Startup Weekend experience unlike any other: student

AFTER being encouraged by her mentors, Holy Name University student Ashley Uy overcame her fears and went on stage to pitch her idea during last year’s Startup Weekend Cebu.

As an IT student, Uy wanted to learn more things outside the classroom and experience real IT work when she signed up for the event.

u201cIt was nerve-wracking especially since I was surrounded by professionals and experts.

Countless times I questioned myself if I was good enough but it all changed. My experience in Startup Weekend Cebu was unlike any other,” Uy said.

Startup Weekend Cebu taught her about the importance of customer validation, time management, critical thinking, how markets work, and a whole lot more.

Uy is a student supervisor of the Web Developer’s Guild, and manager and co-founder of Bit Art. “I learned a lot last year and I could really apply lessons learned in my organizational activities and the real world. I am excited to attend this year’s Startup Weekend,” she said.

Now on its third staging, Startup Weekend Cebu will take place on June 7 to 9 at the Buttenbruch Hall of the University of San Carlos Downtown Campus. The 54-hour event will spur your creativity and expand your network of business and professional contacts. You will learn from expert mentors, develop ideas and even launch startup businesses. To register, visit http://cebu.startupweekend.org.

Startup Weekend Cebu is jointly organized by TechTalks.ph, Junior Chamber International (JCI-Mandaue) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This event is supported by Globe Telecom, Kickstart Ventures, University of San Carlos, DOST-ICTO, Sym.ph, allcebu.ph, PRWorks, Third Team Media, Web Ninja Mobile, MyNimo.com, Sun.Star Cebu, e27, Webgeek.ph , sge.io, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. The global event is sponsored by Google, Microsoft BizSpark, Coca Cola, Domain.co, Amazon Web Services. For more information, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendCebu and follow us on twitter @swcebu.

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