director of Creative Asia / Destinations Media and as Designer in Sunstar Publishing. He is also a graduate of BS Fine Arts-Advertising in the University of San Carlos.

Pia Angeli Bernal

Social Enterprise Investments Manager & Head of Communications, Kickstart Ventures, Inc.   |   LinkedIn

Pia specializes in event management, project/program development, implementation, monitoring, and documentation. She is a multi-awarded business communicator (IABC/Philippine Quill Awards, PRSP Anvil Awards, AmCham CSR Awards). She is also an investor-incubator for start-ups on social enterprises.

Derick Bulkley

Managing Director, Founder for Cebunomics Inc.   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Derick is a seasoned business operative and strategist with a passion for efficiency, effectiveness, and quality, and an appreciation of beauty of the art of business. I seek new opportunities for creativity and collaboration with capable, inspiring colleagues who take satisfaction in the success of work done well, and are passionate about creativity and innovation in the successful enterprise.

Broad experience in Marketing, Product Management, Operations, Finance and General Management.
Industries include web based communities, services, and commerce

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