Globe and ProudCloud, a Philippine-based web engineering firm is infusing innovation to the local tech scene via Startup Weekend Manila, a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, technopreneurs, and venture capitalists come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup businesses. The event aims to bring together the right people together, be it entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback for an idea, developers looking for backers or even company heads looking to pick up a new skill.
Over 100 participants are expected to join Startup Weekend Manila which will be held on October 21-23, 2011 at the Mint College, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Participants will have the opportunity to be acquainted with one another, pitch startup concepts they are passionate about, and form teams around the most popular ideas. They then refine the ideas and start building product prototypes with the help of their respective mentors, and then present what they have accomplished in the form of a short pitch and demo.
“Globe is once again pioneering innovation by bringing the Startup Weekend to the Philippines. This global innovation exercise seeks to showcase the best ideas, talents, and resources for future businesses,” said Minette Navarrete, Head of Globe New Business Group. “We encourage individuals who have the passion for innovation to take this opportunity to be part of a global movement towards ideation and technological excellence.”