Discover the entrepreneur in you
Develop your business to its full potential
Find out the future of Philippine businesses
The leaders of tomorrow are being shaped today. Through this conference, aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs will be able to explore the horizons ahead of them and delve into insider secrets from experts who are transforming industries in this generation. The whole-day event involves keynote and breakout sessions that discuss and facilitate exchanges revolving around the current state of entrepreneurship in the Philippines, first steps into setting up an enterprise, the climb towards expansion, sustainability, and success towards the future of business.
Know the right programs, policies, and support systems that the public sector can offer you as you begin your journey in becoming an entrepreneur. Be aware of the common challenges surrounding enterprises in the Philippines and how to overcome them.
Want to turn that dream business to reality but not sure where to start? Search no further. The Millennial's Guide to Kick$tarting a Business is a blueprint that sums up how you jumpstart a new idea or strengthen an existing one. See where your journey will take you as you pursue what's up ahead.
Discover today’s insider secrets on launching your expedition from marketing guru, Josiah Go. Master the waves of communicating your vision across various channels in order to establish brand recognition and interact with your target market while working with a shoestring budget.
As much as fast growth is every entrepreneur's dream, it does come with consequences. Discover how you can achieve start-up success in the face of hyper growth by focusing on your people, strategies, and systems.
Prepare your business to take on the waves through exploring various ways on how you can secure financial, operational, and strategic guidance for your start-up. Learn from Navegar's expertise on how to maximize your business credibility and portfolio, as well as mapping out financing options and funding opportunities.
Give your ideas a kick start with SPARK. Learn how to campaign your business ideas online and engage a crowd to support and share your vision.
No one gets into a game to lose. Know how to make the best game plan for your business idea through Beachhead’s learning lab. In this workshop, figure out who your customer is, put your idea to the test, and make your work worth it.
Working for yourself doesn’t mean you have to work by yourself. Take a look into the future of coworking and discover why this trend is changing the way of business. Dive into insights on how collaborative workspaces become ecosystems of start-ups!
Find out what potential investors are looking for by understanding the art of effective pitching. Learn the how-to’s and whatnots of presenting a business idea while holding your audience’s attention and developing a call to action.
Start your own culinary venture and understand the ins and outs of operating a food service company from the insights of today's esteemed industry professionals, chefs, and restaurateurs.
Digital marketing is a valuable tool that can be leveraged in different ways across any business. Transform your products and processes through technology to keep pace with the dynamic consumer behavior.
The Next Bright Idea is an annual business pitch competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs. It aims to generate breakthrough business ideas that will be presented to a live audience and a panel of judges. On its fifth year, The Next Bright Idea is opening their floor for College and University students to present their entrepreneurial concepts and get a chance to win investments from our Angel Investors.
Reimagine the way you do business with Design Thinking, an innovation framework from Stanford University and a practical approach to addressing a problem with multiple solutions. With empathy at its core, this workshop will walk you through reframing, ideating, prototyping, and putting your idea to the test.
Position and scale your business in the modern world through the use of technology and mobile application developments.
Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez is President of Enderun Colleges, a school established in the Philippines to deliver career-focused Bachelor’s degree programs in international hospitality management as well as business and technology management, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Previously, Dr. Rodriguez had worked for 16 years with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., then 17 years at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. While with the World Bank, he also taught at a number of graduate schools in the United States including The American University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Currently, Dr. Rodriguez is also involved in starting a Third Age movement in the Philippines.
Zenaida Cuison Maglaya started her career in government as a Medium and Small Scale Industries Coordinated Action Program or MASICAP Scholar under the then Ministry of Industry, where she was assigned in Northern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas; assisting small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in preparing project flexibility studies to enable them to borrow money from the bank.
In 1987, she was appointed as the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) Director, rationalized the conduct of trade fairs to better serve the marketing needs of SMEs, and mounted the first National Trade Fair (NTF).
In 2002, while she was Assistant Secretary for the Regional Operations Group (ROG), she was appointed as the Project Manager for the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Project. She then became Undersecretary for Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation (CWBRG), where she spearheaded the setting up of DTI Direct, the Department’s quick response mechanism for Pinoy entrepreneurs and consumers; and the DTI Bagwis Awards, giving due recognition to establishments that uphold fair and honest business practices and champions the rights of consumers.
