As with its first two stagings, the third Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) gathering will again serve as an international platform for Filipino and global startups, tech entrepreneurs, and Geeks Ggeindustry designers to take part in a laid back but productive interaction on the latest on tech and entrepreneurship, as well as offer participants real business opportunities.
Set for August 20 to 21, 2015 at the Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center in Boracay, the two-day confab will allow delegates to build networks with some of the country and the world’s biggest names in the startup and investor community as well as secure enduring partnerships and lucrative investments.
GOAB will feature keynotes and panels with now more than 40 tech champs from across the globe. There will also be breakout sessions and workshops where participants get updates with the latest technologies and trends experienced by industry experts.
A Startup Roadmap by the Startup Community
“The Philippine Startup Roadmap” will also be launched during GOAB 3 by the Philippine startup community and the Department of Science and Technology. This plan is the result of a process began during GOAB 1 and enriched in GOAB 2. The roadmap will generate more innovative Filipino startups that drive economic growth and compete with the best of the world 2018 and beyond. Two of its initiatives include science parks with strong Internet connections and government funding for startup Philippines.
Since its first staging in Boracay Island in September 2013, Geeks on a Beach has become the country’s national tech startup conference. On its third year, GOAB returns to Boracay with three times the number of innovative minds, funding opportunities, and doses of fun.
GOAB 2015 Activities
Unlike in previous years, GOAB 3 will feature an International Startup Pitching Competition where all early stage startups that have revenue and traction will contend with each other for the hand of potential investors on the GOAB stage. The event will also showcase some of the best tech startup services and products at the Booths and Geek Alleys (reserve your booths now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org). There will be an Investors’ Roundtable Dinner (interested investors may get a separate ticket to get access to this), Business Matching sessions, flash consultations (quick 1-on-1 meet with the mentors), and a geek party.
With the Business Matching sessions, GOAB will provide BPOs a chance to connect with the right startups, software development companies, outsourcing partners, mentors, investors, employees, clients, and supporters.
GOAB Lead Organizer and 2015 Partners
Renowned as GOAB lead organizer and for organizing over 10 Startup Weekend pitching contests in the Philippines, TechTalks.ph is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, supporting, and empowering Filipino tech entrepreneurs and promoting the Philippine tech sector to the world.
For GOAB 2015, TechTalks.ph and the DOST-ICTO have partnered again with Sym.ph, Happy Garaje, and PRWorks. Major partners include IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., SMART Communications, SMART Bro, SMART DevNet, PLDT Innolab, AirAsia, AWS Amazon Web Services, 1337 Ventures, Globaltronics, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Microsoft, Salarium, USAID/RTI International, and Islands.
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