Get ready for Hack2Hatch: From Hacker to Founder – A Weekend Camp for Technopreneurs
September 7, 2012 by Stephanie SUTANTO
Young startups wishing to receive one-on-one mentorship by experienced mentors and founders from Silicon Valley may look no further. Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) is partnering up with Developers Connect Philippines (DevCon) to organize Hack2Hatch, a weekend entrepreneurship camp to be held on 5th-7th October 2012 in Cebu City, Philippines. This initiative is part of the “Silicon Valley Comes to the Philippines” (SVC2PH), a four-day mentorship and speaker series aimed at encouraging Filipino innovation and entrepreneurship, and serves as a prelude to PhilDev’s Economic Forum: Harnessing Filipino Innovation and Entrepreneurship on 08 October in Makati.
This event boasts a strong list of mentors, including Dado Banatao, Chair of PhilDev & Managing Partner of Tallwood VC, Winston Damarillo, Founder & CEO of Morphlabs, Founder & Chair of Exist, Catherine Buan Peterson, President of PhilDev, and Sheila Marcelo, Founder & CEO of Care.com. These experienced entrepreneurs have contributed greatly to the startup scene in Philippines and their wealth of knowledge and advice will prove valuable for startups participating in this camp.
Hack2Hatch is free and startups are eligible to apply as long as they are currently in operation and have a maximum of five members per team. Meals and transportation from Cebu City to Mactan Shangri-La will also be provided for startup participants. To register, all startup teams must fill out this form before the deadline of 14 September 2012. Observers may register for free here.
Friday, 5th Oct 2012
Venue: Radisson Blu
7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Remarks, Instructions, Introduction of Teams; Elevator Pitch of Teams; Matching of Teams & Mentors
Saturday, 6th Oct 2012
Venue: Radisson Blu
10:00am-12:00nn Coaching Session
1:00pm-4:00pm Teams at Work
4:00pm-6:00pm Coaching Session
7:00pm-9:00pm Networking (Harolds Roofdeck)
Sunday, 7th Oct 2012
Venue: Mactan Shangri-La
8:00am-11:00am Final Formal Pitches (2 teams at a time)
11:00am-12:00nn Presenting & Awarding
Date: Friday – Sunday, 5th – 7th October 2012
Time: 5:00PM on Friday – 12:00PM on Sunday
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu (map), Mactan Shangri-La (map), Cebu City, Philippines
For startups, register HERE.
For general attendance tickets, register HERE.
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About The Author
Stephanie SUTANTO - Resident Contributing Writer
Stephanie is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in the University of California, Los Angeles. She hopes to learn more about startups both in Los Angeles and in Southeast Asia, possibly starting one of her own in future. And yes, she prefers sashimi to chocolates and flowers any day. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Stephanie SUTANTO