Incubation Opportunity: IdeaSpace

IdeaSpace helps turn ideas into reality. If you have a great tech idea and the passion for business, you might be what IdeaSpace is looking for.

“IdeaSpace is a program that aims to help budding technology entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking solutions and transform these into successful commercial products.

We go beyond “angel investing” to startups. We offer a program that combines business incubation and acceleration by providing:

  • Access to resource: seed funding and other resources/services needed by any startup;
  • Business education: learning via mentorship from business leaders, experience exchange with members from supporting group of companies and fellow technopreneurs; and
  • Connection: opportunity to demonstrate or showcase products to potential investors

We have partnerships with top technology vendors and affiliations with globally recognized technology incubators/accelerators to learn and replicate successes.

Our aspiration is to bring positive change in the society, thus, our program for innovation and technopreneurship welcome ideas and solutions that can support social development.

IdeaSpace is being run by IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization formed by the largest and most diverse group of companies that are leaders in their own industries. These companies include First Pacific, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, MPIC hospital group, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Meralco, Smart Communications, Inc (Smart), Digitel, Sun Cellular, SPI Global, ePLDT, Indofood, Philex Mining, Maynilad, MediaQuest, and TV5.”

The 2nd round of IdeaSpace funding and incubation is now open. Click here to download the application form.

Basic Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Open to new business ideas or existing companies
  • Minimum of two (2) and maximum of three (3) members
  • Must be in any of the following industries: Transportation, Construction, Healthcare, Telecom and IT, Mobile Solutions, Customer Service, Energy, Agriculture and Food, Mining, Water Technology or Digital Media and Entertainment
  • Application Packet – Accomplished form, supporting documents and a Video Pitch.

No deadline was identified. Please get in touch with entry.ideaspace@gmail.com if you have questions.

For more info about IdeaSpace click here.

 

Source: IdeaSpace.ph and IdeaSpaceFoundation.org

 

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LearningOpp: Lean Startup in Action

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: Voyager Innovations Inc., 12/F Anson’s Building (23 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center) Pasig, Metro Manila

FEE: Php1,800.00

REGISTER VIA EventBrite or click here to email the organizers.

Lean Startup is a field-tested philosophy that provides you with a toolset to minimize failure and increase your chances of success. But what is Lean Startup, or more importantly, how do I implement Lean principles into my own company?

Drawn from Eric Ries’ bestseller, this short introduction shows you how I drive successful ventures. I have been building startups for the past 7 years and have refined a practical approach to building “lean startups.” This is a science for transforming an idea to a functioning new business with minimal risk, wastage and learning.

Learn why hundreds of companies, from financial services companies like Moven to social companies like Instagram to large corporations such as Intuit, Investec and News Corp are using this revolutionary technique.

You will learn:
• Practical knowledge in developing new products using lean startup methods
• Learn the science of validated learning
• Approaches to unlocking new innovative ideas
• Methods that can you apply to your business or organisation

Course outline
1. Introduction to Lean Startup
2. Ideation & Validation
– Customer, Problem & Solution
– Assumptions
– Minimum Viable Product
3. Get Out Of The Building
– Product Market Fit
– Customer Discovery & Exploration
– Pitch Method
– Concierge
– Research Analysis & Interruption

Who should attend?
• Entrepreneurs
• Product Managers
• Executives and managers with a mandate for innovation

LEARN FROM: <strong>SCOTT E. BALES</strong>

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Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshed his fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of <a href=”https://www.moven.com/”>Moven</a&gt;, the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter.

A founder at <a href=”http://nextbank.org/”>Next Bank</a>, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with<a href=”http://www.leanstartupmachine.com/”> Lean Startup Machine</a>, sits on the Board of<a href=”http://www.carepakistan.org/”>Care Pakistan</a> and holds advisory positions at <a href=”http://www.ourbetterworld.com/”>Our Better World</a>,<a href=”http://singapore.the-hub.net/”> HUB Singapore</a> and <a href=”http://www.appsforgood.org/”>CDI Apps 4 Good</a>. Scott’s energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on Digital Consumers, Mobility and Innovation.

When not in a boardroom or on centre stage, you’re likely to find Scott devouring, tweeting, and writing on the latest and greatest in the world of mobility, serendipity, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership. An outlet that landed him a contribution to best-selling book, Bank 3.0, and Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup.

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MANILA ORGANIZERS:
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  • Voyager Innovations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) focused on delivering disruptive innovations for the PLDT group of companies. Voyager is looking at the adjacent spaces around the core telecommunications business working on its intersections with various industries. Voyager is where technology meets life, actively participating in leading edge technology standards, while keeping an eye on what’s possible today.
  • CBS Social Enterprise Asia – 13px; line-height: 19px;”>CBS is a department of the BCYFoundation which assists and develop social entrepreneurs in Asia to grow into strong and profitable enterprises, rooted in the values of citizenship, sustainability and social responsibility (CSR 3.0).
  • Jorge Azurin | Country Manager for Freelancer.com | Tech Entrepreneur | E-commerce Consultant | Publisher | Speaker |
  • Noreen Bautista – 13px; line-height: 19px;”>Social Entrepreneur | Co-founder, Jacinto & Lirio | EntrepsBuildPH – Institute for Social Enterprise Development | TheSparkProject.com | General Manager, CBS Social Enterprise Asia

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