Jointly with the Department of Education (DepEd), she supported the integration of fair trade and consumer laws in the curricula of secondary and alternative learning education.
She is currently the Undersecretary for ROG, supervising 16 regional offices nationwide. As the Department’s implementing arm to achieve inclusive growth, ROG is guided by DTI’s two-pronged mandate: enabling business and empowering consumers.
Honorio Poblador IV is a Partner at Navegar. He has 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience and has completed transactions throughout Asia. Immediately, prior to establishing Navegar, he was a Managing Director at Rothschild, responsible for its Philippine business and Financial Sponsors coverage for South East Asia. Notable Philippine transactions completed during his term include the privatization of the National Transmission Corporation, the acquisition by Providence Equity Partners and Ayala Corporation of eTelecare, the sale of British Gas's stake in Santa Rita and San Lorenzo power plants and the acquisition by FEMSA of Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. He has held positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley Private Equity. He is currently a member of the Board of BDO Nomura Securities, Inc. and the Board of Advisors of ABS-CBN. He graduated with a degree in Management Economics from Ateneo de Manila University and has an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Josiah Go is chairman of 5 corporations and author of 13 best-selling marketing books. His specialization is in the area of market-driving strategy, business model innovation, profit strategy and innopreneurship where he has personally facilitated over 1,000 marketing, strategy and innovation workshops here and abroad since 1990. He took advanced marketing and innovation programs at MIT Sloan, Kellogg, London Business School, Wharton and at the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. For pioneering and successfully sharing many educational initiatives, “Joe” was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines in 2001, and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World in 2002 in the field of business education, and was awarded by his peers the rare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Association of Marketing Educators. He was also accorded the World Brand Leadership Award in 2009.
Carmen G. Peralta is currently the Director of the Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau or DITTB of the Intellectual Property Office. Director Peralta likewise coordinates ASEAN initiatives and activities as the IPOPHL focal person at the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC). She is also actively involved with the copyright and related rights initiatives at IPOPHL. She represented the IPOPHL in the first Audiovisual Diplomatic Conference in 2000 in Geneva Switzerland recently concluded as the Beijing Treaty. She also handles the International Cooperation Program of the Office under multilateral and bilateral agreements with partner countries such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization, EU-IPO, among others. She has represented IPOPHL and the country in various international and local fora and conferences where she presented papers on intellectual property in the Philippines.
Manny has a long-standing interest in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in business and in helping them develop their “give back” acumen. Prior to Endeavor, Manny founded Hatchd, a tech incubator in the Philippines that has built a portfolio of consumer tech companies. He is also a past president of the Philippine Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (“EO”), where he launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards across Asia.
Manny was a co-founder of IRG Ltd, a Hong Kong based M&A advisory boutique, where he worked on a variety of transactions in the Telecoms, Media and Tech sectors across the Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Manny spent several years in the Television industry in Asia, working for Discovery Channel and Turner Broadcasting in Strategy and Business Development roles.
Manny sits on the Board of Directors of Sky Cable. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.
Steve D. Benitez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bo's Coffee. Mr. Benitez founded Bo's Coffee on June 1996. He has held the titles President since 2000 and the Board of Directors elected him to the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in November 2008. Mr. Benitez earned AB Management Economics from Ateneo de Manila University, and EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP). He has taken up Executive Education programs in London Business School and Wharton School of Business. Mr. Benitez has cross-functional specialization (Economics, Marketing, Business Development, Law and Executive Development) with strong emphasis on Entrepreneurship. He has over Twenty (20) years of professional and entrepreneurial track record of ensuring the growth of Bo's Coffee. He has been the ship captain in expanding Bo's Coffee to 100 stores by end 2016 and making Bo's, the Philippines' biggest homegrown coffee chain.
Anne Arcenas Gonzalez is the Co-founder and President of Terry S.A. Incorporated. A fashion distribution and retail company established in 2003 with a head office in the Philippines and satellite offices in Malaysia & Singapore. She spearheads the marketing & communications, merchandising, creatives and customer relations departments of Terry S.A. with a hands-on efficiency. Building up brands, she is a highly capable marketing practitioner based in Manila. Anne was recently featured in CNN’s Leading Women and is part of Go Negosyo’s latest book on 55 Women Entrepreneurs.
