Post #swcebu Event: Entrepreneurship Camp With PhilDev and DevCon


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Florida V. Ortiz
VP for Membership | DevCon


High-impact event will bring together “EntrePinoys” to share local and global experiences for individual successes and national development 

Filipinos from Silicon Valley, Intel and Microsoft to Share Concrete Steps, Real Tips and True Stories to Success

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (May 9, 2012) – Developers Connect Philippines (DevCon) and the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) are pleased to announce the first-ever Entrepreneurship Camp in Cebu City, Philippines on May 14, 2012, 5pm to 9pm at the Casino Espanol.

Winston Damarillo, Founder of DevCon, and Dado Banatao, Chair of PhilDev are both excited to show why the best targets for entrepreneurship endeavors might be right at our backyard, and how we can enable a world-class environment for local entrepreneurship.

We at PhilDev believe that truly sustainable economic development can only be realized when we have achieved a critical mass of Entrepreneurs in the country,” said Banatao, who founded three start-ups himself before funding other start-ups with great potential through Tallwood Venture Capital.

“It is important that we provide a pathway for our technologists and engineers to become entrepreneurs,” said Damarillo, himself a highly successful technopreneur having founded software companies Morphlabs and Exist, before founding Developers Connect to discover and nurture the natural capacity of the Filipino to innovate and create. “Our talent pool is scarce and fleeting — it is important to maximize our potential through entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneurship Camp offers mentoring opportunities from the top technopreneurs in the industry. This free event also provides a venue to discuss and advise the attendees of the current startup trends and practices. It will also feature Eric Manlunas (Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures), and Alvin Gendrano (Microsoft Director, Developer and Platform Evangelist) who will be sharing concrete steps and real tips on how to start and succeed in your own business.

The speakers will also discuss the PhilDev SuperFund Scholarship Grant, which aims to provide 151 brilliant Filipino students with P1M each to complete degrees in the fields of science and engineering — an important step in the course of learning and contributing to the industry and society.

The Entrepreneurship Camp is also a teaser/trailer to a bigger PhilDev event — “Silicon Valley Comes to the Philippines” — being planned in Cebu or Manila this October 2012.

The Casino Espanol is located at 107-109 V. Ranudo Street in Cebu City.

Members of the media are invited for interview opportunities with the speakers at 4pm.

For more information, please log on to / or call 0917-984-2705 / 0917-595-5480.