Monday, January 25, 2010

Startups invited to take a pitch at E-Services Philippines 2010

Plug and Play Tech Center will have a “Startups Take a Pitch” session at E-Services Philippines 2010 this February 9, 2010 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

According to Jojo Flores of Plug and Play Tech Center, "Essentially, we are calling on Filipino start up companies involved in technology, including consumer web, internet, mobile, wireless, social media, gaming, software, hardware, clean and biotech. We prefer that the company has an authentic and owned IP with at least 2 founders who aim to solve a real and urgent problem. Finally, we prefer that the company already has an existing product (post idea), and if it’s already launched, with market traction and revenue. The startup must be looking for funding and/or globalization."

Here's more info:

WHEN: The competition date will be on February 9, 2010, Tuesday, 9am to 3:30pm.

WHERE: SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

HOW: To join, simply email Plug and Play Tech Center at for details and instructions. Deadline of submission of company executive summaries is on January 29, 2010, 5pm PST.


  • A short-list of 30 contestants will be chosen to present to a panel of international investors (venture capitalists and angel investors).
  • Each company will do an “elevator pitch” of 4 minutes each.
  • At the end of the competition, 3 winners will be chosen.


  • Plug and Play Tech Center will help the winners in Silicon Valley on a 3-month VC fund raising mission.
  • Each startup will be presented to 10 top-tier VCs.
  • Each startup will receive mentorship from Plug and Play’s pool of Business Relationship Managers and Executives in Residence.
  • The startups will participate and be featured at Plug and Play’s PACT and/or EXPO events, which are bi-annual international startup competitions held at Plug and Play.
  • The startups will have a chance to participate in one of Plug and Play’s Entrepreneurship University sessions.

Good luck to all participants!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Call for speakers: DigitalFilipino SoftDev Conference

We are now gearing up for the 1st annual DigitalFilipino SoftDev Conference 2010. This will be an intensive 1-day lessons learned sharing in software development and explore ways on how to grow further in this field. This is cheduled to take place on February 24, 2010 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

If you had a great software development process improvement experience that you believe can be imparted as a competitive lessons learned in this conference, I will very much appreciate if you can contact me with your suggested topic that includes the following:
  • Topic title
  • Description
  • Case study (studies) / lessons learned to be imparted

If your topic gets chosen, I will contact you right away. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available and I can send you more details if you are interested.

Attendees to this event can expect a highly-interactive session with e-commerce players and industry practitioners. Topics in the agenda includes (subject to change):

I. Business Track

  • Starting a Software Development Business
  • Software Copyright, Trademark, and Patents
  • Contracting and Working with Freelancers

II. Software Process and Methods

  • Software Development Process Models: Which fits right for you?
  • Team Leadership for Software Development Projects
  • Best Practices in Requirements Gathering
  • Best Practices in Software Testing

III. Technology

  • Best Practices in Software / Application Design
  • Security Standards in Software Development

IV. Application Development

  • Tools for software development

Free conference pass to DigitalFilipino SPIN members:

Additional club member and sponsor delegates are entitled to 15% discount. Register today to confirm your seats!