Prior to entrepreneurship, she handled marketing & sales for a local communications company. She currently holds a degree in European Studies from Ateneo de Manila University.
Larry Gamboa teaches entrepreneurs and start-ups how to better position, package, and promote themselves, so they get paid more as mavens with “how to” information on real estate investing and Internet marketing. Larry’s passion is to learn, love, and inspire Filipinos to become truly rich.
A serial technologist and entrepreneur, Patrick has been known for pioneering and bringing problem-solving and value-building technology businesses to the market for over ten years. He continues to be a catalyst in building a knowledge economy in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Appsolutely Inc, a digital management company founded by Patrick, is a one-stop partner for businesses, providing cost-effective Enterprise, Customer Loyalty, Mobile, and Digital Marketing solutions. Appsolutely currently expands its mobile and digital arm to include services such as Mobile App Development, Digital Mobile Marketing Consultancy, and Digital Mobile Advertising.
Patrick “Patch” Dulay is a startup enabler. He is the founder and CEO of The Spark Project, an online crowdfunding platform for passion-driven Filipino projects. As a lifelong learner and teacher, his passion for education and entrepreneurship inspires him to serve entrepreneurs by providing them access to tools that help accelerate their business ideas to reality.
Stephen Co is the founder and CEO of Nipa Brew Craft Beverages. Nipa Brew operates a microbrewery focused on creating craft beers and beverages using local ingredients. He plans to put up a food and agribiotech research lab in the near future to work on global food security issues. He is a part-time faculty at Ateneo de Manila University teaching bioscience enterprise, a course that brings together concepts in business and biotechnology.
In 2012, Stephen was awarded the UK Chevening Scholarship to complete his Masters in Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ateneo de Manila University, and Masters in Technology Management from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. He was a consultant at Hybridigm Consulting, the country’s first biotech consulting firm.
Stephen has strong interests in food and agricultural biotechnologies. He loves to try good local food and craft drinks.
Marivic Ignacio is an advocate of entrepreneurship, particularly the use of Disciplined Entrepreneurship, a framework she received training for at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Entrepreneurship Teachers' Bootcamp. Her diverse work experience spans from Corporate America to actively running SME ventures in the Philippines.
Currently, she is the Department Head of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Enderun Colleges, where she also teaches Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship subjects. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Maryknoll College and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively.
Raymundo Estrada is a professor of Strategic Management and of Entrepreneurship at Enderun. He obtained his MBA at the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a market research analyst for many years prior to returning to the Philippines. Upon his return, he was involved with several SME’s in various disciplines and industries. His efforts are now dedicated to teaching an MIT developed framework called Disciplined Entrepreneurship to young aspiring entrepreneurs.
Kat spearheads and currently serves as Director of QBO, a Philippine innovation hub and startup platform. QBO is the first of its kind public-private partnership initiative in the country specifically geared to provide resources, connections and support to accelerate the growth of Philippine startup companies.
Kat is concurrently an Associate Director at IdeaSpace, one of the Philippines’ leading startup accelerators, where she has led fundraising and business development activities collaborating closely with startup ecosystem partners.
Kat draws on her experience working with senior management in corporate development, capital markets and process engineering positions, and at QBO/IdeaSpace, advises startups on scaling and growing share, fundraising and improving efficiency and profitability.
Kat completed her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University, obtaining a B.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering, with a double major in Business Administration. Kat advocates for spurring innovation and ‘technopreneurship’ as an engine for driving economic growth and global competitiveness in emerging economies.
Co-founder and Collaboratrice at co.lab, the first cross-sector coworking space in the Philippines and Co-founder at Try Local PH, a movement to discover local concepts, places, products and ideas shaping our cultural landscape.
Ces is a serial entrepreneur, social development expert, mentor, and a ecosystem and community builder at heart. She co-founded Impact Hub Manila with the aim to catalyse purpose-driven entrepreneurs to use their enterprises as vehicles for social change. Impact Hub Manila is part of the largest network of entrepreneurs in the world. Impact Hub is currently present in 86 cities with over 15,000 Hubbers. At the core of Impact Hub is entrepreneurship, community and innovation. Their collective thrust is to building a society that works for all. Ces is also an AIESEC International Alumna, a Young Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, and a coffee lover.
