August 8 Nametag Reminders

For those who are registered to attend on August 8 (10 days to go, woohoo!), just on case my email didn't get to you, please be reminded that we are going to use the nametag as a creative tool to facilitate networking and collaboration. The nametags will look like this: Unless you want a generic nametag (without…


Your Goals Should Be Dreams With Deadlines

Every start of the year, our corporate bosses talk to us and we are given our “annual targets.” These are quantitative or qualitative goals which we are instructed to focus all our attention on. It could be something like:             P12 million quota for someone in sales,             Reducing costs by 20%…


August 8 startup event is now 200% booked, 45 slots left

In only a week after the event announcement, we realized that the planned 100-person attendance was going to be blown to bits, so we  increased capacity by removing tables and altering the original space format. As agreed upon with Ayala, we shall be limiting registration to 250 heads. As of 3:40 today, the attendance rate is at 205…


Startup Funding: The FIRST option should always be doing it on your own

I've been blessed to have talked to a growing number of young entrepreneurs over the past few months. One common concern for the would-be-startup-owner is funding. How do you get the funding to start? The two general answers are bootstrapping and raising investment money. There are other interesting fund-raising strategies arising, like crowdsourcing, but that's a topic…


An Entrepreneur’s Thank-You List

I'm writing this as the final minutes of my birthday tick away. I'm trying to assess how I feel. On most birthdays, I feel sentimental, nostalgic, and often existential. Tonight though, I feel blessed that more than anything else, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I just feel compelled now to pump out this list of…


August 8 Startup Event Now 50% Booked

If you're planning to attend the August 8 Startup Event at the UP Technohub in Quezon City: Ayala Foundation Presents: Juan Great Leap - Transforming Your Idea Into Startup Success,  then you better register here now, as the 100 slots are now half-filled after we released the announcement just a couple of days ago. I'm really excited…


You can choose your own adventure!

It's not just about the money. It's not just about making a dent in the world. It is very much WHAT SORT OF DENT  and WHERE YOU WANT TO MAKE IT. Ultimately, the answer boils down to WHO YOU ARE. What do you like doing? How and when do you do your best work? What are you good…

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