Tech entrepreneurs, designers, and startups based in San Francisco, USA met up last July 2, 2015 at the San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront Hotel Lounge to talk about the Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) international tech startup confab this August 21-22.
STAC Silicon Valley and Global Filipino Network organized the said meetup with TechTalks.ph and GOAB lead organizer Tina Amper, who is now concluding her rounds in the United States to whip up support for the upcoming big event.
Now in its third year, GOAB was first conducted on the beaches of Boracay Island, Philippines in September 2013 where more than 300 participants attended. It is set to return to Boracay this August after holding the event at Moevenpick Beach Resort Hotel Cebu last year.
Unlike other international conferences, GOAB is unique for the beach fun vibe yet productive atmosphere that offers participants opportunities to network, learn about the latest on tech and entrepreneurship, and secure business deals.
GOAB holds the distinction of being the leading national tech startup conference in the Philippines with last year’s event gathering over 400 participants and global speakers like Dave McClure of 500Startups and Maria Ressa of Rappler.com, among many others.
TechTalks.ph is a non-profit, independent community of business, technology, and startup enthusiasts that supports and promotes entrepreneur training and development, IT education and careers, and the expansion of business opportunities for Filipinos.
The organization has helped organize 11 Startup Weekends workshops, conducted over 600 meetups in 10 cities in the Philippines.
TechTalks.ph and the DOST-ICTO have partnered once again with Sym.ph, Happy Garaje, and PRWorks Vis-Min for the third GOAB, for GOAB 2015 with major sponsorships by SMART Communications, SMART DevNet, Smart Bro, IdeaSpace, PLDT Innolab, AirAsia, Amazon Web Services, 1337 Ventures, Globaltronics, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Microsoft, Salarium, USAID-STRIDE, RTI International, and Islands. GOAB media partners are Everything Cebu, Auza.net, Innovation is Everywhere, Geeks in Cambodia, Third Team Media, Inno Pub Media, Istorya.net, Our Awesome Planet, Tech in Asia, Vigattin Radio, Asian Journal Publications, Balikbayan Magazine, InewMedia.org, Amplify.ph, and Speed Magazine.
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