Have you ever had an amazing idea for a product, an app, or a new system but didn’t know who can help you make it happen? Startup Weekend is a 54-hour program that helps you shape your idea, meet the people you need to move forward, and guide you to the path of making it happen.
The event is in a workshop-competition format where you work with your selected team, go into the field, be mentored, and finally present your idea to a panel of judges at the end of the event.
This is Bohol’s 3rd Startup Weekend (previous events were in 2014 and 2016) but the first in the Phillippines for a Tourism Edition. What makes this year different? Making the event a “Tourism Edition” means it still has the same format, quality, and energy as any Startup Weekend in the world but this time, it focuses more on tourism-centric ideas. That means everything about the event, its mentors, judges, participants, and supporters, are curated to uplift ideas for the tourism sector.
Organized by local volunteers Zion Campo, Ruby Jane Alcantara, Jerome Manatad, Bryan Agua, Maryel Cerio, and Paolo Rigotti; it is the goal of the event to empower ideas that better the processes and products of the tourism industry by empowering and enabling products created by our local innovators and visionaries.
The event is in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Provincial Government of Bohol, and the Bohol Investment Promotion Center. It is sponsored by PrintBit, Gwion, and Sea Drake Island Cruises (we are still open for sponsorships!). The participants at the event will also be mentored by Michael de Vincent Edwards, Aimee Lim, Tina Amper, Ben Skelton, and Peter Watkins. With them are judges Mark Phillips, Vicky Wallace, and many more startup ecosystem supporters.
Startup Weekend Bohol will be on September 29–October 1, 2017, at the Bohol Bee Farm Panglao. If you’d like to register and stay updated, text Zion at 09084213938 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendBohol/.
Watch this video below of what ‘Startup Weekend Bohol’ is all about.