TechTalk.ph and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will start conducting talks and meet-ups in Davao to promote tech startups to local innovators, technical executives, mentors, and aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
TechTalk.ph is a non-profit, independent community of business, technology, and startup enthusiasts.
“By August 7 we will start our Tech talks Davao Meet up with MinDA. We have a guest speaker from Queensland University to come here to talk about innovations and entrepreneurship based on his Australian experience,” said Rose Ofianga of TechTalks.ph.
She said Tech Start Up is not yet that popular in Davao City that is why they are upbeat of introducing the program here.
TechTalks.ph organized the annual Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) conference in 2013 to push for the development of the “Philippine startup ecosystem.” It has been working with the Department of Information Communication and Technology (DICT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for some years now.
“Geeks on the Beach is a platform for tech start ups, aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate and investors who come together in the Philippines and built the Tech Start Up ecosystem,” Ofianga said.
The International Summit on Technology, Startups and Design, which is also known as the GOAB, is the leading international technology and business conference that highlights leaders and trends in tech industry and startups in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region.
The summit gathers together tech-driven enterprises, innovators, investors and global speakers in a fun milieu to inspire game-changing solutions to the world’s small and big challenges.
Now on its 5th year, GOAB will be held in Puerto Princesa in Palawan on August 24 to 25.
Among topics include GOAB major tracks: startups in the region, creatives for the future, and tech for the challenging world. There will be panel discussions from over 30 local and international speakers about the latest trends and topics in the tech, startup, and design industries.
Aside from that there will be business matching/speed networking that provide opportunity to meet startups, software development companies, outsourcing partners, mentors, investors, employees, employers, supporters, and clients.
“Although there are few starts ups in the Philippines that provide solutions, Geeks on the Beach will bring together opportunities like, What are the trends now in the latest technology that Filipino talents can develop? We have to stretch the talents of Filipinos to build this kind of solutions not just for the Philippines but of course for the global market,” Ofianga said.Maya M. Padillo