Cebu listed among top alternative cities to Silicon Valley

CHANGING SKYLINE. With the booming Cebu economy comes a rapidly changing skyline as building after building is completed to meet the demand for more office and living spaces.

An article in has listed Cebu as one of the “6 Global Alternative Cities to Silicon Valley to Start Your Company.” “Cebu is a hub for social enterprises, those organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and improving quality of life in the developing world,” according to the article written by Josh Steimle.

Microsoft, boost startups with free tools, seminars in Startup Camp series

STARTUP CAMP. (From left) Microsoft Philippines technical evangelist for Azure Arnie, Dulce Rose Lada, founder Tina Amper and Edison Go Tan of during the Startup Camp held in the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.

Most startups focus on their application of technology to solve a problem but fail to think about how to monetize this, Microsoft Philippines technical evangelist for Azure Arnie Locsin said over the weekend. Locsin was in Cebu for the Startup Camp, a one-day workshop on technology and entrepreneurship held last May 9 at the University of…