Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition Goes Global

Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition participants will get the chance to compete in an international arena as the business pitch event goes global this year.

“This edition is special because it is not only focused on uplifting women but we are also going global,” said Maryanne Apale, Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition.

Happening on September 27-29, 2019 at the KMC Solutions, IT Park, 54 hours, designers, developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts will come together to pitch, build a prototype, present to a panel of judges, and possibly launch startups all in one weekend.

A representative of the winning team will be flying to Singapore for free to compete with other teams.

“Last year’s women edition, the winning team had the chance to fly to Bali, Indonesia, and present their winning idea to the participating countries in the Asia Pacific. This year, the event is done simultaneously worldwide and the final pitch will be in Singapore,” Apale added.

Remarkable women mentors such as Elaine Bernice, Laurice Chiongbian, Timmy de Jesus, Patricia Kyle Mendoza, and Bon Louie Gimarino will be helping the teams.

Aleena Suarez, Maryanne Apale, Ashley Uy, and Laurice Chiongban discussed about how aside from uplifting women, this year’s Startup Weekend reached a new milestone as it goes global.

Startup Weekend Cebu is part of the Startup Weekend events by Techstars held across cities around the world during the month of September. It was started because of the belief boosting entrepreneurship can sow the seeds for a better future, and encouraging local initiatives can have a huge global impact and foster more diversity and inclusion.

Over 4,000 StartupWeekends have been hosted in more than 1,400 cities, in 140 countries all over the world with 234,000+ global participants to date.

The event is made possible through the support of KMC Solutions, Department of Trade and Industry,Payoneer, Picnic Health Philippines, Sole Searchin, Bubble Tea Station, Google BusinessGroup-Cebu, Payruler, The Inspire Team, Symph, Startechup Inc, Qavalo, Mynimo, Aspace Cebu, The Company Cebu, PRWorks, Ambidextr Media, Ms. Carly Jasie, and the Third Team Media.

For more information, you can contact Startup Weekend Cebu at 09177799605 or via email You can also visit their Facebook @swc or website


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