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).

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…

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

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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…