Technopreneurs with existing start-up businesses in Davao and Cebu are invited to join the three day Hack2Hatch: From Hacker to Founder (h2H) event this coming Oct. 5 to 7, 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City.
The Philippine Development Foundation (Phildev) and Development Connection (DevCon), who are organizers of the event, promise participating start-up groups one-on-one mentorship from leading global entrepreneurs on how to grow and sustain their business.
These include tips on how to promote and win seed money from venture capitalists to kick off their business.
And on top of that, the organizers dangle a P100,000 cash prize for the winning start-up group – seed funding to apply their learnings, improve their prototype, and grow their business.
“This is the grad school for start-ups. We encourage all start-ups in the Philippines to join h2H,”said Winston Damarillo, a venture capitalist and founder of DevCon, an organization of web developers aiming to promote the “Pinoy IT talent.”
Damarillo, chief executive officer and co-founder of Morphlabs and chairman of Exist Software Labs, said Cebu’s tremendous growth potential was a factor in holding the h2H mentorship event here.
Aside from Damarillo, top Filipino American technopreneurs including Dado Banatao, PhilDev chairman,Tallwood managing partner; and Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Care.com CEO, will help supervise and advise participating groups about the country’s software industry being ready to lead in the ASEAN and the global markets.
For registrations and information about Hack2Hatch, You can call Ida Ortiz at 0920-848-1553, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit hack2hatch.com, or follow us on Twitter @hack2hatch.
Those interested in the “Entrepreneurship Fund” can contact Jo Eduardo at email@example.com.
For those interested to become sponsors of the SVC2PH, you can contact Jo Anne Coruña at 0923-343-6183, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.phildev.org/svc2ph or follow us on www.facebook.com/philippinedevelopment and on Twitter @phildevfdtn.