Geeks on a Beach 2017 opens in Palawan

GEEKS ON A BEACH. (From left) Founder and CEO Emeritus Yobie Benjamin, Plug and Play Technology Center Co-founder and VP Operations Jojo Flores, GOAB Founder/Lead Organizer Tina Amper, Ideaspace Executive Director Diane Eustaquio, Ideaspace President Rene “Butch” Meily, Smart DevNet Co-Founder and Senior Developer Evangelist Paul Pajo, Voyager Innovations Inc. Managing Director and Vice President Dindo Marzan, and PLDT ICT Research and Development Vice President and Head Joey Limjap.

Some 400 participants from government and the private sector, including successful technology entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia and Silicon Valley, gathered in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for Geeks on a Beach 2017, which started today. For two days, participants will get to listen to valuable insights from big names in the startup and technology community. There will…

More fun for geeks in Panglao Island, Bohol with Geeks On A Beach 4th edition

PANGLAO ISLAND. This beautiful island in Bohol will host the 4th edition of Geeks On A Beach, a global conference focused on technology, entrepreneurship, and startups. (Photo by InnoPub Media)

Geeks, people who are connoisseurs of tech, design and startups, will find Panglao Island a fun-filled and exciting place to visit. Panglao Island has been the favored watering hole of tourists, diving enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike with its pristine waters, palm trees, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. A small town of over 68,000…

Launch of Philippine Startup Roadmap just the start: GOAB organizer

PHILIPPINE STARTUP ROADMAP. Present during the launch of the Philippine Startup Roadmap during the Geeks on a Beach Year 3 in Boracay are Kickstart vice president and co-founder Christian Besler, Plug and Play Tech Center vice president and co-founder Jojo Flores, Medifi co-founder and CTO Jay Fajardo, IdeaSpace president and founder Earl Valencia, DOST-ICTO Deputy Executive Director Mon Ibrahim, Office of Sen. Bam Aquino Director II Karl Vendell Satinitigan, DOST-ICTO senior consultant Beryl Li, STAC-Silicon Valley president Christina Laskowski, founder and instigator Tina Amper, and Blastasia Inc. president and CEO Arup Maity. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The Philippine Startup Roadmap, launched at the just-concluded third Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) in Boracay, looks forward to spawning 500 startups with an estimated cumulative valuation of $2 billion by 2020.

Philippine Government’s goal: 500 startups by 2018

GEEKS ON A BEACH 3. (From right) Frederick Amores, founder Keith Lumanog, founder Tina Amper, Dave Overton of and Dulce Lada of during the launching of Geeks On A Beach 3.

Develop at least 500 startups with a total worth of US$2 billion by 2018. That is among the “ambitious” goals of a Philippine Startup Roadmap that’s currently being formulated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the lead of the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO).

3rd Geeks on a Beach summit set in Boracay in August

(Image credit:

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 in collaboration with partners. “Also known as the International Summit for Tech, Startups and Design, GOAB 3 eyes to create productive discussions on…