The Mindanao Center for Policy Studies (MCPS), in cooperation with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the College of Business Administration (CBA), hosted a Livestreaming of the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (YES 2019) on March 8, 2019 at the Apo View Hotel in Davao City.
Streaming from the World Trade Center in Pasig City, the theme of the Summit was “Angat Lahat sa Digital: Achieving Inclusive Growth through Digital Transformation.” The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship or Go Negosyo organized the summit.
A total of 114 participants composed of online entrepreneurs and students and faculty of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Entrepreneurship, BS in Business Administration, BS in Hospitality Management, MBA-Enterprise Development from USeP and the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao attended the event.
The event aims to inspire the youth through the presentation of real life business stories and milestones of techpreneurs, and how these industry players capitalized on Digital Transformation in jump-starting their business ventures.
Speakers include Mr. Jose Ma. Concepcion III, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship; Mr. Anthony Tan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Grab; Mr. Ray Alimurung, CEO of Lazada Philippines; and Mr. Erwan Heussaff, Founder of The Fat Kid Inside, Inc., among others.
During the event, MinDA Division Chief, Ernesto M. Tomas, turned over the coffee-table book “Muslim Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago: A Current of Narratives” to MCPS Director, Assoc. Prof. Gladys Florangel I. Ortiz. Also present were MinDA Development Officers, Anelyn Binancilan, John Maynard Gan and MinDA Technical Staff, Ms. Jona Rochelle