Graduate of Ateneo De Manila with a course in Communication Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. She started her career as a Management Trainee and HR Projects officer in Philam Life. She decided to shift careers and pursue sales. Now she is a Unit Manager and Licensed Financial Advisor for Philam Life and has qualified to be part of the prestigious international organization "Million Dollar Round Table" for 3 consecutive years. Only 1% of the world's top Financial Advisors qualify in this organization. She is an aspiring blogger and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers, Manila Hub.
I'm passionate about entrepreneurship, youth leadership, and bringing people together. I slay dragons and build companies for fun. I have yet to work a single minute in my life since I graduated. During my spare time, I like to lift weights and show young people that they can make a difference inside and outside the classroom. Miggy Azurin, Faculty from the Ateneo de Manila University and CEO of Hiring PH.
Nate is the head of strategy at Harrison Communications, Inc., a McCann Worldgroup Philippines company. He has been with McCann Worldgroup since 2012, except for a short stint outside the group, also heading strategy at a digital marketing firm. While leading strategic planning duties for the Unilab Consumer Health business cluster at McCann, Nate was named the best strategist in the 2014 Unilab Rave Awards, a title he defended the year after together with the rest of the McCann strategy team handling Unilab. Nate also teaches Principles of Marketing as well as Marketing Communications at the Ateneo de Manila University’s John Gokongwei School of Management, where he graduated cum laude in 2005 with a degree in Communications Technology Management, minor in Chinese Studies. He is also an entrepreneur and brand-builder, being the founder, co-owner and managing partner of BrandX, Xavier School’s first and only campus culture and lifestyle brand.
Martin Lorenzo is a born entrepreneur who thrives on challenges and draws inspiration from finding new ways of creating value in diverse business ventures. Known for infusing new energy into otherwise “sleeping giants,” Martin has applied his business savvy to strengthening companies such as Macondray, Central Azucarera de Tarlac, and GreenFutures, and building up a series of restaurant brands – from the Pancake House Group before to his current investments in Barcino, Bluesmith, and Fritöss.
Martin has always believed deeply in the power of the possible. Seeing this most clearly in the youth, he has thus invested in ventures focused on education, which include Everest Academy and Chinese International School Manila. He also welcomes opportunities to impart insights and lessons on entrepreneurship, notably the critical tasks of formulating a strategic plan, marshaling the right resources, and adhering to good corporate governance. He says that successful business leaders must be able to anticipate challenges and opportunities, and constantly, fearlessly, adapt to change.
Martin obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1986, and an MBA in International Business major in Finance and Corporate Strategy from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He is an active member of various business and civic organizations as well, among them the Young Presidents Organization and the Wharton Penn Club. Apart from managing his various business concerns, Martin says that his biggest job is being a good father to his 12 children. He and his wife, Leah, are both committed to raising all the young Lorenzos to grow up with the right values, attain a good education, and achieve their goals in their respective fields.
Mr. Froelich is the Corporate Food and Beverage Manager of Enderun Hospitality Management. He has over 25 years of Food and Beverage operations experience, and has worked for renowned international chain hotels including Shangri-la, The Peninsula and Four Seasons. This French national, has extensive international experience, in both hotel and free standing restaurant, bar and event catering start-up concepts in China and the Philippines. Mr. Froelich earned his bachelor’s degree in Lausanne Hotel School in Switzerland, He has also attended the American College in Paris, the Stanstead College in Canada and the United World College of S.E.A in Singapore.
Kevin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Yardstick Coffee, a company involved in the roasting of specialty coffee, distribution of coffee equipment, and coffee education. He earned his Bachelor of Business Management degree from the Singapore Management University and currently serves as the President of the SMU Alumni Chapter in the Philippines.
Rachel Kelly Davis is a Business Development Executive for Enderun Marketing Solutions. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2009, she passed the Licensure Exam for Teacher after finishing a course for a Certificate of Professional Education from University of the Philippines.
