Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition culminated last February 16 – 18, 2018 at The Grid Pad and Creative Campus, Talamban, Cebu City. The three-day ideation, mentorship, and presentation program is the 6th Startup Weekend in Cebu City and the first Youth Edition in the Philippines. The number of participants that attended were sixty (60) students aged 13 – 18 who worked with their teams to turn their ideas into a more concrete business concept and prototype during the 54-hour event.
DAY 1: MEET, PITCH & TEAM UP
DAY 2: LEARN & WORK
DAY 3: PRESENT & CHOOSE
Winning teams were awarded mentorship opportunities with Filipino Homes’ CEO, Anthony Leuterio, along with other prizes that hopes to connect the participants with each other again after the event as many teams are comprised of hard working students from different schools.
STARTUP WEEKEND CEBU YOUTH JUDGES
Winners were assessed by the esteemed judges invited to lend their time and expertise. Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition had the honor of having Hon. Eduardo R. Rama Jr, Mr. David Overton, and Mrs. Laurice Alaan Chiongbian at the judging table. All of whom are reputable figures in both the city and the budding tech startup scene in Cebu.
“It only makes sense that Cebu – a gold mine of talent, ideas, and entrepreneurs – participates in this movement. This Startup Weekend edition is special because this is exclusive to the youth, with the goal of inspiring interest in technology, design, and/or entrepreneurship”, says Justine Win Cañete, Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition.
STARTUP WEEKEND CEBU YOUTH WINNERS
FIRST PLACER – Where’s My Bus?
A collaborative application that allows bus riders to reserve a seat for other bus riders in coming stops.
SECOND PLACER – Finding Doctor
An app that provides convenience to healthcare services.
THIRD PLACER – Co.lab
An online platform for artists and creators to collaborate through their work.
FOURTH PLACER – Lakbay
A website that connects tourist vans to streamline information and increase sales.
SPECIAL PRIZE: BEST PITCH – Transugbo
A transportation guide app that provides information to local jeepney riders.
The winners for the special prize were determined by the mentors of the event that saw the improvement of the team from day one to the final pitching night.
OTHER TEAMS WITH THEIR BUSINESS CONCEPTS
Flick, a web-based app that offers choices on where to go based on a budget
Faster Food, a mobile app that allows faster transaction between fast food chains and their customers
Foody Mood, a mobile app that satisfies emotions by recommending types of food to eat
Cebuano Apparel, an online ecommerce site that sells daily wear
StudyPal, a platform for educators and students to book tutorials
Sugo, a mobile app that lets students earn money by doing errands for other students
Happy Trackers, an app that incentives returning lost goods.
ABOUT STARTUP WEEKEND CEBU YOUTH
It is a non-profit event and was purely volunteer-run by locals that wanted to make a difference in the learning experience of our youth. For information on how to better engage with the community, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is sponsored by the supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country with businesses and institutions like The Grid Pad and Creative Campus, Filipino Homes, University of Visayas New School, Symph, Micab, Payruler, Uniform Solutions, PRWorks, ASPACE Cebu, Abaca Baking Company, Red Lizard, Phat Pho, Google Business Group Cebu, FabLab Cebu, Ideaspace Foundation, World of Fun, Charabento’s FoodArt Kitchen, Joanna’s Halo-Halo, Mang Sugba, Workplace Cafe, Tangerine Global Inc, Opus Solutions Inc, Sunstar Weekend, and Paku by Chef Binux.
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