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University of San Jose-Recoletos Basak Campus, Cebu City, Philippines

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Nov 16
  • 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


Nov 17
  • 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


Nov 18
  • 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!
Platinum Sponsors

Jay Aldeguer

The Islands Group   |   LinkedIn

Jay Aldeguer is the Chairman of “The Islands Group” which include
Islands Souvenirs, Islands Banca Cruises, Islands & More, Islands Magazine, Talima Adventure & Water Park and Islands Stay Hotels.
Jay is also one of the most multi-awarded and creative entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

He is best identified with his first venture, Islands Souvenirs. Jay was the youngest person at the age of 27, to be awarded the prestigious “The Outstanding Young Men” (TOYM) for Business Entrepreneurship by the President of the Philippines.

Jean-Patrick Bisson

Co-Founder of ClickingLabs   |  

My name is Jean-Patrick Bisson. I'm the President and co-founder of Clickinglabs. Our team of 62 is focused on developing tools and services to help entrepreneurs convert their visitors into loyal customers. I'm passionate about simple non-obvious ideas that can start small and grow into unforeseen directions. Right now I'm absorbed with crowdsourcing, game mechanics and lean iterative marketing.

Harm Rietjens

Co-Founder of Caresharing   |  

If you do what you did, you get what you got. - Albert Einstein

Change, innovation and making real products from ideas. Loves adventure, new opportunities and walking the unwalked path. “Harm does exactly what he likes,” and I can’t deny this.

My career started with the breeding and selling of rabbits (when I was 6-7 years old), probably inspired by my grandfather who was a farmer. In my dads clinic stood one of the first cd burners. That gave a lot of opportunity for business when I was young… Low costs, profit ensured. Next phase was making music with my two brothers en selling the cd’s via internet. The webshop for my band was one of my first software projects I did.

After finishing a master Information Management at the University of Tilburg I joined a volunteering project (dive project to protect the reefs) in the Philippines and had time to think what else I want to do.

All pieces of the puzzle fell into place and I started developing a webbased software suite together with Tjeu Rietjens and Mark John Buenconsejo for diabetes care in Holland. Later other chronic diseases joined the suite and suddenly there was a term for it “Chronic Disease Management”. My two brothers (both doctors) also joined the business and a lot of very good Filipino software developers.

Right now I’m settled in the Philippines. I live and work in Cebu, second city of the Philippines. My company is called CareSharing and we have an office in Amsterdam and Cebu (40 people). I mostly work on the product development, looking for new opportunities in Healthcare IT and managing the development team. I see a lot of opportunities in solving real problems in Healthcare and we’re right on track.

Minette Navarrete

President, Kickstart Ventures   |   LinkedIn

Minette Navarrete joined Globe Telecom Inc. in July 2006 to start up Business Development in what was then a pure-play operator: Globe’s New Business Group (NBG), was created to lead the company expansion outside of the core telecommunications business.

The NBG develops new businesses and capabilities for Globe via strategic partnerships, greenfield builds, equity investments and M&A

Calen Martin Legaspi

CEO @ Orange & Bronze Software Labs

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.

Wilson Ng

Ng Khai Development Corporation   |   LinkedIn

Wilson Ng is the Executive Producer / Keyboards at Asian Troubadours Band
Managing Director at Npax Corporation
President at Esprint Software
Managing Director at Accountmate Philippines
President and CEO at Ng Khai Development Corporation.

Jay Fajardo

CEO of Proudcloud

Jay is Founder and CEO of Proudcloud, an agile Ruby development firm based in Manila. He has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid 80's and runs Roofcamp, a regular gathering that hopes to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship at the grass roots.

Jay's most recent startup cycle was Airborne Access, a Wi-Fi hotspot network founded in 2002 and acquired by PLDT/SMART in 2008.

Jonathan Lansangan

COO of Dynamic Objx

Jonathan is the certified non-geek, disturber of the peace, and COO of Dynamic Objx, a Java-Scala-RoR-Android development company based in Manila.

He started up a social enterprise in 1990 called Student Venture Philippines, and has been a people, organization, and business developer for over two decades.

Though a leadership and management consultant to over 500 companies, he's really a dreamer and poet.

Albert Padin

Founder of SpellDial   |  

My interests are social entrepreneurship, efforts to eradicate poverty, and directing theatre plays. Right now, I am Founder of SpellDial.

