Startup Weekend set Nov. 9-11-A A +A
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
THE three-day Startup Weekend is set to be staged in Davao City, an even that is aimed to provide local information players (IT) a venue where they can enhance their skills in developing software solutions and mobile applications.
Tina Amper, founder of Techtalks.ph, said the Startup Weekend will be held for the first time in Davao City from November 9 to 11 at the Philippine College Technology (PCT). This will provide a venue for local entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers and start-up enthusiasts to share their knowledge to one another.
Amper said the country has many potential talents who can develop superb software, websites, and mobile applications which become a useful tool in setting up a business, the reason why they are holding this event that is aimed at enhancing the skills of the local developers and as well as get assistance in order to fine-tune its services.
She said there are many IT developers in the country who need coaching on how to improve their concepts into a usable and feasible tool, adding that the event will be an opportunity for enthusiasts to learn by providing them an assessment on the viability of their ideas just before reaching their target markets.
"There will be speakers who will share their knowledge and best practices to the participants," Amper said during the regular Kapehan sa Dabaw at the SM City Davao on Monday.
There will be 12 mentors who will be joining the three-day event.
The Startup Weekend, which is expected to gather around 100 participants from all over Mindanaoo join, is aimed at re-awakening the local entrepreneurial spirit and helps promote an innovative ecosystem.
Eric Clark Su, developer of Piclyf, said they encourage local IT developers to establish a company of their own wherein they can make profit out so that they can become more sustainable, even without relying on the venture capitalists.
The venture capitalists are the investors who capitalize on the product concept of an IT firm. They, in turn, will have a stake of the company.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 23, 2012.