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.



  • 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



Social Business Summit (Oct 2-5, 2013)

SOURCE: SocialBusinessSummit.net

The young generation is now seeking for innovative solutions.

Businesses have the power to shape a kinder world, but only if the quest for profit does not leave the poor behind and plunder the planet. That makes the Social Entrepreneur the one who can use business to change the world for the better. Would you like to be one?


Join the SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: Inclusive Growth in the Asian Market

October 2 – 5, 2013  |  Enchanted Farm Village University Bulacan, Philippines

Craft novel business models to end poverty and to mitigate climate change for a future of sustainable prosperity and peace.

The Philippines is poised to become the Hub for social entrepreneurship in Asia.


The Social Business Summit is launched for the first time this year in the Philippines. It is the next step in grand vision of Gawad Kalinga to end poverty for 5 million families in the Philippines. Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a Filipino NGO founded in 2003 by Tony Meloto. GK’s work is centered upon a holistic and comprehensive roadmap that advances in three phases.

PHASE 1: Social Justice

YEAR 2003-2010: “Land for the Landless; Homes for the Homeless; Food for the Hungry.” This phase is about building the preconditions for the spirit to be freed from the mentality of poverty.

PHASE 2: Social Artistry

YEAR 2011-2017: “No one gets left behind.” (Walang Iwanan). Using the GK communities as convergence platform from which to pursue major innovations that will permanently improve the quality of life for everyone.

PHASE 3: Social Progress

YEAR 2018 – 2024: Achieving permanently improved standards of living by developing the innovations and incubations of the previous phase at a large, yet sustainable scale.

We have been preparing for two years now, and the present year will see social artistry embark upon its great sprint, catalyzed by the creative convergence that will take hold during the three days of the Social Business Summit on the Enchanted Farm-Village University.


The Social Business Summit 2013 sets out to achieve the following objectives.

  1. To highlight the value of social entrepreneurship in achieving inclusive growth in emerging economies, particularly the Philippines.
  2. To promote global partnerships, networking, and impact investment in building scalable and sustainable social enterprises.
  3. To raise a new generation of wealth creators that will renew the planet and revitalize human life.




Opportunity: I am a Changemaker

SOURCE: British Council Philippines


Social Enterprise Ideation Camp

Are you up for the challenge?

We’re looking for a new breed of individuals with a passion to transform and challenge the way things have been done through social enterprise.

You can be anybody – an artist, a student, a designer, a public servant, an engineer… etc! The camp is open to social entrepreneurs and to those who are just considering becoming one.

What’s important is your vision to change the world around you.

Get ready for 7 days of learning, inspiration and fun!

What’s on offer?

The Changemaker Camp is dedicated to developing your creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaborate on ideas.

We aim to stimulate young people’s networks – to inspire and encourage creativity and provide an outlet for ideas. We believe that ideas cannot happen in isolation and collaboration via networks can bring together the right mix of people, skills and experiences needed to turn ideas into reality.

The 7 day camp will include training sessions on social enterprise, field visits and case studies of existing social enterprises and talks from social entrepreneurs in the country. The 7 day camp will be facilitated by both local and British trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience with young people and social enterprises.

At the end of the camp, participants are given a real world exercise on pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges who will decide on the 5 best social enterprise ideas. The top 5 will be given seed funding to turn those ideas into a viable social enterprise.

A total of Php 500,000 is up for grabs!

How do you join?

It’s simple. Filipinos, 18 – 28 years old, can apply as an individual or as part of a 2 member team. Teams may exceed 2 members but the camp will only accept up to 2 representatives from the team.You need to submit a 2 minute video along with a completed application form. The application form is downloadable here. Email your application form to changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph on or before 16 September 2013 .

 Click here to read the Application FAQs and video instructions

 Download the General Terms and Conditions here

The British Council upholds the value of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. We highly encourage minority groups to apply.

For enquiries, please call or contact:Telephone +63 (2) 555 3000

Email: changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph