Advocacy group seeks to inspire more young entrepreneurs
Students from various universities and colleges got to hear from and be inspired by incredible speakers at the first leg of the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp on Mar. 22, 2017 at the University of Asia & the Pacific.
The first half of the program alone was already headlined by remarkable Filipinos: furniture virtuouso Kenneth Cobonpue, Sen. Bam Aquino, Dingdong Dantes and Dir. Jerry Clavesillas of the Department of Trade and Industry. The Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea, the brain behind the event, also took the floor to introduce the program.
The US Embassy through Economic Officer Peter Davis also expressed their support, as it was the US State Department and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders’ Initiative (YSEALI) who were the main reasons this event was made possible.
Moreover, outstanding young entrepreneurs were granted the Integrity Leadership Awards, namely: Kenneth Cobonpue, Patch Dulay of The Spark Project, Paolo Sarmiento of Jackdaw Wooden Watches, Maan Flores & Shawntel Nieto of BMB Solutions, and JC Martinez of BrewsCo.
They further participated in a forum led by Rommel Gerodias, chair of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council, and also attended by celebrity entrepreneur Bea Binene.
An exhibit of successful entrepreneurs, launched yesterday, is still open to delegates and UA&P students.