• Katrina Jaiun Roa

Startup Weekend Cebu: Making Your Business Come To Life

Ideas start from scratch, and transforming it into reality can definitely create wonders, just like making businesses. Startup Weekend Cebu is a 3-day entrepreneurship program where designers, developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to pitch an idea and create a business module within the span of 54 hours. It will be held this September 27-29, 2019 at KMC Solutions, IT Park. This will be its 8th year and will have the theme "Women" where judges and mentors will consist of strong local female entrepreneurs, who will help guide the participants along the way in creating their businesses. Remarkable women mentors such as Elaine Bernice, Laurice Chiongbian, Timmy de Jesus, Patricia Kyle Mendoza, and Bon Louie Gimarino will be helping the teams.



The winners of Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition will be given the chance to compete and participate in an in-person demo day workshop in Singapore along with the chance to showcase their prototype as well.

“This edition is special because it is not only focused on uplifting women but we are also going global,” said Maryanne Apale, Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition. “Last year’s women edition, the winning team had the chance to fly to Bali, Indonesia, and present their winning idea to the participating countries in the Asia Pacific. This year, the event is done simultaneously worldwide and the final pitch will be in Singapore,” Apale added.



Startup Weekend Cebu is part of the Startup Weekend events by Techstars held across cities around the world during the month of September. It was started because of the belief boosting entrepreneurship can sow the seeds for a better future; and encouraging local initiatives can have a huge global impact and foster more diversity and inclusion. Over 4,000 StartupWeekends have been hosted in more than 1,400 cities, in 140 countries all over the world with 234,000+ global participants to date.


The event is made possible through the support of KMC Solutions, Department of Trade and Industry, Payoneer, Picnic Health Philippines, Sole Searchin, Bubble Tea Station, Google Business Group-Cebu, Payruler, The Inspire Team, Symph, Startechup Inc, Qavalo, Mynimo, Aspace Cebu, The Company Cebu, PRWorks, Ambidextr Media, Ms. Carly Jasie, and the Third Team Media.



For more information, you can contact Startup Weekend Cebu at 09177799605 or via email atcebu@startupweekend.org. You can also visit their Facebook @swc or website http://communities.techstars.com/philippines/cebu/startup-weekend/15039.

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