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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IdeaSpace Technopreneur Bootcamp Davao UIC

IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. in partnership with UIC supporting the technopreneurial ecosystem in Davao and fueling the start-up appetite of the community, bring the #Technopreneur Bootcamp @ Davao where participants are treated to a morning of technology and business talks from a lineup of industry experts and startup founders followed by an afternoon of relevant creation, brainstorming with help from mentors and a  pitching competition! The top startup ideas will get the chance to win cool prizes too!

Venue: University of Immaculate Conception

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?
This event is open to all students, early graduates, professionals and aspiring startup founders.

How is the program flow?
It’s a one whole day event divided into two session, morning will be for Technopreneur talks, and afternoon is for Mentor’s Café Parallel session and Pitching Competition

Is the event for free?
Event is for free and open to all. Participants’ ticket to the event is their submitted entry/ideas. Groups can submit more than one idea.

Do I need to have a team before signing up? 
No. However, you will need to have team members once you submit your startup idea(/s) on or before the specified deadline of submission. Participants must be part of a team composed 2-3 members only. In forming teams, we encourage you to  look for a technical lead (developer/engineer) and a business partner (domain expert/product manager/marketing). Having a designer (for graphics) is also nice to have!

Do I need to submit a startup idea to join the bootcamp? 
After signing up here at eventbrite, teams must assign one group leader who shall submit their startup idea at dave@ideaspacefoundation.org on or before December 4, 2014. All submitted ideas will be considered as part of the 3rd IdeaSpace Startup Competition. For more information about the Startup Competition, visit us at ideaspacefoundation.org or contact us at hello@ideaspacefoundation.org

Do I Have to be an IT kind of GUY to enter? 
Nope. We are looking for novel technologies in all areas, not just wireless apps. While we encourage all IT folks to join the bootcamp and competition, we also encourage other participants in the areas including agriculture, food technology, education, etc.

How do I qualify on the Pitching Competition?
Once you submitted your idea, , you will then undergo into a Mentor's Cafe Parallel session to refine your idea. Right after the session will be the Pitching Competition.

What is the criteria for judging?
The criteria for judging will be as follows:
Need : the market need or clear customer pain point
Market Potential : business model and size of local and global market
Team: the ability of the Team to execute their vision into reality
Technology : how unique and innovative the technology being used and implemented
Synergy : how it can represent synergy and scale across various industries such as telecommunications, power, infrastructure, media, health care, agriculture, food, manufacturing, mining, ICT, and the like

Source of this information: eventbrite.com

After learning this IdeaSpace Technopreneur Bootcamp event, I thought of sharing to you what IdeaSpace is all about and the person behind its success.

IdeaSpace is a non-profit organization founded by Earl Martin Valencia in 2012. He is a passionate and driven technology-focused leader with experience in business development, open innovation, venture capital and engineering looking to facilitate the creation of innovative growth strategies for leading global technology corporations, start-ups and development organizations.

Mr. Valencia is currently the Vice-President and Head of Corporate Development and Innovation in Smart Communications, Inc. But how he came to that position was quiet a long story that started from University of the Philippines taking up Electronics and Communications Engineering and later transferred to Boston University after 2 years to pursue a US-based degree. In 2005, he received his Master of Engineering major Systems Engineering in Cornell University. And in 2009, he got his MBA, Certificate in Global and Public Management, Focus: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Global Business from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Just this year, he completed an Executive Education, Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

IdeaSpace aims to help budding technology entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking innovations and transform these into successful businesses. They go beyond just investing in startups; they offer a program needed at critical phases when ideas are being turned into actual commercial products that combines business incubation and acceleration by providing:

The goal of IdeaSpace  is to develop and nurture innovation and entrepreneurship by delivering a support program to local Technopreneurs who bear great ideas that exhibit potential as a solid investment and the foundation for nation-building. Promoting a culture of innovation and meritocracy- helping push towards a new Philippine economy that’s driven by technology and creativity.

Do you have the next big idea?

To learn more about this IdeaSpace Technopreneurship program and Bootcamp, please click on the following Links:
IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc.
UIC - Information Technology Education Program
Technopreneurship bootcamps
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