She comes from a very diverse professional background-- having worked as an educator, writer, manager, and was even a voice talent, and model for both print and ramp. In 2012, she founded Homegrown Media Inc., a media company aimed at supporting, empowering, and harnessing the power of Filipino start-ups.
Mr. Paulo Campos is the co-founder and CEO of ZALORA Philippines, having founded the company in late-2011 after seeing the opportunity to take advantage of the emerging e-commerce industry in the country. Prior to ZALORA he was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group inSingapore where he worked with companies across the region on issues related to business development, organizational development, investor communications and strategy. Paulo holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree from its WoodrowWilson School of Public and International Affairs. After university, he was employed with Ayala Land as Special Assistant to the President.
His passions and interests include architecture, urban planning, music and travel.
A professor by heart, Adrian is currently an adjunct faculty member of Enderun colleges teaching advertising. Before that, he taught Advertising, Media Planning, and Brand Management at Assumption College for 6 years.
He has 15 years of advertising and marketing experience having worked with multi-national advertising agencies such as Y&R Philippines and McCann Worldgroup Philippines.
Currently, he is a Business Lead and Strategic Planning Operations Director at McCann Worldgroup Philippines and has worked on campaigns that were recognized at several awards and effectiveness shows around the world such as Cannes Lions Festival.
Mr. Gan is a graduate of bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, magna cum laude, from Ateneo de Manila University. He earned his master’s in Business Administration, major in Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Joseph Wharton Fellowship for professional and academic achievement. He was a systems analyst for employee services IT of Procter and Gamble Asia, before being a business development manager for IBM Business Services and the head of Customer Relationship Management Planning at Globe Telecom. Mr. Gan also worked as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Singapore.
Ever since he was a kid, Miguel Aranaz has been an entrepreneur at heart. From setting up small business as a grade schooler to the current start-ups that he is involved in, he has always been concerned with designing the next big thing. It is this innovative mentality that was further refined when he attended the Design Thinking Executive Bootcamp at the d.school, Stanford University in 2015. He started his creative career as a visual artist and advertising creative and brings this designer’s mindset into any challenge that he faces. He earned his Master’s degree in Image & Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London in the United Kingdom.
Over the last 20 months, he has been an innovation & design consultant for many companies and organisations across industries like finance, food & beverage, social enterprise, marketing and PR to name a few. He’s conducted numerous design thinking workshops and has facilitated in various innovation conferences as well. In November 2016, he began teaching innovation at Enderun Colleges.
Miguel believes in the transformative power of design in making an impact in the world. And how design can drive innovation amidst the complexities of the world that we live in.
Ryan Morales has over 15 years of experience in building and running small and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, he participated in the inaugural MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, an intensive program that connects entrepreneurs from around the world. Altering his career trajectory, this experience led him to a teaching position at Enderun Colleges and to become a startup entrepreneur. He earned his Master's degree in Business Administration in De La Salle University, where he graduated with distinction.
Currently, Ryan together with fellow Enderun professors and students from the school's Incubator Program are working on Beachhead, an E-learning startup that aims to re-imagine online education.
John, a former teacher from New York, became the Education Regional Manager for Google, working with schools in Singapore and the Philippines to maximize technology campaigns through Google for Education solutions. He is currently the Chief Growth Officer at OrangeApps where he hopes to focus on creating greater impact in Philippine education through tech.
Colin Christie is an international entrepreneur, consultant, connector and collaborator. He is CEO/founder of the firm Sibol Consultancy Services, Inc. and Executive Director of Global Chamber® Manila, which helps member and sponsor companies grow globally through a community of CEOs, executives, professionals and students in 500 metro areas around the world. Previously, Colin was founder and CEO of MxSecure, a healthcare BPO company based in the USA and Philippines. Originally from South Africa, raised in Hong Kong, and 30+ years in the USA, Colin now resides full time in Metro Manila. He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Recognized on Rappler, Bloomberg, TED and many other tech news hubs, as one of the youngest CEOs in the Philippines. He started OrangeApps at the age of 19 with the goal of creating efficient and innovative digital solutions for education and the school administrative process.
Information Technology / Software Development executive with extensive experience in global outsourcing and software product development. Has managed large programs of work for global clients in the following industries: securities, insurance, banking, telecommunications, smart cards and transportation.
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Walk-in rate is Php900/participant.