Tech startups, technoprenuers, businessmen and designers from all over the world will meet again in Boracay Island this August for the third installment of Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) organized by Techtalks.ph in collaboration with partners.
“Also known as the International Summit for Tech, Startups and Design, GOAB 3 eyes to create productive discussions on building products that make a difference and enhancing the lives of everyday people with less hype but more action,” said Tina Amper, TechTalks.ph founder.
Banking on the successes of its past two events, GOAB will be held on August 20 and 21, 2015 with more innovative minds, funding opportunities, and fun, fun, fun.
Amper said she already received confirmation from 17 tech champions who will be speaking before an expected 600 to 1,000 participants from across the globe.
Some of the speakers include IdeaSpace president Earl Valencia, Monk’s Hill Ventures managing director Kuo-Yi Lim, Kickstart Ventures president Minette Navarrete, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, SMART Communications developer evangelist Paul Pajo, Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Office (DOST-ICTO) deputy executive director Mon Ibrahim, and 500 Startups Managing partner Khailee Ng.
“GOAB will be maintained as an honest-to-goodness, no holds-barred conference where people exchange their share of truths about startups, technology, and design—minus the long sleeves, coat and tie,” said David Overton, founder and CEO of Sym.ph and chief geek for GOAB.
Two days are set aside exclusively for the main event, but all geeks are welcome to join the week-long run of workshops, training sessions, networking opportunities, pitching events, and product demonstrations.
Providing a backdrop to the conference is the postcard-sized tropical paradise Boracay Island, voted by Travel+Leisure Magazine at its Best Overall Island of 2012. The island is famous for its powdery fine white sand beaches and coastlines.
Organizers TechTalks.ph and the DOST-ICTO have partnered once again with Sym.ph, Happy Garaje, and PRWorks Vis-Min, with major sponsorships by SMART DevNet, IdeaSpace, Microsoft, and Monk’s Hill Ventures.
DOST-ICTO continues to team-up with TechTalks.ph to encourage Filipino startups to get mentoring and funding in the country instead of going abroad.
GOAB is open to anyone who is interested in the tech and startup industries in the Philippines – including those looking for tech and entrepreneurship learning events, business and investment opportunities, outsourcing partnerships, and connection with leaders in startups or “innovation driven enterprises” (IDE) in the Philippines as well as Southeast Asia.
Interested participants are invited to view event details or register at www.GeeksOnABeach.com. Early bird discount is up to 45% off and is valid until May 15 only. Those interested to be sponsors are invited to contact GOAB at [email protected].
TechTalks.ph, organizer of numerous startup gatherings in the country including GOAB and Startup Weekend, is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, supporting, and empowering Filipinos tech entrepreneurs and promoting the Philippine tech sector to the world.