Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

PBSP supports Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012

(L-R): Co-presenters of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 sign a memorandum of agreement to support Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012 - Development Bank of the Philippines Development Banking Sector Head, Benedicto Bitonio Jr., ; Philippine Business for Social Progress Chief Executive Advisor, Klaas F. Oreel; Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines Program Director, Atty. Antonette Tionko; Philippine Stock Exchange, Office of the General Counsel OIC, Atty. Buenaventura Sanguyo, Jr.

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) signed a memorandum of agreement last 28 February 2012 to support Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012.

The Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 is managed by the SGV Foundation, Inc. with this year’s theme, Passion.

The search is open for all Filipino Entrepreneurs who may join the following award categories: Master Entrepreneur, Small Business Entrepreneur, Industry-Specific Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur, and Social Entrepreneur. The Entrepreneur of the Year will be chosen from the award categories winners, and will be representing the country in the World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2013.

For nominations, you may contact Entrepreneur of the Year Program Manager, Maria Balmaceda at 891-0307 local 7766/7799 or email or you may visit for more information.

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Moving startups to successful technopreneurs, Globe incubator to support aspiring businesses

Taking off from the highly successful Startup Weekend Manila last October 2011, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is setting up a first-in-the-Philippines incubator focused on helping aspiring technopreneurs launch their own businesses.

This is a unique way of reaching out to tech startup communities and getting them off to a faster start, and a better trajectory. While this project has access to the “big company” resources that an enterprise like Globe would have, it has an independent mandate and the soft touch grassroots community focus necessary for supporting the Philippines’ bourgeoning startup ecosystem. The Globe incubator will partner with aspiring technopreneurs by building an end-to-end support system that marries the ‘hardware’ of big companies with the ‘software’ of mentorship and community partnership.
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MVP launches IdeaSpace for ‘Technopreneurs’

First Pacific Company Limited (First Pacific) Managing Director and Chief Executive Manuel V. Pangilinan recently announced the launch of IdeaSpace, a multimillion dollar program that will help Filipino entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking technologies, and transform these into successful commercial products.

IdeaSpace will act as an incubator and accelerator program to support technology entrepreneurs in the Philippines and for the global market through partnerships between the MVP Group of companies and global IT companies. The seed fund being invested will be augmented with parallel activities for mentorship, resources, and support.
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IP-Converge launches ‘future proof’ fiber optic technology at Arya Residences

(L-R): IP-Converge President Rene Huergas, IP-Converge Deputy Chairman Roger Stone, ArthaLand President & CEO Angela de Villa-Lacson, IP-Converge and ArthaLand Chairman Jaime C. Gonzalez, and ArthaLand VP for Project and Business Development Ninalyn S. Cordero.

Chairman of IP Converge Data Center, Inc. and ArthaLand Corporation Jaime C. Gonzalez led the launch of the future proof fiber optic technology at Arya Residences, ArthaLand Corporation’s world-class development in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila. Arya Residences is the first residential building registered under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program to built to achieve Gold certification.

The fiber optic line to be installed at Arya Residences will directly link the towers to IP-Converge’s state-of-the-art Internet data center located also at the Bonifacio Global City. This digital infrastructure allows seamless triple play technology that provides residents access to hi-speed voice, video and data services all from a single broadband connection and single service provider, IP-Converge.
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Power Mac Center wins an Anvil for ‘Arcadium’ game apps tournament

Receiving the Anvil trophy for Power Mac Center are (center, L-R) CID Managing Director Larry Zurita, and PMC’s Marketing Officer Jihan Muzada and Marketing Manager Joey Alvarez. Flanking them are (L-R) PRSP Officers/Jurors Ma. Corazon Yamsuan, Rina Jimenez-David, Jerry Liao and Ramon Isberto

Power Mac Center (PMC), a chain of the most reliable retail shops and service providers of Apple products and premium accessories in the country, won an Anvil for its customer relationship program dubbed “Arcadium” at the recently concluded Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)’s 47th Anvil Awards.

Entered in partnership with PMC’s communication partner, CID, Inc., the Arcadium App Arcade Tournament won under the Public Relations Program Directed at Specific Stakeholder category of the prestigious annual competition that recognized outstanding public relations programs implemented in the Philippines in the previous year.
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