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Tagbilaran, Bohol

Are You a Maker?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. It is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practising LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

What do Attendees get?

Startup Weekend provides an unprecedented level of networking, team building, and learning for participants. Don’t forget that there will be 5 meals provided along with snacks, and a Startup Weekend t-shirt! Sometimes a company emerges, sometimes one doesn’t. Some companies go on to produce revenue or get seed funding, but every time people leave with more experience, insight, knowledge, friends, and resources than they came with. So get your game face on and register now for Startup Weekend Bohol!

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May 23
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


May 24
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


May 25
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Monchito Ibrahim

DOST-ICTO Director   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Deputy Executive Director of Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO)

Jay Aldeguer

Entrepreneur   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Jay is the founder and CEO of The Islands Group. The Islands Group makes travelling in the Philippines an unforgettable experience.

David Aaron

Owner of Insights Consulting

David is the founder of Insights Consulting to service a diverse range of economic development initiatives for Local, State and Federal Governments as well as marketing strategies for SME's on the Sunshine Coast. He is also a Consultant and a Volunteer for Australian Businesses and Indigenous Communities. Recently he undertakes volunteer work in the Philippines for ABV. Their projects in the Philippines focused on the commercialization of the Abatan River Community Life Tour.

Rhett Jones

Synacy   |   LinkedIn

Rhett Jones is the CEO of Synacy a software development company catered to building products and supporting business services to client companies. Its business core is to provide technology and services to multinational companies within its own management group. The management has been working on successful businesses from Australia and other countries for almost ten years.

Dustin Masancay

Associate Director Ideaspace   |   LinkedIn

Dustin is the current Associate Director for Ventures at IdeaSpace. He is also the Manila Chapter Director of Start-up Grind, a global startup community that aims to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. Dustin obtained his B.Sc degree in Business Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines. In 2012, he was sent for a management and cultural exchange program under the Asia Pacific Fujitsu Scholarship at the Japan-America Institute of Management Science in Hawaii, USA. Dustin is also one of the select youth leaders from 105 countries who represented the country at the recent Global Startup Youth Summit and Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Malaysia. His ultimate aspiration is to significantly improve the lives of Filipinos by bringing in new opportunities and services to the bottom billion through entrepreneurship and startups.

Calen Legaspi

CEO, Orange & Bronze Software Labs   |   LinkedIn

Calen Martin Legaspi is a software architect and entrepreneur. Co-founder and the CEO of Orange and Bronze Software Labs.
Passionate about Test-Driven Development, Domain-Driven Design, and other Software Engineering best practices. Bringing these practices to the Filipino developer community and the Philippine academic community.

Bronze Sponsors

Jerome Auza

Technopreneur   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Jerome is the Founder/Technical Consultant of which provide services on website design, website development, content writing, SEO, SEM, mobile apps, internet access service, and software development since 2005.

Ruben Licera

Certified Internet Marketing Expert, Social Media Consultant, Online Business Coach   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Ruben is the managing director of RLCOMM International -- a boutique internet marketing solutions company based in Cebu, Philippines.

Ppip Cimafranca

Lexmark Senior Operations Manager   |   LinkedIn

Ppip is the Senior Operations Manager at Lexmark. He has 10 years of experience in BPO operations of global tech companies. Leadership roles in people management, process development and project management. Keen interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

Max Limpag

Cebu Sunstar Business Editor, Co-Founder InnoPub Media   |   LinkedIn

Max Limpag is the business editor and technology columnist of Sun.Star Cebu. He is a multi-awarded blogger, winning best technology blog and best sports blog several times in the Philippine Blog Awards and Best Cebu Blogs awards. He blogs about technology and journalism in

He is co-founder of the new media start-up InnoPub Media, which is involved in the data tagging of tourism and heritage sites in the Philippines using QR or quick response codes and the production of e-books.

Roy Bayonas

Founder of Printbit   |   LinkedIn

Roy is the founder of Printbit, a digital printshop that caters on all your printing needs. He is also an active member of Bohol Chamber of Commerce.

Roy works in giant firms like HP and Procter and Gamble before he settle in Bohol.

Goldy Yancha

Ideaspace Community Development Consultant   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Goldy is the current Community Development Consultant of Ideaspace. Prior to being a consultant, she served in various IT companies recognizing the potential of innovation in the tech sector. She held managerial positions in PhilWeb, Information Gateway and Migo in the recent years. She also graduated cum laude with a degree in business economics from UP Diliman in 2009. At present, she’s taking up her masters in technology management in UP Diliman. Her ultimate vision is to be an agent of change in the tech ecosystem where she can drive positive change.

Media Sponsors
Benjamen Skelton
Ashley Uy
Dalareich Polot
Jay Paul Aying
Lai Biliran
Tony Legge
Darren Jensen

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