SpellDial: ph.albertpadin

Jonathan Anthony Ybanez

IT Director of Smooth Corporate Dezigns   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Jonathan is a computer and software engineer specializing in web-based business applications. He is the IT Director of Smooth Corporate Dezigns and Its Maverick

Guyi Shen

Founder Save22, 4x entrepreneur

Wesley Chiongbian

CEO and Founder of   |   LinkedIn

Wesley Chiongbian is the CEO and founder of, an award-winning job website based in Cebu. Since the company was founded in 2006, Mynimo has become the country’s most popular and highest ranking homegrown job website, yet his passion for entrepreneurship remains tireless. Known for his creative marketing solutions and bootstrapping techniques, Wesley is an avid supporter of the emerging tech entrepreneurship scene and is often invited to speak to students about the entrepreneurship path. In May 2012, he was a participant in the first Startup Weekend Cebu, where his team WaitKnowMore won first place for their SMS-based application. has been recognized multiple times as the “Best Website in the Jobs / Employment Category” at the Web Awards. In 2010, Wesley was awarded “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

Eric Su

Co-Founder of PicLyf   |   LinkedIn

Eric is one of the founders of PicLyf - a gamified photo journal platform for the web and iOS.

He has made his career in the intersection of generating fun and improving lives as a school sys admin, web and print designer, game designer and now a social web startup founder.

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

Paul Villacorta

Founder, Cebu Directories   |   LinkedIn

Paul Villacorta is the founder of Cebu Directories. A young entrepreneur with over 5 years of software engineering experience working on server applications. He has built and sold several web based applications to local clients.

Paul is into Startup business development and Ruby on Rails programming.

Franco Eisma

Regional Sales, ASEAN for Amazon Web Services

Franco has been in the technology industry for more than eleven years, starting his career as a Design Engineer developing automation and telemetry systems. And the passion for new product development gained momentum and his focused shifted to the business side of technology working across various sales, channels and marketing functions over the years.

Franco works with various organizations in the region from startups to MNCs in driving numerous business goals that needs IT enablement through cloud computing.

Franco currently lives in Singapore and spends time hiking, reading while babysitting and traveling to hidden gems in Asia.

Franco has earned a Master of Science Degree from the National University of Singapore and is an Electrical Engineer by training. He gained his Science Degree at the University of Santo Tomas and is a registered engineer.

Jonathan Kennedy

Co-Founder, Clicking Labs   |   LinkedIn

Jonathan is a Canadian entrepreneur and co-founder of Clicking Labs living and working in Cebu City, Philippines. Previously, he spent 5 years working with the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club running online/offline merchandising and marketing programs before moving to Europe to launch Clicking Labs.

His current focus is on developing a thriving company culture, customer development and integrating lean marketing practices into their current project,

Pia Bernal

Manager for Social Enterprise Investments, Kickstart Ventures   |   LinkedIn

Pia joined Kickstart Ventures in September 2012 to handle its social enterprise investments.

Prior to Kickstart, Pia joined Globe Telecom in November 2006 and managed corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs focused on the use of ICT or telco core competencies (mobile and broadband technologies, m-commerce and VAS solutions) to improve the delivery of and/or give bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) communities access to quality education content and other key social services in partnership with local and international organisations and government agencies.

Pia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies from the University of the Philippines in Manila.

Aileen Apolo - de Jesus

Head of Outreach at Google Southeast Asia   |   Google+

Aileen Apolo – de Jesus is the Head of Outreach for Southeast Asia, Google. A long-time marketing practitioner, Aileen has been involved in marketing and business development of technology products for more than 11 years. She is an experienced marketing and sales manager skilled in developing and implementing marketing, communication and strategic business plans and campaigns that produce results and increase sales and profits. Skilled in product and brand development, training, sales management, business development, market research and profiling.

Media Sponsors


Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology


Philippine Software Industry Association

Cebu in IT

Cebu Business Incubator for IT DOST - UP Cebu TBI Project

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc


National ICT Confederation of the Philippines

UP Cebu

University of the Philippines - Visayas

JCI Mandaue

Junior Chamber International - Mandaue


University of San Carlos

Tina (Tins) Amper
David Overton
Paola Galan
Fleire Castro
Ian Bert Tusil
Grace Villarino
Patrick Villaruz
Nicole Macarasig
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